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Monthly Archive: October 2009

Oct 31 2009

Vaccine moronitude

I was shocked to learn that of our office leadership team, three out of seven have decided not to get flu shots, H1N1 or otherwise, because they feel they could just tough any flu out that happens to come along. Despite repeated and concerted efforts to explain to them that that’s not the reason getting …

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Oct 31 2009

Crab Nebula, in high detail

The Crab Nebula is famous for being the remnants of a supernova that occurred in 1056 CE. Almost seven thousand years ago (as the nebula is six thousand light years away), a star finished off the last of its fuel, and the competing forces of gravity and the nuclear fusion reaction suddenly became a very …

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Oct 30 2009

Jason of the Dead

It turns out I’m a reasonable facsimile of Simon Pegg, once you lose the British accent, blonde hair, sense of humor, acting talent, and money. Please note the fake blood needs re-applying. Oh well. Still pretty damn good, even if the blood looks like Kool-Aid.

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Oct 29 2009

Hallowe’en costume-making

Sorry for no posting, but today’s been an absolute trainwreck, and I’m still not done my Hallowe’en costume. What? Want a clue as to what my costume will be? Well… okay. I suppose.

Oct 28 2009

Curse you sudden but inevitable betrayal!

Senator Joe Lieberman, the Republican mole Independent from the “Conneticut for Lieberman” party, has stated he will become the first senator in history to break with his caucus party and filibuster any bill that has a public health insurance option. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Seriously, does this …

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Oct 28 2009

More Fox fairness

See if you can spot the balance!

Oct 27 2009

How to find H1N1 Vax Clinics in NS

You owe it to the rest of us to take it upon yourself and get vaccinated against the H1N1 “swine” flu. I mean, look at the pros and cons: (Hat tip to The Daily Show, and to No Jesus, No Peas who screencapped this.) It ain’t a tough choice, people. And herd immunity depends on …

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Oct 27 2009

The Corporation

I’m playing this as background while I work today, though it threatens to drive me to distraction. Greg Laden is posting it a chunk at a time — he’s apparently shown it a number of times in class, so it’s gotta be worth a watch. A kind commenter linked to the whole playlist for this …

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Oct 26 2009

Foxaganda Vs Olbermann/Maddow

Would that I could wave a magic wand and turn Fox “News” into an actual news station, one that doesn’t actively distort reality and organize protest marches against their home country’s government in order to undercut gains made toward providing health care to everyone by cutting out the profit-motive health insurance racket. After being explicitly …

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Oct 25 2009

RCimT: Unholy Sunday

Welcome to another end-of-weekend link roundup! Your Cool Atheist of the Week is the creator/producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon. The Onion: Is there a God? Joss Whedon: No. O: That’s it, end of story, no? JW: Absolutely not. That’s a very important and necessary thing …

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