Here’s an amazing video of… well I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s rather impressive. Stay to the end to see a couple of interesting moments with motorbikes (no crashes, sorry).

Side note: Almost all the related videos are for the group A-Ha. I have no idea why.


My missus was on TV yesterday, as part of her job with the RSPCA. Blink and you’ll miss it though, as they had a real live TV vet to do the talking.

Oh, the link might not work for you if you’re not in the UK, don’t use RealPlayer, or have gods currently frowning upon you. But it will have to do until I figure out how to convert it into a proper format.

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China is being criticized pretty extensively of late for exporting all manner of products that don’t match consumer safety standards in their target markets. A stunning example of this is a bracelet sold at Hamleys (the UK equivalent of FAO Schwarz), which contained 93% lead. Did I say contained? Basically it was lead, with a bit of paint. You don’t need to know that the legal limit is 0.1% in the UK to realize that this might be a bad thing.

In that context, enjoy this quote from CNBC anchor Erin Burnett. I understand what she was trying to say, but boy did she mess it up. At least I hope it was a mistake.

“A lot of people like to say, scaremonger about China, right? A lot of politicians and I know you talk about that issue all the time. I think people should be careful what they wish for on China — you know, if China were to revalue its currency, or China is to start making, say, toys that don’t have lead in them, or food that isn’t poisonous, their costs of production are going to go up. And that means prices at Walmart, here in the United States, are going to go up too. So, I would say China is our greatest friend right now.They’re keeping prices low, and they’re keeping prices for mortgages low too.”

Eat lead, sucker.

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