Archives for December, 2011

Do not try this at home!

Or even not at home! (I’m talking about the part with the dummy that is not a dummy.)

I just saw something on TV about people running around with “Made in America” tee-shirts trying to talk everyone else into buying Christmas presents that were made in America, and naturally, my cynical self wondered which East or Southeast Asian Sweat Shops the tee-shirts were made in. So I looked and it turns out that…

As you know, I’ve shifted some of the topics I have discussed on this blog over to The X Blog. However, some topics can very reasonably go on both. One of these is how we communicate, and argue, and sometimes make progress in this crazy, zany place we call The Blogsophere. Also, as an Anthropologist,…

Remember that! Why? This is why! Brilliant. Now you have pictures and pithy sayings to remember all these important science facts.

Reindeer, Bear, Cougar Close Encounters

It has come to my attention that there are people in the US who think Reindeer are fictional animals. That make sense because they are associated in may people’s minds [SPOILER ALERT] with a fictional character known as ….

Rabies is rare in the US, but it happens

YA Animated News Story: Related: Ode to Rocky and Attack of the Hound of Malembi. Or, “Whose are these people, anyway?”

See Ya!

Kim Jong Il has died

… As reported in the Washington Post. Kim Jong Il took power in 1994 on the death of his father, Kim Il Sung. Now, Kim Jong Il’s son, Kim Jong Un will become dictator of North Korea.

Last US Troops: Wheels Up in Iraq

It is done. The very last US Troops1 left Iraq a few moments ago, according to reports. And when I say “wheels up” I speak metaphorically, because I think they may have driven over into Kuwait.