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ABC Flash Cards

These cards look awesome. Why not take a set of ABC flash cards for kids and make them more complicated? It’s so easy to say that “A is for Apple” or “X is for X-ray fish.” But why not get a bit more technical? You know, “H is for Hydrogen Bonding” and “X is for Xylem?” Awesome.

News

Gas Tax Holiday

I’m glad to see nearly everyone is opposed to this gas tax holiday. Even better is that most people see it as a completely transparent attempt, especially on Clinton’s side, as attempting to court votes.

While we’re at it, why not have an income tax holiday for a few weeks in the summer? That would help a lot more than just repealing that silly old 18.4 cents per gallon tax. We need a real tax holiday, people! Sure, the government doesn’t need that money. They can just borrow it any have someone else pay for it later. It’s that thinking that has balloned our deficit to $9,361,427,723,127.68 (as of 9 May 2008 at 02:08:35 AM GMT) or over $30,000 per person.

Maybe we should start thinking about how we’re going to start paying that down?

Games

Games I Like

Before I started playing Mario Kart, I stumbled on a few simple online games that I thought were pretty neat.

The first one is called Free Rice. The object is easy. You are shown a word. You pick (or guess) from one of the four definitions. If you’re right, they donate 20 grains of rice to the UN. It’s addictive too; I got up to about 400 grains of rice in just a few minutes.

The second game is Type Racer. It’s another simple concept. You type in a phrase or quote from a movie or book or song. While you’re doing this, you’re racing against other people, typing in the same thing. I can only manage about 60 wpm, which, when compared to the competition, isn’t that great.