Monty Python underestimated the Finns. I think that at some point in our lives, each of us has hummed a private song just like this…. P.S. Save yourself a minute or so: when the video fades to black, about 90 seconds before the end, that’s it: it’s over. Perhaps the uninterrupted darkness is meant to…Read More Finland has it all
You scored as Scientific Atheist, These guys rule. I’m not one of them myself, although I play one online. They know the rules of debate, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and can explain evolution in fifty words or less. More concerned with how things ARE than how they should be, these are the people who will…Read More No surprise here
Sue Weber reports that “PAL01 is finally coming down.” Boy, that takes me back…..Read More Farewell, PAL01
The staff at Beliefnet emailed me (and, presumably, a bunch of other bloggers) to invite us to link to an interview with Christopher Hitchens. ((Do others bloggers get spammed with suggestions as to what they should blog about?)) I read it, and I’m happy to do so: he’s in good form. They also suggested that…Read More Hitchens on his book
I just upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.2. The only issue that I ran into was that the Category Cloud widget didn’t work until I upgraded from 1.1.1 to 1.3. Otherwise, it was completely painless: deactivate plugins, unpack the distro zip on top of the existing files, run the upgrade.php script, and reactivate plugins. ((Remembering…Read More Upgraded to WP2.2
From sfgate: Based on current spending trends, California’s prison budget will overtake spending on the state’s universities in five years. No other big state ((The article notes that several small states already spend about the same on prisons and state colleges – including Massachusetts!)) in the country spends close to as much on its prisons…Read More Californian priorities?
I’m presently in the RCC at Denver Airport, waiting for my flight home to Seattle. The flight from Boston was “interesting”, to put it euphemistically. As we approached Denver from the northeast, there was a wall of severe thunderstorms ahead of us. A couple of flights managed to slip through a gap, but everybody else…Read More One of those flights….
The Divine Comedy: Guantanamo: [Via Alec.]Read More Guantanamo
Off to Boston tonight: SEA-IAD-BOS, getting in around 10:15AM tomorrow. Home (BOS-DEN-SEA) on Monday evening. I hope Channel 9 is working…..Read More X-country
(Via PZ.) UPDATE: Erica Jong also has a few pertinent comments, and so does Tinky Winky.Read More CNN asked Hitchens about Falwell. Good choice….