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Archives for May, 2007

Hitchens on Falwell, via Slate

They say good things (or is it bad?) come in threes. Check out Hitchens’ article in Slate. Here’s an exerpt: All bigots and frauds are brothers under the skin. Trying to interrupt the fiesta of piety on national television on the night of Falwell’s death, I found myself waiting while Ralph Reed went all moist…

Hitchens on Falwell, via Fox

Some more priceless quotes from Chris Hitchens regarding the late Jerry Falwell, including “If you gave Falwell an enema he could be buried in a matchbox”. Thanks to Bill from Dover and mg for the heads-up.

Hitchens on Falwell, via CNN

Christopher Hitchens tears into the hypocrisy of the late Jerry Falwell with Anderson Cooper.

So by now you’ve probably heard that Jerry Falwell has died. What I’m going to be looking for over the next couple of days is what others are going to be saying, and what that says about them. Let’s start with Senator McCain: “Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life…

Deep in my heart, I knew you’d leave. They said you’d never stay. But I couldn’t come to grips with it. I convinced myself that you’d be with us forever. The mournful winds across the sere landscape of downtown Princeton say otherwise. Like Writer’s Block before it (see Tasha O’Neil’s Photography for an excellent set…

Multitasking, Part 1

Back around 1987 I picked up a Commodore Amiga 1000. This was an interesting little box for home computers of the day. In the late eighties the typical home/office PC was running MS-DOS and had a whopping 640k bytes of memory. The Amiga didn’t look like the average home computer and it certainly didn’t behave…

Good Math, Bad Math, Literal Math

MarkCC over at Good Math, Bad Math offers up some enjoyable elements from time to time. Between the good and the bad, is there space for humorous literal math? Yes, it’s final exam time here at the college and I received the following from a colleague (the exam paper is not from one of his…

Poultry as PowerPoint

Check out Blake Stacey’s My First Embedded Video, a hilarious presentation. I will not embed the video here because I want you to go visit Science After Sunclipse for the full effect of the blag. in lieu of “chicken,” I would have used Roo-roo.

Newton’s Dark Secret

PBS/Nova ran a show on Sir Isaac Newton the other night entitled Newton’s Dark Secrets. Interesting though it was, for years I have claimed that Sir Isaac’s true “dark secret” was that he learned how to travel through time. Yep. Right up to the 1970′s. He wanted to be a rock legend…

When I encounter horrific articles like Hope for sex-boosting slimming pill , I would just as soon take a pencil and shove it in my ear because that would be more gratifying than giving such journalistic shattery any kind of serious consideration. But what the hey, this is the Chimp Refuge, where we toss scat…