Sunday, September 30, 2007

Make Someone Happy!

Nice collection of professional massage videos on Metacafe:


Monday, September 10, 2007

New Word: Poshtitute

Adverb; A combination of the words "posh" and "prostitute."

(The Poshtitute look - requires an escort!)



New Word: Dadager

Noun; A combination of the words "dad" and "manager."

(Performing daughter dadager Joe Simpson doesn't need one of this girls on hand to appear creepy. He can do it all by himself!)



New Word: Fucktacular

Adjective; A combination of the word, well you can figure it out; Beyond spectacular...

(Britney Spears' performance at the VMA's was described as a, "fucktacular mess.")



New Word: Sexploitation

Noun; A combination of the words "sex" and "exploitation." I don't know why these words need to be joined?

(Sexploitation in the video hip-hop music industry is not uncommon.)


New Word: Blackchelor

Noun; A combination of the words "black" and "bachelor."

(Rap artist Flav-a-flav was proud to call himself a blackchelor. Artist?)


Sunday, September 09, 2007

China's Nuclear Missile Submarine Base

More interesting "classified" information:
The base for China's single Xia-class ballistic missile submarine is located at Jianggezhuang approximately 15 miles (24 km) east of Qingdao on the Yellow Sea
(see map). The base spans an entire bay 1.2 miles (1.9 km) across, and includes six piers, a dry dock, numerous service facilities, and an underground submarine tunnel. The main facilities appear to be located in the eastern part of the bay. Apart from the Xia, the base is also used by Han-Class nuclear attack submarines.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Designing Submarine Propellers

The amazing things you can find on the internet:

US submarines are designed for speed and stealth. The Navy takes great pains to keep this technology a secret. The most critical part of that secret is the design of the propellers that drive the subs and keep them quiet.

Whenever the submarine is brought into the graving dock for service, one of the first things that they do is cover the propeller with a tarp so that it can not be photographed. Evidently, if you know what they look like, you can figure out how to copy them and make your subs quiet too.

This photo shows the USS Georgia coming out of the water to be serviced. Note the shroud over the propeller to keep it from being photographed.

Now, click on the link below to be taken to the Sub Base at Bangor, Washington. You may have to be in Internet Explorer to see this…

The photo is of the graving dock on the “Delta Pier” and the propeller of an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine. Oops!! It really is an interesting design though. Seven blades with a “hook” in them. They actually look pretty fragile.

You can also use the zoom in and out keys and move around the Bangor Sub Base taking a close up look at the bunkers and magazines where they keep the nuclear weapons. You would think the US government would keep better tabs on this stuff.

Via DI

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Where can I get one?

Now that's a Mountain Bike!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Reagan's Opinion of Young Bush

President Ronald Reagan sure didn't have much regard for his Vice President's son. Judging by this journal entry dated May 17, 1986, I don't think Reagan would have voted for George W?

This quote was taken directly from the recently published "Reagan Diaries:"
'A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.'

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Running Short on Cash

The U.S. Government can give $30 billion to the Jewish nation but can't afford medals for the people who have been injured fighting for our country:
We’ve apparently reached a point in which U.S. troops are injured so frequently in Iraq and Afghanistan — the number is now near 30,000 — that the military is running out of Purple Hearts.

C has a link to the article in the Houston Post...