Archive for the 'Colorado-Relevant' Category

RMBB 7.5 and More

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

What he said.

Many thanks to the good folks at for the terrific discussion tonight with David and me.

More to come, good people. More to come.

You Will Be Hearing of Drinks and Rumors of Drunks

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

I think I might have used that line, or something like it, previously when mentioning an upcoming Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash.

Regardless, I am using it again. It’s. Just. That. Good*.

So, Zomby and I were planning to meet up to discuss the next RMBB, but got interrupted by an email from someone who had some interesting ideas. We’re meeting with them this week to discuss. It could be pretty cool.

Stay tuned.

* And if it doesn’t make sense to you, you’re either not a very good Christian or you’re an atheist who really needs to read the source material.

I Love Denver Weather

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

I really do.


Well, It Made Me Smile

Monday, April 7th, 2008

License plate I saw today:


I’m hoping they were aiming for irony.

Unto Us This Day a Child is Born

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

And she looks just like her dad or her mom or maybe some combination of the two.

Hard to say really, what with there not being any photos yet.

C’mon, dude dad, get with the program!

And welcome, Lily Frances!

Are You Looking for the Best in Colorado Blogging?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

But you could also do a lot worse than visiting Planet Colorado, an intermingled stream of Colorado blogging joyousness and happyosity, which includes yours truly.

It was also nice to see that the WP Anti Leech plugin really doesn’t work for poop. Ah well.

Raising a Generation of Stupid

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Christian homeschoolers take their kids to tour the Denver Museum of Nature & Science:

We have a membership to the museum and I have heard, on the odd visit, some creationist muttering to a companion about how wrong the museum is. That’s fine; they were adults, supposedly capable of thinking for themselves (despite all evidence to the contrary). This, however, is simply wrong. Children rely on authority figures to help them interpret the world, and teaching them that man’s knowledge of science, acquired through centuries of observation and experimentation, is inferior to a internally-inconsistent book of demonstrably false fairy tales is sickening.

At least when I take the wee Fi to the museum, she expresses real interest in learning about the exhibits, rather than regurgitating some idiocy spouted by a cretin from BC Tours, lest she be set upon by the Devil himself (because, surely, if there be devils, they’d call a science museum home).

(found via Ben Stein’s Enemy #1, PZ Myers)

Reason #392 to Love Colorado Weather

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008


On the heels of record highs on Saturday, snow will continue through most of Sunday with whiteout conditions in some areas.

According to 9NEWS Meteorologist Ashton Altieri, a powerful Pacific cold front passed over the state early Sunday and caused a 35 degree temperature drop along with large increase in moisture.

That’s right: we went from sunny and 74 yesterday to blowing snow and 24 today.

Yay fun.


Monday, February 25th, 2008

Just stuff.

Ralph Nader says, “Give the Republicans the White House again!

The Clinton campaign says “we didn’t intend that Obama photo as a smear“, quickly following up with “not that it was ours, or anything. Whatever. Hey, look over there!” (scurry, scurry, scurry) … looks to me like more politics as usual, which is why I think we might actually see a President Obama.

In matchups looking ahead to November’s general election, Clinton leads Arizona Sen. John McCain by 48 percent to 43 percent. Obama’s lead over the virtually certain GOP nominee is twice that size, 51 percent to 41 percent.


And Heh.

A McDonald’s in California is giving the ancient made-up art of Feng Shui a try, channeling the made-up energy of chi in all sorts of fantastic ways, which is easy to do when you’re just making things up. Perhaps, if the executives in the McDonald’s board room really want to grow profits, they should all watch “The Secret” and compel the universe to make everyone Super Size themselves.

Colorado moves one step closer to retail alcohol sales on Sunday. Hey, look at us, we’re almost all grown up and getting our boobies here.

In a time of war, with economic crises looming, the U.S. Congress still has its priorities straight. Well, for a bunch of pinheads. Which, um, they seem continually bent on demonstrating that they are.

Atheists are fomenting rebellion, rising in numbers! The end is nigh! Hide the women and the whisky!

Also, marvel at how Mary Jordan of the Washington Post draws some moral equivalence between the fanaticism of 9/11 and the “extremism” of someone crossing out “In God We Trust” from U.S currency.

On the flip side, it looks like Texas may be heading back towards breeding stupid children.

Via the magic of (see right sidebar), I came across the band Speechwriters LLC yesterday. I dug it. So I went to iTunes, looked it up, saw it was $9.99 for an album and almost bought it.

Instead, I went to Amazon’s MP3 store, and found the same album for $3 less. What did the extra $3 get me at iTunes? Digital Rights Management (DRM). Well, that’s quite the selling point there, Apple. No, thanks, I like my music to have its freedom.

And, uh, that’s all.

Well, That Made for a Fun Commute

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Or, not really:

DENVER – A water main break created a sinkhole on Interstate 25 and forced authorities to close the northbound lanes of the highway on Thursday afternoon.

The highway is closed at I-25 and 56th Avenue and it is expected to remain closed for several hours.

Yeah, and judging by the size of the in-ground Interstate swimming pool, it’s going to be a fun commute for the next several days.