Happy Monday, everybody! Hope you all had as fantastic a weekend as we did here in Chicago with the annual Air & Water Show. Thankfully, all of our participants made it through without falling from the sky or drowning in the lake. Another fine example of American technology and innovation at work.
Unlike what we see emanating from the White House, that is…
Hoo boy! Did you see this over at Michelle‘s? The (government funded) Smithsonian Institute was so gosh-darned excited by Obama’s challenge to out-innovate the Chinese (remember him wittering on about a “Sputnik moment“?), they’ve launched a new blog called the Department of Innovation. This is the logo:
Ahem. Beg pardon. Three gears configured thusly are incapable of turning. If the top gear is going clockwise, it’ll turn the gear on the right counter-clockwise, and the gear bottom left will be pulled in both directions at once. Total gridlock. Perfect.
The blog post gets about ten comments in before a bunch of reich-wing raaaa-cists!!!! start ragging on them about it.