Monthly Archives: February 2006

The spoils of satire –…-of-satire.html I thought it was a good time to start doing Gnomz again. More here

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Dead billionaire talks sense

http://www.theaustralian….55E2702,00.html “I’ve been to the other side, and let me tell you, son, there’s fucking nothing there” – Kerry Packer’s comment on surviving a cardiac arrhythmia in 1990 that caused his heart to stop beating for about seven minutes. He … Continue reading

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skull kings

isn’t this a pretty picture?

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a great privilege

Here we see the Queen (of England) being introduced to ME. Look how pleased she is!

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When I have fears

When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, Before high-piled books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripen’d grain; When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d face, Huge … Continue reading

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The Calvin and Hobbes Searchable Database An excellent new search engine and web resource.. Not many monkeys but plenty of dinosaurs!

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bad analogy

http://www.futureoftheboo…auses_of_b.html In a review of Daniel Dennett’s new Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Adam Kirsch argues that an explanation for why people believe is not an argument against belief: “Mr. Dennett believes that explaining religion in evolutionary … Continue reading

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Wedding on 14th August (Year unknown)

It occurs to me that the 14th August is a good day to get married. That way one’s hemi-anniversaries will always fall on Valentine’s Day.

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where have you been?

So i just met Her Maj, Prince Phil and da princess royal.. it was more fun than i expected.. they were pretty dull but Buckingham Palace was darn cool.. Wasn’t expecting it to be quite as palatial as it was… … Continue reading

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the family trellis…s-nas020906.php A new, more robust analysis of recently derived human gene trees by Alan R. Templeton, Ph.D, of Washington University in St Louis, shows three distinct major waves of human migration out of Africa instead of just two, and statistically … Continue reading

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try it in loch ness…t-oft013006.php A remote sensor system developed by Associate Professor Nicholas Makris of mechanical engineering, along with others at MIT, Northeastern University and the Naval Research Laboratory, allows scientists to track enormous fish populations, or shoals, as well as small schools, … Continue reading

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The light not so fantastic…2022194,00.html Dr Lythgoe, from the Institute of Child Health at University College London, stops me in front of a construction glowing a remarkably rich red รณ Monument 4 for those who have been killed in ambush (to P.K. who reminded … Continue reading

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Al `Grandpa Munster` Lewis dead at 82

http://smallscreen.monste…ewis_dead_at_82 Former green party candidate for governor of New York and holder of a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia. Respect due!

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