Thursday, November 27, 2008

road records

recently in a Californian desert town grooves were cut into the road surface to play the "Lone Ranger" when cars drive along it. But some residents do not like it that much, they say it sounds like a horrible screeching sound not a nice tune. Maybe luckily state officials have agreed to pave over the grooves, so no more screeching ranger.



Happy Turkey Day

In the traditions of our ancestors (or some of our's)we eat a very ugly bird. Today most people think of the Macy's day parade ,but this is not the only parade today ,there is a big parade in Philadelphia(which is also the oldest in the U.S.A) and probably big parades in many other places.So have a good turkey day.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Obama v. The Stock Market

Recently as we all know Barack Obama was elected president. Before being elected the news personalities were predicting a big rise in the stock market if he was elected, but if you look at stock chart on NOV/5/08 the stock market took a turn for the worst. And it has also been bad since then ,with no end in site...


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hail to the CO2

People in these times say that green house gasses are killing animals and plants .But if I remember my 1st grade science class plants need carbon dioxide and the more CO2 they get the more O2(oxygen).So even though we do produce methane we also produce CO2 so intern we indirectly produce O2.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The scary day is approaching

By reading my title you probably think I am referring to Halloween(hallows-eve) but I am not. I am referring to November 4Th presidential election day.(If you are PRO government stop reading this right now). OK, if you(the reader) have listened to the news you will see Obama and McCain just throwing insults at each other like a child(like every other political election).Now I ask you would you rather have a bad president a bad president or none of the above,sadly the last option is not a option .


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

And I Can See a Bad Four Years from My Backyard

About a week ago I was on Youtube. And one of the highlighted movies on the main screen was an imitation of Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. It's not one of the highlighted movies any more, but if you search "Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton" a lot of results will come up. Only some of them show the imitation.

One of the funniest parts in these imitations are when Hillary says "I believe diplomacy should the cornerstone of any foreign policy." And then Sarah Palin says "And I can see Russia from my house!"

Saturday, September 27, 2008

This land

At Cafe Hayek if you click on August 2008, then search "campaigning" you should find a link to "Time for Some Campaigning," a spoof on the 2008 election. This video is by JibJab. If you go to their website they have a spoof on the 2004 election which you should watch (the whole way through, literally) and they have "Time for Some Campaigning." The spoof on the 2004 election is called "This Land." There is a little bit of bad language, but only twice and it's not the worst bad language. I think it's hysterical, for all you libertarians out there.

(HT: My friend Miss Candace, aka Candace Smith).

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Spores are Coming

There is a new game out called Spore where you start out as a one celled organism on the microscopic level and get to the macroscopic level and then to civilization and then to galactic conquest (cool!).

This game is compatible with windows and mac(there is also a ipod,iphone model). I highly recommend this game to anyone who has a interest in fun and sort if not very educational games.

Thomas Boudreaux

Thursday, September 4, 2008

K for Klingon

On my way to school today I was thinking that it would be very interesting to have a Star Trek series told from the point of view of the Klingons, especially before the Klingons and the Federation had an alliance. It would be good if the series would start in the early Star Trek Enterprise era, where Star Fleet found a Klingon and brought him back to Qo' noS. This is when the Federation and the Klingons first became enemies. Then maybe after 70 or 8o episodes of this series you'd create a new series in the original series era. And to close out the Star Trek series there would another 70 or 80 episodes from after the Khitomer Accord--during the Next Generation era. Wouldn't that be cool to all you trekkies out there?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CHROME at Home

We have just downloaded Chrome, the new internet browser by Google.  So far, I think it's great.  I really like the way you can move tabs into different positions or drag them into a new window.  It's also really simple to add a new tab -- just hit the + button.  You don't have to go to "file" or "new tab."  I also really like the fact that if you have a bookmark say on Firefox you can use the wrench in the top right-hand corner and import bookmarks and other information from your other browers.  I also like the fact that file edit and other tool buttons at the top of other  browers (such as view) are all put into one space -- the page menu next to the wrench menu.  In my view, I think CHROME will easily challenge Internet Explorer and Firefox.  

