On the Inter-Tubes

Today marks my triumphant return to the internet. The last picture is hung in the new domicile, the new neighborhood is slowly being mapped by me and my single-speed, and all is right with the world. All told, the great domestic realignment of 2007 has gone off without to much trouble, broken glass or bones. But more on that later. Today we focus on the important shit – ways to waste time at work.

For the Aviation geek in all of us – Erkranoplans, or “Wing-in-Ground” (WIG) vehicles

Developed mostly by Soviets during Cold Wars years (by Rostislav Alexeev’s design firm) some of them were over 500 feet in length and had an estimated weight of over 500 tons! And yet they skimmed over the waves with grace, at high speeds, able to negotiate stormy conditions, unseen by radar – all thanks to an aerodynamic principle known as the “ground effect”.

An interesting read from the good folks over at Dark Roasted Blend – Read on…

For the comic geek – a top 20 of animal inspired superheros
The Top three are no-brainers but there are a few missing that, despite the following disclaimer, I still find objectionable.

Wolverine is NOT emulating a wolverine. Yes, I know he is little and scrappy with claws, but that is about it. I love Wolverine, but his intention is not to emulate a wolverine. He was given the codename due to his attributes. That is why he is not on the list. Deal with it!

Bullshit. Have you ever seen the haircut ? give me a break. Squirrel Girl makes number 15, but Logan is no where to be found ? That’s just wrong man. (Otherwise though, a quality list from Cardboard Monocle).
Read the rest…