out of the mouths of liberal left elites

Old but brilliant – Letterman serves O’Reilly a humdinger.

lobster

A likeithateit book recommendation
Review by Nicholas Lezard
This is part of a new series from Dedalus, the publisher of odd stuff, called Euro Shorts, which the publisher defines as “short European fiction which can be read from cover to cover on Euro-star or on a short flight.” Well, if you are going to start with Lobster, [...]

The magical mystery chord

from scientific blogging
It’s the most famous chord in rock ‘n’ roll, an instantly recognizable twang rolling through the open strings on George Harrison’s 12-string Rickenbacker. It evokes a Pavlovian response from music fans as they sing along to the refrain that follows:
“It’s been a hard day’s night
And I’ve been working like a dog”
The opening chord [...]

cries from the wilderness

I knew it was out there, though I never chased it up.  Needless to say, the internet will provide.  The far right is alive with theories suggesting that Obama is the antichrist, searching for parallels between him and the scriptures.  Many of them suggest that the Bible warned of a Moslem man, with dark skin, [...]

visualise your thoughts

This is so cool!  Its a computer chess game that shows you how the computer is thinking through its moves in real time, with thousands of ghostly lines shooting across the field of play as it calculates hundreds of moves ahead.  Once you see this, you’ll realise you don’t stand a chance.  I can barely [...]

Stolen!

Prometheus steals fire
Here’s a lovely story from a lovely man about how he discovered that some big fashionista poobah had stolen his artwork without credit or recompense.  From Flight404
I have always hated New York City. I was never able to see the charm. I have only been there a handful of times and I am [...]

speaking of doom

Socrates tasting the Hemlock
Never invite Jim Kunstler to a dinner party – from Clusterfuck Nation (through BoingBoing)
In the meantime, however, millions of Joe-the-Plumber types will have gotten their pink slips, slipped helplessly into foreclosure, watched the repo men hot-wire their Ford pickups, and eaten down the kitchen cupboard to a single box of Kellogg’s All-Bran [...]

No, not bananas!

Reading the news recently has been like bathing in the hot fetid waters of the river Apocalypso.  Every moment you think can it get worse?  And then it gets worse.  I can’t even begin to imagine how I’m going to feel if the Mavericks steal the election.  Yet on the scale of calamitous, awful, terrifyingly [...]

fitter, happier, healthier…

Taking a brief moment to talk about something other than Sarah Palin (I worry that my obsession is beginning to stink of sexual desperation.  Is it the glasses?)  I have come across a whole slew of websites that may be useful, to you, my readers in the everday life that you pursue when you are [...]

one quarter of the sun

Just up the road from my house, the UNSW science department has achieved a new world record in photovoltvaic efficiency,  which could ultimately lead to a world of love and plenty for all, as long as you don’t die of startvation in the decade long depression the world is entering…
The University of New South Wales’ [...]

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