Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Unintelligenter Design

Larry Moran has posted a picture which purports to demonstrate "unintelligent design" in the human anatomy. Unfortunately, I think he misses some of the real screw-ups that are apparent from the diagram. Below I'll post an improved version of the picture with the real flaws highlighted:

Random Disgustingly Cute Picture

A two-month old Amur baby tiger sits by his mother at Tama Zoo in Tokyo October 23, 2004. The Amur tiger, the world's biggest wild cat, has pounced back from the brink of extinction to hit its highest population level for at least 100 years, the WWF said on Thursday.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Office of Sternberg Coddling to investigate Karl Rove.

Remember Scott Bloch, head of the OSC? Remember how his office produced a report on L'Affaire Sternberg that was an obvious political hatchet job, filled with inaccuracies, exaggerations, and outright lies?

Good news: He's about to launch an investigation of Karl Rove's political interference with the executive branch. Yes, the only guy who might possibly contend with Rove for the title of worst political hack ever is going to investigate charges of political hackery. Not to worry though, Bloch says he'll be objective:

"We will take the evidence where it leads us," Scott J. Bloch, head of the Office of Special Counsel and a presidential appointee, said in an interview Monday.

Hm, where have I head that aphorism before? If past behavior is any guide, the purpose of this investigation is to whitewash Rove's unsavory deeds. But maybe Bloch will prove me wrong.

Monday, April 16, 2007

From the "You Can't Make This Shit Up" File...

Baby Jumping.

The village of Castrillo de Murcia (Burgos) held its traditional Baby-Jumping Festival at the weekend as part of its Corpus Christi celebrations.

Since the 17th century, on the Sunday of Corpus Christi, "El Colacho," a personification of diabolical evil, has been jumping over babies born in the village during the previous twelve months thus cleansing their souls of evil.

Monday, April 09, 2007


I haven't been updating this blog much lately. Today I have a post on the Pandas Thumb: The Pro-ID Paper That Wasn't. That's my contribution to the blogosphere for the time being.