Archive for the 'News' Category

Working As Intended

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Clearly our trademark system is working as intended when some schlub can trademark the symbol for Pi. Yep, that is big help to our creative society and not a huge lawyer driven anchor on the free market.

Why I Love The United Kingdom Part 67: Hedges

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

This is the sort of story that is why I love the United Kingdom so much as a villager converts his local hedge into a dragon. Very cool.

Obstruct the Exit and Get Out Faster

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

This is an interesting study that makes sense when I think about it. The basic premise is that by placing an obstruction in front of the exit crowds will actually move faster through it. Why? Because the obstruction breaks the tendency to pack up and which really slows things down. I will be curious to […]

More Clarkson Sadly

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

So Mr. Clarkson is in the news again sadly. This time he was accused of using a racist nursery rhyme. In the story there he denied it, but later he issued a follow up apology that says he did use the word. Sad. This may be the one that finally catches up to him. When […]

Crocodiles Take Out A Bad Year On Hippos

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

In what looks like a clear case of spite at how badly they are faring in the 2014 Summer of Fear competition crocodiles are taking out their aggravation on the hippos. This is actually pretty gutsy of them, hippos are no joke but in this case it looks like they won the day.

Wildlife of Metro

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Rats are a common enough sight in the DC Metro and I did see a pigeon once at Stadium/Armory, but one little girl in this story has it right, be more afraid of the squirrels. One flesh eating squirrel can ruin your whole day. via the ever careful David, who knows the true menace of […]