And Rose shows up, and Sarah Jane, and Martha, and the Torchwood crew…and DAVROS! And they shoot the Doctor, and….!!!!


I love Doctor Who so much.


links for 2008-06-30


Mystery Cover #1

Here’s a mystery cover I’ve recorded. (Mystery meaning you have to listen to it to find out what it is.)

I’m not a big fan of the band in question and never have been, though I sometimes think I’m the only person on the planet who’s not. But this particular cover was requested by an ex-girlfriend of mine, as I used to play it for her, so I sat down with Thom’s digital 4-track and recorded it.

Not the highest-fidelity recording ever, but it’s interesting simply because I don’t think you’ll expect it.

(BTW, if you comment, don’t spoil the surprise!)

::  Mystery Cover 1 (MP3, 192kbps, 2:26) ::


RIP George Carlin

Edgy comic George Carlin dies in L.A., aged 71 | U.S. | Reuters

A spiritual hero. Rest in peace, you funny motherfucker.


Ha! Ha ha ha ha!

So, regarding those last couple of posts on quantum physics and the shape of the universe…there must have been a couple of you who thought I was either going off the deep end or completely full of shit and throwing out pseudoscience like a retard.

May I suggest you turn to page 42 of the current (July 2008) Scientific American?

That’s right, mofos. Don’t pull the thang out unless you plan to bang. Don’t even bang unless you plan to hit some thang.

Maybe I haven’t entirely burned my brain out on booze and weird drugs after all. Still got that magic, baby.


Report: Ohio teacher burned cross on kids' arms

Report: Ohio teacher burned cross on kids’ arms

Freshwater used a science tool known as a high-frequency generator to burn images of a cross on students’ arms in December, the report said. Freshwater told investigators he simply was trying to demonstrate the device on several students and described the images as an “X,” not a cross. But pictures show the images depict a cross, the report said. Other findings show that Freshwater taught that carbon dating was unreliable to argue against evolution.

First of all, what the fuck is a “science tool”? (Other than Edward Teller, I mean.) Secondly, what the fuck is a “high-frequency generator”? Is this, like, a maser? If so, why does a science teacher in Ohio have a directional microwave cutting tool hanging around in his homeroom?

Third…if some unhinged Jesus freak “science” teacher tried to burn a cross into my arm, I’d take his “high-frequency generator” away from him and use it to engrave the entire first chapter of The Blind Watchmaker on the interior of his goddamn colon.



Mara Triangle

May I recommend that you subscribe to the blog Mara Triangle? It’s written by a cat named Joseph Kimojino, who is the head of tourism and anti-animal harassment for the Mara Conservancy. The Mara Triangle is part of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, and Kimojino blogs about his team’s efforts to keep poachers (who often shoot at and occasionally hit his rangers) from killing the precious animals therein.

Check it out. It’s an awesome read, from a foot soldier in the war to save the valuable bits of the world from the less-valuable assholes who want to destroy them.


Good Thing Of The Day

The jeans I bought in early March, which were size 42 and pretty comfy, are now uncomfortably baggy. Enough so that I suspect I might be down to a size 40 and maybe even a 38.

That means that, in the last year, I’ve lost somewhere between 8-10 inches off my waistline.

This makes me very happy, though I’m going to have to go buy new pants again soon!


Bright Light City

(after Sophie Toulouse)


The Violent Femmes do Gnarls Barkley

Violent Femmes – “Crazy”

Rad. Rad. Rad.