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Message 125 of 1059 (723673)
04-05-2014 3:25 PM


Skydiver almost struck by meteorite (well, at least saw it go by)
Filed here for lack of a better place.

Found via:
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/...Misses_Norwegian_Skydiver

If the embed doesn't work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzYJaQ0h4Dg

Moose

Edited by Admin, : Fix link.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 178 of 1059 (728684)
06-01-2014 3:59 PM


Sitting around the house doing nothing

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Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 194 of 1059 (729617)
06-15-2014 5:06 PM


Commencement speaker
I have seen this theme being debated somewhere, but I don't think it was at evcforum.net.

I think that both this cartoon and Dr. A's previous message cartoon might be good fodder for new topics.

Source

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Forgot to include source link.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 226 of 1059 (735753)
08-23-2014 5:06 PM
Reply to: Message 225 by Tangle
08-23-2014 10:16 AM


er
1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.' Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').

And most important, all words ending in "a" need to be pronounced as ending in "er".

Examples - Dali Lamer, Barack Obamer.

Moose


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Message 229 of 1059 (736109)
09-02-2014 10:02 PM
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09-02-2014 1:47 PM


Re: er
In case it wasn't guessed, I get my impression of the English English from the BBC via NPR.

And I was shocked, I say shocked, when Obama(r) was first elected president. The BBC people were actually pronouncing the name without the "r" at the end. At least that's how I recall it. I guess the powers that be (the ones that know their Rs from a hole in the ground) told them to get their "Rs" back where it belonged.

And for whatever it's worth, they pronounce the "r" as "er" (err), not as "ar" (are). So phonetically, Obama would be "Obomer" not "Obomar".

Now, is there some sort of connection between how Bostonians drop the "r" at the end of words while the English add "r" ant the end of words. In Boston, "bomber" would be "bomba" (Richie Valens must have been from Boston) while the English would sing "La Bamba" as "La Bamber".

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Fix typo, do tweek.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 233 of 1059 (736238)
09-05-2014 7:40 PM


The problem with oral history

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Message 282 of 1059 (748958)
01-31-2015 10:24 PM


The answer is in Genesis

Photo source

Genesis 1:16 - And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Bible verse source

Moose

ABE - Which brings up the question, why is the moon sometimes doing a less than full effort, or even totally on vacation from its "night ruling"? I guess the stars do their best to fill in.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : ABE.


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Message 335 of 1059 (758380)
05-24-2015 6:10 PM


Pastor Sven and Pastor Ole
Ole is the pastor of the local Norwegian Lutheran Church, and Pastor Sven is the minister of the Swedish Covenant Church across the road.

One day they are seen pounding a sign into the ground, which said:

DA END ISS NEAR!
TURN YERSELF AROUNT NOW
BAFOR IT ISS TOO LATE!

As a car speeds past them, the driver leans out his window and yells, "Leave people alone, you Skandihoovian religious nuts!".

From the curve, they hear screeching tires and a big splash.

Shaking his head, Rev. Ole says, "Dat's da terd one dis mornin'."

"Yaa," Pastor Sven agrees, then asks, "Do ya tink maybe da sign should yust say "Bridge out"?

Moose


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Message 347 of 1059 (762972)
07-18-2015 4:07 PM


"The Far Left Side" ending and going away
http://www.farleftside.com/2015/7-17-15-aloha.html

In this situation, I feel it's only right to quote everything from that page:

quote:
Aloha!

There's BIG CHANGES coming to my little progressive popsicle stand and I thought all you lovely people deserved a semi-thorough explanation of what has transpired and what is to come. But first, a little history.

As many of you know the Far Left Side began back in 2006 with the peculiar notion of taking one of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons and giving it a politically progressive slant. I enjoyed the result so much that I created more of them, and people liked them. Although I slavishly aped Mr. Larson's style for a year or so there were, in fact, only ten actual Far Side cartoons repurposed in this manner and none after August of 2008.

Four years later, in 2010, I received an unexpected email from Mr. Larson's lawyers. They were concerned with what I was doing but they were very pleasant about it. The last paragraph from them read as follows:

"We will not ask you to remove the cartoons that already appear in your online archives, but we do ask that you refrain from copying Mr. Larson's artwork and captions in the future."

This was fine with me as I'd quit copying Mr. Larson's cartoons way back in 2008. I had rather quickly shifted to a more personal style as it was easier to draw though I occasionally inserted some Far Side background characters in my 'toons, namely a handful of his lumpy, bee-hived matrons and what I later learned to be a character named "Billy the nerd-boy".

Six years raced quickly past and in early 2014 I decided that it was time to make a Far Left Side book, so I assembled all the pieces and sent the file to Mr. Larson's legal representatives to ask permission to print. After several suspenseful months of silence their reply was as follows:

"Uhhhhhhhhhh.... no."

