Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Here Kitty Kitty

i gotta see this someday

when i went to australia last year, i spent some time out at sea: diving, snorkeling, swimming, and just generally having a relaxing and enjoyable time. one night after dinner, the crew and guests were on the deck, getting to know each other, and having a few drinks when i looked up and saw more stars at one time than i'd ever seen in my life. it was truly breath-taking.

this is a long-exposure video watching the actual heart of the milky way rise above the horizon. that would be amazing to see.

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Irony, The Irony

Edmund Andrews, the New York Times Economics Reporter, is having his house foreclosed upon. Doesn't sound like a poor black family who was given a loan by a bank which was forced, at gunpoint, by ACORN and the federal government to loan money to low-income people, does it?

Here are some quotes from Edmund Andrews:

"If there is anybody who should have avoided the mortgage catastrophe, it is me. As an economics reporter for The New York Times, I have been the paper's chief eyes and ears on the Federal Reserve for the past six years. I watched Alan Greenspan and his successor, Ben S. Bernanke, at close range. I wrote several early-warning stories in 2004 about the spike in go-go mortgages. Before that, I had a hand in covering the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the Russia meltdown in 1998, and the dot-com collapse in 2000. I know a lot about the curveballs that the economy can throw at us."

"Take a cue from the bank or Wall Street firm that is now trying to foreclose on your house. Don't apologize. They knew what they were getting into far better than you did. They knew they were in a giant Ponzi scheme, and they certainly should have known it would lead to disaster. They knew the housing bubble was a mirage. They knew their loans were absurd. They knew the triple-A ratings were bogus. They knew, they knew, they knew. They deserve whatever losses come their way."

Friday, May 08, 2009

Equal Rights? My Ass.

If there was equality, would this still be considered sexist? Or would this just be a warranted move?

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Poker in the Front

I was bored today, so I decided to spend 4 hours wasting time designing the official poker chip of the B-Town Boyz.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Economy Schmeconomy...

Some people have REAL problems. (NOTE: Be sure to watch it 'til the very end.)

Saturday, May 02, 2009