From the “Professional Political Robot…OUCH!” Dept:

Rishi Sunak has climbed to the top of the greasy pole of politics and has been crowned the leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party in London after a rather tumultuous week which saw the various divisions amongst the Tories laid bare for all to see. He managed to see off his final challenger Penny Mordaunt prior to the 1400 BST deadline for candidates to have 100 nominations for appearing on the ballot without a…

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From the “The Prime Minister Could Not Outlast a Head of Lettuce!” Dept:

"I'm a fighter, not a quitter!"Liz Truss quoting Peter Mandelson during PMQs in the House of Commons, 19 Oct 2022 The question from the Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer that prompted that defiant response which included her slamming her briefing book onto the despatch box for effect was asking her if she would last in Number 10 until Christmas. I can't imagine he'd have ever reckoned that she barely lasted 24 hours after…

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From the “If You’re a Cashier, Know the Standing Specials!” Dept:

(It helps to imagine the title screamed in Steve Dangle's voice when he's yelling "if you're a goaltender, TEND THE GOAL!" :) ) Yesterday evening, Katie met with one of her friends from middle school who now attends Sanderson High School who were the latest to demolish Enloe's footy team in the Sanderson stadium. It's all good...you generally don't go to footy games when Enloe is one of the sides that's playing for the quality…

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From the “So Many Candles Will Go Out Tonight” Dept:

All Life. Every Life. We are all born as molecules in the hearts of a billion stars. Molecules that do not understand politics or policies or differences. Over a billion years, we foolish molecules forget who we are and where we came from. In desperate acts of ego, we give ourselves names, fight over lines on maps, and pretend that our light is better than everyone else's. The flame reminds us of the piece of…

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From the “Photon Torpedoes Locked On!” Dept:

A couple of weeks ago, NASA torpedoed the asteroid Dimorphos with the DART spacecraft with a direct hit. I'm still amazed at how well that went...a spacecraft that flew millions of miles to intercept a double-asteroid system and didn't even see it's target until 20 minutes prior to impact and still nail that rock dead centre blows my mind. The goal of the project was to see if they could alter Dimorphos' orbit round it's…

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From the “Bringing the Nerdery Back Online” Dept:

It's certainly been an eventful past couple of days with Hurricane Ian slamming into southwest Florida and then wreaking havoc all the way through Central Florida and out over the Atlantic Ocean before sweeping back in to Myrtle Beach and then passing just west of us. It is an old joke in Florida that no one takes hurricanes and tropical storms until Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel turned up in your city. That was…

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