Friday, December 22, 2006

History rhymes, in a minor key

Once again, we—yes, we Americans—are imprisoning children and stuffing people into racist concentration camps. (Yes, I said "once again;" this isn't the first time for either the "children" or the "concentration camp" aspects of this.)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Solstice!

No matter what our human calendars say, this is the day when the Earth's year ends and begins. Today, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, the sun turns around toward us again.

(You might think this is a day early, but no! The northern winter solstice occurs this year on December 22 if you're living along the Prime Meridian—technically, about 00:22 UT—but it falls on December 21, 2006, at 4:22 p.m. in the Pacific time zone. Solstice science here and here.)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I found this urban art page a while back and hadn't checked it out again. I happened to hit the link today and discovered that it now has a seasonally appropriate—and politically pointed—look.

Horses and heartstrings

If you don't get teary-eyed over this, you're a Republican.

Friday, December 15, 2006


I just made a total elf of myself. Check me out by clicking here.

You are in a maze of twisty paragraphs, all alike

A narrative about editing undergrad essays; I had to stop reading it at work for fear of laughing so loud people from the sixth floor would come rushing downstairs with first aid kits: "And then I was eaten by a grue."

Sunday, December 03, 2006

One more college football note

Update to my post of last week: just tonight, as Florida got chosen to play Ohio State in the national championship game, I heard Urban Meyer and Barry Alvarez both cite Florida's "tough" schedule as one reason why they're entitled to a shot. Once again, I say: BAH! Florida is 12-1 because they played a cream-puff schedule.