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Monthly Archives: December 2007
I’m in Chicago, visiting family for the holidays with my girlfriend, and we decided to hit the Field Museum of Natural History, one of my childhood haunts. I thought I’d do a little ‘photo highlights’ post about the things that … Continue reading
A few weeks back, I made a comment on Pharyngula about the reasons that I finally lost complete respect for organized religion. The reasons seemed odd enough and entertaining enough to merit a post on their own: Legos and Peanuts. … Continue reading
One more irreverent Christmas video: that of the MST3K bunch singing “A Patrick Swayze Christmas”: YouTube is great, isn’t it?
As my part in the War on Christmas, I thought I’d link to some irreverent Christmas music. For those fans of Jonathan Coulton, Mike Spiff of Spiffworld finally did a video of Chiron Beta Prime, one of my favorite Christmas … Continue reading
Normally I delete without reading any ‘phishing‘ or 419 scam emails I get, which include the Nigerian banking schemes along with their close relatives the Hong Kong banking scheme, the UK banking scheme, the Amsterdam lottery scheme, the China import/export … Continue reading
CNN is reporting today that astronomers have determined that there’s a one in 75 chance that a big asteroid could hit Mars in January! These may not seem like good odds, but they’re astonishingly high considering the amount of empty … Continue reading
I’ve been kind of busy the past few days, preparing for the holidays (you hear me, Bill O’Reilly? I said ‘holiday’!!!), so I haven’t been able to post much. This seemed like a good time to share one of my … Continue reading
Two little things happened on the political front today that give some faint hope that the country hasn’t degraded completely into a torture-loving big-brother kleptocracy: Senator Chris Dodd managed to push off via filibuster threat the Senate vote to give … Continue reading