Wild Turkey Flock, Florida 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone


The Wild Turkey, as opposed to its inbred, domesticated cousin, is a handsome, canny bird. No one would call them beautiful, but they are impressive. If your Thanksgiving involves a turkey, keep its wild relative in mind as a favor to WC. And enjoy your holiday. Readers who want something more substantive are invited to…

Benghazi! and the Dead Horse Theory


WC doesn’t want to belittle the late U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Officer Sean Smith, and the CIA contractors and former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, all of whom were killed during the tragic events that occurred in Benghazi. The Republicans who have attempted to create a scandal out of the tragedy, however,…

Govrnor Bill Walker and Lt. Governor Bryan Mallott

WC’s Wishlist for Governor Walker


Governor Walker’s transition team came up with a list of ideas for the Governor-elect over the weekend. Notably, the transition team conference didn’t include any conservationists, and very few folks from southwest Alaska. They missed some stuff. Important stuff. So WC has some suggestions for the new Chief Executive. They’re broken into categories: Easy and…

U.S. Patent No. 6932368, granted Sep. 9, 2005

And They Grind Very Slowly Indeed: Ultramercial


From the outset, Ultramercial’s patent claim was a stupid idea. It tried to enforce a patent for the idea that before you could watch on-line video, you had to watch a commercial. Some you may be thinking, “Wait  minute. Isn’t that like, television?” And you’d be right. It’s a textbook case of an unoriginal, completely obvious…