Happy memorial day! This week on the web brings you the Saga of Devil Corgi, the new Nook, a head in a jar, kitten hugs, and more!
Donate to the Red Cross: To help the victims of the Joplin disaster. Or, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate ten dollars.
In Which We Acquire a Corgi, And I Acquire CorgiPox: Part One of the Saga of Devil Corgi, a hapless, neglected furball that we tried to love.
In which we relinquish our corgi to a better place: Part Two of the Saga of Devil Corgi, where his repeated attempts at murder force us to reconsider our intentions.
So I Promised I’d Blog About Wishy: The Fiancee is still collecting her thoughts, but she does have a picture of our (smarter) cat hiding from the Devil Corgi.
You can adopt a war dog: There’s an organization that allows you to adopt a retired, possibly titanium-fanged war dog from the US Military. I link to this because adopting a war dog is almost certainly safer than adopting Devil Corgi.
Eric deals with the fallout of Russel Edgington: The latest trailer for True Blood. These are getting better and better. Here’s hoping that they fix all of the (glaring) problems from Season Three.
New Green Lantern trailer: This one goes into the history of the Corps, and the main villain, Parallax. This is kind of getting me onto a sci-fi kick again.
A scene from We Are the Night: There’s a new vampire flick playing via On Demand; I’ll probably check that out sometime today.
Lenny Kravitz cast as Cinna in The Hunger Games: Not how I pictured him, but I’ll deal. Also: Lenny Kravitz is an actor now?
New transformers promo: This apparently features someone called Mirage. Also, this is the sound of me not caring.
A stunning, 55-minute long Matrix fan film: Remember when The Matrix was awesome? I think there’s still potential in the idea…
Barnes & Noble announces the new nook: This edition is one big, black-and-white touch screen, which I love, because it maximises space, and the screen is supposed to refresh about eighty percent faster. It’s wi-fi only, losing the previous nook’s cellular capabilities, but I think that’s a small trade-off. And the battery lasts twice as long as the Kindle’s. DO WANT.
Ars Technica looks at the new Nook: A nice overview of the new nook’s features and capabilities.
Hands on with the new nook: With video of the new divice in action.
Barnes & Noble, Amazon engage in battery-life pissing match: Seriously, boys, just whip ‘em out and measure ‘em. Which is actually what Barnes & Noble claims to have done.
The scientific reason why the honey badger doesn’t have to give a s**t: Skin so thick it can sleep off a bite from the world’s deadliest snake. Also? It can take on a goddamn lion.
Zombie-Head in a jar costume: Some people really are just brilliant.
RC SuperHero: A humanoid-remote controlled air toy that looks kind of like Iron Man.
New algorithm that turns 8-bit rasters into vector images: This would make some of the old-school Nintendo games look amazing.
Harold Camping speaks: The lunatic Pastor claims that May 21st really was judgement day… it was just kind of a “soft” judgement. He still claims that October 21st is going to herald the end of all things. (via Brian in Shortsville)
Harold Camping re-predicts the end of the world, Twitter laughs on: A look at the lighter side of the apocalypse.
The best rapture bombs: Do you know how I said I was going to scatter empty sets of clothes around town? These guys actually did it. I love the one reading The God Dillusion.
Is kitten hugs time!: Your weekly does of squee.
Bernie Sanders calls for an end to medical patents: He would replace them with a reward system for developing new life-saving technology. I haven’t had enough time to think about this and form an opinion, but it’s dead in the water, anyway.
Pete DeGraaf calls for women to prepare financially for their own rape: I know it isn’t cool to wish rape on somebody, but… well, I hope Pete DeGraaf gets bent over a couch by a giant, tattooed biker named Bubbuh.
This is what happens when you don’t vaccinate: From the article: “There have been 118 reported measles cases in the first nineteen weeks of the year—which is the highest number of infections for that period since 1996. That’s particularly noteworthy because, as the CDC points out, “as a result of high vaccination coverage, measles elimination (i.e., the absence of endemic transmission) was achieved in the United States in the late 1990s and likely in the rest of the Americas since the early 2000s.”