Archive for November, 2009

What if the Earth had Rings?

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Daily Show, Fox News Footage

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[via Yahoo News]

About the clip, Sean Hannity replied: “Although it pains me to say this, Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, he was right… It was an inadvertent mistake but a mistake nonetheless.”

Then, a week later, FOX repeats the same mistake. This time involving Sarah Palin’s book-signing:

As footage rolled of a smiling and waving Palin amidst a throng of fans, Jarrett noted that the former Republican vice-presidential candidate is “continuing to draw huge crowds while she’s promoting her brand-new book,” adding that the images being shown were “some of the pictures just coming in to us…. The lines earlier had formed this morning.”

Actually, they used footage of a 2008 McCain/Palin campaign rally, suggesting that it was footage of people turning-out for her book-signing in Grand Rapids, MI.

Had this been a democrat and another news-media outlet, FOX news would decry it as obvious political manipulation by the media to build-up public perception of a democrat.

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South Park mocks Ghost Hunters

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The Ghost Hunters play a pretty small role in the story, but you can watch the full episode at SouthPark’s website.

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Ukraine Flu!!!

I just thought this was an odd bit of media scaremongering.

Wow. 189 dead and one million infected. That’s a mortality rate of 0.019% (as compared to the morality rate of normal flu: 0.1%.) Yeah, yeah, I know – mortality trails infection rates.

And just to clear things up:

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says tests on swine flu samples from Ukraine show no significant mutation of the virus.

WHO had sent an expert team to Ukraine last week after reports of an unusual flu outbreak.

AP: WHO says swine flu samples from Ukraine showed no significant mutation

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To me, seals look like dogs that have evolved to live in the oceans.

On a related note, this is a very cool National Geographic documentary on Dolphins. They talk about dolphin society and pack hunting. (55 minutes long)

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Quote of the Day

My ex-girlfriend truly believes 2012 is the end of the world. She bet me 50 dollars that the world would end in 2012. I explained to her if the world is going to end, then there’s no way I could pay her. I either win the bet, or we’re all dead. With a frustrated look on her face, she doubled the bet to 100 dollars.
-Thomas, UCSD


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Bus ride through a forest fire

Nothing to do with anything, just a cool video of a bus ride through a forest fire in Australia.

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