Archives for December 8, 2007

I don’t know about you, but I always wait until the last minute to get obligatory holiday gifts. And then I hate going to anything like a mall or shopping center. Praise be to Amazon.com and UPS.

Dinosaurs

With all the recent news about dinosaurs, I thought you’d like to see a video of actual dinosaurs:

Chanooka Dance

The question is, which street? I mean, that is quite a difficult question. Which … street … should … be … named … for … Douglas … Adams. (That was me thinking very carefully.) What is the ANSWER to this most difficult and intriguing question….

From this blog at harpers.org, yesterday: I’m not sure if Secretary of the Commerce Carlos Gutierrez is cheap or cuckoo, but it comes as something of a shock to learn that the controversial book The Atlas of Creation is prominently displayed in the waiting room to his office. Written by the Turkish writer Adnan Oktar…

Google.org director Larry Brilliant uses a clip from an old Frank Capra movie to show that we’ve known about global warming for 50 years — yet in half a century, we’ve done almost nothing to solve it. He explores this and other megatrends that could inspire pessimism. But, he says, there is a more powerful…

Coturnix points out that the following video of Dan Abrams speaking with two women about sex among teenagers is a good example of reporting about a scientific issue mired in a political quagmire. Keywords and phrases: Well, what that study actually reveals is… Well, in a number of cases…. The study said it didn’t work.…

I know all my fellow bloggers are jealous about my Linux calendar posts (like this one) and normally I don’t reveal my secrets. But this is so cool I have to share it. The Linux calendar command (in the terminal window) puts out, by default, a listing of events, etc. from today and tomorrow. The…

A message from God John, hear me. What? Who said that? It is I, God. Oh come on. PZ, is that you? I’m not buying it. It is I, God. Look, I’ll prove it. [Clouds in the sky form the letters “Yep, It’s Me” for a minute and then evaporate.] Ummm, OK, for the sake…

Two Local Bits

Don’t Forget: The Listening Project, December 13, at the Oak Street Cinema! The City of St Paul is a Free Speech Zone Some inside info on the upcoming Republican National Convention from our own blogospheric correspondent on the East Side… I have deep roots in the East Side of St. Paul. It is where I…