February 25, 2010

Linktellectuals

A temperature almost as hot as the National Debt: The group announced it had succeeded in measuring the temperature of the quark-gluon plasma as 4 trillion degrees Celsius, “by far the hottest matter ever made,” Dr. Vigdor said. -- In Brookhaven Collider, Briefly Breaking a Law of Nature - NYTimes.com

”It’s the stupid, economy!” -- And other Suggested Obama 2012 Slogans

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. "The climate change industry has been revealed to be a classic intellectual bubble. As with economic bubbles, its worth as a scientific theory became absurdly overvalued, to the point that more and more outrageous claims were required to prop it up. People were willing to pay the price, so long as the illusion of value was maintained. But since the bubble has burst, intellectuals who invested heavily in it are left holding penny stocks that even then no one will buy, for they are essentially worthless. -- One Cʘsmos: On Economic, Intellectual, Spiritual and Political Bubbles

Ghastly poetry glut looms!: "If we proceed cautiously and assume an average of 50 poems per publication per year, more than 100,000 poems will be published in 2010. -- The New Math of Poetry [And it gets worse! ] HT: Maggies.

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!": Neo, on the other hand, when it comes to that much-ballyhooed, analyzed, and largely unwatched "bipartisan" health care summit... "I have no idea what plan really lurks in the minds of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid -- except that I have come to the point of not trusting a word they say." Sounds like a plan to me, Neo.

Chronicles of Desperate Companies: Lady Gaga Named Creative Director for Specialty Line of Polaroid Imaging Products [CEO "excited" by this proof the now obsolete brand no longer has a brain in its head. "We've finally gone gaga and we love how it feels!"]

Title of the week: Lip-Synching This Song Is Like Buying Flowers For Your Sex Doll -- Sippican Cottage

Sure to creep you out: Crossing the Bridges of Death

"When smart people go suddenly and inexplicably dumb, it’s reasonable to posit the presence of an irrational, uncontrolled mental force — in this case, ILS. Not every victim of ILS is an anti-Semite, but the prevalence of ILS shows that anti-Semitism like other forms of racism and unconscious prejudice retains a more powerful place in our society than we would like." -- Realists: Anti-Semites or Just Dumb? - Walter Russell Mead's Blog - The American Interest

Rimshot!: If they could, Americans would cut the power to the Capitol, throw everyone out and try to deport them. (Whereas I say: Anyone in Washington, D.C., who can produce an original copy of a valid U.S. birth certificate should be allowed to stay.) -- Ann Coulter

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Feb. 25th 2010 Vote for your favorite deadly gas, discover the pure joy of milk in a bag and learn the correct way to use a saucepan on a polar bear.

Meanwhile, Bill's Science Fair project was progressing nicely:

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Posted by Vanderleun at February 25, 2010 12:52 PM
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Ghastly poetry glut looms!: "If we proceed cautiously and assume an average of 50 poems per publication per year, more than 100,000 poems will be published in 2010. -- The New Math of Poetry [And it gets worse! ] HT: Maggies.

Can't we designate a landfill where we can dump all these poems along with all street mimes?

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at February 25, 2010 4:30 PM

It would seem that old slate mines in Wales might be available.

Posted by: Pete Madsen at February 26, 2010 1:44 PM

Sorry about exceeding the obscenity limits - that memory still gets me up at night.

I am so not cut out to be a miner.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 26, 2010 2:33 PM