Monday, October 25, 2010


The great pumpkin carving tradition has begun, with Mr. Mumps. Say hello to your adoring fans Mr. Mumps...

Mr. Mumps was in the dumps, for though he had a large and toothy grin, a beauty contest he'd never win... but WE still love him! Indeed, and then we'll eat him. Happy Halloween and happy pumpkin pie making!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Engineering Marvel

Swiss engineers completed the world's largest tunnel Friday, drilling through the last few feet of rock needed to complete the 35.4-mile tunnel underneath the Swiss Alps, the Associated Press reported.

The drill bit used to carve the last few feet of solid rock is a pretty spectacular sight. Take a look at the video feed here.

In passing-by, I had the opportunity to meet with the world's largest drill bit and ask a question:
D: What manner of machine are you that can summon up rock without chisel or hammer?
T: I... am a drill bit.
D: By what name are you known?
T: There are some who call me... 'Tim'...?
D: ...greetings, Tim the Drill Bit.

In other news, I learned you can post just about thing in Craigslist, including a post soliciting exotic and ancient lumber for furniture-intended purposes, submitted by yours truly.