20110521

MY Ady Gil, illegal video games, the famous spilled coffee lawsuit, Operation Cottage, pigeon-guided missile, the Japanese Schindler's list, and bottlenecks in human history

Today, my last day in uniform, we will examine a few articles before I close up my office for good. Since my home computer is on the fritz, it might be a while before I can make another post, hopefully no more than a week. Today's articles include Project Pigeon, Chiune Sugihara, the Toba Event compared to flood myths and proto-human language, the WWII landing against a nonexistent enemy force, Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants, Greek Law 3037/2002, and MY Ady Gil.

20110517

Aerogel, Smuf communism, ferrofluids, the Nazi rocketplane, the Bobbits, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, a nuclear car, carbon nanotubes, and the Kalinin K-7

Today, we will look at three wondrous technological materials, a couple of unusual aircraft, the man who lived in a Paris airport for 18 years, communism in The Smurfs, the Ford Nucleon, and the wife who sliced off her husband's genitalia.

20110506

War of the Golden Stool, the first email spammer, doord, Mariner 1, Boston Corbett, a beach made of glass, and Endal the super dog

After a week of rough times, dear constant reader, I have finally gotten my final date of wearing the uniform, which will be May 20th. Expect lean posting to continue as I finish my days as and active-duty Marine.

Today, we will examine why we should all hate Gary Thuerk, the Glass Beach at Fort Bragg, a NASA disaster caused by a missing hyphen, a lexicographic typo that appeared in Webster's, a war between the British and the Ashantis over a stool, and the crazy life of the man who killed a presidential assassin.

20110427

The railplane, a town of one, Islamic sex therapist, the first porno, a computer you fixed by dropping, bee battle, and February 30th

Sorry for the lack of recent updates; this is a trend that will likely continue for the foreseeable future. I'm ramping up to go on terminal leave as my contract draws closer to expiration, and there are many things to do as I prepare to become a civilian again. On top of that, the date I can finally file for divorce approaches, and there is sudden doubt that this will actually occur. The patience of my only follower is needed as my personal life tumults.

Today, we will examine the career of Dr. Heba Kotb, Le Coucher de la Marie, the ill-designed Apple III, Monowi, Nebraska, the Battle of Tanga, February 30, and the Bennie Railplane.

20110419

GeekDump #14: 19 April 2011

It's been a short while since I last posted, and longer since the Geek Dumped. If you haven't been watching the news, the area I live in was slammed by tornadoes. Luckily, there was no damage, fatalities, or injuries to my neighborhood (though my ex-wife had a close call).
The post after the fold will have several images, so slow connections beware.

20110412

Some unusual headlines

I figured I would take a slight change of pace, and poke some fun at some of the funny news stories I've seen links to lately. Quotes after the fold.

20110408

Toll Bridge War, eating boogers, pigeon photography, the Jafr alien invasion, wife selling, and Mike the Headless Chicken

Today we will look at the Arab version of War of the Worlds, a chicken that lived for years after being beheaded, the English custom of selling a wife for divorce, the war over the toll bridge at Red River, using pigeons for aerial photography, and eating mucus.