Saturday, October 17, 2009

another F1 video- Jean Pierre Beltoise '68

The original is here.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Rachel Maddow and George Bush snr

the link at MSNBC is entitled, "Maddow, Olbermann respond to Bush, Sr. name-calling"

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Fear of writing

from Derrida(2002)

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lise Eliot

The book she refers to is hers, Pink Brain, Blue Brain. Apparently she's written a bunch of stuff; the rest of the video is here.


Dr. Lise Eliot, Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School, received her Ph.D. in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics from Columbia University in 1991. Working in Eric Kandel's laboratory, she combined electrophysiology and calcium imaging methods to analyze the synaptic mechanisms underlying learning in the marine mollusc, Aplysia californica.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Here comes Panglish

"English as it is spoken today will have disappeared in 100 years and could be replaced by a global language called Panglish, researchers claim.

Children read gossip magazines over books

New words will form and meanings will change with the most dramatic changes being made by people learning English as a second language, says Dr Edwin Duncan, a historian of English at Towson University in Maryland, in the US."

from the Telegraph, via No Longer at Ease.


Friday, October 09, 2009

we don't do body counts

Wednesday, 7 October 2009: 8th anniversary of the first airstrikes in the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Friday, 9 October 2009: Obama awarded Nobel peace prize.

''I think it would be a profound mistake for us to use nuclear weapons in any circumstance, involving civilians. Let me scratch that. There's been no discussion of nuclear weapons. That's not on the table.''

Barach Obama, 2008

"Please don't bomb Iran, and try not to kill so many Afghans, OK?"

Nobel peace prize committee, 2009

(I think they told Martin Luther King and that broad under house arrest in Burma the same thing when they got their Nobel peace prizes.)

cross-posted at Hugo Zoom.

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