Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Classic Teabag Protest
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Bugatti 16 C Galibier
enough burled wood for ya?
via Classic Driver
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Dear MR BAGGINS, Fellow Conspirator,
I am Thorin Oakenshield, descendant of Thrain the Old and grandson of Thror who was King under the Mountain. I am writing you to discuss our plans, our ways, means, policy and devices for rescuing our treasure from the dragon Smaug.
During the reign of Thror our kingdom was a prosperous one. Kings used to send for our smiths, and reward even the least skillful most richly. Fathers would beg us to take their sons as apprentices, and pay us handsomely, especially in food-supplies, which we never bothered to grow or find for ourselves. Altogether those were good days for us, and the poorest of us had money to spend and to lend, and leisure to make beautiful things just for the fun of it, not to speak of the most marvellous and magical toys, the like of which is not to be found in the world now-a-days.
Undoubtedly that was what brought the dragon. Dragons steal gold and jewels from men and elves and dwarves, wherever they can find them; and they guard their plunder as long as they live (which is practically for ever, unless they are killed), and never enjoy a brass ring of it. There was a most specially greedy, strong and wicked worm called Smaug. One day he flew up into the air and came south. The dragon settled on our mountain in a spout of flame and routed out all the halls, and lanes, and tunnels, alleys, cellars, mansions and passages. After there were no dwarves left alive inside the mountain he took all their wealth for himself.
In view of this, I received your contact through a friend and counselor, an ingenious wizard, who noted you as a Burglar who wants a good job, plenty of Excitement and reasonable Reward. And I and my twelve companions have agreed to give you 10% of the total gold and jewels that the dragon Smaug now rests upon if you can join us on our long journey. When you have agreed please tell us the place where you dwell and send one hundred pence so that we might travel to you.
Please hold what I have told you in strict confidence and I look forward to your earliest response.
Posted at 04:35 PM | Permalink
Barry L. Ritholtz
535 Fifth Avenue, Suite 612
New York, NY 10017
Bailout Nation is here!
Posted at 11:28 AM | Permalink
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Fantastic Photos of our Solar System
The Cassini spacecraft, which is now orbiting Saturn, looked back toward the eclipsed Sun and saw a view unlike any other. The rings of Saturn light up so much that new rings were discovered.
Saturnian moons Titan and Tethys in clear view as the shadow of Saturn darkens the far arm of the rings.
In this image from the SOHO satellite, a "prominence" erupts from the Sun.
This is a composite image of the Sun from three wavelengths. It reveals the solar features unique to each wavelength.
This image shows a coronal mass ejection around the Sun as it blasts billions of particles millions of miles per hour into space. The image of the Sun was enlarged and superimposed.
The Sun erupts in flares (as seen through a SOHO ultraviolet telescope.)
This image shows a variety of loops and active regions. The lighter areas on the surface of the Sun are the active regions.
This image of the Sun was captured by the Hinode satellite. It shows the moon traversing the face of the sun during a solar eclipse on July 22, 2009.
A composite image of multiple solar flares on the Sun.
More than three billion years ago, Mercury was slammed by an asteroid or comet that created the Caloris Basin (the vast golden area). Volcanoes erupted at the crater's edges.
The Galileo spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter's moon Europa. Visible are ice, cracks that run to the horizon and dark patches that most likely contain ice and dirt.
West of Jupiter's Great Red Spot is this turbulent region captured by the Galileo spacecraft.
Posted at 09:06 PM | Permalink
Tips for the Latest Instant Millionaire
It's great to be rich, but fame is a bitch. So your primary mission is to claim the money without divulging your identity or having a mental breakdown. Here's how to do it:
Posted at 08:56 PM | Permalink