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Harvard physicist speculates that forces from the future may have stopped the world’s biggest scientific experiment
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A physicist at the world’s biggest scientific experiment – the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva – is speculating that the failure of the collider soon after it was switched on in September was c...
I present to you Korean pop sensations Girls' Generation, seen here advertising fried chicken for a Korean fast food restaurant.
The first clip is an actual advertisement. The second might be as well. The restaurant is promoting a dance-off in which the girls are participating. Not sure I see where the chicken's being sold though.
We made it through Ike OK. Especially compared to so many others who have suffered and lost so much.
Sunset, Friday night, Sept. 12, 2008
At 11:36 pm on Friday, Sept. 12 our power went out. Ike still hadn't made landfall. But the amount of water pouring into Galveston via storm surge was already quite frigtening, even from afar. Mandatory evacution orders had been issued long before. That night the wind blew. It blew hard. We lost a small tree in the backyard and four br...
One year ago, it was going to be about Iraq. As recently as 24 hours ago, it was about the economy. Some tried to make it about race. But here, having watched the maps for an entire day, are the 3 real reasons Barack Obama is our new President.
1) Hatred of George W. Bush
2) City mouse vs. country mouse
3) A generational shift in the electorate.
Let's go into this with both our eyes and our hearts wide open. We rejected fear. We accepted hope.
Barack Obama won.
I know it happened more than a week ago, but I thought posting this transcript could still add some value with one week to go before the elections. His reasoning is, and almost always has been, sound.
He has left them behind. We should too.
I know both of these individuals very well now. I've known John for 25 years as your setup said. And I've gotten to know Mr. Obama quite well over the past two years. Both of them are distinguished Americans who are...
This was originally going to be a review. Then proscrastination got in the way. Then Hurricane Ike. Anyway, I know how devoted Kings X fans are (being one) so I thought I'd go ahead and post these pics anyway.
I went to this show with my friend Kolby. It was a good old-home time for him, seeing lots of people he hadn't seen in a while, and that was fun to see. It was also nice for me that way, catching up with some cats I hadn't seen in a while: Alan Doss, Wally Farkas, etc. The latter is worki...
The following is an open letter from Charles Lewis of Coach House Capital proudly proclaiming his own Bill Ayers connections and putting the record straight regarding Barack Obama's.
My wife, Penny Sebring, and I have confessions to make. We've been "palling around" with that 1960's radical from Chicago – Bill Ayers – for years.
Think of it – Penny, my petite, demure, Peace Corps, Northwestern PhD, school-improvement expert, rese...
Growing up in Michigan and having lived most of my life since in Houston, I learned a few things early that have stuck with me. College football in California sucks. So does college football in Florida. This is a Michigan-Texas common ground. Sometimes it hasn't actually bourne true. But it's still some good common ground.
Professionally, the old lessons have held closer to form. Sports teams from Chicago blow (usually true). Sports teams from Dallas are big wusses. (True often enough).
In keeping with our two on-going themes of metal and fast-food, I submit the below:
Flyer for West Michigan kings, Throttleman
The artist was actually concerned that its execution in MS Paint was subpar, and Photoshop might've worked better. Maybe so. But I think it's perfect in its early '80s metal cheese value.
I could easily have lived there for four days. Coming and going for four days would've been a drag. But the combination of friendly yet functional security and a crowd to match would've made it a very nice place to live, listen to music, and sit in the sun. As it was, one day was all that was possible this year.
Inside the gates
Cool: Being able to find free street parking within even Houstonian walking distances to the venue, saving $15 and avoiding a rutted patch of ...