Archive for September, 2001


No one knows how it got in the bottle, and I don’t think I ever want to know.

Almost hit close to home

Living in Michigan, I never thought terrorists would target something out here, especially compared to say, oh, the Sears Tower in Chicago. Nevertheless, a breaking story reveals that in June, three men of Middle Eastern descent paid a flight instructor in Pontiac, Michigan $100 to take them up flying around Oakland County. But they had a definite goal in mind. Once they arrived at the DiamlerChrysler headquarters, they took their cameras out and flew around the tower and complex three times, while taking numerous pictures. They then returned to the airport, paid the instructor, left and were never seen again. One of the men had a Florida state pilotís license. Not only is this hitting extremely close to home (within ~20 miles in my case), but my dad works at the DiamlerChrysler headquarters. Yeah, thatís just a little bit freaky.


There have been many photographs from the attacks since Sep 11th, but you probably haven’t seen this one. Read about it here.

Laser view of WTC

Some fascinating shots of the WTC site before and after. First read at Slashdot, got pictures from NY Times, can find out how it works at BBC.

What Really Happened?

This guy certainly can spin a fantastically huge ball of yarn. If nothing else, it’s an intriguing view of the recent terrorist (or “terrorist” as he would say) attacks and seemingly impending war that will result. Is this whole event a government conspiracy? Is it simply a means to further the motives of government officials? Is bin Laden working for the CIA? Were the identities of the hijackers misrepresented so as to conceal the government’s involvement? The ball just keeps getting bigger and bigger and more full of yarn. But perhaps you like yarn and would like to know what really happened.


In an effort to be complete, I’m going to put up the rest of my SF Midwest Championship footage. It’s been a loong time, but it still may entertain a few bored people out there. I’ve put up what I had previously posted about on Shoryuken plus about another hour of selected qualifying footage. You can find it here and under the media menu above.

Gum bad!

Don’t you just hate it when you step on a big wad of chewing gum? Sure, it’s relatively easy to get off your shoe, but how the heck do you get it off the streets? Imagine yourself in the United Kingdom with over 19 million gum chewers, chewing nearly 1 billion packs of gum a year. Do you scrape or freeze it off the sidewalks? Hey, what about using harsh chemicals! Wait a second… it’s the 21st centuryÖ why not use lasers! Check out ZeroGum, a laser powered street gum remover! It disintegrates the gum by blasting it with a laser heating up the nasty sticky mess to 180 degrees Celsius. Too cool. I have to admit, Iíve been sort of addicted to Eclipse gum lately (this coming right after an Altoids obsession). It gives you such a nice quick burst of freshening that lasts and lasts!

Crop Dusters

It would be very bad if terrorists got their hands on Anthrax, a crop duster, and flew over a city or stadium (the U of M stadium holds over 100,000 fans) releasing their payload. Well guess what, U.S. law enforcement found manuals for crop dusting equipment while searching terrorist hideouts. It’s too bad Anthrax vaccines aren’t common place yet.


A pig smiled at me.


Who knew you could rent-a-spy! I wonder if they take PayPal as a payment method… Now tell me what you think .