Monthly Archives: May 2015

Spinning for cancer

If you have a few bucks looking for a home, you could do worse than to help out my sister-in-law, who’s getting on one of those “spinning” stationary bikes for three hours to raise money to kick cancer in the teeth:

Yas-a-Thon 2015: Toni White’s Page

As most of you know, my sister, Tabitha Beatty Alfter, passed away from cancer on September 6, 2013, at 33 years old. Losing my sister has been the hardest thing I have ever had to endure and do not wish that anyone ever has to experience the pain to losing anyone they love to cancer. So, I am committed to do my part to work towards a cure.

News you can use

Free beer for all the hashers…for your health and longevity:555ca2a02e755.image

A beer a day is 110-year-old Nebraska man’s secret to a long life

A can of beer every day is Mark Behrends’ secret to a long life.

The Nebraska City man turned 110 years old on May 16, making him Nebraska’s oldest living person and possibly the oldest man living in the United States.

“He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,” said his daughter Lois Bassinger of Nebraska City. “He always joked that that was his medicine since he takes very little medicine.”

Photoshop, Anyone?

So the SCOAMF showed up on Letterman the other night.  Never mind that the world’s burning…gotta yuck it up with one of the least funny “comedians” on television:

Photoshop, Anyone? CONTEST

The regime saw fit to issue a photo from the event.  It’s already been the subject of a little bit of photoshopping:



My own ‘shopping skills are somewhat crude, but effective:

To try your own hand at it, you can get the full-size original here.

EPA Proposes To Raise The Price Of Everything

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

— the shitty little grifter who keeps the White House so warm you could grow orchids in it

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

— the shitty little grifter, on the campaign trail in 2008

Campaign promise about to be kept, whether you like it or not:

EPA Proposes To Raise The Price Of Everything

Quoting the Washington Examiner:

The stringent emission rules, known as the Clean Power Plan, are at the center of President Obama’s agenda to address the threat of climate change. Many scientists say manmade greenhouse gas emissions are causing the Earth’s climate to warm, resulting in severe weather, droughts and flooding.

The agency sent what will become its final regulations for the plan to the Office of Management and Budget to undergo one last review. After the review period, which could take 60 days, the Clean Power Plan will be published and will be law.

Coffee…is there anything it can’t do?

How about a manipulator arm that could be used for minimally-invasive surgery?

Coffee Powered Tentacle Bot!

Inspired by octopus arms, a robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by researchers in Italy.

Soft robotics is a promising technology in the medical field, particularly for surgical applications. This arm was designed for surgical operations which need to access remote, confined regions of the body and, once there, manipulate soft organs without damaging them, and relies on coffee grounds as a control mechanism!

For more details, there’s this journal article with diagrams.