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Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 31 2010

Never Again Will I Complain About Leftovers.

Mud cookies. I had never heard of mud cookies before.  I remember hearing that starving people will eat mud to stave off hunger, but I never imagined that an industry around mud-food could arise. With the recent earthquakes has come a renewed interest in Haiti’s past, present and future troubles.  I saw a picture of …

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Jan 29 2010

Good Riddance, Scott Roeder.

Today Scott Roeder was convicted – in 37 minutes – by a jury of his peers of the first-degree murder of Dr. George Tiller, a late-term abortion provider in Kansas. Reporting: msnbc.com cnn.com New York Times AP News via Yahoo News Everyone is happy that Scott Roeder received a just conviction…well, almost everyone.  I was intrigued when …

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Jan 29 2010

State of the Union – the highlights

I’m still trying to find the hour+ needed to watch President Obama’s 2010 state of the union address, but I was able to watch the highlights on this AWESOME two-and-a-half minute summary by Iman Crossan on youtube. Warning – President may be accompanied by a sweet backbeat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcuXV99asO8

Jan 28 2010

The responses to iPad are brutal!

Man, people are tearing the iPad apart!  Aside from the numerous sanitary napkin jokes (I’m not putting a specific link – just google “iPad jokes” if you’ve got a free hour or so), many of the iPad’s potential users are having fairly lukewarm reactions to Apple’s newest release.  A lot of people are saying “it’s a cross …

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Jan 27 2010

New Apple Product – the iPad!

Seriously, what else could I write about today?  You know, aside from Haiti, civil rights, President Obama’s State of the Union address… Naaaah…it’s iPad! source: gizmodo.com Apple officially unveiled their new Apple product today.  They’re calling it the iPad, and it’s a tablet – a sort of a cross between an iPod Touch and a …

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Jan 26 2010

Battlefield Acupuncture

WTF? First, let me say that I am not a huge believer in the healing power of acupuncture.  I believe there is a significant placebo effect associated with acupuncture, and I know that some people who believe in the power of acupuncture report relief from some disease symptoms after receiving acupuncture.  But, not having read …

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Jan 25 2010

I find a new widget.

An alternate title for this post is “Jenny McCarthy sucks, but Jen McCreight from blaghag.com rocks”.  That one wasn’t as pithy as the original, though.  I have a shiny new widget for a website called Jenny McCarthy Body Count (look – it’s in the column to the right side of the screen).  The website is very …

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Jan 24 2010

The Evangelists get us busted.

Yesterday at the bookstore we got yelled at by mall security.  Apparently several shoppers stopped by mall admin to complain that the bookstore was handing out religious-themed materials outside of our front doors.  Our manager explained that not only were we not handing out religious materials to patrons, but that it was against our corporate …

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Jan 23 2010

Scott Roeder’s Murder Trial and Pierogis

A couple of articles from today’s Star Tribe caught my attention: Testimony opens in shooting death of abortion doctor (Roxana Hegeman).  I like that testimony begins for Scott Roeder’s trial starts on the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.  With all of the people who witnessed him (allegedly) shooting Dr. Tiller, I don’t imagine it …

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Jan 23 2010

Chromatography AKTA FLPC

Major geek post, today.  Turn back while you still can! I have to go into the lab today AND go work at the bookstore.  I love both of my jobs, but it’s Saturday…ewwww.  Internet fun…fresh air bad (well, in Minnesota in January, anyway). At my job I sometimes do FPLC, which is a way cool …

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