Archives for November 22, 2008

Man Cuddles Panda, Panda Mauls Man

A man has been attacked by a panda at a park in southern China, after he climbed into its enclosure hoping to cuddle the creature. The 20-year-old student had ignored warning signs and scaled a two-metre (6.5ft) barrier to get into the pen. State media say the panda bit him on his arms and legs,…

I don’t see why this is a matter of legislation. President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military’s decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say. Repealing the ban was…

George Smoot: The design of the universe

This is hyst-fucking-erical. OK, we’ve been recounting ballots pursuant to the implementation of actual Democracy in the Coleman-Franken race for U.S. Senate. So what do you think the standard JOKE among the Democrats … working as volunteers to observe the count for Franken … has been? This: “I challene this ballot because the voter filled…

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A protist is a single celled eukaryotic organism, and they are usually pretty small. You can often see them, though! Before you put that sample of pond water under the microscope, take a close look: Many protists are at the boundary of visibility for humans. Then, there are the giant protists, grape size, living on…

Clueless

Watch the whole thing, especially starting around 2:30. \

New Palin Parody

JFK Slain

Today, in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas. I have only the vaguest of memories of this event, but I do remember it. I remember being sent home from school, and I remember anguish and uncertainty, and I remember hearing the report of Kennedy’s assasin, Lee Harvey Oswald, being gunned down while…

… and there is strong evidence of shenanigans on the part of Coleman supporters (or someone). As I mentioned earlier, the idea is afoot that there will be more of a shift towards Al Franken in geographical regions that favor Franken than in Coleman-sympathetic regions, in the current US Senate recount for Minnesota. I disagree,…