February 2010 Link Round-up; Highlights and Lowlights

On March 1st I take my ASVAB as I begin the road to Army OCS. But before I can do that I have to post the February 2010 link dump and the military had some news that will be making this list. For starters…

An unmanned Blackhawk Helicopter is in the works
. The only drawback is this assures there will be no sequel to Black Hawk Down. <Yahoo!>

I finally saw The Hurt Lockerand I thought it was great (though I’d love to hear from actual EOD personnel). Surprisingly those brilliant people who give it out major movie awards have acknowledged it’s greatness. Will the academy? <Yahoo!>

Crime does pay, and it pays very well (in Canada). <CBC>

Ever wonder what a baseball player’s fan mail looks like? Scroll down to February 25th on Pat Neshek’s blog. (more…)

Allison Stokke Has a Reason to Lay Low

Bleacher Report just named Cal’s Allison Stokke as the Sexiest Female Athlete to watch of 2010. What’s awesome abut Stokke is this is without her even trying. She just goes out there and competes and every now and then a photo emerges, at which point all of our jaws drop.

Allison Stokke, pole vault, athlete (more…)

Who Did Kill That Electric Car?

I just got done watching “Who Killed The Electric Car?” This film explores the brief life of the EV1 and other cars spawned by the birth of the EV1. The EV1 was an electric car produced by GM and marketed in California and Arizona. After a few years it was not only discontinued but GM refused to renew any leases (and they had not sold any of the vehicles. All the cars were rounded up and virtually all of them were destroyed. This film explores the question of why. It’s a very good question and their approach is much more compelling than I expected. (more…)

Documentary Round-Up

I’ve been on a bit of a documentary kick lately. I’ve already talked about I.O.U.S.A. and I just finished Maxed Out, which takes on personal debt and the credit card companies as opposed to the national debt. Just like I.O.U.S.A. it serves as a wake-up call for financial responsibility. I first had this wake-up call after attending a Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace class about a year ago and I can’t stress enough how important is for the individual to maintain financial responsibility. Debt is crushing people out there so I suggest you take control before it comes down on you. (more…)