…except ignorance and an anti-freedom agenda are a dangerous mix. (HT Greg Laden)
But maybe she has inner positives we just have not seen yet. How could we, since the ‘barracuda’ has been kept safe from the press ever since the McCain campaign found out that she, well, isn’t VP material? Let her out of the cage, man. FREE SARAH PALIN!
Only one of those latte-drinking, McGovern-loving, book-reading, science-learning commie liberal elitists would bother to write an actual post on a Friday. Regular guys, hard-working folks, trustworthy Americans like me just grab any old link sent in by an Alert Reader and post it here:
I appreciate punctuality as much as the next guy, but apparently not as much as the next Swiss guy. BBC News posts a very amusing article on Swiss punctuality:
…despite the national enthusiasm for punctuality, Swiss companies are now trying to formalise the timekeeping of their employees and there is currently a boom in time management software…
Yeah, that’s what the Swiss need – better time management. It’s a very funny – or possibly very sad – article. If the writer is even partially correct, the Swiss are an entire nation on the verge of culturally-induced mental illness. The writer wonders how the Swiss are going to react to the different time-habits of thousands of Euro2008 “football” fans. Hope he writes a follow-up article.
A helicopter was flying around Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft’s electronic navigation and communications equipment.
Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter’s position. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, and held up a handwritten sign that said “WHERE AM I?” in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said “YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER.”
The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were on the ground, the copilot asked the pilot how he had done it.
“I knew it had to be the Microsoft Building because they gave me a technically correct, but completely useless answer.”
(Hat tip to A Normal Backyard, who has been photographing the Spring return of migratory birds to his yard)
In an episode of Third Rock From The Sun, visiting alien John Lithgow discovers Theodore Geisel, AKA “Dr. Seuss”, and exclaims; “This man is a genius!!!”
And he was. I think every time you read a Dr. Seuss poem or book to a child, a million or so new brain cells are created (probably in both reader and child). But with the exception of the animated Grinch, movies based on Geisel’s books are a dismal failure. What if the beloved poet could see what we are doing to his work?
Did you learn all but squat from The Cat In The Hat?
Please tell me you fired the prick who made that.
I would have stopped writing, maybe sold Goodyear tires.
If I knew one dark day I’d costar with Mike Myers…
If you’ve been following the Expelled kerfluffle (in which a notorious biology professor was pre-emptively kicked out of a screening of a creationist propaganda film to which he was invited) this should bring you up to speed:
Dawkins as Eminem? (maybe – it’s not like I have a comprehensive knowledge of rap stars)… The dancing Darwin at the end was my favorite part.
The good outcome from all this is that it seems to have been cathartic for the biology professor in question; he’s writinggoodstuff again like he used to a couple years ago. Oh, he’s still a jerk, that hasn’t changed. But it does seem to have blown the carbon off the valves for him.