Since late February, there have been five fatalities (and one critical injury) that were canopy-collision related. Every skydiver is asking the same questions: “How is this happening, and why?” It appears that skill level and proficiency are not indicators. One accident involved two jumpers with about 23 jumps each who were the only two jumpers under canopy at the time....
I’m inventing a new LARP (via my good buddy James) Vampire the NASCARade We create vampire character backgrounds, designate some hotspots in town, and race around in our cars to those spots, only making left turns. When we get there we have to shotgun cheap domestic beer, with each finished off in one go counting as a victim and gathering a point. First one to 14 points Gits R Done and...
WFTDA Tests "No Minors" Rules Set - Latest News -... →
brendanmc: merbyderbyschmerby: cruelwhip: oh, exciting! I don’t know how I really feel about this until I see it in action. My initial reaction leans towards negative with some of the proposed changes. I am not a fan of this. Minors are important, because there’s a fat gray area between “major impact” and “no impact” that needs a designation. If this goes through, any of us that spend...
Not by the Direct Method.: Sofia Kovalevskaya. →
jessnevins: Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891). An important mathematician in the second half of the 19th century, and the most important female mathematician of that time. Also, a nihilist from her early teens, a participant in the Paris Commune, a lifelong advocate for violent revolution, an un-indicted… Why is she not in a comic book already?
100 Most Desirable Women in Sports? →
Doesn’t include Suzie Hotrod. This list is already suspect.
Doctors Alarmed at Retcontinence Pandemic
PORTSMOUTH CITY, OR – An increase in reported cases of Retcontinence has alarmed a number of professionals representing the American Psychological Association. In the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Pieter Cross has diagnosed the dissociative disorder in 8 cases this week, seeming to confirm suspicions that the cyclical disease is again peaking among the general populace. “This disorder is often...