Friday, February 02, 2007
Friday Optimism, Weekend Fun
Too much bad juju in my life and the rest of the world at the moment, so I'm looking for some good stuff to start the weekend off right.
Global Warming - Good news? Well, according to these scientists, our last little global warming cycle in 1000-1300A.D. brought Europe more food, health, and growth than ever recorded. In other words, the temps back then were higher than they are now, and agriculture boomed throughout Europe and North America (as reported by the Vikings). So if we are indeed headed into another warm cycle (and I truly believe it is a cycle, and not man made), then looks like we might be a little more better off in terms of feeding the world and prospering. Now if we can just start building more solar arrays and ethanol plants, we can stop suckling off the tainted oil from Venezuela and the Middle East and really clean up the air.
Paris Hilton is an Idiot - I find this really funny. Some guys paid 2700$ at a storage shed auction, and ended up finding a treasure trove of Paris Hilton tapes, photos, notes, etc. They sold it to some website for 10 Million dollars. Now the website is publishing those videos and photos, and it turns out that Paris really is an idiot, confirming what we've all suspected. Something to laugh about over the weekend.
Fun With Scientology - I watched the South Park Scientology episode last night, where Tom Cruise locks himself in the closet... and he won't come out of the closet (wink wink), and the insanity of Scientology is exposed for what it really is. If you can find this episode on line or at the store, rent it. You'll be laughing for a good 30 minutes. Oh, and if you think that the South Park dudes do nothing but bash religion, they don't. They might bring to light some oddities about celebrities who wear their religion on their sleeve, but it's all in good fun.
Missile Defence - After listening to the folks in charge of building and activating our missile defence shield last week, I have two words for you: Kick Ass. Our system works, and works so well there's really nothing that can penetrate it. Of course it can't stop nukes from being smuggled in, but in just a few months we'll be inspecting up to 99% of all shipping containers coming into US ports. We've spent billions, but the systems are coming online and working quite well. Hopefully you'll sleep a little better tonight with that news. I know I have been.
Super Bowl Weekend - 'Nough Said. Enjoy the game. I'm sure the Bears will put up a good fight. Eat lots of good grub, drink lots of whatever you prefer, and have a good time.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Woo Hoo!
posted by El Capitan at 11:50 AM