Categories: News, Politics, Science

Fiction and moral decay. Or fictional moral decay...

April 14th, 2010
I was reading an article about the American Library Association's list of "challenged books" for 2009. And, shock of shocks, the Twilight books showed up. But only as number 5. I guess vampires and werewolves are not enough on their own to take the top… more »


March 24th, 2010
From this article: Heat waves in the Central Valley often push homeowners there into the fifth tier of [electricity] usage as they crank their air conditioners to stay cool.... Bakersfield residents have been complaining that the huge disparity in… more »

In which I learn something new, and horrible

January 6th, 2010
I used to believe that almost every creature in Australia was venomous. The few that aren't made out of poison have razor-sharp claws and/or fangs. Apparently, even the very, very small number of Australian creatures that don't poison you or tear yo… more »

Bridges, and the lack thereof

November 1st, 2009
So, the Bay Bridge is still closed. Which means that commuters will be moving south (and north, but I don't care about that), and clogging my bridge. Yes, mine. I've been commuting across it for over 13 years, so I think I have a pretty good claim to it… more »

Have we hit the bottom of the barrel yet?

September 9th, 2009
"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is again blasting the Democrats health care proposal, this time in an editorial for the Wall Street Journal." Who f*&*!#g cares? Palin proved to be painfully unqualified to be Vice President, and then quit her job… more »