Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cleaning Out The Drawer

I've "acquired" so many posts that I have intended to link to or to comment about, my post drawer is crammed tight. So I'm releasing them today. Have at them.

From the Cardinals Compartment-
- According to current rosters and performance projections, the Cardinals should win 86 to 88 games in 2007. And that's why they play the games, right? To see who can predict the outcomes the best. It's kind of like why we have elections- to see who can predict the outcomes the best. Anyway, it's kind of a fun January exercise for thinking about baseball.

From the I Just Landed On Earth and Am Trying To Fit In Compartment-
- Here's a story found off of Gizmodo that is quite entertaining. It's written by a guy who just bought a TV after living without one for many, many years.

From the I Want One Of Those Compartment-
- The Beer Tap Back Pack. No explanation necessary.
- If you've ever tried to dial a cell phone with your gloves on (I hate to admit that I have), then you need these gloves. They have little nibs on the fingers that let you manipulate electronic devices without removing the gloves.
- The Home Motion/Flight Simulator. Now you can get airsick in the comfort of your own abode.

From the I Don't Want One Of Those Compartment-
Barbie and her scooper. More specifically, I don't want Barbie's Dog. Looks like he's eating what Barbie's trying to scoop. I've already had one of those models, and they have very bad breath.

From the I Actually Had One Of Those Compartment-
- Remember Jarts? Lawn Darts? I can't tell you how much fun I had tossing those heavy metal projectiles through the air as a kid. Ever try to see how high, or how far, a Jart can be tossed? How about how deep you can stick one in the ground? Ever try to catch a Jart? Such great memories. Fortunately, such toys are now outlawed. But to relive the fun, go to this article about the Top 10 most dangerous toys of all time. In addition to Jarts, I had the Creepy Crawlers Thing Maker. I even posted about it last year. Hey, Mom, how come I never got the Atomic Engergy Lab?
- To play online Jarts, click here.

From the My Garden Will Be Better This Year Compartment-
- It's the Sniper BB Gun, ready to take out chipmunks and bunnies whenever you see the need. With a range of 150 feet, I'll be able to use this sucker from any window in the house.

From the Boy Do I Feel Inadequate Compartment-
- Read the contrasting stories of Richard Proenneke and Christopher McCandless. Now tell me why I should pay money to send my kids to college- to learn what exactly?

From the Why This President Is Incompetent Compartment-
- The lack of pardon for these border patrol agents who shot a drug smuggler and now face jail time.
- Chess champion Garry Kasparov explains how Bush has lost sight of the chess board as a whole while being focused on one little piece: Iraq. Which is causing us to lose.

From the Religion Of Peace Compartment-
- Here's the link to the UK Channel 4 undercover report on the British Green Lane Mosque. It's interesting that the land that gave birth to the religion, Saudi Arabia, is called the extremist form of the religion. Don't they know the Muslim "Prophet" Muhammed- multiple wives, marriage/sex with a 9 year old girl, murder, and slave keeping? Why, you can hardly discern the differences between this religion's founder, and Jesus Christ, can you?

From the Muslims Will Conquer This World Compartment-
- Muslims in Spain are wanting to take over churches in order to worship. Europeans and Americans are just too plain stupid to notice. And unwilling to defend their culture. Tolerance will be the end of us. Check this out.
- Say Goodbye to Europe at World Mag Blog links to a good piece about Muslim and Western birthrates, and how Muslims will eventually dominate by sheer numbers.

And finally...


From the Experience Life Don't Record It Compartment-
From World Mag Blog, a poem:

"The Vacation, by Wendell Berry

Once there was a man who filmed his vacation.
He went flying down the river in his boat
with his video camera to his eye, making
a moving picture of the moving river
upon which his sleek boat moved swiftly
toward the end of his vacation.
He showed

his vacation to his camera, which pictured it,
preserving it forever: the river, the trees,
the sky, the light, the bow of his rushing boat
behind which he stood with his camera
preserving his vacation even as he was having it
so that after he had had it he would still
have it. It would be there. With a flick
of a switch, there it would be. But he
would not be in it. He would never be in it."


3 comments:

Lutheran Lucy said...

Hey there honey, I don't like the pooper scooper for Barbie! That is a little too much for me! Ugh!

I just read a little bit on the border patrol agents' stories! You know me, the entire illegal immigration issue is a real sore spot for me. I am not happy how the administration has handled that problem as you well know. It is just another sign of the end times.

Scottius Maximus said...

Luce!

I thought that Barbie would be perfect for you.

Lutheran Lucy said...

Barbie yes, pooper scooper no! :)