Archives for December 12, 2008

duck-billed platypus

Burgess Fauna Alive

This is the Velvet Worm, phylum Onycophora. These worms actually bear live young.

Nick Sears: Presenting the Orb

Google Better

This is worth $100…300 if it’s worth a yen.

New Image of Virgin Mary Discovered

In a Playboy Magazine! (Below the fold, of course)

… because it is hard to be a Senator from Prison. The latest from Fox News: The FBI is reportedly investigating allegations that a Minnesota businessman tried to funnel $75,000 in campaign contributions to Sen. Norm Coleman through the senator’s wife, Laurie, at the same time Coleman was going into debt because of extensive home…

Basement Kitteh and The Water Bill

Pampam and Jason kept getting huge water bills. They knew beyond a doubt that the bills weren’t representative of their actual usage, and no matter how they tried to conserve, the high bills continued. Although they could see nothing wrong, they had everything checked for leaks or problems: the water meter, outdoor pipes, indoor pipes,…

Coleman Campaign Admits They Are Stoopit

“The actions today by the Canvassing Board can only be described as confusing to us.” Coleman’s chief lawyer, Fritz Knaak, has filed papers to stop 133 votes in a Franken-leaning section of Minneapolis … mainly college students … from being counted. Why? Because he is too stupid to understand the not so complicated situation… “While…

Subjective filtering of Internet content

This is the fourth and final installment of B.Z.s posts on Internet Communities. Please have a look and respond. B.Z. is my student at the U, and is doing a research project on internet community dynamics. Here, he is taking an opportunity to tell this community what he is thinking. The Internet can be censored…

… and not just in his closet, but in his CABINET! The Protestant Christian Right (and their allies) are wringing their collective hands and forecasting doom. Why? Because President-elect Barack Obama is including gay people in his administration and has vowed to work toward equality for all Americans. The chronically hysterical Mat Staver, chairman of…