The original “Band of Brothers”

| October 25, 2012

On this day in history, 25 October 1415: I do love history, even if there might be some dramatic license involved. One wonders how our history might be different had Henry V not died (of dysentery) so young, only a few years after his most famous exploit.

The Left has a new bogey-man.

| August 14, 2012

Via Allapundit, by way of Stacy McCain’s sidekick Smitty, an article from The Onion that has more than a mere ring of truth to it: Admit It, I Scare The Ever-Loving S**t Out Of You, Don’t I? By Paul Ryan Candidate for Vice President of the United States August 13, 2012 When Mitt Romney selected […]

Mass(ive) Effect(s on my free time)

| August 8, 2011

I suspect I may be doing more talking than usual* about computer/video gaming over the course of the next six or seven months. That’s due in part to my recent acquisition of an Xbox, but mostly it’s because of the March 2012 release of what may be the most anticipated game since… well, maybe ever: […]

How good is the Bing search engine?

| June 23, 2011

Having recently finished reading Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, I decided to look up more info on the Japanese carriers lost during the battle. I went to Bing and typed in “Akagi,” and sure enough I got the links I expected to see — Wikipedia, the US Navy’s History and […]

“Catchy” doesn’t quite cover it.

| March 17, 2011

This may be the best song I’ve heard in quite a few years. I’ve also found myself surprisingly enjoying one from a few years back that I have heard described (perhaps rightly) as an “emo” anthem. The visuals (especially the yoots in the video) do nothing to allay that potential concern… but I suppose I […]

Yeah, so I’m a proud uncle. Sue me.

| January 12, 2011

One of the downsides of being on the opposite coast from the rest of my family is that I don’t get to watch the various activities in which my nephew and nieces excel. Fortunately, one of the reportorial outfits in my home town, Santa Barbara, has been posting videos. In this one, I get to […]

A little bit of backbone goes a long way.

| December 3, 2010

When lies are the norm, it take courage to speak the truth. A couple of European politicians have recently garnered attention for demonstrating they have a bit of spine. First, we have Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage, from the UK Independence Party. The UKIP is as close as the British have to a […]

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