Canucks lose the cup (no surprise, re: 1994).
Canuck fans riot, and trash their own town (no surprise, re: 1994).
Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid people.
I Googled for dimensions of the Stanley Cup, drew it up as best as I could in Pro/Engineer, and scaled it down to be machined out of 1.5″ Aluminum stock. One student took the Guinea Pig Challenge, and this is his result!
Awesome car in every respect.
This one was fitted with monster 275/35R15 Hoosier tires. The fenders were cut to clear. Crazy wide tires.
Yes, that’s a Lexan spoiler. Yes, there are Kirkey seats in it. Yes, there’s even a splitter on the front. This car is fine-tuned to the maximum allowable in SCCA CSP Solo II rules. And yes, we all want one.
Frankly, I am not at all surprised that the end of the world did not come, and we weren’t all raptured. I’m a bit disappointed too.
Yeah. Whatever. This isn’t true.
I’ll see you on the 22nd with an “I told you so!”
Of course, if you’re reading this and there is no follow up on the 22nd, things might start getting a LOT worse.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
Election results: Conservative Majority.
Kind of what I thought shortly after the LAST federal election, when the Liberal leader pushed for another election, succeeding, finally, via a non-confidence vote. Stupid political gaming.
My thoughts at the time: I hope the election results are overwhelmingly against this opposition. And so it was.
With another federal election upon us, I have a tip for “the suits in charge:”
Just run the dang country, already.
Stop making all these stupid political promises that you will neither follow through on, nor stick to, just to get re-elected.
Stop playing all these stupid political games to either make yourself look good, stall bills, prevent anything from being accomplished, annoy the other party, or whatever menial non-country-running motivation has captured your self-centered heart.
I bet you’d get a lot more voter turn-out if we actually believed that you actually made a difference up there on the hill. I’m gathering you do, but we see ABSOLUTELY NOTHING from/of our local representatives until election time, and then they disappear. It just appears as if it’s all a game to you.
“It doesn’t matter who you vote for – the government always gets in.” –Unknown
Just run the dang country already.
Back online with this dandy bit of reference.
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All the joys and sorrows, ups and downs, challenges and rewards of life have to be some sort of proving ground for the hereafter.
Once we are no longer bound by our mortal/physical selves, we had better have developed an ethereal “mindset” to help us deal with living in the “spiritual” side of things.