Friday, November 16, 2007

The Cake is a Lie

I finally got to the end of Portals which sports, among many redeeming features, the funniest AI since GIR. After you blow up the AI, the end credits roll to this song, which I loved (even more than Companion Cube). Apature Science(tm) is the name of the portal comapny and Black Mesa is their rival.

Also, at the end, there is cake.

I wonder if the AI is still alive, and working on a sequel...

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I've done a bad thing. I've thrown a Molotov cocktail onto the grounds of the presidential palace in TJICistan.

I know I shouldn't, but I simply could not resist. Yes, I've somewhat compared apples and oranges, but it seems a little disingenuous to complain about minor government spending on a something you disagree with but use, and not complain about the colossal waste of money on something you like, but dont participate in.

Regardless, we should see some blood-pumping, heart-hammering rhetoric from the last libertarian enclave in Arlington.

viva revolution!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Coming Soon to My Cubical

The perfect office decoration


Tom Tancredo has a new ad. It perfectly summerizes the GOP position, and I say More! More! More! Damn those crazy islamic tacos!

Wait, what?

Creation Science Museum Review

First, imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit. And we’re not talking just your average load of horseshit; no, we’re talking colossal load of horsehit. An epic load of horseshit. The kind of load of horseshit that has accreted over decades and has developed its own sort of ecosystem, from the flyblown chunks at the perimeter, down into the heated and decomposing center, generating explosive levels of methane as bacteria feast merrily on vintage, liquified crap. This is a Herculean load of horseshit, friends, the likes of which has not been seen since the days of Augeas.
And you look at it and you say, “Wow, what a load of horseshit.”

Full Report here

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Sweet Spot

Some throw-away art I worked on this weekend.

Our Wonderful Earth

I remember the first science book I learned to read.

I was about 4 and was interested in what caused the seasons (I had a complicated theory involving the Earth rotating end-over-end which I began to suspect was wrong). This was about 1968, and my mother gave me her old grade school textbook, which I poured through day and night for weeks, carving a deep and lasting gouge in my consciousness.

Last night I was having dinner with some friends and one of them mentioned that he found an old book on Amazon he'd been looking for for years. It occured to me that I might be able to find this old book there, which would be cool. I remembered the title and I have a handful of pages memorized (I think) and I remember the distinctive green cover with a picture of the Earth on it. I figure since it was my mothers elementary school textbook, it was probably published 1948-1950. I could not remember the author.

So I typed "Our Wonderful Earth" into Amazon.

I got this. ACK!

No good.

I also got a bunch of other hits, but without cover shots.

One was from 1951, so I tried google.

Got it on the first hit!

$10.95 and 2 weeks delivery. :)


Is this a real equation?

4δ161 x Λ³Жญ5,6,1,8Φ-4 = {(ΣΨ²Њyt3 - 14๖P9) x 49}/2β x ⅜kxgt -§

Some say yes, some say no.