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I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Something to ponder when you're pondering the imponderable Part Three!

If this supernova had occurred in the Milky Way galaxy, life on Earth would have ended on 18 February of this year. Read more about it at Tuesday Morning Quarterback. Yes, it's about football, but if you're only interested in the science stuff, scroll down until you see the picture of the galaxy. Spooky!

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Blogger Harvey Jerkwater said...

On a related note, Gregg Easterbrook is a moron. Not that he doesn't know a lot of facts, but that his ability to use them to reach conclusions is weak.

The football-related, less irritating proof of this, is his argument against Pro Football Prospectus 2006 in that very TMQ. PFP broke down his "stop me before I blitz again!" axiom and discovered the truth: blitzing is indeed useful, under certain circumstances. Easterbrook's weaselly response is gawdawful. He shifts the debate, he throws in BS to cloud the issue, he does everything but admit that PFP dismantled his cute little phrase by gathering data and learning the truth. Not a good sign.

Then there was the Slate article about autism. So farking bad it made me want to find him and kick him in the nuts. You can find it here. It's a monument to blockheadedness. A response can be found here, or my own comment here. I was so hacked off I actually registered with Microsoft just so I could rebut the piece.

14/9/06 2:48 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

You're an angry, angry man. I read that rebuttal of blitzing with amusement. I often disagree with him about that, because I'm an Eagles fan, and they have blitzed for years with usually good results. It seems to me that he looks only at the bad things that result from the blitz, and not the good things. It's a high-risk, high-reward kind of thing, but sometimes it's an excellent idea. That said, I have to agree with him that it's not a particularly great idea to blitz on third-and-long. But it was funny reading him trying to show how their analysis doesn't work. And I still love TMQ.

I'll have to check out the autism thing. Perhaps I too will want to kick him in the nuts.

14/9/06 3:12 PM  
Blogger Harvey Jerkwater said...

It's worthy of a nutting.

15/9/06 9:39 AM  

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