Thursday, January 27, 2011

Always get the insurance

BoingBoing has a video up from, remixing video from Durham's own truck-eating underpass with Ennio Morricone.

Durham + Morricone = ♥

Monday, January 24, 2011

Compost Partisanship

Maybe if it had been a vermicomposting program, the GOP wouldn't have just axed the House composting program.  Where's the outrage?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rhythm rhythm everywhere

Via BB, this is a totally beautiful video about the African drumming and the diurnal rhythms that make drumming such a natural part of culutre:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The safety is off.

"[T]he use of a term associated with real evils like genocide to defend oneself in the face of catty punditry shows a startling degree of narcissism--even for Palin."
Pro-gun Sarah Palin shoot herself in the foot with her "blood libel" comment.  Jews across the political spectrum are NOT happy.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

O Pioneers!

I love this.

Monday, January 10, 2011

There are guns, and then there are guns.

Gail Collins nails it:

Today, the amazing thing about the reaction to the Giffords shooting is that virtually all the discussion about how to prevent a recurrence has been focusing on improving the tone of our political discourse. That would certainly be great. But you do not hear much about the fact that Jared Loughner came to Giffords’s sweet gathering with a semiautomatic weapon that he was able to buy legally because the law restricting their sale expired in 2004 and Congress did not have the guts to face up to the National Rifle Association and extend it.
If Loughner had gone to the Safeway carrying a regular pistol, the kind most Americans think of when they think of the right to bear arms, Giffords would probably still have been shot and we would still be having that conversation about whether it was a sane idea to put her Congressional district in the cross hairs of a rifle on the Internet.
But we might not have lost a federal judge, a 76-year-old church volunteer, two elderly women, Giffords’s 30-year-old constituent services director and a 9-year-old girl who had recently been elected to the student council at her school and went to the event because she wanted to see how democracy worked.