Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Sleep Disorders Traced to Genes

If you like to go to sleep after Conan O'Brien or wake up shortly before lunch, you may have your ancestors to blame.
Researchers at two American universities suspect that night owls inherit their sleep patterns, and they're launching a study that could lead to new gene therapy for everyone from insomniacs to early birds who can't help but hit the sack before prime time
(from Wired.com).

Monday, November 29, 2004

Fun Flash: StrongBad email #119

StrongBad bought a laptop to replace Compy 386; adult friendly (rated R).

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Fun Flash: How to Kill a Mockingbird

A book report about How to Kill a Mockingbird; rated PG. [offline http://www.stanford.edu/~scodary/tkam.htm ]

Friday, November 26, 2004

Interesting Abraham Lincoln Quote

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
-Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Good Robert Heinlein Quote:

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
-Robert Heinlein

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Common Elements

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
-Harlan Ellison

Saturday, November 20, 2004

SoCal city falls victim to Internet hoax, considers banning items made with water

City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production.
Then they learned that dihydrogen monoxide - H2O for short - is the scientific term for water.
It's embarrassing, said City Manager David J. Norman. We had a paralegal who did bad research.
The paralegal apparently fell victim to one of the many official looking Web sites that have been put up by pranksters to describe dihydrogen monoxide as an odorless, tasteless chemical that can be deadly if accidentally inhaled.
(from The Mercury News).

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Good Voltaire Quote:

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well
(from Voltaire).

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Fun Flash: I Like You.

Cute and family friendly: I like you. I like you. I almost love you.

Pink Locusts from North Africa Swarm Through Cairo

Swarms of pink locusts swept through the Egyptian capital on Wednesday, evoking the biblical description of the plagues which struck in the time of Moses

(from Reuters, via Yahoo News).

Good Hazlitt Quote:

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
- Hazlitt

Monday, November 15, 2004

Saddam Made $21B From U.N. Program

Saddam Hussein's regime made more than $21.3 billion in illegal revenue by subverting the U.N. oil-for-food program - more than double previous estimates, according to congressional investigators
(from CNN, via Netscape.com).

Saturday, November 6, 2004

Bush Hatred Flopped

In their desperation, the Democrats have wound up damning a big chunk of the American people as stupid, bigoted and a bigger threat than Saddam Hussein and al-Qa'ida. This is ridiculous.
As long as Democrats prefer phantom enemies to real ones, they will be increasingly irrelevant

(from The Australian).

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Bush Wins Re-Election As Kerry Concedes

President Bush won four more years in the White House on Wednesday, pocketing a quiet concession from Democrat John Kerry that closed out a loud and long campaign fought over the war on terror and the economy.
Congratulations, Mr. President, the Massachusetts senator said simply in a call that lasted less than five minutes and followed Kerry's decision not to contest Bush's lead in make-or-break Ohio

(from Associated Press, via Yahoo News).

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Osama Bin Laden Tape Threatens U.S. States Not to Vote for Bush

The tape of Osama bin Laden that was aired on Al-Jazeera on Friday, October 29th included a specific threat to each U.S. state, designed to influence the outcome of the upcoming election against George W. Bush. The U.S. media in general mistranslated the words ay wilaya (which means each U.S. state) to mean a country or nation other than the U.S., while in fact the threat was directed specifically at each individual U.S. state. This suggests some knowledge by bin Laden of the U.S. electoral college system. In a section of his speech in which he harshly criticized George W. Bush, bin Laden stated: Any U.S. state that does not toy with our security automatically guarantees its own security
(from MEMRI).


For each voter, there is just one location where they can vote on election day. It is called a polling place or precinct.
Find your polling place, learn on what type of machine you will cast your vote and get instructions on how to use that machine (from MyPollingPlace.com).