George W. Bush gets his statue

A statue dedicateA sofa-sized statue of the shoe was unveiled Thursday in Tikrit, the hometown of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Baghdad-based artist Laith al-Amari described the fiberglass-and-copper work as a tribute to the pride of the Iraqi people.

The statue is inscribed with a poem honoring Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who stunned the world when he whipped off his loafers and hurled them at Bush during a press conference on Dec. 14.

In the Arab world, even showing someone the sole of a shoe is considered a sign of disrespect.

I love the Iraqis. They have sole.

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Saddleback

Saddleback has a new definition. 

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Organizing my desk

I've been waiting for Anthro to come out with a display mount for under $500 for a long time. Too long. I finally found one on Amazon that looked reasonably nice and just $110 after rebate!  So, fuck Anthro and their overpriced ergonomoporn. I went with Atdec.

And, wow, what a difference it made to my desk.

Before:

After the new display mount:

Here's the box it came in, just in case you're curious.

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