Thursday, April 30, 2009

I Hit The Trifecta

I noticed this post from mid-March on Stuff White People Like.  The post talks about how white people love the show Mad Men.  Check out this section:
A proper reference to Arrested Development or the lending of a Wire Season on DVD are considered two of the easiest and most cost effective ways of getting a white person to like you.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Almost Stepped On..

This is getting posted later than I planned, as I procrastinated in getting the pictures off the camera.  Check out what Joe almost stepped on when we were hiking in Buescher State Park last weekend:

That is a coral snake .  Check out this portion from the Wikipedia entry:

New World coral snakes possess the second most potent venom of any North American snake

Unfortunately, it also says:

The sole manufacturer of Eastern and Texas Coral Snake Antivenom, Wyeth, has ceased production of this product and it is estimated that all remaining in-date stocks of Coral Snake Antivenom in the United States will be exhausted between October and December, 2008

Absent the antivenom (emphasis mine),

Victims of Eastern and Texas Coral snakebite should be transported as soon as possible to a tertiary level hospital which can provide constant monitoring of neurological and respiratory symptoms for 24 hours or more and if these symptoms occur be ready and able to sedate, endotracheally intubate and mechanically ventilate such patients for up to a week or until neurological and respiratory paralysis resolves.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Imagine If This Were Population Weighted

U-Haul's list of top destinations (based on the number of inbound U-Haul rentals) for 2008:

Austin is #9..and if you notice, it's a hell of a lot smaller than pretty much every other city on the list.  Austin is slightly larger than Portland within city limits, but Portland's metro area has a significantly higher population.  Kansas City is the same story (smaller city, bigger metro population).  I'm actually typing this from #13.