Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susan Boyle - Well, I Sure Didn't See THAT Coming!

Here's a link to an amazing YouTube video of a woman trying out for an English show called "Britain's Got Talent". One of the judges is Simon Cowell of "American Idol" fame.

The audition stars out looking like it's going to be a female Scottish version of William Hung... and it rapidly turns in to something quite different.

They have disabled the embedding for this video, so you'll have to go to YouTube to see it... but trust me, it's worth it.

WOW. Just wow.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Interesting Instapundit Links

These are a couple of interesting posts from Glen Reynolds.

The first is a graph the past and projected Federal Debt going back to the Bush years, and forward to the Obama Administration. For eight years, I heard TONS of criticism about the massive spending Bush was running up. Now Obama has stepped in a managed to outpace even the irresponsible spending of GWB. I didn't think that was possible... sigh...


The second post is a great link to a post by a favorite history author of mine. He has some - ehem - radical ideas for dealing with the pirate resurgance. His methods of dealing with the threat largely mimic what Jefferson attempted (somewhat successfully) during the Barbary Wars of the 18th Century. The ideas - although seeminly harsh by todays more "enlightened" standards - would almost certainly work today. Alas, these policies will never be enacted.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Edible Pictures - Foodgawker

I don't know if I could actually make any of the stuff on THIS site, but the pictures look absolutely delicious. Easily the best looking food on the internet.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Extreme Sheepherding

It doesn't really matter if this is real or fake (I suspect the latter) - it's just a great video.