I just thought I’d pass along a bit of culture that won’t be appearing on the headlines of your local paper or on most radio stations in urban settings…
I give you: Madison Rising
They’re #29 on the Amazon sales leader-board for music CDs with their first album…they’re a metal/alt blend band with conservative (former military) roots with a right-leaning message that actually managed to please a few of the folks at the Occupy DC protests last week.
Seriously…read some of those lyrics and give them a trial listen on iTunes – harder style than I usually prefer, but I might make an exception for this. 🙂
Tunnel to the Other Side of the Earth
Have you ever wondered which part of the other side of the earth is directly below you? Find out using this map tunneling tool.
If I were to drill a hole through the center of the Earth, I would emerge off the coast of Australia. LOL!
In November, Amazon is releasing Kindle Fire to compete with iPad. Apparently, it features a full color screen and access to Amazon’s media content. Sweet!
I think I know what I want for Christmas now.
It’s been a few days, but I think I’ve finally recovered from my annual trip to the third largest gathering of geeks in the United States (i.e., Dragon*Con). Tomorrow, I plan to get right back into the swing of things on this side of the blog with some commentary on the last Republican debate. At the moment, though, I’d like to share a great clip that really puts our lives into perspective:
(Hat tip to John Ringo.)
I’m glad that my co-author and I can disagree without becoming disagreeable. Still, I think it’s time to post something fun to break the tension. Here’s our cat, Smidget, loving on my Hush Puppies:
As seen on Stacy McCain’s blog:
“Why settle for the lesser evil?”
Perhaps I’m easily amused, but this makes me laugh hysterically. Ia! Ia! Cthulhu F’thagn!
By the way, if you’re wondering why I have not resumed my “Vision for America” series, it’s because I’ve been extremely busy lately. I will post the next part as soon as I get a genuine free moment. Apologies for the wait!
In all seriousness, some taxation is necessary if the government is to carry out its vital activities. But that doesn’t make the process of filling out a return any less annoying.
I took a trip into DC today both to visit the National Shrine on a quiet day and to see the cherry blossoms. Some of my photos can be found after the jump!
A mosaic depicting Creation, Upper Church. You can’t see it in my shot, but on the blue edges, the artist included sugar, benzene, and DNA molecules: food, power, and life. Very cool.
Mary, Queen of Heaven, Upper Church.
Another mosaic behind the main altar of the Upper Church.
Cherry blossoms galore!