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Some links for you to enjoy on Saturday

I’ve been saving up links in Firefox again:

The Economist has a Fear of Flying

I want these Atari 2600 Plug and Play Keychains

Christian Scientists write about the mismatched ‘Mythbusters’



Waste some time with Chaos Theory

On this day

Tomato Nation has a song for you.

Chocolate Justice

The Scream has been found. Who gets the M&Ms?

In case you’ve forgotten how to be mad

A nice summary of what this administration has been up to:

  • Amount that Halliburton pays to the Third World laborers it imports into Iraq to do the work in its dining facilities, laundries, etc.: $6 per 12-hour day (50 cents an hour)
  • Amount that Halliburton bills us taxpayers for each of these workers: $50 a day
  • Amount that Halliburton bills U.S. taxpayers for:

A case of sodas: $45

Washing a bag of laundry: $100

Goofy could not be reached for comment

Daily Kos has a copy of Pluto’s Concession Speech.

Awesome stuff I have found lately

By “lately”, I mean “since Friday”. This blog has been too quiet lately, so here are several links for your surfing pleasure

First, LeatherFish found this great Lego Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Lego church was pretty neat, but here’s someone who appears to have recreated all of New York City in Lego.

Not related to much of anything, here’s a good explanation of how to do arithmetic with Roman numerals.

And, finally, Seth wonders if it is really all that feasible to blow up planes by mixing common household liquids together. Turns out, not so much:

After a few hours – assuming, by some miracle, that the fumes haven’t overcome you or alerted passengers or the flight crew to your activities – you’ll have a quantity of TATP with which to carry out your mission. Now all you need to do is dry it for an hour or two.

If you read the article, you’ll find out why you can’t really just take the explosive on the plane already prepared.

Weird, weird. Space is weird.

I thought Seth might enjoy the Top 10: Weirdest cosmology theories. And maybe explain them to me. I only get the stupid one.

Guess I’m not a diva!

Cognitive Daily explains how training can affect our ability to perceive differences in key. The best I could do with the out-of-synch piece was “what’s that crap in the background?” I couldn’t tell you why I thought it was off, though.

These are for Seth

But some of the rest of you might like these Inspirational Posters.

Go Dana!

Dana will be skating in the upcoming Gay Games. She has two nice write ups about this competition: Skater takes act to Gay Games

and Riverside Library employee to compete Gay Games. Very neat!

All of us are trying to figure out, however, when my dad’s name was changed to George.