Friday, June 04, 2010

Yay, Links!

Phil at Bad Astronomy tackles the rumor about Betelgeuse. Best quote from original idiotic rumor-monger: "The extra hour of light from daylight savings time won't burn the crops, but this might." In short, don't trust anyone who doesn't understand Daylight Saving Time.

Drunken Parrots Falling From Sky. What a lovely headline.

I have a wonderful typewriter that I ought to get looked over by these guys.

Need some whiteboard space, but don't want to pay through the nose for it? Lifehacker has you covered.

Forensic Astronomer? I wanna try that!

How to make your own ketchup. Tempting, but I don't think my skills are up to it yet.

I hate debt collectors. They harass people who don't even owe money, bothering family members and co-workers. Well, this debt collector went too far.

Speaking of hate: Altered mural fuels racial debate. Seems that showing non-white faces has led to slurs yelled at the painters. Prescott City Councilman Steve Blair said, of the residents he agrees with, "What these people don't like is somebody forcing diversity down their throats." Never mind that the mural was based on actual children that attend the school. Clearly the school has an unacceptable level of diversity for the racists of Arizona. Photos from the dedication, to give more context.

Now I really want a cat.

Not the monorail cat.

Pug for the in-laws.


Michael Jones said...

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, we're all doomed!