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Jack Bauer 2.0?

People who know me well (or have read this blog in the past week) might know about my great love of the TV show 24, still other (and probably more) people will know that I’m a feminist, and some other people (again, anyone who’s read this blog probably) might know of my love of analyzing [...]

Did I mention it's cold?

You know it’s bad when the 12th most searched for term on Google right now is “frozen pipes what to do“. It hit -15.8°F at 6:25am at my house last night with the windchill bottoming out near -28°F (that, of course, does not take into account how it feels when the wind gusts, which would [...]

Too true

Today’s Schlock Mercenary is a good analogy for how I feel on more days than I would like to admit. Kinda like today. ——— So there’s this power outage. Some power poles snapped (Duke Energy says they don’t know way, but it seems to me that given the extremely cold temperatures the likes of which [...]

And the record falls

Today is officially the coldest day since I got my weather station nearly 7 years ago. Currently it’s -13°F and dropping. When the novelty of the whole thing wears off this is really starting to annoy me. I enjoyed walking home in -1°F and sun this morning, but that is very different from -13° and [...]

It's cold

Right now it’s -4*F outside. That’s the coldest it’s been since February 2007. But the real story is tonight, when it’s supposed to plummet to -16F. If that happens it will be the coldest temperature I’ve ever recorded since I got my weather station in March 2002. Brrr. Cheers. -j

Geek humor

From the wonderful folks at XKCD: And yet geeks kinda run the world anyway. Scary, huh? -j

Irony is lost on Joe

So Joe the Plumber has landed himself a gig as a war reporter and is in Israel for 10 days “to cover Israel’s side of the” current massacre, sorry I mean “conflict”, in Gaza. So far so good, aside from the part where he’s concerned that we poor Americans are getting cheated out of hearing [...]

24: Season 7 first thoughts

Spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen 8am-noon of Day 7 of 24 (e.g. the first four episodes). (Follow me after the jump for my thoughts.)

Close to a grand

The death toll has reached 913, with a 69:1 Gazan-to-Israeli ratio. An average of 57 people per day. That’s higher than the daily average of Iraqi deaths since we invaded Iraq nearly 6 years ago. 40 Gazans were killed on Sunday compared to 0 Israelis. That’s a daily ratio of…∞:0. Anyone watch the 24 Season [...]

On Gaza

OK wait, is this supposed to make us forget about or forgive this? Because the former is common sense (don’t we give Israel enough aid as it is?) and the latter is a truly reprehensible act that boggles the mind. BBC tells us that Israel has already massacred 820 Gazans over the past two weeks, [...]