I just got back from lunch at Jason's Deli, and noticed something missing from the rear windshield of my Acura. I quickly figured out I was missing a KeepAustinCorporate.com bumper sticker. I couldn't believe it! That bumper sticker actually annoyed someone so much, they felt compelled to vandalize my car and remove it.
I couldn't be happier! I mean ... seriously ... When I launched this site, I thought it was just an easy play on words, making fun of the Austin hipsters and their "Keep Austin Weird" slogan/campaign/cult whatever. To think that I actually got under someone's skin enough that they would rip the sticker from my windshield just totally makes my day!
I have a stack of those things on my desk, and several in my bag. There will be a replacement installed before I drive her again. Maybe someone else will notice it ...
Over on the MAKE: Blog: they have an article up about making Circuitboard earrings. I find this very interesting, as I am doing something quite similar with cufflinks. I don't want to reveal it just yet, but let's just say they will be very geeky, and should be fairly unique.
The only thing lacking in the article is a description of what the maker used to attach the circuitboards to the earring posts. For my cufflinks, the best thing I have found this far is JB Weld. I can't use solder, as the item I am attaching would be destroyed by the heat. I tried Crazy Glue, but it didn't hold. My only concern is that the JB Weld won't last. I tried to post a comment asking what the maker used in his project, but the comments system is all borked, and MT just barfs out errors when you post. No wonder there aren't any comments.
Scott's two most recent blog posts have me passing out lauging:
Including gems such as:
This is the sort of story that raises all sorts of inappropriate questions. Not more questions than, say, the conjoined twins with two heads and one vagina, but lots of questions.
I can imagine Bob Allen negotiating with Korean leader Kim Jung Il:
Bob: Would you stop building nuclear bombs, please?
Kim: What's in it for me?
Bob: Well, for starters, this twenty-dollar bill ...
Now go read them both, Ganbaatar breath.
Watch the whole thing ... It's absolutely brilliant. Thanks to Silfray Hraka
I just read an article up at globegazette.com that talks about why the Clintonistas prevented VFW Post 733 in Mason City from marching in the 4th of July Parade.
MASON CITY - Mason City VFW members are refusing to march in the Clear Lake Fourth of July parade Wednesday because they are not being allowed to fire their rifles.
The Secret Service, in Clear Lake to provide protection for former president Bill Clinton and his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will not allow firearms in the parade, said Jim Kantaris, quartermaster of VFW Post 733 in Mason City.
"There's too much political stuff. They're making us change 50 years of tradition because of two people," said Kantaris. "And one of them is a draft dodger who turned the White House into a whorehouse."
The Clintonistas are some of the most rabid anti-gun politicians the Dems have. It makes perfect sense that they would project their anti-gun message to a 50-year old tradition celebrating armed resistance against The Crown.
I applaud Post 733 for standing up against this bullshit. The way that everything is sanitized now, people may soon forget exactly what happened to bring about our freedom from The Crown. In all essence, we gathered together, went into the streets, and shot the police. Think about that for a moment ... We didn't have a civil police force then, we had Crown troops. When we fought the first battles of the revolutionary war, we were basically fighting the police.
The fight for freedom from The Crown was not a war of sanctions, United Nations resolutions, or strongly written letters. We had to fight and kill those that sought to destroy our freedom. This was an armed conflict, fought with rifles, pistols, knives, and bare hands. It was not clean, precise, and sanitary like today's warfare. It was fought from house to house here in America, with little to no medical technology and the crudest of weapons to mame and destroy. We symbolize that by marching in precision, fire blank rounds from rifles, and pop fireworkds to remind us all exactly what had to happen in order for us to gain our freedom.
If we lose sight of that, we will truly be lost. My hat is off to you gentlemen.