Lots of good stuff from the blogosphere this week, including an unusually high proportion of very funny entries. Good – I needed a laugh!
The Lonely Libertarian brings us a . . . different . . . perspective on human development. It explains several adults I’ve met! (NSFW.)
Mike McDaniel provides a grim perspective on what Connecticut’s anti-gun laws might lead to, if common sense fails to prevail. I hope he’s wrong . . . but there are enough jackbooted thugs out there that he may be right.
The Gunslinger illustrates the different understanding of shopping displayed by men and women.
A Geek With Guns brings us a fascinating photograph of Japanese Samurai in the mid-19th century. Just looking at the attitude they so clearly display brings the legends of these ferocious warriors to life.
Old AF Sarge brings us an interesting overview of the difference between English-English and American-English grammar and syntax. Like him, I prefer (and mostly use) the English-English approach (not surprising, since that’s my background). It was interesting to see it laid out for comparison.
JayG brings us several dumb laws from around these United States, along with links to many more. Giggleworthy!
TOTWTYTR (‘Too Old To Work, Too Young To Retire’) comments (negatively) on the practice of sending a fire engine to respond to medical emergency calls. I’ve long thought this was nothing more or less than a scam, designed to allow Fire Departments to bill medical insurance for the (usually completely unnecessary) attendance of fire appliances and personnel, thereby underwriting the Department’s expenses without raising municipal rates or taxes. I regard it as fundamentally dishonest . . . but that’s according to my code of ethics (something most governments, local, state or national, appear to lack). I’m glad to see that at least one paramedic agrees with me.
Jennifer brings us news of a pen that she thinks might solve her writing problems. At $48,000 a pop, it’d better!!! (The user reviews at the link she provides are hysterical, as are those of other expensive pens offered by the same vendor.)
Daniel Greenfield explains and underlines ‘The Coming Collapse of the Welfare State‘.
MSgt. B. riffs on the old standby of ‘This guy walks into a bar…‘ I laughed out loud at the third one. (Must be the African in me – I’ve met monkeys like that . . . )
Wirecutter illustrates Mardi Gras at Texas A&M (Agricultural & Mechanical) University. (Mildly NSFW.)
The Mellow Jihadi brings us an interesting look at video special effects and how they’re created.
Blue brings us an illustration that’s soul-chilling (read the comments below it if you don’t immediately get it). Food for thought indeed . . . and a graphic illustration of why one should never place oneself at the mercy of Big Brother without the capacity to object (strenuously if necessary) to his excesses.
And last but not least, The Lonely Libertarian (with whom we began this week’s roundup) brings us a heroic guinea-pig – although I’m not sure whether he was heroic or merely gifted with supernatural endurance! Click the image at the link for a larger, more readable view.
That’s all for this week. More soon!