Archives for September 28, 2008

John McCain = Manchurian Candidate

The proof is finally in. John McCain has the uncanny ability to say whatever he wants no matter how utterly untrue it is and retain support in the double (albeit diminishing) digits. The Chinese are also able to say whatever they want (like, this girl can sing, and hey, look at the cool fireworks) even…

Let’s talk about Alt-Tab for a moment

Ready for more shortcuts? And a small rant? These days, I find myself using a Windows computer far more often than I want to, and every day I am reminded of how much better the user interface that you get with Gnome running on Linux is than Windows XP. I can’t speak for Vista, but…

The waiting is over. Republican house representatives initially reluctant to support the newly crafted legislation to fix the markets have been meeting for the last two or three hours. It took a lot longer for these Republicans to go over the bill than it did for the Democrats, owing I assume to their reduced intelligence.…

Kyle will give Maine a pass

But Nova Scotia will take it in the neck, so to speak. Kyle has made a pretty hard right turn and is going to make landfall in Nova Scotia. This changes the landfall estimate by many hours, because of the complex shape of the New England/Maritime coast. Indeed, Kyle is essentially already there, with the…

Yet Another Great Parody of Palin

These parodies are getting better and better . This one is hysterical:

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Hurricane Kyle Details

As a supplement to my essay on Maine here is the actual important information on Kyle. Kyle is only barely being thought of as a hurricane at this moment. The forcasters are using terms like “Ugly” (which means not well formed as a hurricane) and “Convectivly Challenged” in their discussion. Kyle will come ashore in…

Hurricane Kyle Is Going Down East

To go “down east” is to go “to Maine” … or if you are already in Maine, to go to the “real” Maine. As you drive down east on Route One, you can see the transition as clear as the gull shit on Schooner Head. This is to say, it is subtle and misleading. Geology,…

FSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTT!!!!

The Debate in Historical Perspective

Many people are frustrated with the level of debate these days, and it is not uncommon to wax nostalgic for the good old days, the days when debates were entirely live, in person, and went on and on until they were done, unconstrained by a television schedule. Bioephemera takes us down memory lane. The first…