Loaded with win
Confounding the calumniators and apostates
Nabokov butterfly theory...confirmed.
Adam Smith: People should be good to one another.
Lone Nepali Gorkha who subdued 40 train robbers
“I would like to cap the salary of any elected official in the state of Texas to what the average school teacher makes in the state," Larson told 1200 WOAI news.
All living beings are adaptable, some more than others. There is no more adaptable species than homo sapiens.
Nothing is above criticism. Not religion, not science. Not capitalism. No person, living or dead. No political point of view, whether you are dedicated to it or oppose it. Not criticism, itself. Nothing.
A Surfeit of Das Angst-Jökens
Hitchens scores some body blows on The Kings Speech. (Which I still haven't seen.)
The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom
A new discipline called behavioral economics has been studying whether people really do behave as the simplified models say they do. Their studies show that only two groups in society actually behave in a rational, self-interested way in all experimental situations. One is economists, themselves. The other is psychopaths.
"A man walks up to the President of Mexico, and asks for an extra large order of Mexi-Fries. The dignified President chastises the man for his cultural, culinary, and political ignorance. Shocked, the man defends his stupidity with the small truth that his hunger is legitimate."
Wonder if Peter King will mention Caleb Hanie...
I just have a strong sense that Caleb Hanie will be heard from in tomorrow's Bears-Packers game. Don't ask me how I know - but mark my words: watch Caleb Hanie.
My premonition is that The Front is going to have a premonition about some guy named Caleb Hanie... Watch this space.
I've downloaded 21 volumes so far, at a total cost of $3.98 (99 cents each for Innocents Abroad and Caesar's Commentaries, and $2 for Cellini's autobiography).
Fried breakfast is good for you.
According to the study, from AIS Media, 27% of people use Facebook in the bathroom.
Dr. X posts this from the Hofstra Playhouse:
Ross Tucker thinks Peyton Manning is better than Joe Montana, or at least thought so 11 months ago. Peter King disagrees:
I'm not among those who think you have to win four or five championships to be considered the best ever at the most important position in the game, but I can't put Manning, today, over Otto Graham, Joe Montana and Tom Brady.
[UPDATE: Rodgers moved up the list Sunday.
Through his first three playoff games, Rodgers has thrown 10 touchdown passes. That's a new NFL record, breaking one held by Daryle Lamonica, Dan Marino, and Jeff George... Rodgers also became the first quarterback in NFL history to record a quarterback rating of more than 120 in his first three playoff starts — after becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to do that over his first two playoff starts last week. - SB Nation
Brady stays where he is.]
The Onion has the story.
A compelling claim for the worst published sentence in English.
Step One: Find an old-timey synonym for pants:
"Her tiny fingers caressed him there and he thought he might burst his chausses."That's from the first, not-quite-completed sex scene in Unicorn Vengeance, a goofy and ambitious Harlequin that at first seems most notable for its failure to include any unicorns or vengeance.
And from the second sex scene:"The feel of her tongue in his ear was enough to send Wolfram bursting from his chausses."And just a page and a half later:"Her loose chemise followed suit with lighting speed, and the sight of her creamy flesh was enough to make him burst his chausses."From this we can conclude that if you ever go back in time to the France of 1307 -- the book's setting -- you certainly won't go broke in the field of chausses repair.
The Seattle Seahawks are now the worst team to win an NFL playoff game.
Haiti's still there. Thought of anything yet? What's your next step?
The Saints' official Twitter account passed along the news Wednesday that running back Pierre Thomas has been placed on injured reserve. He played two weeks ago, but was inactive on Sunday after battling an ankle injury.
Here's a passage from The Autobiography of Mark Twain on the topic of James W. Paige, inventor of a typesetting machine that Clemens invested in.
I will remark, here, that James W. Paige, the little bright-eyed, alert, smartly dressed inventor of the machine, is a most extraordinary compound of business thrift and commercial insanity; of cold calculation and jejune sentimentality; of veracity and falsehood; of fidelity and treachery; of nobility and baseness; of pluck and cowardice; of wasteful liberality and pitiful stinginess; of solid sense and weltering moonshine; of towering genius and trivial ambitions; of merciful bowels and petrified heart; of colossal vanity and- But here the opposites stop.
Hitchens on how to make tea.
Alaska Aviation Body Count
The truth is out there, and it's humiliating. There's a unifying theme emerging from the 2000-plus pages of top-secret reports into UFO sightings released by the Defence Force last week, and it is this: as far as extra- terrestrial life is concerned, we are a pit-stop on the road to nowhere.Don't get me started on Flight 19 (the search plane blew up?)
Look at the evidence. Other countries get alien abductions by the truckload. But in the more than half a century of contact recorded in the Defence Force X-files, not a single alien has bothered to have any meaningful interaction with us.
Aliens do not want to introduce us to their leader, take us to new civilisations, grill us on the details of our daily lives, or entrust us with grave warnings about the future. They have never given us a ride in their spaceship. They can't even be arsed to mutilate our cattle.
"I do not see in religion the mystery of the incarnation so much as the mystery of the social order. It introduces into the thought of heaven an idea of equalization, which saves the rich from being massacred by the poor."Anyway, everytime I scratch a militant atheist I find a logical positivist underneath. And I hate logical postivists, because they're bad.