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Photo: Lockheed M-21 engine


You're looking at the business end of a Lockheed M-21 Blackbird engine, currently on display at Seattle's Museum of Flight, a place I first visited this week and which I cannot recommend enough.

They have a real Blackbird cockpit on …

Highway signs are huge


The South Central Sign Shop in Union Gap, Washington, part of WSDOT, the Washington State Department of Transportation, has a Flickr stream.…

Demolition derby with farm combines


Each year the town of Lind, Washington, holds a demolition derby — with combines. I must attend this.

2007 Derby Gallery [ via Go Sleep Go via Oh Gizmo

Phone Company Shuts Down FBI Wire Taps Due to Unpaid Bills

From the Washington Post/AP:

Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau's repeated failures to pay phone bills on time. ... In at least one case, a wiretap used in