Archives for August, 2007
A well-developed sense of irony can be a very useful thing to a politician. From Paul Krugman:
Even though it’s nearing the end of the tourist season, I was inspired by a letter to Boston’s Weekly Dig, and thought some advice for out-of-town visitors would be helpful. First, the letter:
Via LiveScience comes this interesting story about gay relationships during medieval times (italics mine):
For me, the moment I discovered that the New Orleans levees had catastrophically failed is one of those moments that I will never forget. The night before (Aug. 29th), I went to bed a little after midnight, thinking that New Orleans had survived the worst of Katrina, and that the city’s luck had held.
No, “I think I’m pregnant” is a universal constant. The four words are “It can be better.” Recently, maha and I have written some posts about conservatism. I’ve also finished reading Joe Bageant’s Deer Hunting with Jesus which is an excellent natural history of Southern conservatives (note: I grew up about 60 miles from Bageant’s…
No, not Senator Craig’s hypocrisy. The conservative commentariat’s. Glenn Greenwald beats me to the punch (italics mine):
(from here) I think he needs to hear this.
A while ago, I posted about eigenFACTOR, a bioinformatics tool that can be used to calculate the relative impact of scientific journals. Well, the eigenFACTORials have developed a whole buncha new stuff you can do with the program:
This is all Massachusetts needs–an invasion of rock snot:
…and why most scientists oppose the Bush administration. In a post about hurricane Katrina, Rick Perlstein writes (bold original, italics mine):