26 November 2008

What, no Kwanzaadan?


"A picture of a Christmas tree is not the first thing you would expect to see on an invitation to an event celebrating Hanukkah, but that is exactly what recipients of invitations to this year's White House Hanukkah reception initially got in the mail.

The invitation sent to American Jewish leaders on behalf of the President and First Lady, requesting "the pleasure of your company at a Hanukkah reception," bore an image of a Clydesdale horse-drawn cart, carrying the White House Christmas tree, with a Christmas wreath-adorned White House in the background."

Wow, George... wow.

Israel bans press from Gaza Strip

Israel has instituted a ban on the press in the Gaza Strip. This is a stunning blow to freedom of the press. While Israel is still permitting humanitarian aid, Palestinians say they feel as though they're living under siege.

25 November 2008

Eliminate AIDS in ten years for a few billion

A study found that a couple of weeks worth of the Iraq War could eliminate HIV and AIDS in only 10 years.

Granted, there were a lot of assumptions, but it's an exciting possibility.

Of course it was in Kentucky

A 21 year-old escaped from a prison in Kentucky and then returned later that day, asking to be let back in.

That's special.

Hold it in or suffer the consequences

A 13 year old Florida male was arrested for "breaking wind" and disrupting class....

.... now that stinks!

24 November 2008

This was just a piano in the woods

Any piano, big or small, is a piano after all...

This one happened to be in the middle of the woods... in Massachusetts... and in tune.


The answer is just out of reach.

23 November 2008

NBC kills environmental show during "Green Week"

Oh the irony! During NBC's Green Week (a celebration of environmentally friendly policy and promoting a green lifestyle) the media giant canceled the Weather Channel show "Forecast Earth." The show focused on global climate change and featured former CNN anchor Natalie Allen with contributions from climate change expert Heidi Cullen.

Green is universal indeed.

XKCD: Experimentation

"I understand large samples are key to a low standard error of the mean, but the entire sophomore class?"