Posts Tagged ‘Mike Huckabee’

Jello shots don’t cure chlamydia…

13 November 2008

but they might provide temporary relief.  Of course you should always talk to your personal care provider before beginning any treatment program.


Some weeks ago, I wrote about using Google Trends to track natural phenomenon via search term proxy (See: Dust, Wind, Dude).  Unsurprisingly, those clever folks at Google were way ahead of me  and have recently unveiled Google Flu Trends a tool which tracks flu-related Google searches state-by-state as an index for the intensity of influenza activity.

The potential public health applications and, more amusingly, misapplications of this technique boggle the mind….


Seriously though, can’t they just release Picasa for Mac OS already?


9 November 2008

Now that I have your attention: GO HELP BRIAN SWITEK WIN A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP.  You can get the full scoop from Brian himself over at Laelaps.

After you vote you can reward yourself with an educational video game.

Broadly speakingem-dashsoaring to new heights.

30 October 2008

I know two or three folks love the music video posts.  At least, eventually.  Usually inadvertently.  Anyway, I hope you can all make it to my “what we do” talk on Friday which will prove to be an extended diatribe on musicacaphony.  “Caca” being the operative term here.  Remember when we went to that cramped Silver Apples show around the turn of the century which seemed impossible?  Seriously.


27 October 2008

Art Shapiro came strolling through the garden today while I was working up a bed for lettuce and mustard greens.  “Good day to do the work,” he said, matter-of-factly, “and we should have rain by the weekend.”

“That’s a’good news for the plants,” I stammered, sweat-soaked, apparently pretending to be Italian.

A few moments later an enormous red-tail—well a low-flying one at least—appeared overhead.  She wheeled once, and continued south, ruddering with her ruddy rectrices.  I thought of Epidexipteryx, but only for a moment.  A buckeye danced about the garden.  Following or fleeing Art? I couldn’t tell.

On the way back I saw a flicker on a telephone pole, a seasonal first for me, I think.  Later, I found this weevil on my arm.  Hypera postica I guess?  Canadians already celebrated their National Weevil Day, but ours doesn’t come until the 27th of November, which seems kind of late, but you know: Puritans…go figure.

Later still, I gave myself a haircut and an unintentional rat-tail which Jessica mended when she returned from Point Reyes.

Blogging is awesome.  I’m going to bed.

Saturday Insexology 201

25 October 2008

Somewhere in Guizhou… check out the composite seed–there’s a trans-kingdom sex joke in there somewhere, but i’m too tired.

Gracious God, what a jaw! how many animals have been crushed by it?

24 October 2008

Mammoth Snack – by the inimitable Unforgivable Realness

lowing of death All were killed except one male the fiercest of the race and him even the artillery of the skies assailed in vain He ascended the bluest summit which shades the source of the Monongahela and roaring aloud bid defiance to every vengeance The red lightning scorched the lofty firs and rived the knotty oaks but only glanced upon the enraged monster At length maddened with fury he leaped over the waves of the west at a bound and this moment reigns the uncontroled monarch of the wilderness in despite even of Omnipotence itself MAN 81
Mastodon, Mammoth, and Man By John Patterson MacLean

Because sometimes, ZooBorns just can’t satisfy one’s primal thirst for unicorn blood.  Also, be sure to check out in the future, war is more humane and centaur solutionto a raptor problem (a diptych!).