Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for May, 2007

Homer Simpson for President

tags: Homer Simpson, humor, politics, Tonight Show, streaming video As everyone in the entire world knows, America is getting ready to elect a president for the first time in nearly 8 years. Of course, this means that we all are quite excited to have our votes counted this time — really counted, yaknowwhatImean? — and…

tags: tuberculosis, TB, Andrew Speaker, infectious diseases Did you hear that the man who was infected with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is an affluent marital and personal-injury attorney? It turns out that this selfish, idiotic dope who should know better, went on his honeymoon through Europe, knowing he had TB. While overseas, the infected man,…

Planet Earth on Parade

tags: aerial images, Michael Collier, National Public Radio, Image of the Day You have to see all these astonishing aerial images of planet Earth, courtesy of Michael Collier and National Public Radio [3:01]. Image: Michael Collier [larger].

tags: gay marriage, ten reasons A reader sent this list of ten reasons to resist gay marriage as an institution. I remember seeing this a year or so ago on Craigslist, so I have no idea who originally wrote it, although I suspect this came from The Tonight Show. Nonetheless, I thought you might appreciate…

Thus Spake Jimmy Carter

tags: Jimmy Carter, politics, cartoon, humor Okay, here’s one more cartoon I want to share with you .. I hope no one yells at me for doing so (even though I do provide attribution) This cartoon is by the amazing Pat Oliphant

tags: Harry Potter, humor, satire Courtesy of Non sequitur [larger] There’s another one below the fold ..

Bird Blog Carnival Available

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tags: Harry Potter, theme park, entertainment Hogsmeade Village from “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and faithful to the visual landscapes of the films, fans will soon be able to experience the world of Harry Potter. Opening in 2009, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will feature rides and…

tags: cat, battle, Africa, streaming video It’s a little long, and it has been all over the internet by now, but this video shows a fascinating battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park while on safari [8:23].

Please Impeach Me

tags: please impeach me, impeach Bush, Iraq war, streaming video I managed to sneak in to my local watering hole tonight where they have free wifi, so I could share this video with you. In this streaming video, Bush begs Americans for a chance to atone on for his sins on the 4th anniversary of…