Archives for December 19, 2008

Darwin Day at the Bell Museum

The details are not yet worked out, but the Bell Museum in Minneapolis, thanks to the inspiration and efforts of DNA artist and Twin Cities’ answer to Ira Flatow, Lynn Fellman, and Bell Museum events organizer, Twin Cities Celebrity and spectacular Cafe Scientifique Host Shanai Matteson, will have a special Darwin Day Celebration and YOU…

Internet connectivity between Europe, the Middle East and Asia is reportedly seriously affected by a series of cable cut. Jonathan Wright – director of wholesale products at Interoute which manages part of the optical fibre network – told the BBC that the effects of the break would be felt for many days. “This will grind…

LOL Scientist: Ben Franklin

From Neuranthropology: We’ve decided to host something that has not been done before – the first yearly edition of The Best of Anthropology Blogging. An increasing number of anthropologists are blogging about their work and their ideas, sharing how anthropology in all its forms is relevant to the wider world. We are going to bring…

Franken Pulls “Way” Ahead in Recount

Update: Franken is ahead by 249 votes !!! UPDATE: DONE with the Franken re-entered (some withdrawn) … now looking at some ballots that were set aside earlier. UPDATE: … bam… the canvassing board just threw out consideration of all the duplicate ballots except seven that have some reasonable ‘on the face’ cases. UPDATE: The small…

Greg’s Movie List 100

One hundred movies that if you have not seen, perhaps liked, perhaps think represent something either important or entertaining, and remember, then you are probably not me. I’ll make a deal with you. You can tell me to watch any movie that is not on this list and if I have not seen it, I’ll…

Deep Throat Dead at 95

W. Mark Felt, who was the No. 2 official at the F.B.I. when he helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon by resisting the Watergate cover-up and becoming Deep Throat, the most famous anonymous source in American history, died Thursday. He was 95 and lived in Santa Rosa, Calif. details

Gonzo Teacher

… This is why we fight the war on Christmas. Watch. Then lock and load, baby. Hat tip Doc

Facebook Movie “Get a Life” Meme

I’ve got a meme below the fold. This is lifted from Facebook, where it was posted by Miles Kurland. SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 219 movies on this list. Copy this list, then paste it on facebook or on your blog. Then,…