Archives for July 22, 2008

The Jalapeno Pepper recently detained in McAllen Texas on suspicion of infecting over one thousand Americans with Salmonella has reportedly been transported to an ‘offshore’ facility for further questioning. The pepper’s lawyers filed a brief in a Washington DC court claiming that the pepper was taking a bum wrap, but prosecution argued that the wrap…

NASA’s fire and smoke web site, with photos such as the one shown below, keeps track of, well, fire and the attending smoke.

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We can do better than the BBC

The BBC recently ran a captioning contest with this picture: And came up with answers like: “Breaking News: New York, an unexploded performance dancer was dug up by contractors, disposal experts have been alerted.” “Very impressive, but what bait did you use?” and “OK, white socks and black shoes! I’ll sign the confession, just put…

Plants and their herbivores have an interesting and complex relationship. It has been true for quite some time (many tens of millions of years) that terrestrial plants do not move around while animal herbivores do (though I’ve got friends from Texas who claim that there is a Texan tree that will move from one side…

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo. Source [Hat tip: Bunny]

Sizzle Premier I

This just in: After a ragingly great world premiere of “Sizzle: A global warming comedy,” at the Outfest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival last Saturday night, Randy Olson will appear on NPR for the second time in less than a week. This time on the Boston-based show, “Here and Now,” as he talks further about…

The recent salmonella outbreak, which sickened over 1200 people, has been traced to a single jalapeno pepper hiding out in McAllen, Texas. The pepper has been detained by Homeland Security officials and rumors have it that it will be transported to Guantanamo, the secret US military base in nearby Cuba, for “intensive questioning.” Details here.…

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John McCain Kicks Librarian Out

McCain to American Citizens: If you oppose me, you will be ticketed, removed, charged, and treated like a common criminal. If you simply shut up and listen, you can stay. [hat tip: Dogon Village] But wait, there’s more: