05 September 2009

Link roundup for 5 September 2009

Check out these cool steampunk projects (found via Mendip).

Barcelona offers an unusual tourist attraction.

When typing messages on Facebook, be careful.

In a still-slow economy, retailers will try anything to boost sales.

Donald Mills has a few choice words about stupid names.

German mathematician Adam Ries hasn't paid his TV license fee -- but he has a good reason.

I can't help it -- this is funny.

Yes, Obama is Hitler (found via Middle of Nowhere).

Stupid Evil Bastard brings us a short PSA on religion.

Sadly No takes a serious look at one issue with universal health care -- healthy people subsidizing the care of those with unhealthy lifestyles.

Here's an eyewitness report from the Thousand Oaks finger-biting incident (found via Skippy the Bush Kangaroo).

Zirgar looks at Republican opposition to the public option -- and there's a bipartisan poster, too.

Recall the 2008 primaries, and think of what could have been.

Teapot Atheist has a new Chick tract -- about Hell.

Sometimes one ad can encapsulate the differences between an earlier era and our own (found via Mendip).

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian theocracy, is bothered by the large number of students majoring in the humanities -- because such studies undermine religious belief. Funny how real education tends to do that.

Iran's universities re-open on Sept. 23 -- and the theocracy is worried.

This past week was the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in Europe -- the Nazis invaded Poland on Sept. 1 and Britain declared war on Sept. 3.

New technology enables doctors in the US to examine and treat patients in distant war zones (sent by Ranch Chimp).

Ethnicity is a matter of culture, not genes. For example, a map of a genetic trait usually doesn't show much correspondence with any national or ethnic boundaries.

Being overweight speeds up the decline of the immune system.

Neuroscientist Henry Markram believes we can reverse-engineer the human brain and build a computer model of it -- an essential step toward the Singularity -- within as little as ten years.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Well...what a round-up this week!

"SteamPunk Project's" from Sir Mendip were really tasty piece's!

Interesting reading about La Ramba in Barcelona (I know a gal who is in Barcelona as I write this,there filming some erotica,she live's in England though) ... but it was funny when that one person said "When I was young ...Rambla was a place of flower's and bird's" I reckon it still IS, nature simply taking it's course .. heh? But all shit aside, I reckon it shouldnt be long before some outside group rustle's up international hell about this, on a larger scale than just locally...because of illegal African immigrant's being exploited by the sex trade or such. Oh well ... folk's will be folk's. :)

Good piece and really funny (at least to me) from Mills on irresponsible and ludicrous first name's. I know a guy who's first name is Dallas actually.

Heh,heh,heh ...never put cupcake's in front of Sen.Mitch McConnell? I was looking at him thinking he was at the pestroom restroom at the Minneapolis Airport...just walked to a stall,opened the door...and my oh my...there was ole Larry"Stall Mauler"Craig...just wankin away..and playin footsie! Reckon I been thinkin about ole Larry a tad much?

"Obama is literally Hitler" I really loved that one! :) I bet 20 year's ago perhap's in Chicago's South Side...Obama may have thought of a hundred names he could be called...but never would have guessed Hitler to be one of them! Heh,heh,heh...... :)

World of Religion tube video from Mr.SE Bastard was hilarious, I called in my 12 year old grandson Jerome from the other room to watch this one with me...he was chuckling from it!

Science Daily's piece on ethnicity/genetic's was interesting, because I have alway's kind of thought like that. Just look at my sorry redneck ass. Who would ever think I came from a family partly of New York Wiseguy's (gangster's)or was part Jew? And named after my grandpa who was from Birmingham,England? I remember when visiting my mom once up north shortly before she passed, she looked at me and said "... Geeez Tommy ... what happened to you ... what has that goddamn Texas done to you? ..." I looked over at her and said..."It wasnt Texas mom...it was all the drug's..." I sure wouldnt have been better off following in her familia's footstep's...unless I like serving 20 year prison sentence's!

Loved the piece about replicating the human brain ...Never been any doubt in my brain about it!

Thanx fer this morning's funnies Guy ........... :)

05 September, 2009 10:31  
Blogger Rita said...

Great links, as usual. I hope you are enjoying the rain. :)

06 September, 2009 08:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Good piece and really funny (at least to me) from Mills on irresponsible and ludicrous first name's.

Who can resist a guy who names his blog "Crabby Old Fart"?

Loved the piece about replicating the human brain ...Never been any doubt in my brain about it!

Actually, the video linked in the posting above this one makes me wonder if all brains are worth duplicating.

I hope you are enjoying the rain. :)

Oh, definitely.:-)

06 September, 2009 10:06  

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