Friday, November 19, 2010


People ARE smart!

Including this guy, John Tierney, who writes, surprisingly, for The New York Times. I've been looking for this article, published in The NYT magazine 16 years ago. I finally came across it. It puts the lie to recycling of the mandated variety in a big way. Sadly, you have to click through 24 pages one at a time, but it is well worth the read.

I recycled some of my clothes this morning. I put them in the washing machine and dryer. I am going to wear them again.

BTW, John Tierney had a blog at the NYT. He stopped writing for it in April. But it's full of good stuff and interesting math problems. It's at here.

People are so smart!

Plus, there's so much amazing information out there and available to the ordinary person who wants to know! What brought on this epiphany? This detailed, multiply-sourced, and, as far as I can tell, irrefutable explanation of that "missile" caught on camera off the California coast last week. And don't miss the hilarious first comment from one "ElPaso2010" who is apparently determined to prove that not ALL people are so smart.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Turn it up!

The Environmentalist's Prayer

Dear Gaia,

No Frack.

No Drill.

No Nukes. Never.

No dirty coal.
No clean coal, either.

No foreign oil.
No offshore oil.
No onshore oil.
No Alaskan oil.

No carbon dioxide. No carbon. No chemicals. No artificial fertilizer.

No preservatives. No additives. No antibiotics. No hormones. No trans-fats.

No burning. No smoking. No toilet paper. No paper. No landfills.

No SUVs. No incandescent lightbulbs.

Gaia, cover the hills with windmills and coat the valleys with solarpanels.

No people.

Save the planet.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

The best Football Play ever

Better even than Flutie's Hail Mary. Well, right up there anyway.

Criminal Barbers

What the world is coming to.

Watch this

and keep watching -- it just gets more and more astonishing. It's the Nicholas Brothers in the 1943 film "Stormy Weather," in a scene that Fred Astaire -- not exactly a slouch in the dancing department -- apparently called the greatest dance number ever filmed.

Hat tip: Neo-neocon, whose posts about dance are always fascinating.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Is Obama a Keynesian?

No, man, he was born in Hawaii.

And Sarah Palin and the Tea Partiers are stupid.

Obama Sez...

...that I'm his "enemy" and that my children should teach me "not to hate certain groups."

Well, FU, pal. You throw like a girl.