McCane and the Saudis: The Connection

25 09 2008

just google it and you will see some interesting stories regarding Republican candidate John McCane and the Saudis.

Here’s one:

McCain Aide Resigns Over Saudi Arabia Lobbying Ties

and here’s one from youtube:

YouTube – McCain for a strong Saudi America

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Abduct a cow, now!

25 09 2008

http://www.cowabduction.com/

well animated, though 🙂





Theft vs. Filesharing

25 09 2008





Newly-discovered bizarre ant

17 09 2008

New Ancient





Google Trends: a tech wonder

17 09 2008

Google Trends is a really cool way to see what the world is thinking right now or at one time.. and even for specific search terms!

Google Hot Trends

Quoting wikipedia: “is a tool from Google Labs that shows the most popularly searched terms from the beginning of 2004 to now”

…try it now.. (e.g. http://www.google.com/trends?q=saudi)





Riding a Dead Horse

16 09 2008

This one’s a classic.. (btw, in case you don’t already know, riding a dead horse is a term for sticking to a failing strategy far too often)

Dakota Tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. A recently declassified Pentagon document indicates that people in the Pentagon try other strategies. Specifically there are 23 separate and distinct strategies that people in the Pentagon try when they discover they are riding a dead horse:

1. Buy a stronger whip.

2. Change riders.

3. Say things like, “This is the way we’ve always ridden this horse.”

4. Arrange to visit other sites to see how they ride their dead horses.

5. Increase the standards to ride dead horses.

6. Appoint a Tiger Team to revive the dead horse.

7. Create a training session to increase riding ability.

8. Pass legislation that declares, ” The horse is not dead.”

9. Harness several Dead Horses together for increased speed.

10. Declare with a policy directive and operating instruction that no dead horse is too dead to beat.

11. Do a cost analysis to determine if contractors can ride the dead horse cheaper.

12. Buy a commercial off-the-shelf dead horse.

13. Declare that the horse is better, faster, and cheaper dead.

14. Form an IPT to find uses for dead horses.

15. Revisit the key performance parameters (KPPs) for dead horses.

16. Say the horse was procured making CAIV-based decisions.

17. BRAC the horse farm on which the dead horse was born.

18. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

19. Name the dead horse “Paradigm Shift” and keep riding it.

20. Ride the dead horse “smarter,” not harder.

21. Call the dead horse “joint” and let others ride it.

22. Ride the dead horse “outside the box.”

23. Kill all the other horses.





Ready.gov and its parody

16 09 2008

The US Government has this specia site:

http://www.ready.gov/

and some one is making fun of it:

http://www.safenow.org/

Sample:

Try to absorb as much of the radiation as possible with your groin region. The current world record is 5 minutes, 12 seconds.

and this one is really something:

Watch out for people who come out of white tents and try to steal the shirt off your back.

Great web design for ready.gov, though… 🙂