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What do you get the person who has everything? Nuclear-grade duct tape, duh!

I have nothing against survivalists and people into emergency preparedness, until they start taking things too far. How do you know you’ve gone too far? Well, culturing your own penicillin (!) is probably a pretty good sign.

An interesting item someone sent me over the weekend, knowing my love of all things having to do with manholes (wait, did that sound unnecessarily homoerotic? Nevermind…): in Savannah, Georgia, a couple of explosions in utility tunnels downtown in recent months has prompted Georgia Power to – wait for it! – install latches on manhole covers so they don’t become projectiles in future explosions. Nothing like treating the symptom rather than the cause, eh?

Off the coast of Somalia, Yemeni forces just thwarted a pirate attack; elsewhere, reports are that the U.S. has handed over a handful of captured pirates to authorities in Somalia, which is preposterous in its uselessness. Didn’t we just sign some kind of agreement with Kenya to put pirates on trial there, just so we wouldn’t be returning captured pirates to, you know, their lawless and uncaring base of operations? WTF?

Published in: Geekiness, General | on March 2nd, 2009| 1 Comment »

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  1. On 3/2/2009 at 1:20 pm Nemo Said:

    Incidentally, I haven’t really looked, but I kind of wonder if nuclear-grade duct tape is an export-controlled item…