Monthly Archives: March 2006

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Let’s have a war on having a war on things

Notorious ex-lawmaker Tom DeLay sees a War on Christianity in our fair nation. “But in a sense, there always has been and always will be,” he said. “Our faith has always been in direct conflict with the values of the world. We are, after all, a society that provides abortion on demand, has killed millions […]

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It’s to bad that “The Future” didn’t turn out to have tailfins

Via Coop, it’s the 1956 GMC Firebird II. It’d be so rad if cars today — i.e., The Future — had tail fins and some sort of rocket booster looking things on the back. From the writeup: The Firebird II, which was a highlight of General Motor’s 1956 Motorama, is the family firebird. A […]

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I have been accused in the past of being overly conservative when it comes to the evolution of language. To dispell this myth, I present an initial draft of my all-encompassing rule regarding the evolution of language, and a fine source of news on the continuing march forward of the English language. First things first: […]

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Mafia v. Arabs

I think this is best presented without commentary: CNN asks the pressing question “Who would you rather have overseeing operations at U.S. ports? Arab-based ports company or U.S.-based mafia?“

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Science Journalism

If you’re interested in science, it’s hard to find more authoratative sources than Science and Nature. Both provide rigorously peer-reviewed research, so you don’t have to worry so much about the speculation and science ficiton creeping in to the letters and journals they publish. Now, I mention this today because it’s just now came to […]

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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is available tomorrow in stores. Within these pages, Bobby Henderson outlines the true facts — dispelling such malicious myths as evolution (“only a theory”), science (“only a lot of theories”), and whether we’re really descended from apes (fact: Humans share 95 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, but […]

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More stats than you can shake a stick at

Worldmapper offers chart upon chart upon chart of world statistics by country. Population over time, cereal exports, rail transport, tourism reciepts — you name it, they’ve got it. I’d really like to see the tourism maps redrawn with the EU as one nation. Also, mouseover labels would be handy, especially for when rarely-mentioned nations get […]

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37signals’ predictable followup

You knew it would happen. 37signals responded to Caterina Fake’s critique of present day entramanures. Per-usual, it’s seemingly on the money, but with that special 37s brand of kool-aid. You don’t need a swarm of worker bees to take off. Of course its hard to find 10 or 20 great people by tomorrow, but you […]

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Bubble 2.0

Flickr’s Carerina Fake thinks it’s a bad time to start a company. Your competition just got funded too. You’ve got $5 million in the bank, and they do too. Their VCs want them to succeed every bit as much as your VCs want you to succeed. This gets you into a horse race, which no […]

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Overheard in the Elevator

“I hear you have a killer break room up on nine.” For the record, it’s more bitchin’ than it is killer.

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