**Table Saw Safety Tip No. 2**
(No. 1 of course being don't touch the blade)

The other day, I was using the table saw, and I didn't have the rip-fence quite square, and the piece became wedged between the blade and the fence. So, being a total dumb-ass, I stepped behind the saw (instead of walking around) to turn it off. As I did this, the piece of wood dislodged, and traveling at a speed somewhere near that of light struck me in the gut, right below the sternum.

Thank God for my abs of steel...


I've got nothing today. Fortunately, Jaquandor has some interesting posts.

First, an interesting theory on why The Phantom Menace, and Attack of the Clones are so reviled. Now, the majority of people I know actually like, or even love the films, so head on over, and share the love.

Jaq also has a great picture up of Mt. Everest. As you may already know, today is the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reaching the top of the world.


**WARNING!!! Profanity ahead**
(Who am I kidding, nobody reads this anyway)

Don't cry, everything is going to be OK. David Cross has a new comedy album out on Sub Pop Records. While I have yet to hear Shut Up, You Fucking Baby! I am going to strongly recommend it.

David Cross is that guy that when you see him, you will go "OH, THAT guy." He is also one half of the HBO series Mr. Show. If you have never seen Mr. Show, I suggest, no, I demand you rent it now! For the uninitiated, Mr. Show ran for four seasons on HBO. Mr. Show was a sketch comedy that starred David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, and featured other recognizable faces such as Jack Black, and Brian Posehn. What follows is my feeble attempt to describe the genius that was Mr. Show. "A modern, American, more vulgar Monty Python."

I only lament that I've only seen the first two seasons, because the last two have yet to be released on DVD, and I have always been too cheap to pay for HBO. However, season three will be released in August. While my birthday is in July, a pre-order would make a fine gift...