Does the McCain campaign not see how ridiculous they look in the media? If the head of your campaign is a testy, smarmy asshole, why send him on TV? It’s just ridiculous. All of this is in response to the McCain campaign’s ad describing Obama as a fluff celebrity, which can be seen here.
What's Wrong With Science as Religion →
Provacative article that I very much enjoyed (and agree with basically). On the danger of science becoming dogmatic and religious in nature. I think as soon as anyone completely closes their mind to any possibility they are a lost cause. For me science should always be skeptic, and scientific minds should always have doubt. Only by marrying the doubt of a scientific mind with the faith of a...
Man Beheaded on Bus →
This is why I don’t ride the bus. The story is unbelievable and completely terrifying. A young man travelling on a Greyhound bus was stabbed to death and beheaded by a stranger in a horrifying act of apparently random violence. The incident occurred on a bus travelling from Edmonton to Winnipeg just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. A man of about 18 who was sleeping with headphones on was...
*Slams head into office desk repeatedly* I have too much work for one person to do and multiple people breathing down my neck to do it. I want to take a picture of the catastrophe of paper that is my desk, because seriously, I now have a stack of papers as high as my head on my desk next to me. My OCD tendencies make me want to sort that stack so badly, but it is not a priority compared to...
Remix - remix.nin.com →
Even if you don’t particularly like the music of NIN I think people may find this interesting (and commendable I hope). Basically Trent Reznor of NIN is trying to upload all of his catalogue online for free under a common arts license making all of his music available for listening and mixable by anyone that has the time, interest, and/or skill. He’s actually creating a community...
Nine Inch Nails - Discipline Am I still tough...
axelrod: You got to flex your happiness muscles. It takes work, just like hitting the gym or studying for a test. Sometimes it is boring or seems silly. Just today I was on the L and I was sweaty, tired, hung over but I said to myself ”I am happy.” And I am. Work was over, just got my student ID, had a great weekend, live in a great city, have an awesome family and friends. I could easily...
Can I just call in sick?
This week at work is going to be just awful, but there is light at the end of this tunnel! I have to train the girl at work this week because Kate is out. So, I will be doing all the data management working our office and training the new girl, which means everything will take twice as long as it usually does. Even worse is that she’ll be at my desk all day, meaning I won’t get to...
I cannot wait any longer. Gina and I are going to see Batman tomorrow in the afternoon. If you don’t have plans (I think everyone who reads this is going to the beach) feel free to join us. If you’re interested, call me! If you don’t have my number, either I don’t like you and don’t want you to have or you can ask someone that does have it. Just because I’m...
Obama’s Speech in Berlin. If he is not elected president, I give up. Seeing American flags waving in admiration and hope in a foreign country again almost chokes me up. I forgot what it was like to see citizens of other nations see us as a force for good over the last 7 years. This is power. Even though I don’t think this is Obama’s best speech, the context makes this speech...
Report: More than 200,000 watched Obama
Move over, David Hasselhoff. An Associated Press report on Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin contains this bit of news about the audience that gathered to hear the presumptive Democratic nominee speak: Police spokesman Bernhard Schodrowski said there were more than 200,000 people, nearly three times the 75,000 Obama drew in Oregon this spring in his largest previous audience.
Harvey Danger - Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo ...
That cat was so big, it must have had diabetes.– my coworkers Monica.
Sheila: You’re such a bobcat! Sheila’s friend: What’s a...– My coworker Sheila. She was corrected by a young man at the bar where the conversation went down. I actually think I’m going to start calling older women into younger guys Bobcats now.
I wish I were a platypus
Because then I would not have to be at work. This is probably my worst day ever in the hospital. I really need this monitor to go away and for my phone to stop ringing with someone requesting something new every 5 minutes.
Appeals Court Strikes Down "Unconstitutional"... →
Happy news for the internet and free speech again.
axelrod: I’d say they were 16 (although I see 18 year olds now and think they look 14, my gauge on age for those younger than me is way off). It got me thinking to when I was that old and thought I knew everything. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself mature now, but certainly more so than then. Only real difference between then and now is that now I know I don’t know anything. Perhaps that is...
History speaks only in fragments. Once you realize you can’t get your arms...– Gary Kamiya on history in Rome
Sometimes, walking through a city, I imagine that it is a living organism, and...– Gary Kamiya
Leaders of the free world - Glenn Greenwald -... →
So there goes our last real ally… In Britain, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has just issued its Human Rights Annual Report (.pdf). It concluded that America’s word can no longer be trusted when it comes to claims about torture, rendition and human rights abuses. From The Guardian yesterday: Britain can no longer believe what Americans tell us about torture, an...
Fischerspooner - Just Let Go
robokitten3000: Does it count as discrimination if I was given the Pink Labeling Tape and rainbow Eppendorf tubes at work? Lawsuit anyone? I say yes, set that lawsuit up! At least they weren’t the pastel pink spray coated EDTA tubes that make me feel special when I get them. I’ll make sure the next person who sends me pink or lavendar top tube to ship regrets it if your suit wins.
It’s so hot The bones show through our skin.– Murder by Death - Fuego!
Alt Text: Secrets of the 7 Basic Blog Posts →
Storybook Land →
I love tragic places like this. They are surreal and terrifying.
Excuse me, but do you know where I can find Times Square?– Tourist who apparently thought I was local in New York on Monday night.
The U.S. Labor Department reported on Wednesday that consumer prices jumped by 1.1 percent in June, compared to May. That’s the biggest one month rise in inflation since 1982. Gasoline prices, alone, rose by 10 percent. In a separate report, the Labor Department also noted that average weekly earnings of U.S. workers, adjusted for inflation, fell 0.9 percent in June. Forbes notes that this...
Girl Talk, did I just hear “Girl/Boy Song” by Aphex Twin? Love it, also on the topic of Girl Talk: He specializes in sample-based remixes, in which he uses at least a dozen elements from different songs to create a “new” song. At his early shows, Gillis became notorious for his exhibitionist antics on stage, spontaneously removing most or all of his clothing...
What the hell is wrong with me!?
Why did I not download this a week ago. <3 Feed the Animals I swear I hear the Final Fantasy main theme in the background of the first song! Geekgasm Plus Sinead O’Conner over “getting some head” is brilliant.
Gracias Sr. Obama
hiiamblair: “You know, I don’t understand when people are going around worrying about, ‘We need to have English-only.’ They want to pass a law, ‘We want English-only.’ Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But understand this. Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English - they’ll learn English - you need to make sure your child can speak...