oil spill…but not in the gulf of mexico

Look familiar? While this looks like it might be a bird that got it easy in the gulf oil spill, or maybe just got lucky (at least compared to these poor animals), this duck, in fact, lives no where near Louisiana.  Instead, it was living right where I live. You know things are bad when you can… Continue reading oil spill…but not in the gulf of mexico

Humble Oil (now Exxon) Predicts the Future in 1962 Ad

“EACH DAY HUMBLE SUPPLIES ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT 7 MILLION TONS OF GLACIER!” “This giant glacier has remained unmelted for centuries. Yet, the petroleum energy Humble supplies – if converted into heat – could melt it at the rate of 80 tons each second! To meet the nation’s growing needs for energy, Humble has supplied… Continue reading Humble Oil (now Exxon) Predicts the Future in 1962 Ad

James Cameron invited to a brainstorming session on stopping the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. via Obama launches criminal investigation of oil leak – Salt Lake Tribune. Wait…what?? First Kevin Costner generously donates his glorified vacuum cleaners that he’s been developing secretly… Continue reading James Cameron invited to a brainstorming session on stopping the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

the cost of offshore drilling

the oil spill in the gulf of mexico made the front page of huffpo today with some terrifying images of the destruction to the native wildlife, many of which came from Greenpeace who flew down there to document the disaster. but these two striking photographs of the drilling platform on fire with the simple caption “the cost of offshore drilling”… Continue reading the cost of offshore drilling

positive identification

this makes me sick: today, wikileaks released a military video and transcript they acquired depicting US helicopters gunning down a group of Reuters journalists in Iraq. the cameras slung over their shoulders were mistaken as AK-47s and RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades). the video is 3 years old, from 2007, so it’s irrelevant to get up in… Continue reading positive identification

Caution: Beware of Fireballs

are there any regular readers out there?  anyone who might know about the whole upstart blogger and twitter/genesis rocket debacle?  a few?  well, good.  if not, check the archives for a refresher. the short story is that over the last year i followed, became entangled with, and then uncovered all sorts of unsavory things about… Continue reading Caution: Beware of Fireballs

lightning never strikes twice. unless you’re a spammer.

they say that lightning never strikes the same place twice.  that’s a good thing, because if you happened to be an idiot out in a lightning storm holding a weather vane in an open field unlucky enough to get hit once (and walk away),  you probably wouldn’t want to be the guy out in a lightning… Continue reading lightning never strikes twice. unless you’re a spammer.

honesty wins more friends than enemies

since posting my rant the other day about twitter, and the products/methods/ebooks that pump up your follower count at any cost, one thing’s become clear to me: honesty wins more friends than enemies.  this should be fairly obvious, but apparently, to some, it’s not.  just take a look at the comments on this post and… Continue reading honesty wins more friends than enemies