May
08
2015
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Video of today’s WW II aircraft above the National Mall.

From NBC: I had a sick kid this morning, so I couldn’t go. A shame: they are pretty planes. Deadly, too, of course – but only if you were a bad person.

Aug
18
2014
4

Your absolutely horrid thought of the day: Adolf Hitler exists in the Cars universe.

No, really.

That’d make one hell of a reverse Downfall parody video, though. Up until the moment that the maker of it was sued into oblivion.

Moe Lane

PS: By the way, The Pixar Theory is endlessly fascinating.

Apr
04
2014
6

Eric Holder tries to justify using DoJ planes for personal use.

Oh, Eric.

Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related.

“My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me,” Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. “There was this notion that we’ve taken — I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it and figured out from the time period that they were looking, we took not hundreds, but 27 personal, four combined — official and nonpersonal trips — and none of the trips that I took or that the [FBI] director took ever had an impact on the mission capability of those airplanes.”

(more…)

Aug
14
2013
5

“Planes” trailer.

…I just don’t know, folks.

They get points for having a luchador.  But there’s a level of, well, non-Pixar in the trailer that worries me.

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