5 reasons a zombie would make an excellent pet 1

1) More intimidating than a rottweiler, yet quieter.A lot of people keep guard dogs on the understanding that these razor blades with legs will intimidate a burglar enough that he won’t even think of smashing your window and making off with your porn-filled iPad. Barring that (or if you happen to have an extremely stupid ...

On being unemployed 8

I’m incredibly lucky, and I know it. I’ve got a job, and a good one. I’m going back to school in August and will receive a more than reasonable stipend. I’m now married, and to someone that has a very stable job with a salary that we could both easily live on as long as ...

For Janiece 2

Now you no longer have to try to imagine the fluffy dress.

The heights and depths of Planet Earth 4

Here is a very cool infographic of the heights and depths you find on this planet, all to scale. Just start at the top and scroll down; there are a lot of really cool facts included. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the well that’s been spewing oil in to the Gulf of Mexico for ...

There’s a new hero in town

Electron Boy saves Seattle. Make a Wish does some incredible things for kids, but this has got to be one of the coolest. I think every fledgling geek has probably fantasized at some point about being a super hero, but to actually get to play that out in a story that involves lots of other ...

Dr. Watts will not go to jail

Blub.

Random updates for today.

I received my official admissions letter from CU sometime in the middle of last week, and finally got around to ticking the little box that says “yes, yes ZOMG I’M GONNA BE A GRAD STUDENT” (I’m paraphrasing here) and wrote them a check for $200, then mailed it off. So it’s all official-like now – ...

I may start my coin collection again 1

These new quarters for 2010 are just beautiful. And feature some of the most stunning geological features in our national parks. So really, what more could you ask for out of a coin? And yes, I really did have a coin collection, once upon a time. Three giant binders worth, including a set of Mercury ...

Truly Amazing

James Randi came out of the closet today. (Well, technically yesterday, since it’s now after midnight.) I’ve had the honor of meeting Randi twice, and I respect him deeply, for a multitude of reasons. The first time I met him was in Boulder, for the Conference on World Affairs, and I only got that lucky ...

Choi and Pietrangelo arrested

Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo (discharged under DADT) handcuffed themselves to the White House fence to protet DADT. They have both now been arrested and removed. The following statement was read by Lt. Choi outside Freedom Plaza before he set off to the White House: “Hello. My name is Lt. Dan Choi. I ...