The other day I started a post, but never got around to adding the links. So here it goes...
I'm not big on New Year's resolutions. If you've got a change to make, why wait until January? However, I do have a few photography related goals for the year. Not sure if I'll post them, but I will definately write them down. Otherwise I'll forget. James Mullineaux posts his.
Team America: 10,000 (give or take a few hundred)
Swarm of bees: zero [also via AMCGLTD, which I clicked on from some other blog, simply out of curiousity about the name; I still don't know what it stands for]
PawPaw remembers some far-sighted Army-types that set up a training center in the middle of the desert. In the 1970's.
Possibly the most amazing story I've ever read. Surviving a partial ejection in an A-6 Intruder. Don't ask. Just click.
A while back I stumbled onto a post about the all-time highest score ever. In Scrabble. Yeah, I know. Big deal. I used to work with a girl named Szczupakowski. One double-word score and she'd be half-way home. However, follow the link on DTB's post, and read about how improbable a score of 830 really is.
A short film that I thought was pretty cool. Bookmarked it so I could post a link, but I don't think I ever got around to it. Sort of ties in with the Scrabble bit. Minor changes have ripples.
How to Blog like a Pro. I think I saw something in there about not waiting three weeks between posts. Doh!
I rarely link to videos, but I'm sort of partial to this one.
Pykrete. Mix saw dust and water, and let it freeze. It's nearly bullet proof, and it melts very slowly. They considered building a ginormous aircraft carrier out of it during WWII. More here.
Former Spook talks about China's desire to build an aircraft carrier. Carrier landings aren't easy for experienced pilots. I'm hoping the first dozen PRC carrier landings end up on YouTube.
It's not an aircraft carrier made of ice, but the Kalakala is one strange lookin' ferry. Art deco, you say? Looks like something out of Flash Gordon to me.
You know, bringing some cigarette butts on an airplane might be entertaining. [some course language; you've been warned]
Bruce at mASSbackwards turns sarcasm into an artform. If he ever starts giving (stupid) people the benefit of the doubt, I'll stop reading his blog.
Looking for a last minute tax deduction?
Like he said, Heh. I noticed once that they rate Hawai'i a little lower because technically they allow concealed carry permits. If I recall correctly, there's currently only one issued, and it's the civilian who runs the police armory.
Common sense advice for New Year's Eve.
New photos and posters from Oleg Volk.
Stray dog killed. By a pack of squirrels.
If you're a J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets fan, you should be reading this blog. If you're a Giants fan... pitches and catchers report in a few weeks! Actually, the Giants can still make the playoffs. It's so complicated, it deserves it's own post.
I think I'm linked out at this point. Later today [if I get around to it] I'll head back and update the trackbacks for those that offer them. I was aiming for thirty-three links, but I stopped counting a little while ago. Why that number? I turned thirty-three on Thursday. Why the "33" on the bottle of Rolling Rock? Here's the straight dope.