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I ordered a bunch of cans of this, and still couldn’t get my time machine to work. I can’t wait to get back to 1985 and my hot girlfriend. Meanwhile, I’m stuck working at the Cafe 80s, dammit.
Time Machines run on Plutonium not Uranium. thats just silly.
You probably connected the Neirmann capacitors wrong on your flux capacitor. They should contact just a few centimeters above the Stendrand coils, but still below the containment field for the fusion material. Uranium ought to work as well as plutonium, the fission material is for collection of free quarks, not any sort of classical power generation.
Usually I don’t really like lists of quotes, but this one is quite funny indeed:
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.“
– George Carlin
“A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.“
– George Carlin
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.“
So how does a continent get a name? Apparently, America was named after Amerigo Vespucci by a German cartographer named Martin Waldseemüller. Europe was named by the Greek, or the Phoenicians – depending on who you ask. Asia seems to stem from the land of sunrise, and Australia has Latin roots. Interesting.
Scary Ideas has a nice collection of ads, apparently solely collected for your entertainment. Really worth checking out.
I took the accompanying picture from this set of (real? fake?) ads for the US Democratic Party.
This web site explains how the American revolution contributed to the adoption of the Dutch Sinterklaas holidays to the all-American Santa Claus. The image depicts Santa Claus, circa 1862. Hasn’t aged a day 🙂
Ok, I couldn’t resist – another quote by the great Robert G. Ingersoll. Why doesn’t anyone know this guy?
“The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be relieved only by that unhappy mixture of insanity and ignorance, called “faith.””
Robert Green Ingersoll, The Gods (1872)
The Cynical-C blog introduced me to Robert G. Ingersoll by means of this rather provoking quote. From this day on, this (dead) guy is my hero.
“According to the theologians, God, the Father of us all, wrote a letter to his children. The children have always differed somewhat as to the meaning of this letter. In consequence of these honest differences, these brothers began to cut out each other’s hearts. In every land, where this letter from God has been read, the children to whom and for whom it was written have been filled with hatred and malice. They have imprisoned and murdered each other, and the wives and children of each other. In the name of God every possible crime has been committed, every conceivable outrage has been perpetrated. Brave men, tender and loving women, beautiful girls, and prattling babes have been exterminated in the name of Jesus Christ. For more than fifty generations the church has carried the black flag. Her vengeance has been measured only by her power. During all these years of infamy no heretic has ever been forgiven. With the heart of a fiend she has hated; with the clutch of avarice she has grasped; with the jaws of a dragon she has devoured; pitiless as famine, merciless as fire, with the conscience of a serpent: such is the history of the Church of God.”
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Heretics and Hericies” (1874)
“the music industry in 2007 — a bleak, burned-out world where the sky fell on a daily basis and the rivers ran red with the blood of record execs. (That the album didn’t sell well only furthers the analogy …)“
– according to MTV
In theory this opens the door to a complete software model of the human brain.
MIT’s Technology Review has the complete story.
Dutchman Simon Kuipers (top) secures the 4th place in this year’s speed skating World Cup. He was narrowly beaten by American Shani Davis (bottom), who finished third – winning him the bronze medal. True story.