I’m leaving for a week. This will be the first time in 4 years that I’ve missed a post on my dashboard. I apologize, but I refuse to bring my computer to Hawaii. The End.
How to raise a language from the dead →
“How do we know what ancient Egyptian sounded like, or Old English? Linguistics gives us the tools to reconstruct lost languages from the words we speak today. Here’s how it’s done. The most important method of linguistic reconstruction is known as the comparative method. It entails pretty much exactly what you would expect - it looks for related languages and then looks for...
Why release the long form certificate?
It is impossible to destroy the conspiracy theory with evidence to the contrary. When presented with evidence that contradicts the conspiracy, the conspiracy theorist will immediately declare the evidence fraudulent, fabricated, or otherwise incredulous. He/She will incorporate the ‘proof’ into the theory, thereby expanding the boundaries of the conspiracy. Herein lies the...
SETI suspends search for alien life, E.T. weeps in... →
This sucks. “Our progress toward intergalactic fellowship has suffered another blow, as SETI suspended operations of its Allen Telescope Array. Funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the array is a collection of radio dishes that scan the skies for signs of life; now it’ll be in “hibernation” mode until 2013, when the institute’s new round of funding begins. SETI...
PlayStation Network damage report: you have a new... →
joshuatopolsky: But they’re buying things for themselves. Probably.
three seven: Twins' list of problems reason NOT to... →
wintwins: threeseven: A good majority of Mackey’s points actually give me reason to be hopeful and even downright confident. Let’s start with his list: … Troy from three seven responds to Phil Mackey’s list of problems.
“The Apollo program created a zeitgeist in the country where science was seen as...– Neil DeGrasse Tyson, on the factors that lead to scientific innovation and popular acceptance of science, from this conversation
Twins' list of problems almost enough reason to... →
wintwins: Two former MVPs with flu-like symptoms — one stuck in bed at the team hotel with fluid IVs, the other suffering through bilateral leg weakness. Indefinitely. A left fielder with flu-like symptoms as well, awaiting MRI results on his sore ribs. A second baseman with a broken leg. A starting pitching staff with a collective ERA of 5.00 heading into Thursday’s game (fifth-highest...
azizisbored: Watch the First Trailer for “30 Minutes or Less” starring myself, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson. Coming to Theatres in August!
Rejected Jokes: Now That's What I Call... →
rejectedjokes: One of my favorite things to do in the world is play Jean-Ralphio on the insanely funny Parks and Recreation. Last night, JR made a quick appearance to show Tom how to give the perfect best man speech. JRizzy is coming back for two more episodes later this season, so I’m posting a few clips…
50 Cent did not disappoint. He ordered a grapefruit soda. The waiter brings him...– Aziz Ansari on Letterman last night, explaining his spotting of 50 Cent at a restaurant in NYC (via culturalcloseup) (via andria)
Did Sarah Palin Carry Out the Biggest Hoax in... →
geezush: I thought this was a well-known, unspoken fact.
Uptown… you are a neon wasteland limping in stilettos.– - Dessa (via leahxrobot) Uptown has been a lightning rod forever. Back in the early 80s when Calhoun Square (a former school) was proposed, a lot of the small businesses opposed it. Their rallying cry was “No UpDale”, a reference to the Dales malls. But it was built, and a tolerable level of...
I have to say, as someone who is not Christian, it’s hard for me to believe...– Jon Stewart to Mike Huckabee on The Daily Show YOU BEAUTIFUL SECULAR JEW (via onusmemorandi)