Support zombie research. The biologist in the video is seeking help in her studies on zombie fish, fish whose brains are infected with a parasite that makes them act weird, thus attracting the attention of birds (the parasite’s intermediate host).
The biggest surprise for me watching the DNC was the devastating Joe Biden. My biggest criticism of Obama choosing him for VP is that you need to pick someone who will pick up where you left off after your eight years are up, like when Gore won in 2000. He convinced me the other night that he can pick up the dem flag.
The incomparable Charles Pierce says that congressman John Lewis' speech was the most important one of the entire DNC, even though it happened early on the last day of the convention, so pretty much nobody actually saw it.
Michael Moore on Clint Eastwood’s delusional speech at the RNC. Despite all his great accomplishments in film, Eastwood has probably ensured that future generations will remember him as the crazy old man growling at an empty chair. John Stewart weighs in.
I finally got around to seeing the documentary “No End in Sight”. The guys in this aren’t lightweights. These are men and women within the Bush administration, and people on the ground in Iraq who were trying to do the right thing, and who are now spilling their guts on camera.
Gallup finds that 46% of Americans believe in creationism. I find it hard to fathom that there are this many people who are this dumb. I’d have guessed it was limited to the 27 percenters. Lance has a theory about this kind of thing.
Heinz has come up with a new “dip and squeeze” ketchup packet that will replace those “tear at the corner” ones we’ve used for decades. I couldn’t care less since I don’t use them, but the best line in the story is:
“To develop the new packet, Heinz staffers sat behind one-way, mirrored glass, watching consumers in 20 fake minivan interiors putting ketchup on fries, burgers, and chicken nuggets.”