Posted tagged ‘Silliness’

Because I Love My Son, And You

October 29, 2015

The sprout asked me to post this:

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I think I’m raising my boy right, don’t you?

Sunday Conundrum…What the Hell Does This Mean?

April 10, 2011

This being the following statement from unsuccessful national candidate and half-term former governor Sarah Palin:

“It’s not America’s role not to be out and about nation building and telling other countries how to live…”

This isn’t snark .(Or rather it is, but I am also experiencing genuine bewilderment.)

Treat this as an a self-amuse thread; one of the few genuine pleasures of the last couple of months has been watching Palin do the headless chicken, as she continues to strut, unaware that she’s well down Glenn Beck’s path, amirite?

So just give your babblefish a workout in an attempt to translate Palinese into coherence.

Image:  Francisco de Goya, Still Life with Chicken and a Pan of Fish, 1808-1812.

Mind Candy: EC (aka God) meets Graphene — by way of a bit of stuff to hold this blog until the day job lets up again…

October 8, 2010

Via @BoraZ I find an interesting approach to celebrating the natural facts at the heart of this year’s physics Nobel honor.

I never felt less like sniffing anything:

All this by way of apologizing for the comm silence around here.  My visiting committee is showing up in ten days, and I got to get busy.

More soon.


Video wonderfulness of the Day: Jane Austen…Blood, Guts, No Corsets Edition

July 24, 2010

Via the often imitated, never equalled Jen Luc Piquant (nom de blog of this Author), this reinterpretation of my most re-read novelist:

See.  I still love you.

Completely Outsourced Eye Candy: Jedi Bear edition

June 17, 2010

I know that reposting something from Andrew Sullivan’s blog is sort of pointless, given that outlet’s reach, but on the off chance you haven’t seen this, you should.  It’s true snort material.

Not to Defend Sarah Palin, But…

October 1, 2008

There has been a flurry of glee in the blogosphere — see, e.g., Andrew Sullivan — over this report from Anderson Cooper’s shop on CNN “confirming” that Sarah Palin has never actually been to that part of Alaska from whence you can see Russia.

One problem:  the CNN report only confirms that Gov. Palin has never been to Little Diomede, the Alaskan island in the Bering Strait that is a couple of miles or so — and in line-of-sight — to Russian-owned Big Diomede.

But there is another Alaskan Island from which it is possible to catch a glimpse of the Russian mainland (whenever the fog lifts).  As discussed at too great length in my post here, that would be St. Lawrence Island.

Now, I could find no reference on the web to any Palin visit to that island, but it is not quite as remote as Little Diomede. I’m betting she has never been there either.  But you cannot say on the strength of Little Diomede that Palin has never confronted the Siberian menace face to face.  More research please!

And just to be going on with:  one of my students actually visited it last year (in January, of all poorly timed vacations) to do some research on her masters thesis.  Just last weekend she told me that she had in fact stared out at some wind and cold wracked shoreline that counted as seeing Russia.  (Wonderful as that student was, I can’t say I see her as Vice President yet either…._