Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb 28 2010

Canada is made of gold

Check it out — with the gold-medal win tonight in Men’s Hockey against USA, Canada has officially broken the world record for gold medals won at the Winter Olympics with 14. The medal count, embedded from CTV.ca: View the vancouver2010.com medals’ table I was sadly unable to catch anything but the celebration immediately after the …

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Feb 27 2010

Deity trading cards!

Oh, sure, most of these gods and monsters are considered mythology today, but once upon a time, they were as widely believed as the deities you hear about nowadays. Collect the whole set, and make a certain spingle-loving weasel a very happy weasel indeed!

Feb 26 2010

Can extremism be taken too far?

Yes, I’m aware of the inherent redundancy of the title. Anything “extremist” is already “too far”. People who believe you can rape and pillage the Earth and kill animals and destroy habitats for sport with no consequences are extremists, and people who believe you can harass, threaten and perpetrate violence on other human beings for …

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Feb 25 2010

Homosexuality’s deep biological roots

In the court battles over Proposition 8, the underlying question was whether homosexuality was a choice or biological. Critics often say “you can’t find a single gay gene”, but humans are squishy — they are resultant of about thirty thousand genes which build and detract and modify one another like ripples in a pond. Saying …

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Feb 25 2010

Keith Olbermann’s special comment on health care reform and his dying father

Oh wow. Can anybody with any empathy listen to this special comment and continue with their ghoulish “death panel” nonsense? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Best wishes, Mr. Olbermann.

Feb 24 2010

Parody is the sincerest form of mockery

A turtle fence. Ostensibly to keep the socialists out of health care reform, I guess?

Feb 23 2010

Let’s expand the dominion!

I’d never seen the movie, so this came as a surprise to me, but this clip from Canadian Bacon is actually pretty epic. Hahaha, Canadian imperialism… sure. We’d as soon apologize to you for bringing universal health care and secular government to your great nation. Then thank you for the lebensraum. Hat tip Greg Laden.

Feb 22 2010

Beau Lotto on optical illusions and how your brain works

Jodi was trying to embed this from her iPhone but it looks like the WordPress app is just not intuitive when it comes to that kind of task. Anyway, this is very cool, that even the absolute simplest mental tasks can be so wholly subverted.

Feb 21 2010

RCimT: Catchup Sunday

I’ve let this “regular feature” backslide from a weekly occurrence all the way to monthly, though for hopefully understandable reasons as of late. However, even with the Too Many Tabs extension, Firefox is starting to explode at the seams, so it’s time to catch up. Allons-y!

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Feb 20 2010

Megaman 8-Bit Deathmatch

Look, if I need to explain how awesome this is, you’re on the wrong blog.

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