Today we glorify the scourge of the seas and remember that even the buc'neers and brigands of the seas had a code of honor, be there any honor 'mongst thieves and murd'rers.Today we be abidin' by the articles of Cap'n Henry Morgan:The fund of all payments under the articles is the stock of what is … Continue reading It be talk like a pirate day, mateys
Following up on a previous post, I see a job opportunity calling:Wanted: 1 goat herder, 30 goats at O’Hare Int’l Airport - Chicago News and Weather | FOX Chicago NewsI half-heartedly kid (pun intended) about seeking the job, but it's not that far-fetched of a concept for a modern enterprise to employ goats for unmanicured lawn … Continue reading My dream job
I recently finished reading Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli's The Prince, and in the back of the edition I have were a few other shorter writings of Machiavelli, and one that particularly piqued my interest was The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. In this story, Machiavelli gives us an embellished (and often fictional) account of the life of Castruccio … Continue reading Machiavellian Chuck Norris "facts"
Looking at the design of this hover bike, I'm assuming there are grills in place to keep it from "eating" riders:New Hover Vehicle Recalls 'Star Wars' Bike: A hover vehicle from the 1960s gets redesigned to allow anyone to fly it without pilot training.
Just in case my wife ever reads this blog, I'd like to add this and the prerequisite Glock pistol to my Christmas list:MECHTECH Glock Carbine: MechTech's Glock Carbine kit has been around for a number of years but I have never blogged about it. The MechTech conversion kit is compatible with a number of different … Continue reading Christmas list addition
I was introduced to the blog that the post below is from via another read-worthy post on the Art of Manliness:Youth Then and Now:This cartoon (thanks to http://citizensforsafetechnology.org), which has been knocking around the Internet for a few months, is good enough to show again here.Entering an office today full of Millennial knowledge workers (say, a law firm … Continue reading Youth Then and Now
The flying cat below is a great example of why taxidermy will never go out of style:Fur Flying: Dutch Artist Shocks with Dead Cat Helicopter:Orville, a tabby cat killed by a car, has been converted into a remote-controlled model helicopter capable of flying at considerable speed. The latest work by Dutch artist Bart Jansen is … Continue reading Can’t fly a dead cat without hitting one