On the PS3 delay

I’m pretty sure I said earlier in the year that the PlayStation 3 wouldn’t come out on time.  Of course, I’m too lazy to even go search my own site to find out when I said that.  With the latest news that the Europe launch will be delayed (damn near half a year, if I recall correctly) and that instead of the 4 million at launch Sony predicted, they will be short about 1 million and only ship 1.5 to 2 million (still not sure how that’s 1 million short, but them thar be Sony’s words), this comic seems to properly capture the nature of the launch.

[tags]Latest on the PS3 delay, Humor on the PlayStation delay[/tags]

Those damned magicians

MSNBC.com has this tragic tale to tell us. A Nigerian man was slaughtering a goat. Sometime during or shortly after the slaughter, the goat turned into his brother. Naturally, such an even can only occur when magic is involed.

A Nigerian murder suspect accused of killing his brother with an ax told police investigators he actually attacked a goat, which was only later magically transformed into his sibling’s corpse, officials said Thursday.

The man, whose name wasn’t released, offered police his explanation after his arrest Tuesday in the death of his brother the previous day at Isseluku village in southern Nigeria.

“He said that the goats were on his farm and he tried to chase them away. When one wouldn’t move, he attacked it with an ax. He said it then turned into his brother,” Police Commissioner Udom Ekpoudom told the Associated Press.

I totally understand. I have often seen the dragons that roam my street magically turn in to cars when the sun comes up.

[tags]Man kills goat which turns into brother, Magic makes mad mockery – murderer mauled mountainous mammal[/tags]

Happy Birthday, General Lee

You people with your misunderstanding.  Not the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.  The real General Lee – the confederate general.  We’re talking real history here…
Yes, September 16th 2006 is General Custis Lee’s 174th birthday.  So hats off to a man who played a large part in the civil war.  Oh, and note this little bit:

The eldest son and the second of seven children, Custis Lee, as his family called him, followed his father’s footsteps to West Point. At age 16, Custis had been denied entry into the military academy, but his father wrote an appeal to General Winfield Scott and so he was admitted the following year. Though he had needed his father’s influence to gain admission, once in West Point Lee made the most of his opportunity. He graduated first in his class of 46 in 1854. For the last two years of his studies, his father was superintendent of the academy.

Like so many children of the rich these days, it appears he couldn’t make the cut on his own, so he got Daddy to fix things and let him get where he wanted to be.  Not that he didn’t do well after this, but he couldn’t even get into the military academy on his own.  Think how history might have changed had daddy not written that letter.

[tags]Happy Birthday, General Lee’s birthday[/tags]