Saturday, July 25, 2009

Oh no. 


"Worst of all is what Raymond Pierrehumbert, a geophysicist at the University of Chicago, calls the “Sword of Damocles” scenario. ...According to Pierrehumbert, sulfur aerosols would cool the planet, but we’d risk calamity the moment we stopped pumping: the aerosols would rain down and years’ worth of accumulated carbon would make temperatures surge. Everything would be fine, in other words, until the hair snapped, and then the world would experience the full force of postponed warming in just a couple of catastrophic years."

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Out of Focus Cat Bluhrging 

California's recovery starts with vegetables. And fruit. 

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

doing the dozens 

Harvard Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested a few days ago for Entering His Own Home While Black and Insufficient Deference to Blue Team Colors. My favorite part of the incident:

Gates asked the police officer for his badge number and name several times but received no response. The sergeant told Gates that they could discuss the matter further outside, to which Gates allegedly replied,

"ya, I'll speak with your mama outside."

I will never be that cool.

via ATR

more like this, please 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Move Over, Matt Taibbi 

In his new article for the New Yorker, "Cocksure," the writer Malcolm Gladwell advances a simply fascinating thesis:

...that the roots of Wall Street’s crisis were not structural or cognitive so much as they were psychological.

Think about it: they were psychological.

Monday, July 20, 2009


It's a shame he had to besmirch his title as the Most Trusted man in America and spend his senescent years advocating on behalf of partisan political causes.

my denial 


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