Archives for January, 2010

…forgetting that Obama is black…

Does Chris Matthews “forgetting that Obama is black” falls into that same range of racism as “Pretty for a black girl” and the “You’re not like those other black people” claptrap often espoused by the “I’m not racist, but…” crowd. They’re coded as compliments, but the subtext is still an ugly one that frames racism…

Technology Everywhere

The iPad … what is it like? NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source (hat tip: LIX The Amazon Kerfuffle

I told you so, but most of you would not listen. Amazon has tossed an entire publishing company off its site (hat tip: H.G.) because that company would not comply with Amazon’s universally imposed Kindle edition pricing strategy. That places Amazon at the decision making table where the publishers and the market (the buyers of…

Creation Showing in Edina, Minnesota

Meal and Reel, Feb 19, Creation w/special guest Greg Laden at Edina Cinema Edina, the home of Al Franken, the town known locally as “Every Day I Need Attention” because of their quaint suburban attitudes, the place that appears to have the only half decent woman’s hair stylist in the city (because every woman I’ve…

Any octopus experts out there wanna give this a look? (At Digital Rabbit blog)

This is the question that was raised in the wake of a Science Online 2010 session on civility. I did not attend the session so I am only addressing the issues that were subsequently discussed on blog posts written in the aftermath of a now infamous conversation that appears to have been (by their own…

Super Bowl Anti-Choice Ads

The broadcast networks that air the Super Bowl have historically rejected advocacy ads. Yet CBS, which is airing the Super Bowl this year, has accepted an anti-choice ad by the ultra-conservative group Focus on the Family. Details here

The most wrong anyone ever was

I did not appreciate the sentiment that the New York Yankees had to win the World Series because Osama Bin Laden blew up the World Trade Center. I do not appreciate the sentiment that the New Orleans Saints have to win the Super Bowl because George Bush let poor New Orleans residents die in the…

A few people asked me if I saw any polar bears during my recent trip to Antarctica. No, I didn’t… None? Not even one? Did you even see any prints???? Polar Bears in Antarctica at Digital Rabbit