My previous post got me thinking about terrible movies I have seen (in no particular order)…
Batman & Robin - Dreadful in every way.
The Thin Red Line - Utter lack of organisation and a sort of busked script totally ruin a movie which annoyingly has great combat sequences. And it’s waaay too long.
Twin Town - A [...]
I was watching one of those list shows on Five last night. “100 Celebrity gaffes of the ’90s”. At #8 was Julia Robert’s unshaven armpits at the London premiere of Notting Hill. I was already surprised by it being that high-up the list (compared to the antics of the likes of Michael Jackson, for example) [...]
From the comments at Rantburg -
An email from Ireland to all of their brethren in the States. A point to ponder despite your political affiliation:
We, in Ireland, can’t figure out why you people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States.
On one side, you had a pants wearing female lawyer, married [...]
I guess it makes sense that the advertising industry would be amongst the first to notice. Too many people are shivering through the northern summer this year and when reality diverges from rhetoric, people do eventually cotton on.
via MoonBattery -
Last week, The New York Times noted that the advertising industry is pulling back from [...]
It will from the 1st of January 2009 be an offence to own within England and Wales “extreme pornographic images“. Please read the whole thing. This is an unbelievably weird and draconian law. Essentially it is claimed it is needed to outlaw certain violent pornographic sub-genres. I assume that means that for example rape scenes [...]
A chap from Milwaukee is possibly facing jail for shooting his lawn mower. Apparently he was intoxicated at the time. OK, it’s a pretty bloody weird thing to do but I believe his defence, “I can do that, it’s my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want” is water-tight. [...]
via Greenie Watch -
The coldest Alaskan summer ever? Well, still to be determined, but the distinct possibility is there.
Right now the so-called summer of ‘08 is on pace to produce the fewest days ever recorded in which the temperature in Anchorage managed to reach 65 degrees.
This year, however — with the summer more than half [...]
Continuing from the theme of my previous post -
A group called Service Nation is set to spend a ton of money lobbying the government to create a program to force every young person into servitude by 2020.
The solution is to develop a system of voluntary universal national service for our country and for the world. [...]
via Junk Science
Two doctors, writing in the British Medical Journal, suggest that doctors should talk to their patients about climate change and encourage them to think about the consequences of having a big family.
doctors should help to bring family size into the arena of environmental [...]
As November draws nigh, it may be worthwhile putting this on your watch list -
Q:Â Why is Jimmy Carter supporting the candidacy of Obama?
A:Â Because Carter is tired of being the Worst President ever!
Money quote from Power and Control blog, on who makes the money, and whyÂ -
Only those with the capability plus intense desire become scientists or for that matter engineers. Which is as it should be. I wouldn’t want aircraft designed by those who were only in it for the money.
Sure, science and engineering is hard, and [...]
I shall ‘fess up. I did a Physics degree by the seat of my pants and busked the maths. This meant I had to teach myself a lot of maths off my own hook. It gave me a love of the subject that will never fade. So much so that in my final year as [...]
Britain’s leading pharmacists’ organisation is being urged to crack down on high street chemists that sell homeopathic remedies, amid accusations that they are in breach of their own ethical guidelines.
In an open letter to the society, Edzard Ernst, the country’s only professor of complementary medicine, criticises high street pharmacists for selling homeopathic remedies without informing [...]
From Kevin, a commenter on this piece at Ezras site -
Doesn’t Canada realize that there is a big difference between ’saying horrible things’ and ‘committing horrible acts’?
The Hawaii Reporter joins the growing chorus of dissent towards the consensus view, with commentsÂ about the limits of the computer models inÂ The SalesmansÂ settled science -
as P.J. Oâ€™Rourke noted, there are a lot of people who would do anything to â€œsave the planetâ€, except take a science course. Chief amongs these being Government ministers, journalists and [...]