Don’t Mess with Texas, cause we’ve got all the trouble we can handle just messin’ with our own selves.
I love the punch line at the very end. In case you couldn’t read between the lines. Nudge nudge, wink wink, know wh’a’a mean?
Somebody ought to look for the actual flag of the state before making comments like this.
Via Crooks and Liars, where an interesting video commentary can be seen.
Transcript from an online chat.
So far this has cost us several hours and probably a few customers.
Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience.
You are now chatting with ‘Lawrence’
Lawrence: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. [more]
Friend 1: We’re going to count birds tomorrow.
Me: Where I come from, counting birds is very easy this time of year.
Friend 2: Because there are so many of them?
An interesting rant at an unlikely site.
For those who follow this sort of thing, there is a slowly building “outcry” by some corners that Butterballs Turkeys are Halal. For those unfamiliar with the concept, it means that they are permissible for consumption by religious Muslims. Some people have found this offensive. [more]
Someone acting approximately lawyer defends someone claiming to have a cancer treatment, who charges enormous amounts of money to people for being in clinical trials. These clinical trials have been going on for decades without any published result.
It seems to me that charging people to be part of clinical trials is the sort of corrupting influence that you want to keep away from people doing, or acting as if they are doing, scientific research. [more]
Tweets by location and language.
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Looks like a slippery slope… [more]
I saw a sentence on a leftish site today, Mother Jones iirc, to the effect that “Power is concentrated in the hands of defenders of the status quo”
This seems almost a tautology. Moments in history where this is not true are rare – they are the true tipping points.
The question is the nature of the status quo and of the power. [more]
If we get the place as cold as, say, Gannymede, we can finally have our levitating cars. [more]
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Approximately a million page views (at least 979,918 as I write, not counting feed subscribers) have been served by this Blogger site. [more]
Welcome to the new, uglier Only In It for the Gold. Renovations are in progress. Pardon our dust.
Dennis was coauthor of the original UNIX operating system and author of the first implementation of the C language. This is to say, the majority of modern computing builds directly on his work, and most of the rest was directly influenced by it. [more]
This blog will be moving soon, to be a sub-blog under Planet3.0 .
Recall that the original purpose here was to examine how scientific communication had failed and what to do about it. Planet3.0 is the result of that thinking. It’s my attempt not only to do something about it, but to encourage others to do something about it as well. [more]
It’s still unseasonably warm in Austin, but at least the season has changed. While it remains very dry here, major storms have been quite visible to our north and south of late. So, it seems that October is bringing us a normal summer pattern, and it’s raining a more or less normal amount in Texas. [more]
Obviously I’ve been wrapped up in Planet3.0 these last couple of weeks. But amazing developments have been afoot.
I am ALMOST as far as this:
But it is tempered by something clever somebody said at SXSWEco last week. Something like:
We don’t need a movement chasing down the White House to make them do the right thing. [more]