Take it easy, but take it.– Studs Terkel, his signoff on his WFMT show. He died this morning at age 96.
So, I have been reading a lot about the Hudson murders this week, but this is the most interesting thing I have read. The main suspect, Julia Hudson’s (estranged? former?) husband, has a long arrest record going back to when he was a teenager. (Here’s the arrest record, from Sun Times) On some charge when he was 18, he had a social worker fill out his “Social History”, as...
davidmunk: Sometimes, with the election in its final throws and ads flying back and forth like crazy, I feel like we lose track of the big issues. Like, for instance, what’s going to happen to www.whitehouse.gov/barney/? McCain pets: “Sam the English springer spaniel, Coco the mutt, turtles Cuff and Link, Oreo the black and white cat, a ferret, three parakeets and 13 saltwater fish.” Obama...
Hard to say. They are notoriously good at hiding.– Scott Adams, on whether or not he owns a dinosaur. More on his pets, his dystonia/dysphonia, and his inspiration in the interview at The Cartoon Lounge in the New Yorker.
Headline: If John McCain is surging in Pennsylvania, it remains under the radar The surge, it is not working. Headline: 30-minute Obama ad shows campaign muscle That muscle being the victoryus lappus. Headline: Palin suggests she’s now GOP political fixture Headline: Sarah Palin is thinkin’ she’ll hang around no matter what Headline: McCain accepts sole blame for the next...
Me: Did you read Get Fuzzy today?
Russell: No, why?
Me: It's pretty funny. (see comic below)
Russell: Today...I am the ANEMONE!
Me: You've always been my anemone.
catalog card generator →
scumblr: edatrix: this thing is awesome. tumblr isn’t letting me add my pic, but just do it. it is fun.
“The concept behind the [Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy] is that it’s just like any other pharmacy, except they won’t sell birth control pills, condoms, or the morning after pill. They still sell Viagra, however, because obviously men’s reproductive health is just more important than women’s health.” (From DCist.) DCist also links to an old NPR story about Target...
This past week I made pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin-chocolate brownies, rice and lentil pilaf, macaroni and cheese, spiced applesauce, dhal, and boil-and eat soup from a pouch…and which one got messed up? Pouchsoup. Either it’s my skills, my tastebuds, or Manischewitz doesn’t know how to put any goddamned flavor in their bean soup.
No matter how far our thoughts vault into the eternal sky of scientific...– Jesse Bering, director of Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University in Belfast. From the Edge Foundation’s collection of Dangerous Ideas.
MUPPET. WORKSHOP. →
DREAM. COME TRUE.
A man finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!– Proverbs 15:23
Eating less oil and more sunlight will redound to the benefit of both.– Michael Pollan, in his open letter to the next president about the state of US agriculture.
Ayers doesn't get to speak →
U Nebraska rescinded its offer to have Bill Ayers as a keynote speaker for “safety reasons”.
In Soviet Union we use base eight.– My Number Theory professor, after explaining the advantages of hexadecimal.
Lee: I love my new Mac. It's so easy.
Me: Yeah, but do you really want to settle down with "easy"?
Move over, Sufjan. →
Tasting wine from all 50 States, from Time magazine.
The BeeGees knew what they were talking about. →
At 103 beats per minute, “Stayin’ Alive” has almost the perfect rhythm to help jump-start a stopped heart.
maxistentialist: There should be a debate consisting solely of Prof. Layton puzzles. “Sen. Obama, you have 3 jugs, holding 3, 5, and 9 liters …” Agreed. But the candidates must first be animated in the style of the game.
So clearly there is nothing wrong with a Christian exercising.– Got Questions.org article. See how the Bible supports this here.