Archives for August 27, 2008

The current track places the storm dead on New Orleans. But this is many, many days in advance so you can’t expect this to be accurate. But, this is worth keeping an eye on. Speculation: RNC opens on September 1st. Gustav hits the Gulf Coast September 1st. RNC second and third day play out with…

Blogospherics

More on bird self awareness (or not): Does Tweety have a secondary consciousness? Self-awareness in birds, mirror neurons, evolution and the mystery of consciousness. Almost Diamonds is not intolerant, but she is anti-tolerance, which is not the same thing. This post echoes my feelings exactly. Was Jesus Christ Gay? Of course .. everybody was gay…

Four Stone Hearth

Four Stone Hearth – Layman Edition is now up at Tangled Up in Blue Guy, and it is an outstanding edition of this multidisciplinary anthropology web carnival.

Technology Tidbits

There is a person out there who is trying to reach me to discuss an important issue. She has called a few times, and left messages, and so far I have five phone numbers linked to this name. I’ve tried calling but so far I’ve only been able to leave messages. If you are reading…

The funnies

A worthy geeky on line comic strip for your inspection. Abtruse Goose.

Minnesota Governor Tim “Falling Bridges” Pawlenty is going to be asked to join the John “The Creep” McCain as his Vice Presidential Running Mate. Mark my words. This is going to happen during the present calendar week, most likely on McCain’s birthday, which is Friday. (He’ll be 72.)

I have not been able to find a news reference on line for this yet, not even AP seems to have it, but I can tell you what I heard on the car radio moments ago. A group of documentary film makers who have previously documented police abuse of demonstrators in other cities has just…

Carnivals

Carnival of Cinema: Episode 89 – The Princess Blog Gene Genie #34: Summertime and the blogging is easy New and Exciting in PLoS ONE Biology in Science Fiction Roundup: August 16 Edition Grand Rounds, Volume 4, #49: The Seven Ages of Man Carnival of the Green #142! 139th Carnival of Homeschooling- Women’s Independence Day Edition…

The New Al Franken Ad

Is it true that everyone in the US knows about this talking fish thing? Billy Bass, or maybe Wally the Walleye? Almost everyone in Minnesota no only knows about this, but owns or at one time owned a billy bass or a wally the Wally. Not me, but everyone else, almost. Anyway, here’s the new…