The Dodecahedron of Decency and the Wrong Champions

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This cartoon by Stilton Jarlsburg from the Travon Martin verdict last year is at once both sad and amusing. The amusing part is the exposure of the meaninglessness of President Obama’s “circle of compassion” speech (and Jarlsburg goes after the “trapezoid of meaningless rhetoric” and “the dodecahedron of decency.” But the sad part, of course, is the fact that this cartoon points to a deep underlying truth: President Obama got involved for all the wrong reasons. Rather than heal, he chose to inflame and divide. […]

An amusing take on an odd take on Neil Armstrong’s passing

This is more in the vein of politics, though in the morning I will have one more comment about a person inspired by Neil Armstrong, and a person who inspired Armstrong himself. […]

Good makeup

Some people improve with the careful and judicious application of makeup.

This fellow … well, it depends upon your taste, I suppose:

NASA’s New Mission

I think you’ll be intrigued by this: […]

Margaret Thatcher, the Movie

I don’t know yet what to expect from the film coming out about Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the UK nicknamed “the Iron Lady.” […]

Music of the Fears: Sympathy for the Climate

Please allow me to introduce myself / I’m a climate Ph.D. / I’ve been around for a thousand grants / Made the data dance for me […]

The Music of the Fears: “The Wreck of Al Gore’s Copenhagen”

The legend is stored on the ClimateAudit board / Of the source code and CRU emails / A hacker they said sent the zip file that led / To reveal, that November, the details […]

Humor for the “ows” movement

Jim Fister at Finding Ponies has a post up about jokes for the “occupy” movement. He referred to a collection started here, but encouraged any contributions.

I had two, so far:

What’s the difference between the Tea Party and the occupy movement? One burns with national pride and waves the flag. The other waives national […]