Thomas Boudreaux

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Albert the Adorable

Albert my beagle/corgi /dachshund mix, is a crazy little thing but he is so adorable. It is amazing how such a little dog(About 1 foot tall)can have such a big bark, and strong bite.Albert is a dog that demands many nickname's, here is a list of them

2.Prince of Darkness
3.Albert the Adorable
5.Albert the Awesome

those are the P.O.D's nicknames.
For the answer to my last challenge. It is . . . In Theory!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

FEE for me

From the time I was two months old until I was four, I lived and my parents worked at FEE (the Foundation for Economic Education).

Back when I lived there the most advanced piece of technology was a Windows 99 system. But I visited FEE today and they now have Windows Vista, a Mac Book Air and a plasma tv. This made me think how technology in such a short period of time has advanced so far. I think technology changing quickly is a really good thing. If you think about it, before the Industrial Revolution we didn't have electric light bulbs at all, all light came from candles, oil lamps, and the sun. We didn't have cars or a lot of other items we consider necessities today. And then during the Industrial Revolution (the modern renaissance) in America and other countries a lot of innovative people started inventing things are pretty quickly; we started getting inventions at a marvelous rate. First, we had steam power that could run trains (iron horses), then we had the telegraph, then the phonograph, photography, electric light bulbs, the list goes on and on. Most notably we also got cars and planes. Even though people don't think about it today in a way we are still in an invention revolution.

BTW, here's the belated answer to my question posted at

If theres a WII theres a Way

The first TNG episode was . . . Encounter at Farpoint, Part I -- good job to Steve!

Here's my next question:

What is the title of the episode where Data says "Honey, I'm home"?


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Quark's Prices

Here's a question for all you Trekkies out there (including Thomas): What does economics predict about the price of drinks sold by Quark at his bar on Deep Space Nine given that replicators of that era make it possible for crew members to get drinks for free?

If theres a WII theres a Way

Last year I got a Wii for my 10'th birthday. The game that came with the Wii was Wii Sports, yes even though I hurt my ankle once it is still an amazing game. The sensitivity is amazing (not to mention the FUN!!!!!) And now with Nintendo's new release of Wii Fit you get fit and have fun at the same time. One of the Wii's most amazing features is the Wii remote. And now I have the daily question

Thomas Boudreaux

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stupid statutes

A stupid statute is not a stupid law, in my opinion laws are never stupid , they are rules that are just known. But a statute is a "rule" disguised as a law. Statutes can be good but are often stupid

Here's one site with stupid statutes.
And another.

And here are a few examples

EX: 1. It is illegal to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

EX: 2. If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

EX: 3. Bathing is prohibited during the winter.

Thomas Boudreaux


Last night I explained to my mom that you can make playlists directly on an iPod, and that got me thinking "how could some people not realize how great the market is?" EX: My dad was explaining how he once knew a girl who said "I don't like the Beatles." In response my dad asked "why not?"and the lady answered "they're people pleasers."

You and I alike might ask "why not like a company that pleases people?"

Thomas boudreaux

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


You may have noticed that I posted a periodic table on the site. I love science. In my view, it is very interesting because of the fact that it is the clear truth, proven by fact. My science teachers have definitely inspired me a lot. What first got me interested was astronomy in pre-K. And that is how I got to love science.

Life's Joys

Life is full of joys -- of sorrows, too, of course. But the joys are far greater and, for most of us (including me) more numerous than the sorrows.

My greatest joy is watching my son -- and, now, also my co-blogger, Thomas Macaulay Boudreaux -- grow into manhood. He is still only eleven years old, yet he is thoughtful (even sometimes philosophical), caring, empathetic, and fun. And with this blog, Thomas and I will have fun together - and, hopefully, also offer some insights and fun (!) to our readers.

Thomas loves Star Trek, his dogs Albert and Molly, his friends Paddy, Andrew, Charlie, Aaron, Rusty, Liam, Kit, and Jaycee. He also loves science (especially about space) and watching Dirty Jobs, Myth Busters, and Monty Python. And he's thrilled to be learning to fence.

The world Thomas will grow up in will very likely be, if imperfect, full of wonders and the potential for happiness for him. He is my greatest achievement -- and together he and I hope to share a small part of our wonderful, happy, science-and-laugh-filled world with you.


Secret code

These are webdings can you decode this secret code
hi my name is Thomas what is your name

Hi my name is Thomas what is your name



This blog will be written jointly by Thomas Boudreaux and his father, Don Boudreaux. We will write about our daily experiences, our favorite tv shows, our opinions of politics, and anything that occurs to us. We hope you will enjoy!!!!!