Sunday, October 22, 2006

Oslo Gay Animal's SUPER, thanks for ASKING!

You know, I find it REALLY funny (but not surprising) that there has been opposition to the Oslo Gay Animal Exhibit.  I mean, it sure does hurt the fundamentalist argument that homosexuality is a choice, not a genetic trait, when:

homosexuality has been observed among 1,500 species, and that in 500 of those it is well documented.

Still, you've got to give those true believers credit, to tenaciously cling to their views in the face of mounting evidence (pun intended...BA DUM BUM!) requires some strong faith...or rampant stupidity...or both.

Maybe they can just crawl under their bed with the flashlight, bedecked in their Armor of God PJs (thanks Matt!) and pray for the Rapture to come.

Carmen Electra and the Law of Attraction

I was in CVS today buying some playing cards when I spied the latest copy of Us Weekly and started flipping thru it. This magazine is like a Hollywood train wreck in print form. After reading about the horrors of Tara Reid's botched plastic surgeries and the life lessons she learned, I spied this awesome quote from Carmen Electra, erstwhile "Strip Aerobics" instructor and physics hobbyist:
I'm really into quantum physics. Some of my friends are into it, some of them aren't, so I'm trying to get them excited about discovering all these interesting things about thoughts and the power of thoughts.

It gives me chills thinking about it. It's fun.

It's about time celebrities started endorsing active participation in science and encouraging the younger generation to get interested in learning. And while I imagine that Richard Feynman would've been a big fan of Carmen's ability to tone her body thru the high impact art of striptease, he might take exception to her implicit definition of quantum physics in the above quote.

Quantum physics is a seriously complex topic, one that I admittedly have a very weak grasp on.  However, I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the "power of thoughts."  I would suggest Ms. Electra consider taking some courses at the local university to brush up on her understanding of physics.  While I'm sure she will be bored by the rudimentary Newtonian physics models she will be forced to study in the beginning of her educational journey, she will get to study quantum models soon enough.  And when she does advance to that point, she will have learned enough to realize just how stupid the above quote was.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Following is NOT a Drill...

After making a public promise to post more I find myself falling down on the job.  The last post was made over a month ago.  Sheesh!  A lot of stuff has been going on here, work has been very busy, and I've had several guests in from out of town over the last few weeks that have kept me away from my little corner of the web.

This week my son and wife are out of town, leaving me to wonder how I stood the quiet of my apartment back in the days when I was single.  Though the quiet was a little disconcerting at first, I have to admit there was a certain thrill I felt when I sat down and read for two hours straight on Monday with no interruptions or pressing matters.

I've decided that quiet time is definitely something that needs to be put into the schedule every once in awhile.