Archives for August, 2008

…. Or so goes the last sentence in the current National Hurricane Center forecast discussion. This is Gusav. Even though it is only a strong tropical storm, it looks a lot like a hurricane already. This could be a Category IV hurricane in two or three days (Gustav, Atlantic Floater 1 Visible, Friday AM).

Webster Cook Impeached, Found Guilty

Webster Cook, the Florida student who was physically and politically attacked by forces directly and indirectly allied with the Catholic Church, was impeached and found guilty by the school government of his college. This is according to a source close to Webster, his friend, Benjamin Collard. For more information on events leading up to this,…

You have probably already heard that some time in the month of September, the millionth comment will be placed on some blog somewhere on the Scienceblogs Dot Com networks. We think the servers can only hold one million comments, so when this happens the whole thing shuts down. So, what will we do when the…

Obama knocks it outta the park

Extraordinary speech, Barack. But as Julia said at the end … “OK, guys, now step slowly away from the stage before it gets cheesy …. oops, too late…” I have the following thoughts. Remember the Friend of Bill hats? Hey, we can re-use them as Friend of Barack hats. The money saved can be used…

Ridicule

The MSNBC anchor on Morning Joe keeps asking the Democratic organizers they’ve got on about the attempts of the Republicans to ridicule the democrats for the setup for Obama’s talk tonight. Problem is, she keeps pronouncing it wrong. rih DICK ool Like “ridiculous” shortened but with no changes in emphasis. Sometimes these people can be…

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…