Archive for the ‘Funk’ category

More Sunday Blogging: Who Said Physicists Can’t Dance?

August 31, 2008

Presented, without comment, The Large Hadron Rap:

Election frivolity: Mancrush edition

February 5, 2008

More from my new favorite folly, mancrush.com

Barack Obama scores well: coming in at 11th 5th place as the man other men would most want to be — only one behind science’s top contender, Charles Darwin (sliding rising since I first posted on this meaningful topic.)

Hilary Clinton is, for obvious reasons, not a contender in this particular contest, though both Bill and George make the list:

As for the regard in which the Republican contenders are held? At least in this venue, not so much. Neither McCain nor Romney make the list at all (which has, after all, 1644 entries). Huckabee does score — but only at number 996.

Don’t blame me. I’m just your humble reporter.

PS: More wierdness. Adolph Hitler is on the list, at 1643. That’s pretty near dead last, but not quite. Who’s less crush-able, by whatever “standards” this site employs?

John Brown. John Brown! Wild eyed, hard charging, violent anti-slavery revolutionary. (Deplorable methods, perhaps– but he was at least on the good guys’ side, in case you were checking). Below Hitler? To quote the funniest movie of the last decade, Galaxy Quest: “Ohh! That’s not right.”

(at about 5:50 into the clip.)

Update:  A couple of links added, at which point I discovered that in the post election glow, Barack Obama rose from 11 to 5, still trailing Charles Darwin, also on a tear, by one.   That puts Darwin behind just Ernest Hemingway, JC, and Tom Brady as the fourth most admired/envied man in history.  The other big news — Jesus has slipped!  Ernest Hemingway now ranks first in the minds (sic) of men.  Who knew?