I do believe that itâ€™s the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that World Trade Center tower 7â€”building 7, which collapsed in on itselfâ€”it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved. World Trade Center 7. World Trade [Center] 1 and 2 got hit by planesâ€”7, miraculously, the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible.
– World-renowned physics expert Rosie O’Donnell
Popular Science, whose editors wrote the book Debunking 9/11 Myths, do just that, shooting down Rosie’s televised conspiracy theories about WTC 7. Specifically, in this case, the structural steel didn’t have to melt, just weaken enough to no longer support the weight of the building.
Bob Lonsberry‘s columns are usually worth the read anyway, but his latest two are both spot-on. First, yesterday’s column featured a suggestion that the rest of the country follow San Francisco and phase out plastic grocery bags:
A long time ago, when people lived in caves and obesity was rare, if you bought something at a store they put it in a paper bag. The leader in this field was the grocery bag. It was brown paper, neatly rectangular, sturdy and strong.
When you bought groceries, some 15-year-old making $2 an hour loaded them neatly into one of these paper grocery bags. Back in those days, they actually loaded the groceries in a way that made sense. They put the bread on top, for example, and the cans on the bottom.
Those were the days.
Groceries were easy to carry. Unloading your car was a lot easier, and with a little smoothing and folding, the bags were reusable at home.
Then somebody realized paper was made out of trees.
So they complained and demonstrated and wrote letters to the editor. Paper bags were bad, they claimed, because they contributed to deforestation. Apparently unaware that trees grow back, the environmentalist people came up with a better idea.
That’s right, bags made out of crude oil.
On Wednesday, the bosses at Circuit City stores all across the country called workers in and read to them from a script provided by corporate. In this script, the employees were told that they were being fired.
For being good.
Not because they goofed up. Not because they weren’t capable. Not because they had done anything wrong.
But because they were paid too much. Circuit City said: You’re not worth what we pay you.
So you’re fired.
And we’re hiring immediately to fill your position, but at a lower wage. You are welcome to reapply for your old job at a lower hourly wage — in 10 weeks.
Now give us your nametag, punch out and f-you very much.
Go read them both.
Throughout everything that’s been happening in our country, it’s nice when one can still display a sense of humor — especially when one is the President of the United States.
It started with the initial, invitation-only release of GMail, touting a gigabyte of mail storage online. Yahoo! and MSN Hotmail quickly followed suit, increasing their storage space to the same amount. Gmail doubled their own to two gigabytes, and kept continually increasing it:
Over 2833.644474 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you’ll never need to delete another message.
…hinting that, as the space slowly increases, it’s effectively limitless.
Yahoo! has given up all pretense, and has announced that Yahoo! Mail will be switching to unlimited storage, with hints that other Yahoo! services, like Flickr (presumably the free version, as opposed to the Pro version, which is already unlimited), may not be too far behind.
Now, don’t get me wrong, breast cancer is no laughing matter.
But the poor woman in the NBC Video picture in this article about cancer screening was caught in a rather undignified position to be photographed and published on the Internet for all to see…
Mar 27, 2007 Teh Funny
It’s rarely a good idea to hotlink to images on other web sites you don’t control.
For one, the site could go dark, or close up shop, in which case the image you’re using is gone and you’re left with an empty space.
But, in some cases, that may not be the worst case. Maybe, instead, someone on the other end decides to have a little fun at your expense, and replace the image you were linking to with something else.
I’ve decided not to post my del.icio.us bookmarks here any longer, as lately, it’s seeming like I’m getting a lot of those posts and nothing else. If you’re still interested in the bookmarks I post, check out del.icio.us/pauley. If you use an RSS feed reader, you can bookmark the feed, del.icio.us/rss/pauley. I’m going to try to post more often, too — I need to have more original content, not just link lists.