Dewey!

Love that kid! Erik Per Sullivan (Dewey in Malcolm in the Middle) will by 26 in July 2017, if wikepedia is to be believed. The above pic is at least five years before that.

Freedom from Kings and Priests

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62142788@N00/5486200853/ Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. ~ Denis Diderot, 1713-84

City of Berkeley to pull $300M out of Wells Fargo

City of Berkeley recently announced plans to remove all financial assets from the city's current banker, Wells Fargo--a withdrawal of approximately $300 million. Hoping to send a strong message to the Big Banks many feel are responsible for the housing crisis, one...

Grizzly bear cub & wolf cub playing

Very cute, and includes a picture of the two as adults (less cute). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL8x7LcA-Y4

Topless girls help police with speed control in Denmark!

Intuitively, I'd predict that having topless women flash signs encouraging drivers to slow down would cause more accidents than it would prevent...I guess I'd be wrong. NSFW video due to nudity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUU6DJwkoyQ Photo by o palsson

My Son Coined a New Word – “Horridable”

Driving my son to school today,  I asked how he was doing this morning, and he said, "Horridable!" I'm sure he intended to say "Horrible," but I laughed and asked him if he just made that up. He said yes, and that he has trademarked the word so I can't use it....

Wealth inequality in America ~ Disturbing graphic

Wealth inequality in America ~ Very interesting video on the how perception of America's distribution of wealth differs hugely from the reality. Exceedingly well done animated graphics tell a disturbing story of where wealth resides in America, and, as important,...

This is NOT a picture of a room

I believe it is a picture of the inside of a violin, bass, or similar string instrument. NO, this is NOT a room.... - Imgur

Claiming that someone else’s marriage is against your religion is like…

Brilliant quote from the twitterverse... Claiming that someone else's marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a donut because you're on a diet. Twitter / @DavidRobert: Claiming that someone else ....

Bait package reaction video featuring glitter bomb & fart spray

Justice for package thieves is achieved with this "over-engineered" bait package that took 6 months for a serious, young engineer to design and build (with help from his talented nerd friends). The reaction of the package thieves to the dispersal of...
Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is a force of nature. Her interview with Elon Musk, another force of nature, yields some manageable storms. Kara's personality and interview style is to kibitz during the interview, and this has the wonderful effect of throwing subjects off-message....

What is a “CVT” Transmission ~ Scotty Kilmer

What is a “CVT” Transmission ~ Scotty Kilmer

CVTs (Continuous Variable Transmissions) are cheaper to build and get around 6% better gas mileage over automatic transmissions, says auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Because of these features, more and more manufacturers are putting CVTs in their cars—in some models they...

Paul Allen on Bill Gates at Microsoft

Paul Allen on Bill Gates at Microsoft

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died recently from cancer, a disease he fought for much of his adult life. Even though I live in the Pacific Northwest where Allen was active, I don't know anything about the man. From this 2011 interview with Leslie Stahl on 60...

What kind of cars have lowest insurance rates?

What kind of cars have lowest insurance rates?

Another sensible tip from Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer—this time about auto insurance. If you're trying to select a car model with the lowest insurance rates, go with models with the smaller engine (4 cylinders over 6 cylinders) and seek out 4-door sedans. You...

Why Presidents like working with dictators

Why Presidents like working with dictators

New York Post John Podhoretz columnist makes an interesting point on Morning Joe about why American Presidents tend to like working with dictators (Trump is not entirely alone). When a President ask a dictator for a favor, the dictator can deliver on that favor right...

12 fucking rules for success ~ image & text versions

12 fucking rules for success ~ image & text versions

It's like all the self-help bits of advice curated into one twelve item list...that repeats the f-word a lot. In case the title didn't give it away, NSFW due to language. I found this "12 fucking rules for success" image about a year ago and had forgotten about...

F*ck That! ~ A Guided Meditation

F*ck That! ~ A Guided Meditation

WARNING! NSFW due to language.  F*ck That!  The only other guided meditation I'd enjoy more might be the "Beer Drinker's Guide to Nirvana" and "Taco Bell's Transcendental Meditation with Extra Cheese"—it's got to be a thing, right?...