This is a demonstration of increasing technological refinement in computer games: images of Lara Croft over the years.
It desperately needs a key for dates of each of the images.
Regular readers know that lately one “Terry Dean, Nemmers”, or as I call him, “Comma”, has been on a crusade to get me in trouble — he’s been lashing out at anyone in any way in contact with me to tell his tale of woe. Which is kind of weird, since I’ve never met the guy, and his complaint mainly seems to be that the campus police haven’t given him a sample of my handwriting because he has these vague suspicions that I defaced a dozen copies of a free campus newspaper.
The world moves more slowly out here in Lake Wobegon, and especially in January and February, we have to make our own entertainment, you know.
Unfortunately, this event is not on my calendar: the Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) is meeting 8-14 November in Hakodate, Japan, to discuss recent advances in cephalopod science (pdf). It looks delightful. I’ve always wanted to visit Japan. But alas, all I can do is tell you you should go.
I was sorting out my calendar. It always helps to occasionally figure out where I’m going and where I am, and it’s also helpful for my wife, in case she’s wondering where I got to. These are my travel plans for the next several months, in case anyone wants to hunt me down.
Stephen Fry gives a fairly standard atheist answer to the question, “What would you do if you died and found yourself in front of God?” — exceptionally well-stated, of course, but unsurprising. The best part is to watch the expression on the face of the interviewer in the various reaction shots.
This is not helping my opinion of organized atheism: the rapey guy and the torture guy are agreeing with each other on the matter of morality. Next up: the Pope and the president of the Southern Baptist Convention will pat each other on the back over their ideas about science.
There is just an annoying aroma of smugness about it all.
That German octopus has much to answer for…or rather, the aquarium that got lots of free advertising by promoting it as a soccer game predictor does. Now an Arizona aquarium has an octopus that ‘predicts’ the outcome of the Superbowl, and it’s getting annoying. I have a quarter in my pocket that predicts the outcome, too — heads, Seahawks; tails, Patriots.