Category: Random

Gas Prices

What? The big gas strike yesterday didn’t bring the oil companies to their knees? Murdoc is shocked. It’s always worked so well the past forty-seven times it’s been tried. And it makes perfect economic sense. No reason to think that the next time won’t be a total success. Anyway, here’s a gas prices temperature map […]

End of the Earth Postponed

No way: A new critique, published as a chapter in the new textbook “Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World” (Oxbow Books, 2010), argues that the accepted conversions of dates from Mayan to the modern calendar may be off by as much as 50 or 100 years. I thought […]

CFLs and LEDs

Glenn Reynolds points out this Popular Mechanics story: Will LED Light Bulbs Best Your CFLs and Incandescents? I’ve been waiting for LEDs as home bulb options for years. And one is finally here. At $30. That’s not an option. I guess we’ll have to wait some more. While waiting, we’ve used a large number of […]

SecDef Gates at the Boy Scout Jamboree

Story: Gates Shares Common Experiences, Vision With Scouts Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates July 28 shared his personal experiences and passion for Boy Scouting with tens of thousands of Scouts and their families gathered for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Boy Scouts of America. “Scouting has been a big part of my life and […]

Gas Prices Map

Haven’t posted a national gas price map for quite a while, so here’s a snapshot from last night: From Murdoc’s on the road later this week, but it looks like he’s going to hit a lot of green along the way.