Nev. phenom Bryce Harper leaving high school after... →
“A 16-year-old baseball phenom dubbed the game’s “Chosen One” by Sports Illustrated plans to skip his final two years of high school in hopes of entering the Major League Baseball draft earlier, his father said.” i can’t say i think this will end well. baseball is different from football & basketball in that players like this, “phenoms,”...
Hit & Run > And The Award for the Most... →
Matt Duchene picked by his boyhood team →
talby: It’s awesome to see a kid like this get so excited to get picked up by the team he loved as a kid. Duchene will make an awesome addition to the Avs roster. YES!
EPA still squashing science →
pantspantsrevolution: This was first reported in the NYT but since some Republicans have been trying to get an investigation going, which has only been picked up by, ta-da, Fox News. Regardless of opinion on climate change, I’d like to toss this one out there: At the signing ceremony, Obama contrasted these new policies to those of his predecessor, saying that under former-President Bush,...
Beyond H2O -Creating New Types of Water →
sds: (via azspot) Check your local area. The odds are in favor of there being documented slavery of some sort. a couple years ago, a “massage parlor” literally two blocks from our apartment was busted because of the trafficking that was going through there. it’s proof that you never know where these things will happen, in the most unassuming buildings you drive by everyday,...
As If We Won
jeffmiller: crazynutjob: “The marketplace provides the best health care ever! Hooray for free markety-ness!” — Robot Heart: Sex, Religion, and Politics: Health Care stories from the United States I can’t think of an area with more convoluted regulation than the intersection of the health-care and insurance industries in the US. Is there really someone out there arguing that the current system...
sds: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “The white firefighters who scored high on New Haven’s promotional exams understandably attract this Court’s sympathy.” Samuel Alito, in reply: “‘Sympathy’” is not what petitioners have a right to demand. What they have a right to demand is evenhanded enforcement of the law—of Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination based on race. And that is what, until today’s...
Does this work for you?
mercurypdx: spacecataz: herheadhurts: tams77: Grab a calculator (you won’t be able to do this one in your head). 1. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code…) 2. Multiply by 80 3. Add 1 4. Multiply by 250 5. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number 6. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number again ...
Betraying the Planet →
sds: azspot: And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet. Krugman is a total riot. The hilarity is magnified by the fact that he’s serious. Truly, environmentalism is a religion.
a call to new york tumblrs:
a friend of mine is moving to the city next month & is in need of new york resources: how to find an apartment, where to eat, where to drink, free wi-fi, etc. so please, reblog with the awesome tools you use & love! thanks!
Russian luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises →
“Wealthy punters pay £3,500 (US$5,800) per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders. When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt. Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7 for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a...
Gladstone Plans Fireworks Crackdown →
“Police in Gladstone said they plan to crack down on fireworks during the Fourth of July celebrations, increasing patrols to make sure people follow the law. While tents selling fireworks are operating just outside the city limits in Riverside, police said they would cite people caught driving through Gladstone with the purchases.” independence day irony strikes again! i...
Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so...– Strassel: The Climate Change Climate Change - WSJ.com (via bellatoris) READ THE WHOLE THING. (via sds)
The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were...– Court Rules for White Firefighters - WSJ.com just sayin… also, the WSJ headline is off-putting, especially regarding a race-based case.
Bridge Worldwide 2009: Cannes Cyber Lions Gold -... →
this is brilliant. this is what interactive banners should be. i am interacting with this interactive banner ad.
The White House seems to be retreating from President Barack Obama’s campaign...– Axelrod waffles on Obama no-middle-class-tax-hike vow - POLITICO Live - POLITICO.com This isn’t just yet another promise that’s likely to be broken … it’s much worse. During the campaign, Obama attacked McCain mercilessly for proposing essentially the same thing: [Obama] devoted at least half his...
