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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-08-26 06:54
Subject: [links] Link salad goes to the beach, gets sand fleas
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Hate groups in New York — Best of the lot: "[Pioneer Fund] president J. Philippe Rushton has provoked widespread debate with his theory that smaller penis size is directly related to increased intelligence." I know it's a trusim that evil is often banal and stupid, but, um...wow.

Excuse me, I'd like to buy your B-52

Guides 'want advice on safe sex' — Information about safe sex and assembling Ikea furniture top British teen girls' need-to-know list. Living in Century 21, bay-bee!

100 Ways to Improve Your Life

Westbound Freight: 1943 — From Shorpy, this one's really for kevin_standlee and garyomaha.

Cosmic blank spot puzzles astronomers — Apparently they've finally discovered Bush's brain.

25 Worlds Weirdest Animals — (Yes, that really is the name of the site.)

A reader reactsjeffsoesbe talks about Dogs in the Moonlight Powells | Amazon ]
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User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2007-08-27 01:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I went to the university where Rushton taught... and where he "debated" the theory on television with noted science personality (note, not scientist, I deny him that accolade) David Suzuki.

Rushton's a moron, yes, but thanks to grandstanding by Suzuki managed to come out looking to be the more intelligent one.

-- Steve still finds the taste of that event bitter, even after so many years.
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dinogrl: bill nye the science guy
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-08-26 20:35 (UTC)
Subject: Did you know? Now you know!
Keyword:bill nye the science guy
Commented on the Weird animal site:
No Naked Mole Rats.

How could they not have a website of weird animals without those guys? I did enjoy the snark about Michael Jackson, however.

Did you see Scott Adams take on the cosmic blank spot? Priceless.
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