Archive for: May, 2007

Homer Simpson for President

May 31 2007 Published by under Humor, Satire, Streaming videos

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As everyone in the entire world knows, America is getting ready to elect a president for the first time in nearly 8 years. Of course, this means that we all are quite excited to have our votes counted this time -- really counted, yaknowwhatImean? -- and we are having fun debating the relative merits of the many candidates we have to choose from. It turns out that most of the candidates are also putting in their two-cents' worth on the topic as well, including Homer Simpson [2:20]

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This Guy Should Lose His Credentials

May 31 2007 Published by under Microbiology

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Did you hear that the man who was infected with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is an affluent marital and personal-injury attorney? It turns out that this selfish, idiotic dope who should know better, went on his honeymoon through Europe, knowing he had TB. While overseas, the infected man, Andrew Speaker (pictured right; image source), exposed hundreds of people to his very dangerous strain of TB before finally returning to the United States -- against federal health officials' warnings -- by driving across the Canadian border because he was on this nation's "no fly" list. Upon reaching NY, he was placed in forced isolation and moved to Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center. Even more amazing, Speaker's new father-in-law is a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) who specializes in studying the epidemiology of TB.

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Planet Earth on Parade

May 31 2007 Published by under Image of the Day, Nature

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You have to see all these astonishing aerial images of planet Earth, courtesy of Michael Collier and National Public Radio [3:01].
Image: Michael Collier [larger].

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Ten Reasons to Be Against Gay Marriage

May 31 2007 Published by under Humor, Sexuality

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A reader sent this list of ten reasons to resist gay marriage as an institution. I remember seeing this a year or so ago on Craigslist, so I have no idea who originally wrote it, although I suspect this came from The Tonight Show. Nonetheless, I thought you might appreciate reading this (thanks also to my reader for sending it to me).

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Thus Spake Jimmy Carter

May 31 2007 Published by under Humor, Politics

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Okay, here's one more cartoon I want to share with you .. I hope no one yells at me for doing so (even though I do provide attribution)


This cartoon is by the amazing Pat Oliphant

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Larry Potter and the Cauldron of Cash

May 31 2007 Published by under Harry Potter, Humor, Satire, Your Inner Child

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Courtesy of Non sequitur [larger]

There's another one below the fold ..

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Bird Blog Carnival Available

May 31 2007 Published by under Uncategorized

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The 50th edition of I and the Bird, is now available. This blog carnival, as its name suggests, focuses on the best recent writing about birds in the blogosphere, and I am pleased to say that they included one of my pieces in their very large collection of stories.

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Harry Potter Theme Park in Florida

May 31 2007 Published by under Harry Potter, Your Inner Child

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Hogsmeade Village from "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter." Inspired by J.K. Rowling's compelling stories and faithful to the visual landscapes of the films, fans will soon be able to experience the world of Harry Potter. Opening in 2009, "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" will feature rides and attractions, as well as shops and restaurants that will enable fans to sample fare from the wizarding world's best known establishments.
Image: PRNewsFoto/Universal Orlando Resort [larger]

Okay, even though I am a Harry Potter maniac, I will reserve judgment on this latest money-grubbing idea based on exploiting the Harry Potter theme. Universal Studios is opening a Harry Potter theme park in Florida, complete with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village. "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," will open in late 2009 in Orlando.

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Battle At Kruger National Wildlife Park

May 31 2007 Published by under Animalia, Brain & Behavior, Streaming videos

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It's a little long, and it has been all over the internet by now, but this video shows a fascinating battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa's Kruger National Park while on safari [8:23].

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Please Impeach Me

May 30 2007 Published by under Politics, Satire, Streaming videos

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I managed to sneak in to my local watering hole tonight where they have free wifi, so I could share this video with you. In this streaming video, Bush begs Americans for a chance to atone on for his sins on the 4th anniversary of the Iraq "cakewalk," in a satirical rendition of "Please Release Me" by Jim Terr. Yeah, it's a little bit graphic at the end, but so is Bush's tenure [2:36].

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