"If you understood everything I said, you'd be me" - Miles Davis
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." - Bertrand Russell
"Take away the right to say fuck and you take away the right to say fuck the government." - Lenny Bruce
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!" - Homer Simpson

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Hey Ya


Concentrated Cuteness

Via Neatorama

Basic Black

One-Man-Band rockin' the house on a drumkit and fuzzed out Omnichord:

sElf - Back In Black - YouTube
Via Dinosaurs And Robots

Best Commercial Ever

"What's in the bag?......I CAN'T READ!" - Classic

Woopsie II

KOMO News has some great aerial shots of the scene:

Tow trucks rescue charter buses dangling over I-5


Seattle does not handle snow and ice well:

seattle capitol hill bus crash through guardrail i-5
(Almost) Seattle Bus Plunge - Flickr Set
Via The Slog

Lost - Season 5 Trailer #11

Cue the obsession...

LOST Season 5 NEW Trailer #11
Via The Tail Section

Santa + Dahmer = Perchta

Pagan Goddesses don't mess around:

"In the folklore of Bavaria and Austria, Perchta was said to roam the countryside at midwinter, and to enter homes between the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany (especially on the Twelfth Night). She would know whether the children and young servants of the household had behaved well and worked hard all year. If they had, they might find a small silver coin next day, in a shoe or pail. If they had not, she would slit their bellies open, remove stomach and guts, and stuff the hole with straw and pebbles. She was particularly concerned to see that girls had spun the whole of their allotted portion of flax or wool during the year"

Perchta - Wikipedia

Tall Fall
Jumping off notable architecture (and surviving) videos

Iraq Welcomes Bush

Via The Slog

Phineas and Ferb - Musical Highlights

Phineas and Ferb Songs (YouTube)

The 2012 Campaign Begins

Via Fimoculous

Lethal Hovering Goodness

I have got to get me one of these:

The Lockheed Martin's Multiple Kill Vehicle will be the first anti-ballistic missile system designed to search and destroy multiple warheads and countermeasures using a single launcher. First, the MKV-L will fly to encounter the cloud of multiple warheads and decoys being deployed by the enemy missile. Then, instead of exploding, the MKV will maneuver through the threats launching several kill vehicles, each targeted at the different objects on the air, both real dangers and dummies set to deceive missile defenses.

The hell with putting this baby into space, I want one of these equipped with Uzis to pop up out of a hatch in my front lawn.

Video of Multiple Kill Vehicle Test Scares Me Silly

Via MetaFilter

Perfect Timing

A massive winter storm is heading for Washington state (Seattle+Snow=APOCALYPSE) and the Official Traffic Map and Incident Report Page are FUBAR.

Update: Working Traffic Incidents Page

Phrase of the Week
Syntactic sugar

Science Marches On
Teddy Bears in Space
Via Angel Station

Uncle Santa

Right on schedule, here's my 2008 Anti-Xmas post:

santa i want you to spend a lot to prove your love for your family recruitment poster

Spirit of the Season