You have to admit, an Anime Music Video that manages to lip-sync the entire song is a cut above others that merely set scenes to a song.
Time to go on an Easter Egg hunt!
Where's my shotgun? Can't take any chances when stalking the wily Easter Egg....
Water, glucose, fructose, galactose, phenolic glycosides, 6-deoxyaldohexoses (fuctose and rhamnose), saccharose, galacturonans, (1-4) linked D-galactopiranuronic acid, pectin, pectinic acids, polygalacturonic acids, pectinestarase, Citric Acid, L-Malic Acid, D-Isocitric Acid, Oxalic Acid, Succinic Acid, Malonic Acid, Quinic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Adipic Acid, 2-ketogluratic Acid, praline, asparagines, aspartic acid, serine, glutamic acid and arginine. oxidoreductases, transferases, hydrolases and lyases, isomerases and ligases, glucosilglucerides, Carotenoids, tetraterpenes, limonin, aslimonoic acid A-ring lactone, neohesperidosides, flavones (3-hydroxyflavanones, 3-dydroxyflavones, O-glycosyl, aglycones C-glycosylflavones, Anthocyanins, (hesperidin, naringin, poncirin, neoheriocitrin, neohesperidin, rhoifolin, rutin, diosmin, sinensetin, auranetin, tangeritin, hydroxyethylrutinosideres, nobiletin cyanidin-3-glucoside, cyanidina-3.5-diglucoside, peonidin-5-glucoside, delphinidin-3-glucoside, petunidin-3-glucoside, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Pholacine, Vitamin B6, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Biotin, Pantotenic acid, Vitamin A.
It's an all natural Orange, if it were labelled like the rest of our food.
(Cool, my first use of the new Spoiler tool)
Magazine capacity bans, do they do what they're promised to do? Will they slow down mass shooters? Will they give victims a chance to tackle a shooter during the reload? Will they make anyone safer?
In a word, no. And here's thorough proof. (The text is a little slow in the beginning, but stick with it).
It even shows how a 6 round revolver can be emptied just as fast as a 15 round Glock.
The big problem with criticizing Liberal positions is that there are so many of them. Not liberals, positions. I suppose it's a factor of how they are a coalition of fringe political positions banded together for strength (That was the true origin of "Political Correctness" when it used to be said unironically).
So here's a recent example.
Liberals used to hate on the Boy Scouts because they were religious, and anti-gay. They probably don't want to admit it, but there are a lot of homosexual pedophiles who are attracted to the wholesome image of a Boy Scout, perhaps so they can despoil it. In fact, accusing the Scouts of being secretly gay was a frequent mode of ridicule in liberal circles. This in the face of how the left supposedly lauds Homosexuality.
THEN, it come out that there really WAS a problem with gay leadership in the Boy Scouts, and the Scout organization covered it up and, I guess allowed it to continue. So let me get this straight, pun intended, the Liberals hated the Boy Scouts because they wouldn't allow gays, and when it turned out they DID, the Left still hated them. Okay, so maybe it was because they were so closeted about it, we KNOW how much the left hates hypocrisy. (/sarcasm).
So, the Scouts decide to open things up and decide they WILL allow openly gay boys and adults to participate. The left wins, they get what they want, their criticisms have been answered. They should love the Boy Scouts now.
Not a chance. Instead you get Bill Maher making Brokeback Mountain jokes, etc. ad nauseum.
The Moral to this story is: Don't bother sacrificing your values to appeal to Liberals, because their opinions are not logically or internally consistent. What you think will fix things will not. And in the meantime, you lose your values.
Consider also, while Liberals were decrying the fact that gay Scoutmasters didn't have access to young boys, they were also excoriating the Catholic Church because gay Priests DID have access to young boys.
You gotta wonder, are liberals really as pro-gay as they want you to believe? They sure go out of their way to use homosexuality as a way to denigrate other people, especially those opposed to their other viewpoints.
And how many of their other viewpoints are equally as hollow? Consider how they claim to be the party of civil rights for blacks, and how "well" the black community has prospered under their patronage?
Freezing bananas with the peels on prior to slicing them up to make banana chips is a VERY poor culinary choice.
A few weeks back I got a meat slicer, and about a week ago I got a food dehydrator. Apple chips were wonderful. Pineapple chunks took a while to dry, but were gone all too fast. The jerky spices included with the dehydrator weren't quite to my taste, but the jerky was fine. Banana chips though look like they will be a mess, but I'm committed now.
BTW, dried apple comes out better, without browning, if you dunk it in the juice from the canned pineapple chunks.
What happens to frozen bananas? The peel turns dark tan. You can't peel it until it begins to thaw. When you CAN peel it, the layers of the peel split, leaving the fruit covered in heavy fibers. The fruit itself is gooey from having been frozen. Running it under cool water can help in getting the peel-fibers off, but a lot of the outer fruit washes away with it, but not all, leaving it feeling like it's covered in mucus.
(On the other hand, nearly freezing meat prior to running it through the slicer is a highly recommended procedure, which is why I tried it with the bananas.)
So, I stumbled across a Steve Hackett album on Amazon, and it had a song on it that has been bouncing around in that busted MP3 player that resides in the back of my skull for nigh on 30 years. So of course I had to buy it.
Interestingly, it also came with a free digital download from amazon's "Auto Rip" service for their Cloud Player. Cool enough, I won't have to rip it when I get it. So when I hit the download button and went to the auto-rip page, well, it took a really long time. And then suddenly the page appeared with ripped and downloadable MP3's of 22 albums I've bought over the years, 224 songs. All eligible purchased albums go in there, and you can import 250 from your computer, or 250,000 for $25 a year.
This will require some exploring.
Far be it from me to post a My Little Pony video....
But apparently somebody did a mod for Skyrim, creating "Pinkie Pie" armor. What follows is a horrifying mixture of cute and brute, set to a horribly saccharine song.
What actually impresses me the most is that the gameplay looks really amazing. A far cry from all the stuff I've heard about the horrible game glitches.
Netflix has been sending me this old TV series. Yeah, it is pure Donald P. Bellasario cheese, but it's very good cheese.
And even though it makes heavy use of Stock footage for all the flying sequences, just watching that Grumman Goose fly makes it all worthwhile. I can appreciate it even more now than when it was first aired. What a beautiful plane.
But the other thing I noticed was how times have changed. At the end of one episode, all the characters are sitting in the bar that is the home base of the series, and they are drinking and smoking.
Not only that, but Jake often carries a gun and once actually shot and killed a bad guy.
They don't make 'em like that any more.
Idiots talk about how "fast" a semi-automatic can shoot. But it's still one bullet per trigger pull. Just like a revolver. And this guy proves that even a Revolver can be damned fast.
People who know nothing about guns should be ignored when they start talking gun control.
I got a new 3D Mouse today, a 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator, and much to my annoyance, the software disk that came with it was way out of date. Even MORE to my annoyance, the downloaded drivers (both versions available on the company's website ( http://www.3dconnexion.com/
)) wouldn't run. They'd extract a temp file that would run, would claim to extract all kinds of things in preparation to install, and then almost immediately throw up an alert asking to insert the disc containing "layout.bin".
I started poking around the files that DID show up, and noticed a lot of .cab files. Annoyingly, 7-Zip can't open those. Google searching brought me to PeaZip on the second link. Hmmm, Open source, on Sourceforge, I'll risk my hard drive....
Well, the .cab files were password protected, but then I went to the massive 103 meg .exe file that was created by the installer's installer. PeaZip had an option to open the .exe as if it were an archive. Presto! There was the demanded file. I simply extracted the content of the .exe to the same folder, ran the setup file that was in there, and Ta-da! I got an updated installation of the software. Needless to say, I am extremely pleased with PeaZip for solving my very frustrating problem in a very simple and clever way.
Now I have this nifty, and VERY HEAVY puck on my desk that allows me to pan up/down, pan left/right, zoom and tilt, spin, and roll.
Yeah, not every program will work with that, but I have a number of programs that will, like Google Sketchup, Blender, (a demo of Solidworks that may be dead by now), Daz 3D, and of course, Second Life. Gotta try them all now....
I'm very pissed. For SOME reason, Open Office refuses to make a properly formatted .rtf or .doc file out of my story. I get it all set up right, save it, then save it in the aforementioned formats, and if I re-open them, or open them in something like Word Viewer, they're screwed up. For some reason, there's a page break inserted after the first paragraph on the second page.
I even tried creating a fresh, plain text document of the text and started from scratch, and the output was similarly screwed. The .doc format gets the page break AND loses the header.
When I re-open it, there's a new page style called Convert1 that I never put in there. I'm not sure if it's in the output or the re-reading, but whatever it is, I can't work with it. (I was able to pull the .rtf into my old copy of ClarisWorks, the only other editor I've got, I could take out the pake break, but lost the header.)
I'm trying other things, but it's really getting frustrating.
There's definitely a bug here.
(Plus, the style system is really frustrating to use.)
Update, found one work-around. Part of the problem is that page styles are attached to the end of paragraphs, causing a section break. If the second paragraph spans the first and second pages, the style, even though meant to be for only one page, carries over to the second. Jigger the first page around so that a paragraph ends at the bottom of the first page, and you don't get the title page format applied to the second page forcing the third paragraph onto the third page.
This comes from the guy whose idea of compromise is "I won", as if winning an election by a narrow margin gives him the mandate to run roughshod over any differing view.
Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn't reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.According to Politico, Obama was referring to Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Senate Republicans who had already said they would be open to tax rate increases and therefore he didn't need to concede anything.
At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"
"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."
Obama has been buoyed by his election victory, using it as an opportunity to remind Boehner he has the upper hand:
Mr. Obama insisted on raising tax rates for those with household income above $250,000. The House GOP wanted significant spending cuts and fundamental changes to Medicare and other entitlement programs in exchange for new tax revenue.
The president repeatedly reminded Mr. Boehner of the election results: "You're asking me to accept Mitt Romney's tax plan. Why would I do that?"
What an asshole.