"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

May 6, 2010

How Stuff Works


This:

Plus this:


Plus this:


Gets you this:

"Accused Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad has been charged in federal court with numerous crimes in the terrorism plot including attempting to commit an act of terror, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and traveling over an international border to commit an act of terrorism."

(emphasis mine)

But...

This:


Plus this:





Plus this:



Gets you this:



7 comments:

Charles F. Oxtrot said...

I hereby award you the Oxtrot Medal in Political Mathematics!

Montag said...

nice work.

Don said...

that resembles my lottery strategy...

Jack Crow said...

Thx!

Sean said...

The illustrated guide to how the system works. Brilliant. Should be required reading for ages 10 and above though I'm afraid many adults won't get it.

Richard said...

OT: you might be interested in my post about the Greek protests and the deaths of the 3 bank workers

Jack Crow said...

Richard,

I just used it as inspiration.