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Monday, June 30, 2008


hypermiling, see also Nempimania

Saturday, June 28, 2008

MSNBC: “Hanoi Hilton” jailer endorses McCain.

John McCain has an unusual endorsement — from the Vietnamese jailer who says he held him captive for about five years as a POW and now considers him a friend.

"If I were an American voter, I would vote for Mr. John McCain," Tran Trong Duyet said Friday, sitting in his living room in the northern city of Haiphong, surrounded by black-and-white photos of a much younger version of himself and former Vietnam War prisoners. MSNBC

Friday, June 27, 2008

Leaning tower of chocolate

@ Ardeo
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See photo.

We're near:
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Cheap gas in Warwick, RI

It's only $3.95-$4.05 up here.

Plus: The car we have has the mind reading option: I don't know if you can see it from the photo, but there's an ESP on/off button.

Tip: Go to and get there heatmap for cheap gas prices.
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I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night...

... and they had this interesting hookless shower curtain.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rotating Skyscraper Announced for NYC

Each floor rotates separately and it's powered by wind turbines between floors. It'll be a site to see (sic), but an operations nightmare.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yahoo! News - Unicorn Deer in Italy

AP Wed Jun 11, 11:22 AM ET:

This undated photo provided by the Center of Natural Sciences in Prato, Italy, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, shows a deer with a single horn in the center of its head.

The one-year-old Roe Deer - nicknamed 'Unicorn'' - was born in captivity in the research center's park in the Tuscan town of Prato, near Florence, Gilberto Tozzi, director of the Center of Natural Sciences, said. He is believed to have been born with a genetic flaw; his twin has two horns. (AP Photo/Center of Natural Sciences)"

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just left Cabela's

After stocking up on camping gear.



Found a photo of The Gates on Panoramio

Monday, June 09, 2008

From Frederick, MD

See attached photo, also for more.

Seen at

Near Frederick, MD:

Kitten for hire

6 weeks old foundling near Frederick, MD

Sunday, June 08, 2008


Today is the day that the Torah was given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai. [-Wikipedia]

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Belmont Park - Wikipedia

Belmont Park: "... was named after financier and sportsman August Belmont, Sr., who helped fund the race, and most sources say the racetrack itself was also named for him. Other sources say Belmont Park was named in honor of his son -- August Belmont II, a key member of the Westchester Racing Association, which established the racecourse.

The race was first run in 1867 at Jerome Park Racetrack in the Bronx."

A drinking club with a running problem

NYC has a chapter of the Hash House Harriers, featured recently in

WOTD: buildering - climbing a building like a human fly.

Remote Control Plane

We took my Radio Remote Control Plane out for a test flight today (Volitation in the Chinese language manual). It's made from EPP Foam (like styrofoam) and thus fairly crash-proof. It wasn't flying well, so we lightened the load by removing the landing gear. (Who needs landing gear when you can't do anything but crash land?) We'll try again later.

PS: Please remember June 6 as D-Day and our veterans who died for our freedom.

Swimming Cat

Friday, June 06, 2008

I'm headed south

Anyone in the Maryland area?

Halfway thru NJ so far:

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Greetings from Brooklyn

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Congratulations Detroit!

They just won the Stanley Cup which has been "cradled and kissed, dropped and dunked" Please be careful with it.

Slashdot | Pringles Can Designer Dies, Buried In a Pringles Can

Slashdot | Pringles Can Designer Dies, Buried In a Pringles Can: "'Dr. Fredric J. Baur was so proud of having designed the container for Pringles... that he asked his family to bury him in one. His children honored his request. Part of his remains was buried in a Pringles can"

Monday, June 02, 2008

Outlook Duplicate Items Remover

Has anyone heard of Vaita and their Outlook Duplicate Items Remover?
"Using ODIR is very easy: select a folder and click the button Remove Duplicate Items. ODIR scans the selected folder for duplicates and MOVES all duplicates found to a subfolder ODIR_duplicate items."

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Vornado Realty Trust

Today's NYC trivia: Vornado Realty Trust "... is a New York based real estate investment trust. It is the inheritor of real estate formerly controlled by companies including Two Guys and Alexander's." read more @

Back home

The Donut Pub looks like a good place to stop on the way.

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