Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 6/11/09

The Nut Cache - a collection of recent things I found interesting, or amusing, or nutworthy.

As a Science Fiction fan, I'm interested in stories like this one. When I first saw the headline, I thought of the wealthy folks who paid to visit the International Space Station (and I wondered if they'd lined up a minister, yet...), but it turns out that they're just getting married on an airplane. Not exactly a first, but still kinda neat.

I had always thought that San Diego was a rather conservative town, at least by Southern California standards. Well, after reading this article by Chuck Norris, I'm not so sure anymore. Considering the video that DJP posted on Tuesday, maybe we're not as far behind Britain as I had thought.

It's always nice to see a court make a reasonable and rational decision for a change. Well, Niagara County, New York Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza has made such a decision. This should make punks and thugs think twice about saying, "No," when the crime lab tech pulls out the DNA swab!

“I don’t know anything about cars,” is what the new head of Government Motors (GM) said, according to this post at At first glace, my reaction was, "Oh, great..." but, after further thought, it might not be such a bad idea to have someone from the outside come in a fix things. After all, look at how well those from inside the industry have done... And Whitacre, as a former AT&T executive, should definitely understand how Government involvement can screw up an industry!

Please tell me this isn't the apartment of the future? I'm all in favor of the efficient use of space, but... Of course, in the Obamaconomy, this may be all any of us can afford in a few years.

A good practical joke should be funny, but not destructive. This fails on both counts. Although it does point out the errors in critical thinking skills among many Americans these days.

That's all for this week!

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Herding Grasshoppers said...

I kind of like Sergio's apartment. Hey, it's tidy and organized... you just don't want to fall out of bed.

You should see what they're doing in New York... I've seen photos of an "apartment" that was a bathroom with a microwave and a mattress.


But 77 sq ft? That's not much smaller than a bedroom in a spec house.

Mrs. Squirrel said...

The closet apartment reminded me of the dorm rooms on campus when I was in college.

It was fine for a college/study environment, but I hope the economy doesn't degrade so much that we are all stuffed into dorm rooms! EEK!

Sir Aaron said...

I saw some story on a woman in New York that lived in a shed that was something like 8 by 8. These people are nuts. Some of it is to save money but some of it is to save the planet.

The Squirrel said...


I remember a really silly movie in the 70's where everybody lived in their cars and rode bikes for transportation.

Mrs Squirrel knew some people who, no joke, lived in their cars during college, for financial reasons.


Sir Aaron said...

financial reasons is understandable but to save the planet?