Faith… it’s not just for religion any more. I just bought some I’believe potato chips:Read More Faith!
From The Debatable Land: The Scotsman today: Page 1: Mystery of Severed Head Found on Arbroath Beach Page 18: The Awe Inspiring Beauty of Scotland’s BeachesRead More Juxtapositionally challenged
It happens every few years, and it’s happening again right now. A bunch of spambots are spewing forth thousands of emails about fake Gucci handbags, and each message has my email address in the “From:” field. The result: I’ve been receiving hundreds of mailer “bounce” messages for the last few days, filling my inbox and…Read More It's not from me… honest!
How about a “Hello Kitty AK-47”? “A perfect gift for the young lady of the house. A bargain at only $1072.95!” Or perhaps you’d prefer Martha Stewart anti-personnel mines? — (HT to the Akihabara News.)Read More Set cognitive dissonance to max
Bad Astronomy Blog is remembering Space 1999 with a really cool image….Read More Check out BAB today…
Poland to probe if Teletubbies are gay: Poland’s conservative government took its drive to curb what it sees as homosexual propaganda to the small screen on Monday, taking aim at Tinky Winky and the other Teletubbies. Ewa Sowinska, government-appointed children rights watchdog, told a local magazine published on Monday she was concerned the popular BBC…Read More Falwell's legacy of stupidity and bigotry
I didn’t want to read this story about a thesis entitled Quantum Feminist Mnemotechnics: the Archival Text, Digital Narrative and the Limits of Memory, but I found myself powerless to resist. Unfortunately, even though this sounds like another affaire Sokal, the author seems to be sincere. How disappointing….Read More Like rubbernecking after a particularly gruesome car crash
Alec just drew my attention to this newspaper story, which I unhesitatingly nominate for the “Best Opening Sentence of 2007” award: A man who was found dressed in latex and handcuffs brought a donkey to his room in a Galway city centre hotel, because he was advised â€œto get out and meet people,â€ the local…Read More Latex, handcuffs… and a donkey
Check out this wonderfully wacky piece at Good Math, Bad Math on Rudolph Steiner and Theosophical Math. For example: In normal projective geometry, there’s an interesting kind of duality, where you can take theorems involving lines and points and switch the lines and the points in the theorem, and the result is also a theorem.…Read More Good Math, Bad Math,… Theosophical Math!