Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Friday!

with 4 comments

* Presenting the best Ask MetaFilter thread of all time.

* Marginal Revolution had my favorite comment on the Craig Venter artificial life story: The Slartibartfast Principle.

…the evidence for intelligent design ought to be readily available in the graffiti of DNA. “Slartibartfast was here,” or perhaps “3.14159265,” or given what we know of economics, “All rights reserved, MegaCorp. Call for a free estimate.”

The fact that, as of yet, we don’t see this kind of signature in the data is evidence against intelligent design.

* Fellow HTC Hero users may be interested to know that we can finally download Android 2.1.

* Laughter shall be penalized by the deduction of one point per episode of frivolity. Laughter after the conclusion of the game will be met with retroactive penalizations and may alter the game’s outcome. Rules and Regulations for Benehmen!, the German Board Game of Discipline.

* Krugman threatens us with a lost decade. If we vote in Gingrich we get two.

* Rand Paul on Deepwater Horizon: “Accidents happen.” Rand Paul on the Massey coal mine collapse: “Accidents happen.”

* Undercover at the Apple factory. Via Vu.

* Happy birthday, Pac-Man. Happy birthday, Empire Strikes Back. (A little surprised the one and not the other scored the Google doodle.)

* And last but not least: Lost: The Radio Drama. (Thanks Kate!)

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  1. Nothing makes us disillusioned secular socialists more optimistic about America’s future than hearing from Gingrich.

    Dan

    May 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

  2. The real question is: Will America’s lost decade bring us bizarre, repression-fueled horror films, a cult of “the cute,” and panty vending machines?

    Alex

    May 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm

  3. If you’re curious about why they chose pacman not ESB, try clicking the “Insert Coin” button.

    Alex

    May 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

  4. Ron Paul on the unexpected procreation of his son: “Accidents happen.”

    Pete

    May 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm


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