Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Of Note

Over at Outside the Beltway smart guy Dave Schuler and Dr Bernard Finel are debating the merits of pulling out of Iraq vs staying in.

Over at Pomomusings Rev. Adam Walker lays out a case for throwing out the bible when it comes to the issues surrounding gay rights. H/T TMV

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When Science Meets Creepiness

You have to give props to a guy who can build a human looking robot with text, object, and facial recognition capabilities in his garage.




But you also have to take all points away when the inventor says something like this:

Le says his relationship with Aiko hasn’t strayed into the bedroom, but a few “tweaks” could turn her into a sexual partner.

Le said: “Her software could be redesigned to simulate her having an orgasm.”

For the record should any reporter ever ask if its possible to copulate with your invention the above statements are a perfect example of how not to answer the question. Here are a few better responses:

"Probably. But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should."

"Yep. But I'm not going there."

"Who in their right mind would do that?"

and of course

"You're a sick little monkey aren't you?"

Otherwise you're looking at being "That creepy robot guy" for the rest of your life.

That Blasted Breakfast

If you're like me there are some things that are so odd that they have to be tried. In the spirit of that I present to you Batter Blasters....



I opened up the can and sprayed a generous amount into the pan. At medium heat they cook pretty quickly. They do however tend to stick if you don't use an oiled nonstick pan. Since I was using a traditional oiled pan I had to flip them with a spatula rather being able to flip them with a flick of the wrist. They looked like pan cakes. They smelled like pancakes. In fact they even tasted like pancakes. They were very fluffy. I actually like my pancakes a little more dense. As for taste? They were on the sweet side but I've had far worse pancakes than these. I give them a four on a five point scale. Take that Easy Cheese!

Are they worth the extra expense? If you have to cook breakfast for seven people and you overslept then definitely. Want pancakes on a camping trip? Go for it. Want to set up a bizarre breakfast themed booby trap? Nothing better. Otherwise probably not.

**Safety Warning**
Do not, under any circumstances, place a can directly into a fire hoping to instantly create a 112" diameter pancake. Its very messy and the shrapnel is rather painful.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Huck vs Stewart: Gay Marriage Edition

Jon Stewart and Mike Huckabee debating gay marriage on the The Daily Show. Well worth watching.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Arghhh

I caught the wicked head cold that I was busy nursing my family though last week. For the record. It really sucks. All I want to do is sleep 24/7 which isn't possible unfortunately. I highly advise you to take suitable precautions to avoid catching it because this is literally the worst cold I can remember ever having.

Monday, December 01, 2008

I Wonder

Now that the Right is in the minority will they eschew the rabid and inane behaviour that they took so much delight in pointing out when the left was on the outs? If this is any indicator then the answer is sadly no.

Except for maybe
this guy.