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Inside Air Koryo, North Korea’s Fleet of Ancient Soviet Planes – WIRED.com

22 Jun

TIME WARP:  “North Korea…has the technological wherewithal to develop a nuclear bomb, launch devastating cyberattacks, and even hurl rockets toward its enemies. Yet it can’t manage to put together an airline that isn’t heavily stocked with Cold War-era Russian airliners. That said, the Air Koryo fleet is pretty cool in a retro kind of way, and a passionate band of aviation buffs happily spend their days taking joyrides. “They’re beautiful,” says Arthur Mebius. “These planes still have the original interiors they were delivered with.””

Source: Inside Air Koryo, North Korea’s Fleet of Ancient Soviet Planes | WIRED

New Book Giveaway: “In Search of Stardust”

20 Jun

DID YOU KNOW THAT MICROMETEORITES ARE ALL AROUND US?  Enter to win a copy of the new book, In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and their Terrestrial Imposters, by Jon Larsen. Click the book cover for more info, and to enter the giveaway.

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New Podcast Episode Up – A Week Late

19 Jun

DUE TO SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, The Weapon of Self-Distraction Podcast no. 20 is up – albeit a week late.  Hear the new Alice Cooper single, find out which TV shows were recently cancelled, being off of online dating and more…click the image to get their or find it via Player FM, Google Play, etc…

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Bits and Bon Mots

10 Jun

A really nice ink pen can do wonders for the soul.

Moth balls remind me of my grandmother and that puts me in a good mood. 

Does the Locks of Love charity take back hair?

Guys who wear their lifting belts outside the gym.

Folks under 70 wearing sunglasses indoors: blind, moron, or black eye for being a moron?

I often flounder on the sea of rudderless destiny.

Some might say there’s a woman to blame. Deep down though, you know its your own goddamn fault.

And for fuck’s sake, what bartender is going to lose and then search for a salt shaker?!? Just go grab one from another damn table.

Anniversaries, Pt. 1

8 Jun

TODAY MARKS THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY of the release of the third album by your favorite band.

Anniversaries – regardless of how banal – continue to be a popular subject for journalists, bloggers, etc.  It’s an easy way to quickly create content though some of the anniversaries – like the example above – are also a lazy way to create content. When it comes to my favorite bands, while I decry the trend I also readily enjoy reading many posts about even the most inconsequential anniversaries. Often they bring back good memories, remind me that a particular album is better than I first thought it to be (or vice-versa).

 

 

Florida woman let snake bite baby and posted Facebook video, police say…

7 Jun

IN FLORIDA, OF COURSE: According to a charging affidavit, Chartelle Geanette St. Laurent said she wanted to teach her baby about poisonous snakes

Source: Florida woman let snake bite baby and posted Facebook video, police say – CBS News

Some Bullshit

25 May

SOME FOLKS might say there’s a woman to blame. Deep down though, I know its my own goddamn fault. Every goddamn time. 

And for fuck’s sake, what bartender is going to lose and search for a salt shaker?!? Just grab one from another damn table.

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