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Archives for May 2, 2006

Neeeerrrrds!

According to CNN, Revenge of the Nerds is being remade. I have only one question: Why? It’s not like the first movie was a great masterwork or anything. Even so, it was fairly amusing (and now hopelessly dated) as an example of fantasy fulfillment for geeks everywhere, but that’s about it. It’s also noteworthy because…

An update on Andrea Clarke

In the comments of my post regarding Andrea Clarke, the woman whom a Texas hospital is trying to pull the plug on because its bioethics committee has declared her care “futile” despite the fact that she is not comatose and is able to communicate her wishes comes an update posted yesterday to the Democratic Underground…

Carnival barking

Three blog carnivals to hawk today: 1. The History Carnival 2. RINO Sightings (May Day Show Trial Edition) 3. Grand Rounds has been delayed. It was supposed to show up at Polite Dissent, but when I checked out his site to look for it this morning, his blog was gone and a site advertising cheap…

Communist “science”

Yesterday was May Day, and Catallarchy has posted its annual Day of Remembrance for for the victims of Communism. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is a rather extensive article about just what can happen when political ideology is allowed to warp science, specifically what happened to science under Communism because of Trofim…

24: The Terrorists Have Won

As you may know, I’m totally hooked on 24, and with only four episodes to go I’m getting antsy to see how it all ends. In the meantime, however, it’s hard not to be amused by Tom Tomorrow’s appropriation of one of my favorite shows: I wonder if they’re referring to this blog?