Wednesday, September 29, 2010

good time-waster of a video

Watching this video is a good way to kill four minutes.

The template for any science news article

In the Guardian, Martin Robbins "The Lay Scientist" offers the template that journalists use to write any article about anything scientific.

Keep in mind that this is the British template. In the US version, the article is much shorter, and the headlines much scarier. On some websites, there will be a few paragraphs of political spin added to the template, blaming The Other Side for the problem.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Imagine a Jump

Imagine David Lee Roth singing "Jump" to John Lennon's piano playing "Imagine."

Imagine it, it's easy if you try:

The mixmaster who produced the mashup is known as Mighty Mike, and in various mashups he's also combined such disparate elements as Madonna with Paul Rodgers and Free, and Rihanna vs. Bjork.
But the champion Bjork remix-mashup is still the Beastie Boys vs. "Army of Me," by Metadonaboy:

But for Beastie Boys mashups, there's always the Intergalactic Safety Dance:

Or the Beasties vs. ELO disco mashup:

Trust me, youtube can go on like this all day!

Teabagger Comix

What if Teabaggers took over the funny pages, in addition to Fox News, AM radio and tabloid newspapers? Apparently they would become full of shrill, unfunny lies, just like Fox News, AM radio and tabloid newspapers.

In other words, it'd be like if the troll who draws Mallard Fillmore invaded all the other comics to get their made-up WMDs.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Poor little rich babies

Super rich people are angry and whining.

Boo-hoo, let's pass the hat for them. One in seven Americans is now below the poverty line, there are more poor people in the country than EVER before, but let's all have a pity party for the luckiest people in the history of humanity.

Of course the GOP is battling hard to protect the wealthy. Mitch McConnell announced that people who make more than a quarter million dollars a year are the ones who've been hit hardest by the recession.

Taxes on the wealthy are lower than they were under Reagan and FAR lower than they were in the 1950s under Eisenhower. Far lower taxes, far more poor people, yet it's the millionaires and billionaires who are bitching?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sarah Palin doesn't hate Muslins enough!

Check out the Poorly spelled Facebook posts from people ticked off at Sarah Palin for not hating Muslins enough to cheer on the book- burning mustache guy.

Don't retreat, Sarah, RELOAD! Wait, no, these nutjobs are your base. Also they are probably heavily armed. What a dilemma! What would a mama grizzly do? Hibernate till spring, actually.

Cool Material's Facebook throughout History

From the webiste Cool Material:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's soda, not pop.

Weird people in weird places call soda weird names. Like pop, or sodapop, or cokes, or tonic. Interesting how the sodapop map looks very similar to the red state/blue state political map.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Right-Wing Nutjob Quote-O-Matic

The title says it all: The Right-Wing Nutjob Quote-O-Matic.

Press the button to see the insanity, the galling hypocrisy, the bald-faced rewriting of history, the non-sequiturs, the Newspeak, and the utter nonsense spewed by right-wing nutjobs-- NOW without having to turn on Fox News to experience it!

A sample:
''This was a war of Obama's choosing. This is not something the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.''
—Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, rewriting history while speaking at a Connecticut fundraiser about the war in Afghanistan, which President Bush launched following the 9/11 terrorist attacks (July 2, 2010)

Who Would Jesus Curse?
''It may be a blessing in disguise. ... Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. Haitians were originally under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal. Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other.''
—Pat Robertson, on the earthquake in Haiti that destroyed the capital and killed tens of thousands of people, Jan. 13, 2010

Right wingers HATE terroism! The MUSLIN kind anyway:

''My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.''
—Ann Coulter

Bill Lee: winning pitcher, aged 63

On Sunday, former Red Sox pitcher Bill "spaceman" Lee pitched for the local minor league team the Brockton Rox, and was the winning pitcher, allowing only 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Lee also batted, but grounded out.

Bill Lee quote from the article: “I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won’t matter if I get this guy out.”

Lee has always been entertaining, and maybe the Red Sox should bring him back to pitch a few innings this season, now that they've been basically eliminated from the pennant race. Oh wait, no, major league baseball takes itself way too seriously to ever allow something just for silly fun like that.

Key line from the article: "Afterward, Lee repaired to nearby Mulligan’s bar for a four-hour session of autographs, storytelling and beer drinking."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Latest Technological Advance to Improve Life for Humanity: Deep Fried Beer

At long last, we have the technology: we can deep-fry beer! Why waste all that time eating french fries AND beer when you can have them BOTH at the same time?

We truly live in a golden age of technology.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Extreme Sheep-Herding (or Shepherding?)

Who says there's noting to do in sheep country in rural Wales? You can spend hours teaching your sheep to play become LED "fireworks," play Pong, or impersonate the Mona Lisa.
Like these guys did:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Great news for drunks!

In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here.

Heavy drinkers live longer than teetotalers.

And moderate drinkers live the longest of any group.

21 alcoholic drinks per week is moderate drinking, not heavy drinking.

Those are figures.

As Foghorn Leghorn said, you can argue with me, but you can't argue with figures!