Lotto winner
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So what does a lotto winner look like?

He has a...



posted by High Power Rocketry @ Wednesday, August 27, 2008   6 comments
Food in China
Monday, August 25, 2008
Some food from China. This was on Ebuams World, and the general idea was that it was gross. I may be the only one, but I find different foods interesting and always want to try new kinds. Not a single dish here sounds bad to me, I would like to try each one. Is it not a little strange how people can eat things like hotdogs - Americans eat nearly every part of the cow, pig, and chicken at some point - but hate the idea of eating dog, cat, or horse? An animal is an animal. I would never want to eat MY pet, but see no problem eating different things. Ive had rabbit, duck, quail, eel, snail, scorpion, cricket, and even drank a worm in a bottle. Somehow dog, cat, mouse, rat, horse... these things dont seem too strange anymore. Maybe people should have an open mind about experiences, rather than being so afraid of different things. Most Americans probably dont even eat fish if it isnt in stick form. Thanks Ebuams.

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, August 25, 2008   6 comments
Harrisonburg, VA - School Lunch
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
A school in Harrisonburg, VA posted their school lunch choices online. They didnt expect media research to be going in a similar area of the World Wide Web. So I grabbed the pics. Some of them looked actually decent, so they were discarded because I cant make any jokes about them. Due to the huge number of images, I had to post them at medium size, rather than large, turning my previous post into a lie. Also, I have not yet come up with all the sarcastic - reality bites style Jeanine Garafalo, style jokes so those will come later in the day. Enjoy for now, post your own observations in the comments. I wont use them, because they wont be as funny as mine, but hey do it anyway, you know?


Its Italian to eat bread? Or is that nasty sauce what makes the dish so ethnic? Is that preggo in there? Also, I cant help but think that "dunkers" refers to the sound you make in the bathroom after eating this dish.

Kids always remember to eat chicken... to the extreme!

Since when was chicken even associated with Italian food? This is BBQ style if anything. Why show it with the bottom of the bun facing up? Why smash it with the largest, fattest lunch lady Dorris hand possible?

More like meatball sub par! HAHAAH.... Moving on.

SS.... working on some kind of NAZI lunch joke.... Hmm Hitler shells. No... is it too soon?

Yes I could take the high brow route and do a TP joke. But no, id rather just call this a lousy deal for these poor kids... taco meat is the same meat as patty meat, the same cow I mean. Why make tacos and remove the best part, putting a dry patty in there? How do you eat this? Catsup?

Drowned with gravy... they should just offer it on the side as a drink. P.S. the nutritional pyramid no longer includes a 1 cup per day recommendation for trans fats.

No crust pizza? Becomes cheese at that point.

This one looks pretty good actually. Nothing bad to say about this one. Other than it will cause heart attacks in the older kids like 6th graders.

What can one say about this? Looks like it was fried in an ashtray.

Probably the best choice.

Also probably tastes great, I bet they all do. But even a person with my own tastes for soul food and fried wings has some limit. The butter soaked croissant is just a bit much. In limbo between a crotchssant joke and a crapssant joke. Get back to me on that one. Anyway didnt we start calling Croissants freedom bread?

Nope wedge doesnt = round. Yes pizza starts out round, but you generally cut a SLICE that could be called a "wedge" that is no longer round. We don't call a 2 x 4 board a round tree rectangle.

What kind of food did you people have at school?
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Wednesday, August 20, 2008   9 comments
Some funny pics I found (ZOMG KIK ROFLCOPTER, etc.)
Sunday, August 17, 2008

I want to get this guy for my wedding.


My comp. When? circa right now. Location? Your moms house. Cost? About a tree fitty.

As you can tell, I am generally posting more often now than before. Just lots of stuff out there. Do try to keep up, probably twice or even 3x a week. All images and videos will be posted to this Quake 3 blog at large or full size. Does this cause any problems for anyone? My resolution is such that I cant look at small pics anymore. Basically your desktops would look like a thumbnail on my computer.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, August 17, 2008   2 comments
Thursday, August 14, 2008

Phoenix Provides a Panorama of Mars:

"Combining more than 400 images taken during the first weeks after the Phoenix arrived on the Red planet's arctic plain gave scientists this view of Mars.

The full-circle panorama in approximately true color shows the polygonal patterning of ground at the landing area, similar to patterns in permafrost areas on Earth. The center of the image is the westward part of the scene. Trenches where Phoenix's robotic arm has been exposing subsurface material are visible in the right half of the image. The spacecraft's meteorology mast, topped by the telltale wind gauge, extends into the sky portion of the panorama.

This view comprises more than 100 different camera pointings, with images taken through three different filters at each pointing."

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University Arizona/Texas A&M University

Usually space things go on the rocketry page, but science is so important that it has to get posted here sometimes also.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, August 14, 2008   2 comments
Getter dun
Monday, August 11, 2008

This is what happens when guys whos previous job was something like "greeter at hooters" or "fry man at McyDeez", joins EOD. Special forces like EOD are supposed to be the best of the best: they pride themselves on it, but this video shows something very different.

It is hardly popular to say, but isnt it possible, or even likely, that thousands of US troops are actually immature teenagers from some poor town out in the country or some urban housing project? And in a post-war occupation, is there anything we need less than a bunch of crude teenagers who spend most of their time shooting things, blowing things up, torturing kids with candy and water bottles, throwing dogs off cliffs, etc? Even if these are isolated events (unlikely, eg: Abu Graib), they have a disproportional effect on the already rock bottom morale of the local population, and make us look like a bunch of barbarians. Yes the pointless war did that already, but the flawed occupation only adds to that perception.

There are countless issues to deal with when it comes to Iraq: the greatest would be the lies used to start the war, part and parcel of the mistake of the war itself (the very idea of invading Iraq at an inappropriate time for false reasons). But soon after that on the list would be the almost ubiquitous incompetence on almost every level in the war. Yes even the average soldier, they are simply not equipped or trained to do what needs to be done in Iraq: they are like the sledge hammer used to thread a needle.

BTW: all this EOD fun comes at a fairly high cost: around $12 billion per month, or about $5000 per sec. Each one of these EOD pros costs on the order of (congress estimate) $400,000 a year (10x their salary). The total war spending is closing in on $800 billion, among those 800 are these fun nuggets:

"Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9 billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 milion in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, per ABC News, 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles.

Missing - $1 billion in tractor trailers, tank recovery vehicles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other equipment and services provided to the Iraqi security forces. (Per CBS News on Dec 6, 2007.)

Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq - $10 billion, per Feb 2007 Congressional hearings

Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported - $1.4 billion

Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items - $20 billion

Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem "questionable or supportable" - $3.2 billion"

Over 4,125 troops killed - more than half of them under 25 (younger than me).

Number of locals killed? Unknown: too many to keep track of. Almost certainly more than 100,000. Possibly as many as 500,000.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, August 11, 2008   5 comments
Some of the knives I will use when I come at you like a storm.
Thursday, August 07, 2008

Nothing personal, but from time to time I get sick and tired of you people. So I have to react with fury and flashes of cold steel. Generally this will occur in a ninja format, but it can vary.

I will take S words for 200.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, August 07, 2008   7 comments
Total Eclipse - Solar
Sunday, August 03, 2008
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, August 03, 2008   8 comments
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