I was so willing to go to jail for catching water on my roof and watering my...– It’s Now Legal to Catch a Raindrop in Colorado - NYTimes.com i was just thinking about this earlier this morning, how irrational (or maybe supremely overbearing) it was that the state owned the water in my gutters. water rights are one of the biggest issues facing colorado and the states to whom it...
I think the best way to describe what it’s been like to bring a second child...– - Dooce I have been searching high and low for the best way to explain the “Second Child Experience” ever since my 2nd babe entered the scene 3yrs ago. This is it. (via obsessivecompulsive) i consider myself warned.
A moment of silence for Billy Mays (infomercial legend). That ShamWow guy better...– dan’s facebook status.
carinaavila: Thriller | Michael Jackson I’ll...
Comics creator stopped by TSA for carrying script... →
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it...– St. Augustine (via trixiejune) (via christ-follower) Apt in light of the discussion of the Jefferson Bible. (via sds)
Dunkin’ Donuts to return to KC area →
Hooray! “Area franchisee Verona Key LLC in Prairie Village plans to open its first store at 7720 W. 151st St. [my link] later this year and has agreed to develop 14 more.” [via blogkc]
Arguing couple does no damage with Cheetos →
“A local couple arrested on domestic assault charges Sunday had an unusual choice of alleged weaponry — Cheetos. Warrents filed by Cpl. Kevin Roddy, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, stated he responded to a call at a home on Pass Road, where 40-year-old James Earl Taylor and Mary S. Childers, 44, were allegedly involved in an argument. According to Roddy’s...
Waxman-Markey Bill Is An Energy Tax That Doesn’t... →
the thing that gets me the most about this is that it’s basically a scam: it doesn’t do what it’s purported to do and it ends up costing someone a lot of money.
Fannie, Freddie asked to relax condo loan rules →
Representatives Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Anthony Weiner “want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to relax recently tightened standards for mortgages on new condominiums, saying they could threaten the viability of some developments and slow the housing-market recovery, the Wall Street Journal said.”
Bone Flute Found in Cave Is World's Oldest... →
and you thought flutebox was crazy…
iconoclasts « songs about buildings and food →
jeffmiller: Michael Bay, Chavez, Iran, Andrew Sullivan, and more—This is what a blog post should be. “I was that kind of bored the other night, the kind of bored where you want to see things explode.” that’s all it took for me to keep reading.
KC’s smoking ban is upheld by Missouri court →
“Jonathan Sternberg, the attorney representing the bar, argued before the appeals court that the judgment was invalid because Kansas City’s ordinance is in conflict with Missouri’s Indoor Clean Air Act. He said Kansas City is not allowed to regulate smoking in bars, billiard parlors and restaurants that seat fewer than 50 people because the state law permits smoking in such places. He...
Boulevard Beer Finder →
[via kc beer blog]
naked capitalism: Japanese Trade Implosion... →
crazynutjob: That’s a year over year figure. This counts as bad news.
How is Social Security a failed entitlement?
sds: sexypants: jasencomstock: sexypants: I was using social security as an example of a failed entitlement that can never be dismantled. The latter part was exclusive to the idea of a public health care option. How is Social Security a failed entitlement? It’s a Ponzi scheme. It’s running out of money and the returns already aren’t nearly enough to actually provide any sort of...
A man, a dream and a colossal backyard pizza oven →
“Have you ever wanted to do something and, not knowing how to do it, done it anyway? And always the simple thing you want to do turns into an infinitely more difficult task than you ever imagined, but you refuse to yield one inch, mixing concrete, laying brick and consulting with an enigmatic Czech-Australian pizza-oven guru you discovered on the Internet.” i want to go to one of...
"Stuff On My Cat" Website For Sale →
Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care... →
sds: southpol: This interactive side-by-side compares the leading comprehensive reform proposals across a number of key characteristics and plan components. Included in this side-by-side are proposals for moving toward universal coverage that have been put forward by the President and Members of Congress. In an effort to capture the most important proposals, we have included those that have...
Jordy Smith pulls arguably the best surfing move ever: a rodeo flip