This blog covers everything except sports and gardening, unless we find a really good link about using dead professional bowlers for mulch. The author is a StarTribune columnist, has been passing off fiction and hyperbole as insight since 1997, has run his own website since the Jurassic era of AOL, and was online when today’s college sophomores were a year away from being born. So get off his lawn.

Just 12 minutes of Russian Road Accidents

Posted by: James Lileks under Outstate Updated: December 5, 2012 - 12:03 PM

Scant blogging today; busy as a one-armed paperhanger whose other arm is in a sling, and is trying to fill out disability paperwork by using a stylus to punch the proper letters on the keyboard. At some point you’d consider using your nose. Either way you look like those weird novelty bird-shaped things that dip into a drink over and over again. What are those called? Drinky-birds? Sigh. Googling . . .

 

Ah. Wikipedia says:

Drinking birds, also known as insatiable birdie,[1] and dipping birds,[2] are toy heat engines that mimic the motions of a bird drinking from a water source. They are sometimes incorrectly considered examples of a perpetual motion device.

Never heard anyone call it an insatiable birdie.

Anyway. Here’s something you amuse yourself for a while until you tire of clicking: the Bad Opinion Generator. Laugh at people who got it wrong!

 

This is the real lunch-time amusement: over 12 minutes of Russian traffic I accidents. I usually have a 3-minute limit for videos. I watched this TWICE.

 

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