Archives for August, 2008

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…

But YESSSS! They are moving somewhere good. To the other, growng borg. Watch the video. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be amazed.

Blake Stacey is a physics boffin who fooled MIT into giving him a degree and has been wandering the Earth ever since. And he is now a scienceblogger. Here. Welcome Blake! I’m so glad, mainly because white on black does not work on Sb. So now I can actually READ his blog!

Ashwin Madia

Ashwin Madia is running for congress in my district. As a Democrat, he’ll replace (if elected) a long term Republican who is retiring. I was a delegate for Madia at the local level. I live in one of those gerrymandered districts. It looks like a giant amoeba attempting to engulf the Twin Cities (the Minneapolis…

No Way, No How, No McCain

With Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and a zillion other people looking on, Hillary Clinton made clear her support of Obama, re-articulated key Democratic values (especially focusing on health care, education, human rights, workers rights, and the environment), Eulogized the recently dead, and kicked the ass of John the Joker McCain. (Note: I do resent and…