Boy, do these things pile up quickly.

Ice balls.

I can almost hear him say “I told you so.”

— Maybe we can get the Dems to primary this guy in 2016.

Well, whaddya know?

Satan’s Kimchi.

Common sense from Jim Cramer.

Even more personality tests.

Race trumps sex, gals. (There’s plenty of room over here on the right.)

— 102 years old and counting: inside the 1911.

— Coming soon: the 28th Amendment. Not.

Bundle up, folks, and throw some more carbon on the fire.

— More on this one later.

Windmills, schwindmills.

— The UK: as good as dead.

Best Rickroll ever.


  1. Kevin Kim says

    re: ice balls

    Thousands of snowmen clutch their groins in agony: “So that’s where they went!”

    re: Satan’s kimchi

    Oho—I see kimchi still symbolizes all that is horrifyingly volatile, despite the fact that it’s really not all that spicy. It’s just amped-up sauerkraut.

    re: bundle up, folks

    So if you’re a global-warming skeptic, should you cheer global cooling, or is that another thing to be skeptical about?

    re: consciousness

    Substance dualists do little more than critique materialism; they don’t really offer their own viable, testable model of consciousness. This new way of looking at consciousness represents, to my mind, another retreat for dualism, but I doubt that dualists are conscious enough to see it that way.

    Posted January 21, 2014 at 3:24 am | Permalink
  2. Dom says

    In “race trumps sex”, the link won’t work. You left out the “l” in “html”. (I’m OCD).

    Posted January 21, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Thanks, Dom. Fixed now.

    Posted January 21, 2014 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says


    So if you’re a global-warming skeptic, should you cheer global cooling, or is that another thing to be skeptical about?

    Well, what makes many of us skeptical about the current fuss (besides the obvious ulterior motives and “cui bono?” questions) is that the Earth has obviously been warming and cooling since long before we came around. The Sun’s variable output certainly has something to do with that, and so it would be an instructive reminder for the Sun to make, right about now, a conspicuous display of its enormous influence on climate. So sure, I’d “cheer” it for that reason, although another “Little Ice Age” might not be something to be all that happy about in practical or economic terms.

    Posted January 21, 2014 at 11:09 am | Permalink
  5. “Tegmark discusses perceptronium, defined as the most general substance that feels subjectively self-aware. This substance should not only be able to store and process information but in a way that forms a unified, indivisible whole. That also requires a certain amount of independence in which the information dynamics is determined from within rather than externally.”

    Tegmark is merely taking our subjective perception of our own consciousness and using these perceived characteristics to define ‘perceptronium’ and then assuming that this stuff is a ‘state’ of matter. How this explains anything is beyond my feeble ken.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted January 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

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