Friday Linkzookery – 09 Nov 2007

Don’t Tell the Pro-Illegal Immigration Crowd: The Border Fence is Working
What? Fences can sometimes act as a barrier to easy travel? Who woulda thunk it?

Alexander Feklisov, Soviet spy chief who oversaw Rosenbergs espionage, dies at 93
This just goes to remind us all how much damage McCarthy did to America and how there weren’t really any Communists in America and how even if there were it was okay and how even if it wasn’t they didn’t do any real harm and how even if they did McCarthy was way worse.

The P.A.W. – a new 20×42 cartridge and gun
It fires what are basically normal 20mm HEI cannon projectiles from a very small case to keep the velocity down

Milton-Freewater Soldier in Iraq Says Kids Are the Future
We won’t know for sure if the long-term plan in Iraq is working until those who are children in Iraq now are adults.

Many German Military Planes ‘Unfit For Long Flights’
Generals talk logistics, and all…

Homeschool U
The 97th Carnival of Homeschooling.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Wraps

I’m not a fan of either ‘Temple of Doom’ or ‘Last Crusade’ and I fully expect Indy 4 to suck bad. In theaters next May.

Hunt for ‘odd’ Star Trek extras
An open casting session for people with “unique” features to appear as extras in the film.

Governor touts alternative energy during visit
We’ve been hearing a lot on this in Michigan from Jennifer Granholm lately.

Local publisher will delay Harry Potter book
A West Michigan publisher holds off on a Harry Potter encyclopedia based on a popular web site until legal issues can be investigated.

50 ways to beat the reaper
Murdoc’s a huge believer in the drink-lots-of-water theory. He does, and he hasn’t died yet.

Lack of shut-eye leads to fatter kids, study says
We seem to follow all of the guidelines in the article, but I don’t think our kids get as much sleep as they recommend.

Daylight-Saving Causes Twin Arrival Pickle
I was going to write a story about a brother and sister born like this. Can I sue them or something for stealing my idea?

LoJack undoes scheme to fake SUV theft

The Best (Worst) Fantasy & Science Fiction Book Covers
No commentary needed.


  1. The awards are to honor workers who’ve contributed to flight safety [i.e. did the best job of kissing their boss’ ass]. But it’s not just a low-key dinner for a handful of the best and brightest. Try five days and four nights at a luxury Florida hotel for 300 honorees and their guest. Fancy receptions and front-row tickets to the most exciting show in the space business, the shuttle launch. All paid for by your tax dollars [to the tune of $4M/year]. ‘I think it’s kind of ironic that they’re gonna be extravagant at how they spend money and they’re coming to us saying they want more money,’ Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said. – CBS News