Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Now that's a messed up process...

This is truly absurd, and makes me respect the scientific community a little bit less than I did this morning.

How to Publish a Scientific Comment in 1 2 3 Easy Steps

(via SB7)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I may no longer be ELCA (I hopped synods to the LCMS a couple years ago), but I still keep occasional tabs on what goes on over there. So I was dismayed to see this headline in the Star Tribune, not for its content necessarily, but for its tone:

EARLY VICTORY FOR GAY CLERGY AT ELCA ASSEMBLY

Note to Strib: the process of attempting to discern the Lord's will is not some sort of civil rights competition. The only victory lies in aligning church doctrine and policy with God's will. Lay off.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fascinating

The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field, in 3D:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Poorly Thought Out Talking Points

And this is supposed to convince me that the government messing with healthcare more than it already does is going to help?

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Funniest Sentence I've Read Today That My Friends Wouldn't Understand

"You wouldn't build a shoji screen with a big Disston; that would be like stir-frying grits."

Ha!

(for the under-informed: shoji, Disston)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Two Cool Bookcases

I totally want this bookcase:



And this one is just hilarious:

Two mediocre things that get worse when combined

Watch, listen, and cringe: