Wednesday, May 25, 2005

File Under: Irony

It'd been a while since I checked Slate's list of Bushisms. Most recently added: "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."—Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005.

Exhibit A: Bush & Co. repeating things over and over and over.
Exhibit B: Getting the catapult.

80 Years After Scopes

You get the sense Dawkins has really lost his patience with the IDers.
Many evolutionary transitions are elegantly documented by more or less continuous series of changing intermediate fossils. Some are not, and these are the famous “gaps”. Michael Shermer has wittily pointed out that if a new fossil discovery neatly bisects a “gap”, the creationist will declare that there are now two gaps! Note yet again the use of a default. If there are no fossils to document a postulated evolutionary transition, the assumption is that there was no evolutionary transition: God must have intervened.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Keep It On the Downlow

Wired, please, shhhhh. I like usenet on the d.l. Next thing you know Dateline NBC will be sicking John Stossel (I think I'm mixing up my American Idol promo shows and their corresponding bilous, wingnut pseudo-journos) on the story, riling up the squareheads.

Monday, May 16, 2005


I've mentioned before how I see wild turkeys all the time around work. This morning, driving in on Rt. 7, I saw the King of the Turkeys. He was monstrous. He was like half turkey, half Godzilla. His back was as high as where my driver's side window starts. He must've been 5' tall and over a hundred pounds! He took up nearly all of the oncoming traffic lane. I'm half expecting when I get home tonight to see on the news that a car was totalled in a collision with it, but the turkey just lost a few feathers and strutted back into the woods. I wish I had my cameraphone handy. Instead, you get my artist's rendering:

The Boudoir of the Grape

I'm not even as knowledgable as ol' Basil Fawlty when it comes to wine; however, I did acquire a taste for Wollersheim's Prairie Fumé when I lived in WI, so the Supreme Court did me a small favor today.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Time Flies Like an Arrow, Monkeys Like a Banana


Who Movie?

Thompson also confirmed that BBC Films is pushing ahead with its plans for a Doctor Who feature, the progress of which is dependent on how the new Doctor Who TV series is received in the US. [BBC News]
How can they gauge how the new series is received in the US without it actually being shown in the US?
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