Saturday, December 30, 2006
Grand Canyon National Park is not permitted to give an official estimate of the geologic age of its principal feature, due to pressure from Bush administration appointees.
“In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’”
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Why you could soon be paying Wall Street investors, Australian bankers, and Spanish builders for the privilege of driving on American roads.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
If there's one thing the Jive loves more than batshit right-wing paranoia, it's batshit right-wing paranoia drawn as cartoons.
Apparently, the NRA is putting out a graphic novel to... well, warn kids of the danger of gas-can toting hippie chicks who roll mob-style with chickens or lobsters or something. I'm not sure why the hippie is so dangerous, but the NRA's message is clear: Without our beloved guns, how can we possibly shoot her? (via boingboing)
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Don't miss "The Man Who Planted Trees"
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Sure your commute is bad, but at least its not on the Bolivian Hell Road. The most dangerous roads in the world
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Not even the Grinch would steal this shit. More ugly christmas stuff at this appropriately URL'ed site.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Just when the right-wing bat-shit crazy talk started to slow down, we get hit with the wisdom that soy makes you gay. Where do they get this stuff?
Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality.
The Nasa-funded US team of researchers said the ice retreat is likely to remain fairly constant until 2024 when there will be a sudden speeding up of the process.
In between 30 and 50 years, they concluded, summer sea ice will have vanished from almost the entire Arctic region.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
What American accent do you have? (if you're American, that is) is either really accurate or an IP-snipe trick. It nailed me as the Philadelphia/No Accent type. I've started to notice that northeast Philly says 'yizz' where south Philly says 'youze'. 'Y'all' starts to appear in Delaware and Maryland and goes all the way down. Don't even get me started on the crap that comes out of peoples mouths over in Jersey.
Slanguage gives lessons on how to talk like the locals wherever you are, but some of it's nonsense. I've been around cheesesteaks all my life and I've never heard 'cheesesteak wit' once "Wit"? Somebody made that crap up for the guidebooks. While I'm at it- both Pat's and Gino's are tourist traps. Go for the stainless-steel carts every time for a standard: $3.75 with a coke and chips. If you're up for something really special, the Abbeye on N.3rd in the Northern Liberties serves the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Hands down.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Download the Podfather pts I and II at the Guardian
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Cheap toy roundup 2006 (onionavclub)
Toy pickles? Damn.
Hey, vinyl fanatics, have you ever wished you could listen to your records while cruising in your car? From the mid-50's to the early 60's, Chrysler made this dream a reality with two generations of in-car phonographs. The original Highway Hi-Fi hit the streets in Autumn of 1955, for model year 1956 -- a factory option in the full Chrysler Corporation line of vehicles: Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto and Imperial.
If you're really itching to have it on vinyl, these guys will make you a one-of-a-kind pressing.
Update: Sold for $155K
Its a fruit, Goddamn it!
(from Cabinet Magazine)
Wooden structures covered in foam. From Bourroullec
Friday, December 01, 2006
(from Bifurcated Rivets)
The only thing geekier than a slide-rule is an exhaustively-researched online slide rule archive