Monday, February 05, 2007

Germans agree not to use portions of their apartments
This is crazy! Some new rules mean that the welfare tenants have to move to smaller apartments, but there are no smaller apartments, so the government asked them to pretend their existing apartments are smaller. Inspectors make regular patrols to ensure that the rooms which are supposed to be empty are really not being used! Ya gotta love those Germans!


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Zambonis deployed to restore dwindling ice cap


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Star Wars vs. Battlestar Galactica
Submitter's comments: "I have read a few articles on how youtube is the future of television. The basic premise of these is that broadcast TV is in fatal collapse. Going from 4 channels to 400 has shattered the advertising market. Fewer viewers per show, mean lower ratings, which sends the advertisers fleeing. This reduces capitol, which lowers the quality of the remaining programs. This further reduces viewers, which drives off more advertising money. And so on into the death spiral.
My thinking was, well yes, but there has to be a limit to how far things can fall, just in terms of production quality. I mean look at science fiction. How can you produce decent special effects with a budget of two hundred bucks? Then I saw this. As a scifi geek myself, I can assure you this has to be original content. The Galactica models are all from the original series, they must have scanned in home-built models from the seventies.


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How to shower like a chick (or like a guy)


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COLTS' COACH THANKS GOD FOR CALLING TEAM'S SUPER BOWL PLAYS
"Asked what had happened with the Bears' touchdown return on the opening kick-off, Dungy explained that God had not been assigned to coach the special teams."


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Here is the complete executive summary for the UN's global warming report
I strongly recommend that you read the report rather than trusting to the interpretations of politicians with an agenda or knothead journalists.

The report has already been widely misinterpreted. For example, here's what the report actually says about sea level changes from the disappearance of the Greenland ice mass: "If a negative surface mass balance were sustained for millennia, that would lead to virtually complete elimination of the Greenland ice sheet and a resulting contribution to sea level rise of about 7 m. The corresponding future temperatures in Greenland are comparable to those inferred for the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago, when paleoclimatic information suggests reductions of polar land ice extent and 4 to 6 m of sea level rise."

The key words to note there are "sustained for millennia."

And here's what it says about the Antarctic ice mass: "Current global model studies project that the Antarctic ice sheet will remain too cold for widespread surface melting and is expected to gain in mass due to increased snowfall."

By the way, I don't mean to disparage the concerns about global warming or to mimimize the significance of climate change. It's just that exaggerations do not serve the cause of understanding, and understanding is necessary for good policy. Furthermore, exaggerations are unnecessary. The real stuff is scary enough.


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Here is the HD trailer for Lasse Hallstrom's film about Clifford Irving
Richard Gere stars as Irving, the writer who faked a Howard Hughes autobiography. The film is slated to open April 6th. Here's the Irving page at Wikipedia. When all this happened, I became curious about Irving and read his first novel, On a Darkling Plain. Turns out he was a helluva good writer.


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"According to New York City's traffic office, Russell Falkena ran a red light on Manhattan's West Side - in his rowboat."


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In a world gone mad and shallow, it's good to know that there are still vestiges of depth and sanity, like a David Byrne disco opera about Imelda Marcos


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Who is the smartest person in the world (measured by IQ)? A blue collar guy from Montana. Here is his Wikipedia entry, and the following is an interview with him.
One reader wrote in to say, "I'm calling bullshit on the Super-IQ article. A closer inspection reveals that he’s been editing his own Wikipedia entry (see discussion page). That and he’s an Intelligent Design advocate, which is a dead giveaway in and of itself."

WEBMASTER'S NOTE: I looked at the lawsuit filed against Langan by The Mega Society, and it seems clear that he really was a member of their group at one time. Before admitting someone, they require evidence that the prospective member possesses an IQ at a level achieved by only one person in a million. So while it may not be possible to certify Langan as the smartest guy in the world, he definitely must be one smart mofo.







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Here are all the Super Bowl Commercials from XLI


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Mr. Deity's Superbowl Extra: The Press Conference


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The Filthy Critic takes a humorous look at Because I Said So
"Ten minutes into Because I Said So, I shit my pants. Not by choice. And not like a steaming load just plopped out of my ass. Rather, this was a slow, warm leak that started around the time Diane Keaton's character called her copulating daughter to remind her that her tits were lopsided, and it continued right through the second all-girl singalong at the end of the movie."


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MovieJuice takes a humorous look at The Messengers


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The Pop Culture Palace is updated with the five best songs of 1960


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