Archives for July, 2007

More random traveling music

Because you need some music to go with your posts from the archives: “(Was I) In Your Dreams” by Wilco from the album Being There (1996, 3:30). “Fingertips [21 - Darkened Corridors]“ by They Might Be Giants from the album Apollo 18 (1990, 1:01). “Red Right Ankle“ by The Decemberists from the album Her Majesty…

It isn’t Passover right now, but several people recently commented that this is one of our better posts from the old blog, so enjoy.

Random Ten

Randomly selected from my “driving” playlist in iTunes. It’s like you’re in the car with me right now, as I drive across the western US. “How to Fight Loneliness“ by Wilco from the album Summerteeth (1999, 3:52). “Fingertips 18 – The Day That Love Came to Play“ by They Might Be Giants from the album…

Reposted from the old TfK, while I Travel from Kansas. Everyone is answering Seed’s Question of the Week: If you could shake the public and make them understand one scientific idea, what would it be? I’m down with this answer: I want people to understand that there is no law of averages. There are no…

On the Road

That title is not an homage to Kerouac, but to Cormac McCarthy and to John Buass, who I finally met on Friday and who tried hard to convince me, Mike Silverman, and anyone else in earshot, that The Road is not that dark. The title is also an accurate description. By the time this post…

Random Ten

iTunes spins the wheels and reveals: “Midnight Rider“ by The Allman Brothers Band from the album Dreams (1989, 4:26). I’m compiling this post at midnight. Does that make me a Midnight Writer? “Dinner Bell“ by They Might Be Giants from the album Apollo 18 (1990, 2:11). Lunch yesterday: Ribs and brisket at Kansas City’s famous…

Briefly noted

Reposted because it amuses me. Right before Saddam Hussein’s execution, I wrote: As my AP English teacher told us when we read Billy Budd by Herman Melville “A criminal is hanged, a man is hung.” Yet another piece of 19th century arcana that the Bush administration has made necessary in the modern world. In other…

Life imitates art

The Kansas Tourism Bureau should send a copy of this book to PZ Myers. Giant squidlike aliens and enmity of the gods would make great attractions. Neatorama explains the cover of Joseph Millard’s 1964 exposé of the wonders of Kansas: THE GODS HATE KANSAS by Joseph Millard INVASION FROM THE STARS It began with the…

TfK is moving: We need a new name

Tony of Tony’s Kansas City has a scoop: I am leaving Kansas. TfK will be unchanged, or at least will continue changing in the same way it’s always changed, but in honor of the move out of state, my upcoming birthday (July 26), the birthday of TfK (August 4) and the anniversary of the move…

The Discovery Institute promotes a podcast in a post titled: William Dembski Addresses Forthcoming Intelligent Design Research that Advances ID and Answers Critics How lovely to know before it happens not only that this “research” will yield answers for his critics, but that those answers will advance his own particular beliefs. Watch him move in…