Saturday, February 24, 2007

MSNBC reports Israeli defense chief makes lens cap gaffe

Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz, right, gazes at a military drill through binoculars Wednesday, apparently without realizing the lens caps were left on. The army's chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi is at left.

The photographer said Peretz gazed through the capped binoculars three times, nodding as Ashkenazi explained what he was looking at, the British Broadcasting Corp. said
We've seen this before.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

George Takei made me spit out my green tea

You are forewarned. Don't try to drink anything while watching Sulu's new PSA (stumbled upon at the Portland Mercury's blog).

Saturday, February 10, 2007

My science blog

I have created a blog for my freshman Inquiry Seminar, "Chemistry and the Atmosphere". I don't want to cross post, but here are a couple of good stories.
  1. Silly Science Dana Rohrabacher says dinosaur farts caused global warming.
  2. Wyden pushes EPA to elminate benzene. Portland has huge amounts of benzene in the air, perversely because our air is relatively clean, so the EPA argues that it didn't have to regulate benzene emissions as tightly as it does on the East Coast.

Backstage at Norma

I've been busy. This was the first week of the semester, and final rehearsals for "Norma", which opens tonight. I'm a Druid priest in the chorus. Lovely music.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

the lastest trends in transit

Via Jack Bog, passengers in the Bulgarian capital now have something to stare at while they wait in the cold.