Random Tuesday items: World population is now approaching 7 billion. When I was a kid, I remember that it was approaching 4 billion, and people were panicking then. We’re gonna run out of food! There won’t be enough water to drink! Now, you can use a handy real-time counter to figure out how fast we’ll [...]
Archive for November, 2010
Interesting essay with bonus Pilgrim’s Progress analysis by Teddy Roosevelt at the end. (Via nosflow at Unfogged.)
Here’s hoping that this holiday season brings only minimal consumer chaos, family anxiety, and overall depression. Don’t forget, people; it’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year!
Thanks to the New York Times, this year’s Thanksgiving meal was a veritable vegetarian feast of this, this, this, and this. And you?
I’m thankful not to be beset by frightening, gap-toothed, Aryan children. How about you?
Yesterday was a very long work day for me. Lately I’ve been teaching a class that begins at 7 am, so I had to get up at the unholy hour of 5:15. After class ended at 11 am, I had a couple of meetings (one planned, one not) and then filled in for a colleague [...]
I came across this on the Internets yesterday, and for some reason, it completely cracked me up: It’s particularly appropriate in my new neighborhood, which is packed with hipsters and other assorted cool people. There was even a casting call earlier this year for a hipster reality TV show: The Real Hipsters of Silver Lake. [...]
DIY recirculating gravy fountain. (Via Sifu Tweety in comments at Unfogged.)
It is exactly 3:21 a.m. I am picking the last few kernels of popcorn from my teeth and wearing a homemade black t-shirt emblazoned with the words “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” on the front and “mischief managed” on the back. I am home earlier than last year. I don’t have kids [...]