Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation

Sunday, March 26, 2006


I have never truly understood Mr. Fares' visceral hatred of Wikipedia. I'm beginning to think that it's because I've only ever used Wikipedia to find out that for which most people have a common understanding, but with which I'm unfamiliar. For example, Scientology, Cold Fusion, or Emo.

And then I stumbled across this: Clauser and Horne's 1974 Bell test discussion page.

Now I understand Scott's reasoning. The setup is that Caroline Thompson wrote an article about the Bell test, and her viewpoint differs greatly from commonly accepted theory. Several people who believe the commonly accepted theory keep "fixing" her article, and she keeps "fixing" it back, and they use the discussion page to trade barbs.

For those who haven't encountered this sort of thing (and maybe I'm the last one) it's enlightening, entertaining, and very disheartening.

Friday, March 24, 2006

It would be inexcusably lazy to not change this headline when posting.

Quiz me! Bill got a 7. Way to go. He says the message contains a spoiler for one of the questions.

Mine did not. "You got 2 right! Too slow "

Bush did say, ""We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."

Which was news to me. Au Revoir!

Friday, March 17, 2006

BBC NEWS | In Depth | Weekly world news quiz

Quiz me!Bill reports a 6. "The things I don't know about Norwegian women..."
I got a 2. So shocking I'd like to throw out some vague hints so that you don't make the same mistakes I did.
1. You do need to know when some guy died.
2. When asked about what is important to Serbians, it's worse than you expect.
3. "Pakistani authorities" can mean just about anything.

Thursday, March 16, 2006



I have nothing to add.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Lovely An uses funny music #3.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Bloody good quiz this week

BBC NEWS | In Depth | Weekly world news quiz I bloody well got a 4 and Bill got bloody 3.

Oh, poop. I believe I swore. But I can't be sure. I'll look into why I can say "It was a hemmoraging mess!" but not the b-word.

Ok..I found this, which may be the only useful thing in Wikibloodypedia but as with most things in the blooming Wiki, it isn't complete or reliable.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Likes bran, can't fool Columbo...must be Shatner

Bill's due I am busy setting up to TiVo "How William Shatner Changed the World." Later, "How Larry Linville Powers your City"

Friday, March 03, 2006

Up on current events or have you been living in a cave?

Quiz me! I got a measly three but I did name our rights. Bill got seven because he loves the constitution and legendary creatures equally.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist

sO, YOU VANT TO SPEND TIME VIT ZIS HUMOROUS COMICS, EHSorry, I meant "Zo.." Accent trouble.