And now, my co-workers.
And this just in…
From the always reliable exploding aardvark, possibly the best lede of all time:
A jazz musician was injured Friday after jumping from a burning motor home driven by a one-time roller skating stripper from Lodi.
Two discoveries upon using a lemon-scented candle to freshen up the air this evening
1. That was the wrong candleholder.
2. Hot wax all over my arm barely hurt at all!
I’m all lemony fresh now.
Welcome to Morongo Valley, CA
A flickr set of the Sawtooth fire from btwheeler. It’s the Fire Hole.
FUCK YOU, APPLE
The power supply for the Powerbook blows chunks. They fall apart in the same way each time.
For the second time I’ve had one die in flames, literally. This one was sparking and spewing clouds of smoke when I yanked the plug out of the wall.
They won’t replace them because they redefined their crappy design as customer damage.
Typically they’ve brought out a different power adapter for their newer machines but they refuse to acknowledge the problem with the older ones. The worst part is the patronizing way they blame the customer as though we were all swinging our computers around our heads like bullroarers.
$80 for a new one.
Come visit our scenic portal to hell
I ran across this on Flickr. There is a huge crater in Darvaza, Turkmenistan that is full of fire from natural gas that just spews out and burns. Forever.
It was 20 years ago today…
…that 350 men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department saved that city’s Central Library at great risk to themselves.
Via Brian Humphrey’s summary at the LAFD Blog.
It should have been a total loss. Thanks again for saving it.
News articles we didn’t really need to finish
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A new study shows that a release of liquefied natural gas from one of four proposed terminals off the Southern California coast could spread a fireball over several miles, but pose no threat on land because the facility would be more than a dozen miles offshore…
TOTALLY SAFE SIX MILE WIDE CLOUD OF FIERY DEATH HERE, FOLKS.
Best day at the mall ever
This pamphlet was distributed at a shopping mall by the artist. It is an instruction manual of sorts, done in DMV/air safety style, showing exactly how a day at the mall should go.
It’s the work of Packard Jennings, for whom I would like to buy a beer.
His next project needs lots of business reply envelopes, since it’s intended as an instruction manual for the hapless drones who work processing mail for large companies.