Fire fighters, instead of being viewed as heroes, should be called what they are: money grubbing mercenaries out to kill fires. [Forest] Fires have as much right to exist as grizzlies and wolves.
"...Just in writing this article, my laptop running WinXP crashed twice, and I'm not willing to specify that level of unreliability into a customer's system."
Here is a very cool "camera-less film" by the very cool Nina Paley. It is called Pandorama .
(Caution: it's a 16 megabyte Quicktime video.)
And don't miss WWJD!
It's strange, hearing the name of my little home town mentioned all over the national news. Ordinarily, Falls Church is obscured in the umbra of Washington D.C.
I wasn't too scared about the sniper thing while he was striking up in Maryland and down around Fredericksburg. I mean, it was terrible, and cause for great concern, but I didn't feel like my own life was in danger.
But... I live about a mile away from that Home Depot. I've been there many times. I drive by that shopping center every day, on my way to and from work.
Not that I'm afraid, really. Between the tiny probability of the sniper fixing me in his crosshairs, and the fact that I'm not afraid to die, there isn't much reason to be really scared.