Welcome to ATS version... 7? 8? sooo lost count
My posts have been few and far-between. I've been doing a little nerdish blogging at Whisky Van Gogh Go, and I've found that it's a lot easier to quickly unload my mind with Tumblr than with Textpattern. Now I'm giving Chyrp a shot. It's somewhat Tumblr-inspired, with more advanced options and possibilities, and hopefully this will translate into more regular posts.
Also the design was three or four years old. A new suit of clothes won't be showing up for a few more weeks, though. Patience, lads.November 6 @ 12:56 AM
There's a bit up on... some random website... that made the rounds on Digg: five presidents who were worse than Bush. Now, "Worst president ever" sounds pretty hyperbolic, so I can understand the author's desire to poke a bit of fun and provide a historical lesson. But let's pick his argument apart for a minute.
<em>image of <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5099175/how-big-is-the-iss-compared-to-science-fiction-spaceships" >International Space Station alongside Enterprise, Battlestar Galactica, etc.</a></em>
ej. I had no idea the ESS was so big.
bp. I thought it was about the size of my garage.
ej. The cabin probably is. This includes the solar panels, all the infrastructure. er, superstructure? extrastructure?
bp. That's why I use words like "stuff."04:02 PM
Perhaps my favorite topic of Sullivan's, an important distinction that deserves more attention.
History shows us repeatedly that ideology is meaningless when it comes to determining good and evil in the world.
A few years my cat was feeling a little moody and decided to take a swipe at me. Unfortunately, since his claws were removed (previous owner!), his "swipes" involve teeth, and he took am inch-tall tear from my cheekbone, just under my eye.
The doctor pushed the loose flap of skin back up onto the flash, and put a couple thin lines of tape over it. A visible scab quickly formed. And let me tell you, for the three months that the scab held there until it finally fell off, I experienced more come-hither looks than I thought possible.
Turns out that <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/3463442/Facial-scars-can-help-win-a-womans-heart..html">it wasn't just me!</a>. coda: unfortunately, I have superhuman healing powers, and the scar has disappeared without a trace.03:13 AM