"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!"
-Homer J. Simpson

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sometimes we overlook the most obvious things

Take this vision test - It's harder than it seems at first. And remember, you can rewind YouTube videos.

Blew My Mind!

King George

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dick Cheney is the 4th Branch of Government

To be fair to Cheney, maybe he is just a part of the Piraha tribe of the Amazon.

A study appearing today in the journal Science reports that the hunter-gatherers seem to be the only group of humans known to have no concept of numbering and counting.

Not only that, but adult Piraha apparently can't learn to count or understand the concept of numbers or numerals, even when they asked anthropologists to teach them and have been given basic math lessons for months at a time.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I'm not sure these guys qualify to ask the questions

So Newsweek magazine has the results of a phone survey that people took over this last week. They have published the results here with (and this is the important part) the "correct" answers in bold.

See, right there, CORRECT ANSWER IS IN BOLD. So what are the "correct" answers to some of the questions?

It may be tough to tell from my screen shots but the "correct answer" to the question:

From what you know about the situation, do you think the United States is losing the fight against al-Qaeda or radical Islamic terrorism?

Is "NO"

and the "correct" answer to the question:

Do you think Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq was directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001?


and finally:

The correct answer is "DID IT EVER END"

Yeah, cause who would know the answer to that?

Friday, June 22, 2007

I want one

This is what me mean when we talk about a Green and Propserous Economy

Original Story

Investment capital flowing into renewable energies such as wind power climbed from $80 billion in 2005 to a record $100 billion in 2006, according to a new report from the UN Environment Programme, UNEP. The trend analysis cites climate change concerns, increasing government support, and high oil prices as reasons for the boom.

The trend continues in 2007 with experts predicting investments of $85 billion this year. "The renewable energy sector’s growth "although still volatile ... is showing no sign of abating," the report states.


Renewables now compete head-on with coal and gas in terms of new installed generating capacity, says the report, adding that "the portion of world energy produced from renewable sources is sure to rise substantially as the tens of billions of new investment dollars bear fruit."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Google Solar Panels generate almost 10Mw

Google is going green:

This installation is projected to produce enough electricity for approximately 1,000 California homes

Pattern Recognition

This is a picture of the rear end of a dog. I see what appears to be a picture in it due to the human capacity for pattern recognition.

I am not saying that this is a picture of anything in particular. You will note that I am not describing the pattern that I see. Therefore, IF you see the same pattern that I see then that is also due to pattern recognition and nothing to do with me.

Let the stupid hate mail begin. (Again, I did not say what I saw - if you see it, then that's your fault not mine)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Saskatchewan Party Candidate has Ethical Problems

It is not too often that I find myself agreeing with Murry Mandryk but in his column today he made some interesting points about the Saskatchewan Party Candidate Christine Tell.

Here are some tidbits:

So it very much comes down to an ethical decision. And Tell -- who, if elected to a Brad Wall government would stand a pretty good chance as a woman and a Regina MLA of making cabinet -- has made some questionable ethical decisions.

By blaming Johnston, Tell added to the bad judgment she already demonstrated by deciding not to take a leave of absence.

And such bad judgment calls are sometimes a lot more harmful to a candidate than anything else.

This all stems from the problem that she is a police officer that was suspended, put on probation and then attacked the police force for being "political"

Does this sound like a person that you want as your MLA?

me neither.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Map of countries that have NOT adopted the metric system


Former Reagan Official says Bush should be impeached and then tried as a war criminal

hat tip daily kos

Paul Craig Roberts said that the US government is in the hands of dangerous psychopaths who are a disgrace to the human race and who should be arrested as war criminals and turned over the the Hague.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

This has got to be a joke

A piglet in Croatia born with six legs and two penises has been nicknamed Octopig by his owner.

The farmer, Ivica Seic from the village of Vrpolje, said Octopig also has two anuses.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Some say that politicians have thin skins - not this guy!

I disagree with Ed Stelmach (The Premier of Alberta) on policy issues, but no one can say that the guy has a thin skin:

Tory candidate Heninger said he, too, is somewhat upset with the direction the government is going. According to reports, he told a constituent at the door he would like to "choke" Stelmach. The premier said that kind of enthusiasm is exactly what he wants in his MLAs.
Hat tip calgary grit

Friday, June 08, 2007

If *I* actualy take time out to talk about Paris Hilton then you know it is bad

Usually I am the one complaining about how we as a society spend too much time talking about celebrity gossip and not enough time talking about real issues.

The two have now converged.

I assume that most people have heard about the whole 'Paris goes to jail but gets sick so it let out" story by now. If not, here is the recap

The judge said she'd get no breaks. The sheriff said she'd do her time. Even Paris Hilton said she was ready to face her sentence.

But on Thursday, three days into a 23-day jail sentence, Hilton was fitted with an electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet and released to the comforts of her 2,700-square-foot Hollywood Hills home due to a mysterious and unspecified medical condition.

This was met with, some, uh, concern

Paris Hilton's early release has sparked potential legal issues, with the judge who sentenced her demanding an explanation, while lawyers and politicians are seeking to milk maximum mileage out of the event.

Luckily, Ms. Hilton acted like any other inmate would:

Socialite Paris Hilton has released a statement thanking jail staff for treating her "fairly and professionally."

"I am going to serve the remaining 40 days of my sentence. I have learned a great deal from this ordeal and hope that others have learned from my mistakes."

Oh, so she is going to serve this out at home. In her mansion.

That seems, uh, fair.

But wait, it's a medial issue (says the sheriff who made the call to let her out)

The problem here is that there is a medical issue and it isn’t wise to keep a person in jail with her problem over an extended period of time and let the problem get worse.


If it is a medical problem then by all means......



A 27-year-old quadriplegic man sentenced to serve ten days in a Washington, DC jail on charges that he possessed a minor amount of marijuana died while in custody last week due to inadequate health care, including prison officials' failure to provide him with a ventilator.
I wonder what was different about this case?

hmmmm. 27-year-old quadriplegic man.....

Paris Hilton......

Nope, can't figure out the difference at all.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Marketing Genuis

This guy is going to make all kinds of money...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007