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How to catch an iPhone thief

Here is an awesome story about a boy and his iPhone. One day it got stolen by an evil man. The boy was sad but determined to get his iPhone back. Read this most excellent retelling of the events. No really, do it. It’s hysterically wonderful. You can read the story here.

Howard Zinn Dies

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose book “A People’s History of the United States” became a million-selling leftist alternative to mainstream texts, died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 87 and lived in Auburndale, Mass. The cause was a heart attack, his daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn said. <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fairrencom-20%2F8001%2F741281ee-6cb2-4bc5-a793-3771cb51a5f0&Operation=NoScript” mce_HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fairrencom-20%2F8001%2F741281ee-6cb2-4bc5-a793-3771cb51a5f0&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

Apple iPad Announced Today

And here it is, the new tablet from Apple, the iPad. Probably not in stores yet as the online Apple store is not down.

Uncle Don & Aunt Val visit B’ham

Don & Val came down from IN to spend some time with Janie. A grand time was had by all.

A Cautionary Tale

Not only is it terrifyingly cold and snowy in Chicago, it’s also darn right dangerous to walk the streets. You never know what could happen… to your head!

AT-AT Not a Machine at all…

The truth behind the AT-AT has been revealed at last, in this diagram showing us the turbo-skeleton of the creature driving those AT-ATs. Yes, you thought they were giant robots – but they are actually giant monsters! Love this!

Alabama: Frozen Tundra

Ya know, when I moved to Alabama I did not believe that there would be any chance of having frozen tundra. Sadly, I was wrong. We woke up the past few days to temperatures in the teens. Real hard to keep it above freezing in the greenhouse. Hope the satsumas don’t take a hit. Oh, …

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Palm Springs circa 1984 – I think

Avatar: Awesome Awesomeness

That is all. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Real Cause of Swine Flu

Talking Jesus: That Perfect Holiday Gift

Imagine if you will, waking early on Christmas morning, running to the tree and ripping open your presents and finding… a Talking Jesus! There are no words to express the amount of happiness this little guy will bring to boys and girls everywhere!

Make Yer Own Darned Zhu Zhu

I wasn’t quite sure what a Zhu Zhu really was, but now I know that I can make one myself! What You Will Need a cheap remote control car some craft fur googly eyes hot glue probably a beer Here’s a handy video tutorial: source

Laika waits for Santa

Really, how cute is this?

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

Several years ago Sekin & Rae had a snowman and a Santa Claus that had sound chips in them. The Santa, when squished, said, “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas,” and the snowman said, “Let it snow let it snow let *it* snow!” Anyway, Star killed the toys when she came and we were all very …

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One Thousand Tears of A Tarantula @ 2!

I love this band and this song – so happy they’re getting some recognition: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has selected “One Thousand Tears of A Tarantula” by Dengue Fever for his Decade’s Best Song List for Rolling Stone magazine. The song comes in at #2. #2 people! Also included on the list is Damian Marley’s, “Welcome …

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Traditional peeing at Wrigley Field

OK, I had no idea these even existed. Good news for men who enjoy urinating in stainless steel troughs at professional baseball games: The Chicago Cubs will renovate the bathrooms at Wrigley Field this offseason, but a team spokesman has assured the Tribune that the treasured urinal troughs, long a part of the stadium’s lore, …

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Making sweaters with your dog

I admit that I have thought about doing this before. Not that I know how to knit or anything, but I’m pretty sure I could learn. <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fairrencom-20%2F8001%2F91e7cce7-d90e-44d1-9f53-fffd2caf06a5&Operation=NoScript” mce_HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fairrencom-20%2F8001%2F91e7cce7-d90e-44d1-9f53-fffd2caf06a5&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A>

Todd Lowe @ Eyecon

I know why he didn’t wake up until 2:00.

Test post from iPhone

Is there anything the iPhone can’t do?

Test Post

This is only the test post.