Tuesday, June 30, 2009

word for the day - octothorp. it's one of these, #, I didn't know that.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Nunchucku case cert petition is here, about whether the Second Amendment applies to the states through due process or privileges and immunities. It's an ideal plaintiff, and a statute bad enough to frame the issues well. Maloney is pro se, assisted by other counsel. He's military, an emergency medic, a lawyer, a martial artist, Jewish. I wonder who has the movie rights. Hat tip Volokh.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Grant's memoirs at Bartleby - Tyler Cowen says it's a good read.

Monday, June 22, 2009

weegee speaks audio clip of arthur felig, old time tabloid photojounalist and artist.

was: ACORN.
now, "Community Organizations International."

(weegee photo, was supposed to be 2 entries up)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ebert reviews food inc.

Friday, June 19, 2009

cash for clunkers bill passes? how's it work:
So my volvo doesn't qualify because it gets too good mileage, and my pickup doesn't qualify because I haven't had it insured all of the past 12 months. Kind of like the $8000 homebuyer tax credit that I can't use, these random wealth redistribution schemes leave me out because I'm too poor to take advantage of them.
Opened my mail today and there's a $9000 tax bill on my $7000 house, a special assessment last year nobody ever told me about. Yikes.

Cities' gun restrictions begin to topple
xstian science monitor
The two laws in Philadelphia stuck down Thursday were enacted in 2008. One banned assault-style weapons, which are semi-automatic rifles altered to combat specifications. The other restricted an individual's ability to buy handguns to one a month.

Bruno at spanish premiere.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

muppets on drugs.
edit: i didn't know there was a muppet wiki

NFL killer gets almost a month in jail.

a rally in san francisco

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New British PC antistab knives.

Monday, June 15, 2009

garden girl shows how to make dolmades, shttp://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=6075355&postID=7708547090106239485tuffed grape leaves. (omit the hamburger.)
I spend a lot of time at 4chan's /ck/ these days, the food and cooking board.
found gardengirl at http://www.5min.com/, short instructional videos, from an /rk9/ thread about what are some good urls.
supported by short annoying ads.
make root beer video

... i have made a mango bbq sauce by slicing and grilling a big sweet onion, 3 or 4 peeled mangos, and a couple deseeded habaneros until they got some nice black grill marks. then i put it all into a blender with a clove of garlic, some allspice, salt and pepper, couple shots of rum and some molasses....

as yet untested intesting urls include
http://vixy.net/ - youtube to avi converter

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Alan Gura's cert petition in the Chicago gun case makes interesting reading, argues for overturning the Slaughterhouse cases. Pdf.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

word for the day: goodminton

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Today is a 60th aniversary of D-day.
I was at dinner tonight with my mother and some friends of hers.
Jack was an old guy, I noticed he had half his ear missing on one
side. He walked slowly, bent over, had trouble with the steps to my
mom's house. We talked about all kinds of stuff, a little church, a little state.
D-Day came up and ssomebody asked Jack what he did in the war.
He talked about flying troop transports into europe, dropping paratroopers,
taking loads of 5 gallon cans of gas to Patton who was driving tanks
across France as fast as he could get gas.
On one flight in 1944 he stuck his hand out of the cockpit, I guess to
check air conditions.
His high school ring, from A I Dupont High in Wilmington Delaware,
with his initials engraved in it, flew off his hand, gone. In 1946 he
gets a letter and package from a guy in Cincinatti.
The guy had found the ring on the side of the road in France, and
tracked down which A I Dupont graduate had those initials, and found
out his address to send the ring back to him.
Cincinatti is named for Cincinattus, a Roman who was called up to
serve as a general, won the war, and then quietly went back to his
farm. Jack was kind of like that.

Literal videos at youtube. Rick Roll and 37 others.

Quote of the Day
"If you experience an election lasting more than four hours -- or even four months -- seek medical attention immediately. Ask your physician if you are healthy enough for legal activity."

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