Army steals the trophy

The Post reports that the Commanders in Chief trophy was stolen from the Naval Academy the other day. Of course Army (who has a 4 game win streak underway) is suspected as being the culprit. All that the note said is that it is somewhere on the way to West Point right now. Still not as good as when Navy stole the mules a few years back, but at least their trying….]]>

US Marines Stamps

How many have you heard of? I have to confess I’d only heard of two, and wasn’t that familiar with the exploits of the others. But Medal of Honor winners and famous generals are now the subject of a new set of stamps from the Post Office. Sometimes if you get bored with Tom Clancy, you should check out the Medal of Honor citation logs. They are pretty impressive stories of brave guys in the face of serious trouble. Medal of Honor Citation listings
Iraq Medal of Honor (only one, so far)

Chinatown buses

Washington Post has finally come out and confirmed what I’ve been talking about for awhile. A late October inspection sweep of 400 buses by a task force of federal, state and local authorities turned up more than 500 safety-related violations, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates interstate bus and truck companies. This came in response to two recent bus burnings on the popular DC-NY-Boston corridor. Needlesss to say, I have a big case of “I told you so” today.]]>

PenguinRadios for sale

Internet Radio with no PC Needed is now a reality! PenguinRadio, working to free Internet from the shackles of a PC since 1999, is pleased to announce that we are shipping the SolutionsRadio! The SolutionsRadio web device is Internet Radio – no computer needed -  designed in the Netherlands, manufactured in Asia, and now shipping to the US through PenguinRadio Powered by PenguinRadio’s exclusive streaming media directory of thousands of streaming radio stations and podcasters, the Solutions Radio offers instant desktop Internet radio without having to go through the clicks and fuss of turning on your computer – just press and play. The SolutionsRadio comes with a built-in speaker, making it the ideal stand-alone device. The Solutions Radio is very easy to use and can be setup in just a few minutes (we had ours up and running in 14 seconds after being plugged in) Simple: The radio device plugs into your home Ethernet router and connects into your LAN network using DHCP or manual network settings. There is also a modem that you can plug into a standard phone line and connect to your dial-up Internet service, although we recommend using Ethernet/LAN/DHCP as you’ll get a better quality stream. Fun: After the clearance came from US Customs just the other day, we drove to the airport in the middle of the night to pull them out of the warehouse (we really wanted to play with them). We’ve been working on the playlists all day and all night, trying to ensure that only quality mp3 streaming radio stations come through to your device (and, believe us, this is a real effort). More advanced users can build their own playlist files and listen to their favorites, or just add them to the directory so others can hear them as well (add your station at Ready for Shipping You can now order the SolutionsRadio online at our store:  We are accepting checks and credit cards (via Paypal) for now. We will try to make other solutions available very soon for those who don’t use Paypal. If you are interested in a large purchase for a church or community group, please drop us an email and we’ll help you find a solution. * You received this email because someone put your e-mail in our database to be contacted when the radio shipped. We will now erase  that list so you won’t hear from us again unless you e-mail us (we hate spam too). Enjoy The staff at]]>

Funeral Service for Video Gamer death

Fellow Knights pay homage to one of their brethren…. Snowly of The World of Warcraft  (Xinhua)  A young girl nicknamed “Snowly” died last month after playing the online game “World of Warcraft” for several continuous days during the national day holiday.  Several days before Snowly’s death, the girl was said to be preparing for a relatively difficult part of the game (namely, to kill the Black Dragon Prince) and had very little rest. She told her friends that she felt very tired.  A big online funeral was held for Snowly one week after her death (see photo from The Mirror). (in Chinese)]]>