Update, late-March

So back in early-February I was working away on a post that reviewed a recently-released flamethrower (no, I'm not kidding), only to have the post expand so much that I realized I needed to break it up into two or three parts. On top of the delays piling up on each other I then noticed that a book I'd been waiting for had just been released, a book which necessitated immediate reviewal. So I put aside the flamethrower review and got to work on the book review, but now this post has become so ridiculously large that I'll be lucky if I even get it finished by the end of April. Anyhow, late-April you'll either see the book review go up or an update to this message. Following that I'll get to work on breaking up and completing the flamethrower review.

New York City Has Become So Progressive it Plans to Bite the Hand that Feeds it – the Oil Companies

Lady Libertine (with no apologies to Emma Lazarus): "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled energy slaves yearning to exhale CO2 virtually for free, The wretched black gold of your teeming bowels. Send these, the unburned, tempest-tost to me, I fill my lamp beside the charlatan's door" (photos by

No, Not NEOM Nor Even Women Can Save Saudi Arabia and its Monarchy from Peak Oil and Collapse [part 1/2]

You know things have taken a turn for the desperate when women have started to drive. Or rather, when they're about to start driving in Saudi Arabia. Although repeated efforts over the years to allow Saudi Arabian Miss Daisies to drive themselves haven't managed to budge things in the slightest,