Archives for March 11, 2009

Blogospherics

Why the Atheist Bus Ads are So Offensive Something that’s been bugging Samia. Don’t click there unless you are prepared to listen and be reasonably polite. The secret story behind Raiders: The “Raiders” Story Conference Yet another reason to keep away from those creepy religious people (he says as he crosses his legs): This wasn’t…

The Darwin Song

Hat Tip Evolving Complexity

American-like killings in Germany

Don’t overlook the awful news from Germany, in which a taunted and bullied crazy person killed 15 people and self. He started out in his old High School where he gunned down 9 people, so quickly that many of the dead were students found with their head on the desk and their pencils still in…

Gates = Richest Person In The World

Bill Gates is now (once again) the richest person in the world, even though he lost a personal 18 billion dollars since last year. In other words, Bill Gates lost more than the GNP of Kenya, El Salvador, Iraq, Qatar and about a hundred other countries. If Bill gaes was a country, he’d be about…

Mother Ship Gets New Look and Feel

Mother ship? No, I’m not talking about Target! I’m talking about SEEDMAGAZINE.COM, the web site of Seed Magazine, which in turn, is inextricably (much to their horror, I’m sure) entangled with Scienceblogs.com. The home page of the venerable purveyor of Science as Culture is HERE. Have a look at, and play around with, the new…

How To Spot a Turning Tide

I grew up reasonably close to the North Atlantic, and have spent a great deal of time at the tidal littoral. The first time you show up at the shore, you want to know where the tide is and which way it is going, as this information will influence your schedule for the next several…

Lee Yong Dae is an Olympic gold medal winning badminton player. .. Totally stolen from Miss Cellania: Watch Badminton Shuttlecock Smashes Watermelon and more funny videos on CollegeHumor

snow

Funniest thing on the internet today. Here in the TC, we have howling winds and sub zero temps, and the wind chill is 30 or 40 below. But we have food, at least.

So a couple of weeks ago, Iain Davidson, the archaeologist, had a flight from Canada (where he was giving a talk) to Boston (where he is a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Anthropology department) with a layover in Minneapolis. The plan was that he’d arrange for a three or four hour layover and we’d get together…