Friday, December 4, 2009

Animal Farm Friday 2 - Never give up

Animal Farm Friday - Tardigrades

No, this has nothing to do with measuring the academic proficiency of those mentally challenged (though for some reason, Tea Baggers come to mind). Tardigrades - also known as "Water Bears" - are microscopic polyextremophiles, and they can survive incredible extremes, like a decade without water, near absolute zero as well as 300 degree temperatures, and even 10 days in the vacuum of space. They're one of the few - if not only - microorganisms that look kind of cute.

Pretty hearty little beasts. The next closing thing to a survival rate like that seems to be the political careers of Republicans swimming in ethics violations (since no one really seems to care).

tardigrades (water bears) from Goldstein Lab on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Zombie Reagan

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sort of Like Christ on a Cracker, but Better

Christopher Hitchens smacks down the Catholic church like never before

In what is one of his most eloquent and passionate speeches, Christopher Hitchens tears apart the Catholic church to the point that any and every Catholic should feel complete and utter shame, if they have any dignity at all.

These are a must see!

Part 1

Part 2

So God invented porn, right? :)