Saturday, January 19, 2019

A charming story about Nathan Phillips

"I happened to live next to the NA elder harassed in the viral video, and I always liked this story from college."

3D-printed wargaming miniatures not based on any specific-identifiable science fiction characters

These and more available in the Skullforge Studios shop.  Here's some of them painted:

Anti-facial recognition makeup

Catwoman Noir

Westbrook comments on Embiid's foul

Wargaming miniatures roundup

Podcon poster


"The death toll in the pipeline fire in central Mexico rose to at least 66 early Saturday, with 76 injured"


Before the explosion, as many as 800 people converged on the site — many carrying buckets, pails and other receptacles — to gather gasoline, which was gushing from the ruptured pipeline more than 20 feet into the air


The deadly blast came amid an operation by López Obrador to send thousands of troops and police to guard pipelines as part of a major effort to eliminate rampant fuel theft


In a news conference Saturday, López Obrador renewed his vow to “eradicate” the gangs of fuel thieves that operate in regions of Mexico where pipelines transport gasoline and diesel from refineries and depots to Mexico City and other major population centers.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ten funny tweets

"One set of identical twins, two different ancestry profiles"


Last spring, Marketplace host Charlsie Agro and her twin sister, Carly, bought home kits from AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA, and mailed samples of their DNA to each company for analysis.

Despite having virtually identical DNA, the twins did not receive matching results from any of the companies.

Alien Resurrection Ripley with basketball by NECA available for preorder

She also comes with a rifle if that's more your thing.

Also back in stock, Marvel Legends Mysterio and Spider-Man Noir.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

John Wick 3 poster

Moments from Star Trek Discovery Season 1

Guile's nightmare

Also, hacking:

High fashion Marvel ladies

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

From a lengthy thread about how British troops decorate their helmets

Ten funny tweets

"scale model of a drop of pond water showing many of your favorite pond microorganisms"

"Teachers strike at L.A. charter schools too, a first for California"


Teachers at three charter schools in South Los Angeles walked off the job Tuesday


This is said to be only the second time nationally that instructors at a charter school organization went on strike.