Archives for August 12, 2008

Amid news that the “footprint” fireworks at the Chinese opening ceremony was a camera trick and the “cute girl” who sang some song at the same ceremonies was actually lip syncing (because the actual singer was not sufficiently cute), this blog continues its Olympic boycott. Oh, did you hear Aaron Peirsol won a gold?

There is a constant battle between conservatives (aka Republicans, or stoopid people) and liberals (aka Democrats, or smart people) as to how to regulate industry. Republicans say “don’t regulate industry at all.” Why? because they are paid by industry to say this. If you think there is anything else going on here you are not…

When Mascots Go Bad

I remember standing at a somewhat fancy reception, for a rather hifalutin program at the University, speaking with the director of the program, when the University Mascot (the largest Spermophilus specimen I’ve ever seen) came over to us and stood there waiting for us to …. to what exactly? I have no idea. Goldie is…

This from JPL: “Shorty after 9:03 p.m. Pacific Time, the Cassini spacecraft began sending data to Earth following a close flyby of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. During closest approach, Cassini successfully passed only 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the surface of the tiny moon. Cassini’s signal was picked up by the Deep Space Network station in…

Your iPod is practically assured!

I’ve got the inside word that this reader survey has not drawn too much attention. Therefore, your chances of winning a prize are INCREDIBLY HIGH. Your iPod is practically assured! Or MacBook or Apple TV. Maybe all three! So go and fill it out!

Blog Roll

The Daily Transcript ~ The Dispersal of Darwin ~ The Education Wonks ~ The Ethical Palaeontologist ~ The Faithful Penguin ~ The Field Negro ~ The Flying Trilobite ~ The Friends of Charles Darwin ~ The Frontal Cortex ~ The Greenbelt ~ The Inoculated Mind ~ The Intersection ~ The Island of Doubt ~ The…