Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ponder Ponder Ponder

Someone had to ask the question that threw me into infinite loops back in school: What would happen if I dug straight down, at a speed of 1 foot per second? What would kill me first?

Well not that question in particular threw me into brain disharmony, but what happens to air pressure at the center of the earth. Not just me either -- from Scientific American circa 1920:

Googling only makes the confusion worse, but it's comforting to know that many people have thought about this question.

My best guess is that enlightenment may be down the path of analyzing the forces that at on a molecule of gas at the center of the earth, then on a molecule 50 feet "up" then one 50 feet further... all the way to the surface.

But it's all too much for right now, I have a tax extension to get in the mail.

Question, what forces are acting on that envelope? The pressure question is pulling it away from the mailbox even though the question has no mass or gravity.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Bees Disrupt Presidential Storytelling

Sure, you delight in the ruination of the event. But you have no appreciation for the hard work that I put into training those bees.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize for John Kerry?

His boss got a Nobel for perfect attendance in his first week as president so John Kerry thinks anyone can get one. Maybe he's right.

But the only way I'd give John Kerry the Nobel Peace prize is if it turns out that he's the one been beating up Harry Reid.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana Wants Me, Lord, I Can't Go Back There

What I can't understand is why anyone would want a wedding photographer who was morally opposed to their wedding.  And if you could get the state to force them into accommodating you, wouldn't we need legislation to prevent them from giving everyone red-eye and maliciously cropping at the forehead? Call it the Gay Forehead Protection Act.

I like Jonah Goldberg's take on the situation. And I think Gay Patriot has found the origin of the outrage:

Isn’t it interesting how the ginned-up outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law has completely driven coverage of Hillary’s email scandal and Obama’s “Neville Chamberlain Goes to Teheran” Act out of the news?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Why I'm So Tired

For a couple years I've been blaming it on iron poor blood, lack of vitamins, dieting and a dozen other maladies. Now I found out the real reason. I'm tired because I'm overworked.

The population of this country is 237 million. 104 million are retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work. There are 85 million in school, which leave 48 million to do the work. Of this, there are 29 million employed by the federal government.

This leaves 19 million to do the work. Four million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 15 million to do the work. Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Government and that leaves 200,000 to do the work. There are 188,000 in hospitals, so that leaves 12,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 11,998 people in Prisons. That leaves just two people to do the work. You and me . . . and you're sitting there reading jokes.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Reset the Reset

Remember when Hillary presented the Russian foreign minister with Obama's "Reset Button"? (except, Obama, so the Russian label translated to something like "cornflakes that your mother purchased")

That was the era of talk to your enemies what can it possibly hurt. Obama was going to get along with the mullahs and reset the Russians and butterflies were going to encircle the earth.

Well, it seems the world doesn't respond to Obama quite the way it did in his sophomoric imagination. The above photoshop is from a Russian Live Journal site, and it's one of the tamer ones.

One photo (that I won't post) sums up what seems to be the current Russian attitude: it's a dog poop with a little American flag flying from the summit.