Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ze Frank

Honestmonkey had been a big fan of Ze Frank back when he was doing his show a few years ago. Ze quit after a year and went on to other things. HM just found out that Ze has videos at called "That Makes Me Think Of..." (here's the latest one of them, which eventually links to others). Cool. Here's the link to Ze's page, which has links to the videos as well. Ze also had a very good talk at TED, which is out there somewhere.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Not necessarily advised, though

You can flip-off a cop, legally. The law, specifically the Constitution, is on your side. At least according to this article in Time. As indicated, this is not always your best course of action, because the police might issue you a "disorderly conduct" ticket or arrest you, regardless of whether you have the right to or not. Obviously, it's up to you to decide whether the possible court proceedings, etc, will be worth it. Probably better to keep your cool.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I doubt it's a wooden spoon

Honestmonkey stole this from here, but thought it gives a very good explanations of his beliefs, so he wanted to include it.

HM especially likes the part that indicates that even if you see something that appears "miraculous" you can't attribute that to some divine being. All you can say is "we just don't know."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


"Ninety-five percent of the glaciers in the world are retreating or shinking." James Balog

Here is the link to a very interesting talk about this. Scary too.

TED Talks, James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

Public Option Explained

Short and concise explanation of the "Public Option", by Robert Reich. How scary!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

So much for the TSA

Interesting story about a woman who tried to shoot down a plane for being too noisy. Sure, she wasn't allowed to bring a bottle of water onto the runway, only a loaded gun.