November 04, 2003

Rocketing Around the Blogosphere

Hey, did you see this stuff?

Over at You Can Call Me Al, Alan posts a beautiful description of the US Flag folding tradition.

Meanwhile, Nic did exactly what I did this weekend, namely getting the yard ready for winter. She ate some spam too. Mmmmmm, spam… For those of you who refuse to try it, well, that just means more for us barbarians.

Tink is enjoying the Indian Summer, and hoping for a moderate winter. I don’t know about that, every farmer’s almanac I’ve seen is calling for a harsh winter. We’re kinda due for one too, because the last few have been relatively light.

Kevin of Wizbang fame has an interesting debate going on about certain required children’s vaccinations and their potential dangers. His article focuses on the MMR vaccine, but I know that the DPT series also has occasional disastrous side-effects. You can read more here. The site is a little heavy on the scare-tactics, but the information is there.

Denita posts an original cartoon that captures the perfect afterlife – for homicide bombers. Brava!

I’ve told you about Wince and Nod before. If you need further convincing that it should be a regular visit, then you should check out his take on the media in Iraq, censorship via internet blocking in the name of ‘security’, and the Bill of No Rights.

Another debate, this time at Velociworld, about shooting your lawyer. Pro or con, you should go chip in with your two cents.

Jay points out an article about amateur groups building and launching ‘near spacecraft’. Fascinating stuff.

Personal ads from prisoners. Tiger’s analysis is a perfect example of why you need counsel if you’re considering a little caged heat.

Speaking of crime and punishment, you should head over and check out the story of the executed murderer. How mundane, you say? They hanged an elephant (hung? nah, hanged sounds right.). Thanks to Say Uncle for the pointer!

From Silent Running:
Of course, the fact that Saddam was going out of his way to make everyone think he had WMDs is of no consequence to the 'where are the WMDs?' crowd.

Perhaps they actually never did exist, excepting in what Saddam wished for people to believe.

Case in point: be careful what you wish for. Someone might actually believe you are as scary as you want people to think.

Another classic fisking by Jon of Q and O, one of many. My favorite line:

It's magic! The President would tell the UN to "handle it" and it would be "handled". Magical Self-Determination Fairies would wave their Peace Wands and everything would be ok, again!

Finally, we'll finish up with some beauty.

Terry is a master with the camera, and his photographs continually amaze. His sunsets are particularly awe-inspiring.

I enjoy the photos posted by Starhawk as well. He’s done beautiful series on the World Trade Center site and his garden.

Posted by Ted at November 4, 2003 10:51 AM
Category: Links

Linkage! Thanks! And I'm glad you liked the cartoon, too. I'll try to keep 'em coming! :-)


Posted by: TwoDragons at November 4, 2003 11:57 AM

Thanks for the link! The almanacs really say it's going to be a bad winter? NOOOO, please Noooo!

Posted by: Tink at November 4, 2003 09:27 PM

We’re kinda due for one too, because the last few have been relatively light.

Relatively light! I shovelled eighty feet of snow last February!

I've heard the thing about this winter...

Posted by: nic at November 4, 2003 09:34 PM
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