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This is so cute eep!

Moar Cute:

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As a follow up to this, I am updating to inform you that people do naturally walk in circles!
Six walkers forged through a flat, forested region of Germany. Three trekked through the Sahara desert in southern Tunisia. (A sand storm stopped further testing in the desert). All walkers wore GPS receivers so that the researchers could analyze their routes.

The results, published today in the journal Current Biology, showed that no matter how hard people tried to walk in a straight line, they often ended up going in circles without ever realizing that they were crossing their own paths.
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This is pretty much the greatest headline ever.
Chinese health officials said that the convulsions, breathing difficulty and paralysis that affected more than a 1,000 workers near a plant were mass hysteria.


Jul. 15th, 2009 10:51 pm
sinclair_furie: (mac <3 pc)
Things like this are reasons for me to start having an "awesome" tag. Seriously! A robot! That powers itself by eating biomass! Named the EATR!

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A topless coffee shop in a tiny town in Maine burns down. Police say it was arson. The owner is sad, not possessing insurance, and now homeless.

Four questions:
1. Why would somebody burn down an establishment that provides caffeine, sugar, manly chests AND breasts at the same time?
2. Why does a town of 4,500 need a topless coffee shop?
3. Why would somebody who owned a wooden building in which baking surely happened not insure it?
4. What is the markup on coffee for tits?
sinclair_furie: (mac <3 pc)
True love blooms on the Obama economic team. Oh, Summers/Geithner.
sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
So, the yesterday I was talking to Firestone and I made a joke about the homoerotic undertones in The Fountainhead. He was fairly surprised to hear about this, until I linked him to the Facebook group. There's a small but convincing list of quotes there, which inspired me to acquire an e-book and see what I could find.

After randomly turning to a page revealed a slashy exchange between Roark and Cameron, I was kind of inspired to reread the whole thing. But I ignored all the monologues and masturbatory posturing and focused, you know, the Objvectivist equivalent of the dirty bits. I have to say, I have a much better understanding at the age of twenty than I did when I was 15 of what Dominique meant she wanted Howard to conquer and overpower her and, you know, take her now!

So! For your amusement, a rather ridiculously long list of slashy quotes I found in The Fountainhead.

(What? At one point, Gail and Roark go on a cruise, pointedly leaving behind Gail's beautiful wife, and lounge around yacht naked admiring each other's bodies and professing their love. I am not making this shit up)

Roark/Cameron )

Roark/Keating )

Keating/Francon )

Keating/Toohey )

Roark/Mallory )

Roark/Heller )

Roark/Wynand )

Gas Taxes

Jan. 9th, 2009 10:15 am
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Seriously, what a cutie.
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The internets think I'm 85% male.

:/ I blame the economist.

The Master

Nov. 20th, 2008 06:50 pm
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Stephen Colbert interviews Paul Simon (<3!)
Colbert: If you were going to write, like, a protest folk song now about the credit crisis, could you... Do you think you could rhyme "credit default swap"? Or "negotiable"?
Simon: Unsociable.
Colbert: Ooh, that's not bad! You are the master.
SO MUCH LOVE (it's at 15:33). There's also Stephen's beef about some of Paul Simon's lyrics, like what was Julio doing down by the schoolyard anyway?
sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
But seriously, this is epic fail.
sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
Greg Mankiw linked to this, guys. SO MUCH <3
(no srsly. checks it out)
sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
Apparently, I think monetary policy is super exciting. I even went to Macroeconomics lecture for the second time in my life. It was pretty cool.

Is this normal? Possibly I'm in the wrong field. :/

Somewhat but not really related- you know the tax system is too complicated when politicians AND lawyers can't do it correctly. PALIN TAX FAIL.
sinclair_furie: (good omens)
Amanda Palmer's cover of "I Google You" courtesy Neil Gaimain:

Lyrics )
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from [ profile] tdj...

E.coli is awesome and evolves to eat citrate! Also, gotta love the petri stacking video. Go forth! Witness evolution!


Aug. 2nd, 2008 03:10 pm
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please please please please go to the supreme court!!!!

In case you are wondering what I'm talking about, it is the fact that the fifth and eleventh circuits have split over whether or not banning dildo sales is unconstitutional. The fifth circuit just denied rehearing, so I'm excited. (Also, I'm amused that the name of the post in the first link is "Banana Split."
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Obscenity trials are silly, but when they use google to determine "contemporary community standards," they result in such wonderful quotes:
“We tried to come up with comparison search terms that would embody typical American values,” Mr. Walters said. “What is more American than apple pie?” But according to the search service, he said, “people are at least as interested in group sex and orgies as they are in apple pie.”
LOLAMAZING Oh, the internets!
sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
Challenging the conventional wisdom. Read it- it's long but very thoughtful and interesting.


Mar. 31st, 2008 04:09 pm
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McCain apparently never worried about AIDS.
sinclair_furie: (liberatrian kittens)
Re: Medellin v. Texas, i.e. the decision that says that Texas can ignore international treaties and give Mexican citizens the death penalty if it wants to without telling Mexico about it first, and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the decision that says that the Bush administration cannot always deny suspected terrorists of their rights, Orin Kerr says the following:
Reading over Chief Justice Roberts' Medellin opinion, it reminds me a lot of Justice Stevens' majority opinion in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in 2006. ... Of course, the people who like both Hamdan and Medellin could probably meet  in a phone booth. (And Justice Kennedy is already in the phone booth.)  But the two decisions seem pretty similar to me.
LOL <3, except I think Justice Kennedy is kind of very silly.


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