In fact, I was summarily instructed to remove any infringing artwork from my web site, kill the book, and hand over the domain name, farleftside.com. I felt these demands seemed rather unreasonable in lieu of the earlier permission I'd been given but it was subtly impressed upon me by Mr. Larson's counsel that there were loopholes aplenty and they were all around my pretty little neck. After several months of pleading, begging, and outright whining it became clear that my legal resistance was futile so I have handed over my sword.

Consequently, farleftside.com will go offline very soon and there will be no Far Left Side book. In addition, several dozens of my older cartoons will disappear although there's the faint possibility that I may redraw some of my favorites.

But be not dismayed for a new web site, ragingpencils.com, will soon replace the old one, possibly as soon as this Monday, and my thrice-weekly spleen-venting will continued unabated. I'm currently doing my best to iron out the technical burps and, so far, most of the lights are flashing green. The domain name, farleftside.com, will continue to be accessible for some time though you'll be magically transported to ragingpencils.com if you type it in or click a bookmark.

The single greatest casualty, in my opinion, is that all of your past Comments will be lost as there's no sane way to import them to the new site. Sorry about that. (There's an outside chance that a technical exploit might do the trick but I won't know if it will work until the Big Switch occurs. Cross your fingers.)

On the positive side, this means I'll now be free and clear to create all the books, t-shirts, and progressive kachinka dolls bearing my images, logos, and/or baby pictures that I wish.

Freedom!

As you might guess this situation has weighed heavily upon me over the past year and it has definitely affected any enthusiasm for my work. The financial repercussions of this situation could have been (and I stress the following word) devastating but, I have to say, Mr. Larson's counsel has been more than reasonable. Even, dare I say, nice. Sometimes you bite the bear, sometimes the bear bites you. In this case, we just played a little strip Twister.

I briefly considered keeping this lurid information all to myself, allowing you to believe that I was simply rebranding the site for artistic purposes but you who faithfully attend my measly attempts at political discourse deserve the truth, as do we all. Besides, it will be entertaining to read this prolonged snit again ten years from now.

Aloha.

-----------

Final ponder: In January of 2006 the space probe New Horizons was launched. Two weeks later, my first Far Left Side 'toon appeared online. Now, nine years later, both enterprises have run their primary course and will soon fade into inky blackness. Yes, far fewer people have heard of the Far Left Side than New Horizons but it's amazing what you can do with $700 million. Grin.

-------------

I premiered a new comic at the Friendly Atheist on Wednesday so click here or the teaser image below to see the rest of the crappy thing.


Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 353 of 1059 (763176)
07-21-2015 8:54 PM


How to Embarrass a White Supremacist (With a Tuba)
Article and embeded video here.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 417 of 1059 (774235)
12-14-2015 10:42 PM
Reply to: Message 416 by Tanypteryx
12-14-2015 9:50 PM


Re: Solar Farm Rejected Amid Fears It Will 'Suck Up The Sun's Energy'
I didn't check your links, but I'm presuming it's the same thing covered by PZ Myers:

But wait…solar energy isn’t consequence-free!

PZ says:

quote:
Everyone is talking about that stupid town that voted against solar energy because it would suck up the energy of the sun. So I read the story from the local paper, and hey, it wasn’t as stupid as it was made out to be, and there are actually valid arguments against solar farms.

More at the above link, including a couple of links not reproduced in the above quote.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Tweak and fix quote box.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 449 of 1059 (777452)
01-31-2016 6:33 PM
Reply to: Message 445 by AZPaul3
01-26-2016 7:08 AM


Planned Parenthood Files Federal RICO Suit Against the Center for Medical Progress
I've been sitting on this link, for lack of a proper topic. Now I'll put it in this (still not proper) topic.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/...nter_for_Medical_Progress

quote:
Planned Parenthood of California filed a federal lawsuit today against the anti-choice extremists of the Center for Medical Progress, accusing CMP of violating the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act and numerous other state and federal laws.

Blog posting was 2 weeks ago.

Moose


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Message 527 of 1059 (787319)
07-09-2016 5:15 PM


Bloods and Crips Stand Together in Solidarity ...
Filing this under "dark humor".

Full headline:

Bloods and Crips Stand Together in Solidarity During Atlanta Black Lives Matter Protests

Source

quote:
Incredible images from Friday night's Black Lives Matter protest in Atlanta show members of the Crips and the Bloods — rival gangs with a history of over 50 years of violence and bloodshed — tying their flags together in a display of unity.

My "bolding".

Yep, we got high moral ground happening there.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 539 of 1059 (789836)
08-20-2016 6:09 PM


The opposite of Dunning-Kruger isn't that great either
Message subtitle is from graphic hover-text at source page.

Source

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 544 of 1059 (789898)
08-22-2016 12:28 AM
Reply to: Message 542 by Theodoric
08-21-2016 11:08 PM


What Jesus likely really looked like
Strangely enough, this is from "Popular Mechanics".

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a234/1282186/

See the source for discussion.

Moose


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