Captain Beefheart RIP

Captain Beefheart died recently from "MS complications". For a good introduction/refresher on the Captain do the Floppy Boot Stomp over here..

December 20, 2010 in just news, Music, people | Permalink | Comments (1)

Bob Edwards Signs Off 'Morning Edition'

Bob Edwards signed off Friday after nearly 25 years as host of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," thanking the "hundreds of people who have done their best to make me sound like I know what I'm talking about."

Morn the loss here.

April 30, 2004 in just news | Permalink | Comments (0)

Georgia considers banning 'evolution' - Jan. 30, 2004

The state's school superintendent has proposed striking the word evolution from Georgia's science curriculum and replacing it with the phrase "biological changes over time."

Time to add a new category 'stupidity'.

Is this for real? Read it here.

Here's a link to the Georgia Department of "Education" website.

February 1, 2004 in just news | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rumsfeld Ramble Wins UK 'Foot in Mouth' Award

"Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know," Rumsfeld told a news briefing.
"We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."

Read it here.

Booby prize went to Arnold "I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman"

December 1, 2003 in humor, just news, politics | Permalink | Comments (0)

TOXIC FISH ALERT / Survey finds mercury in 4 species at markets in Bay Area

Mecury is one of those many things that get blamed for causing MS. I just had a great halibut/ginger/lime/orange dish tonight. Looks like I made a good choice. Here's a picture of the one I ate.

Alaskan halibut was the only fish tested that did not exceed the EPA weekly safety level for a 120-pound person. A six-ounce piece contained, on average, 23.2 micrograms of mercury, the tests found. At that level, -pound person could safely consume about 9 ounces of halibut a week.

Read about your fish meal here

November 25, 2003 in just news | Permalink | Comments (0)

Brain Hard-Wired for Empathy

Research shows that "empathy is a very basic, simple and automatic process".

Empathize here.

November 7, 2003 in just news | Permalink | Comments (0)