Monthly Archives: March 2008

What he said:

An Open Letter to Mother Nature: Dear Bitch, Are you for real? [more here] Spring, where are thee? -14 tonight, with a high of only 0 tomorrow. Sigh.

CNNNN: Breakthrough in genetics!

Gay scientists have isolated the gene they believe makes people Christian: Followup: Holy Homosexuals? (revisiting Leviticus)

Here we go again:

Muslims protest release of Dutch film Fitna (Qur’anic term for “strife”) in the Netherlands. Dozens of Islamists in Pakistan protested the 15-minute film Fitna — the Qur’anic term for “strife” — which was released Thursday night by right-wing Dutch legislator Geert Wilders after broadcasters in the Netherlands refused to show it. Both Indonesia, the world’s […]

thinking green

Today I bought two new officemates — a Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) and an Arrowhead (Nephthytis) plant. The Biology department was having a sale, and I specifically requested a plant that was hardy (read: not-easily-killable) and one that could survive with very little (read: none, besides florescent) light. I promptly named them Mordecai and Geronimo. […]

Sweet (intelligently designed) irony!

The “documentary” about the Intelligent Design movement Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed was being previewed last night, and PZ Myers, one of the prominent biologists interviewed in the film (albeit under false pretenses), was prevented from watching the film in the theatre: From PZ Myer’s blog Pharyngula: I went to attend a screening of the creationist […]

How Peep!

Let Me Whisper Sweet Nothings In Your Peep Ear Originally uploaded by Finiky Happy Easter-candy-eating, everyone! More Flickr peep goodness here.

No shirt, no shoes, no salvation.

Pet peeve alert: What is with churches that set their service times for a minute or two after the hour? For example, I just went to a website that advertises services at 11:01 and 8:01. What is up with that?! Does setting the time a minute or two past the standard time automatically make that […]