Archives for August 16, 2008

Watching (collecting data for the boycott) men’s Olympic water polo, it occurred to me that the little tiny bathing suits the men wear were absurd. Why not just skip the bathing suit and get on with it? As I was thinking this, the commentators on the TV were learnin’ me something new closely related to…

The King is Dead

Elvis In 1977 I drove from Nashville down to Memphis with no particular plans regarding Memphis. It was just a place to stop on the way to Hot Springs, Arkansas. I had the name of a cheap motel and a vague idea of where it was. But I kept getting lost. Every time I came…

THIS is a SPORT?

No, no, of course not. But this is:

Sunday, August 17, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time Biologist Greg Laden discusses “Food, Cooking, and Human Evolution.” Also, local author John Coy discusses his new young adult novel “Box Out.” “Atheists Talk” airs live on AM 950 KTNF in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. To stream live, go here. Podcasts of past shows are available at…

A tiny Texas school district will allow teachers and staff members to carry concealed firearms to protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting employees follow certain requirements. The small community of Harrold in north Texas is a 30-minute drive from the Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office, leaving students and teachers without protection, said David Thweatt, superintendent…

Inspired by a question from Matt of Built on Facts, I give you this.