Archives for December, 2010

I hereby nominate Oklahoma as the Stupidest State in the Union.

Retro: Best of the Blog, Education

It is very common, across the U.S., for science teachers to dread the “evolution” unit that they teach during life science class. As they approach the day, and start to prepare the students for what is coming, they begin to hear the sarcastic remarks from the creationist students. When the day to engage the evolution…

Today’s Bible Lesson…

… will focus on Christmas.

Extraordinary rendition and Santa

Hat Tip Advice Goddess.

Retro Retro: The dangerous posts

Merry Christmas! OK, now that I’ve got you smiling and thinking of Santa and Elves and Snow flakes, Sugar Plum Fairies (hey, sugar, are you reading this?) and dancing gingerbread boys, let’s look at some of the more dangerous yet popular items from this blog’s past.

Senseless Christmas Carnage

The cookies. THE COOOOKIESSSSSS!!!!!!

Half of my regular readers (well, at least four, maybe five) tell me, under duress, that they truly enjoy my more long-winded posts, but the vast majority of random visits clearly come to the quick and dirty posts, the videos that I slapped up with no forethought, the items that take less than five seconds…

It is end of the year retrospective time. This is the time of year those of us who do stuff others read or watch all year run out of good stuff to do and dredge up old stuff to keep the few of you who are not flying to Mexico or baking cookies busy while…

Good Podcasts

This post is a followup on Podcasts good and bad, to which some of you responded with excellent suggestions for podcasts. I want to say that the criticisms I leveled in the previous post apply mainly to video podcasts in technolology that I’ve seen via the Roku on TWiT TV and other places, and really,…

Huxley Walking: Director’s Cut

He took a couple of tentative steps prior to this, not caught on film. But then we got out the flip and started to do the whole “get the baby’s first step on film thing” and at the same time learn’d him to walk: