Nov 29

I was about to post this message to my under-used myspace profile:

On rare occasions I find it more convenient to have a myspace account than not have one. However, I have neither the time nor the inclination to look through all of the ten or so friend requests I get weekly on the remote chance that one of them isn’t from an ersatz 22-year old in her underwear. If you are someone I know, then you already have multiple other ways of getting in touch with me that don’t involve what may very well be the most poorly designed major web site in existence.

Henceforth, friend requests go to /dev/null. Now get off my lawn.

But at the last minute I decided to cancel the account altogether. I’m going to go be awkwardly old and unsociable on facebook instead.

Nov 14

aaaaand we’re back.

So tonight on NOVA is a 2-hour program about Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, the ‘Intelligent Design’ trial in Pennsylvania which ended just shy of two years ago. I’ll have to watch, but this topic almost always gets me irritated. (That said, the judge’s ruling on the case is a really good read, considering that it’s, well, a court ruling.)

Meanwhile, I came across a new review of the Creation Museum in Kentucky complete with a Flickr photo album. It’s an interesting review, if maybe a little long. Really the whole thing boils down to one, highly appropriate, word. I wonder if you can guess which word that might be.