Archives for July 1, 2009

GJ’s Bar and Hangout

…One day Tashina asked to speak to me privately. “Honey, what do you do to get rid of crabs. Crotch crabs. Just tell me what to do and don’t tell anyone we had this little conversation, ‘kay?” I told her what to do. Later that same day, Ron cornered me alone in the foyer. “Hey,…

Good Bye Mladen Sekulovich

A.K.A. Karl Malden. It may be that most people who know Karl Malden remember him from Streets (with a young rookie named Michael Douglas), but of course, he had an illustrious acting career outside of that well known and ground breaking TV series. Speaking of Malden’s original Czech last name …. as Alfred Hitchcock would…

From a NASA Press Release: NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA’s Terra spacecraft.

What is The Survivor’s Club?

At least, Survivor’s Club is a web site, certainly it is a marketing strategy for a book, and it may be a sort of middle-class-privilaged-heteronormative Christian mission. Or just modern Internet voyeurism. You be the judge. Have a look at the web site. The videos are … interesting. (And they have some interesting endorsements.)

Have you heard of Charles Darwin?

If so, and if you are an American, you are in the majority. But 16% of your fellow Americans have not. If you are a citizen of the UK, where Darwin lived and stuff, 9% of your fellow citizens have not. Shocking. These are perhaps the least noticed but in my view most amazing results…

Silence is only beginning

Silence Is The Enemy is Seeking Volunteers. Click here.

A press release from NASA: Ulysses, a joint NASA and European Space Agency mission, officially ceased operations today, after receiving commands from ground controllers to do so. The spacecraft, which operated for more than 18 years, charted the unexplored regions of space above the poles of the sun.

Michele Bachmann wins award!

On Countdown! The “Best Petard To Be Hoist Upon Later Award!”

Finally, Open Access Government

The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Although the initial launch of Data.gov provides a limited portion of the rich variety of Federal datasets presently available, we invite you to actively participate in shaping the future of Data.gov…

Dear MSNBC, I know it is appropriate to have a range of opinions among the talking heads representing a news agency, and MSNBC certainly does have a range. Pat Buchanan, regular commentator on two or three MSNBC news shows, probably serves at the most conservative individual in the MSNBC panoply. But he has to go…