Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Links: December 17

Recently there was a debate between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair on the subject of whether or not religion is a detrimental force in the world. Tony Blair pretty much got his ass handed to him.
It's in nine parts. This link takes you to part two since it skips all the blathering introductions and skips straight to the debate. [link]

A follow up on a previous article. Remember the girl who was being picked on for having a Star Wars thermos? The cast of "The Clone Wars" as well as a good part of the world stand behind her. [link]

It just takes 1 jackass to screw things up:
One person objects to Santa dressed as a cowboy. [link]
One person objects to Santa on a flagpole. [link]

A buffalo that likes to ride in cars. [link]

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe cheat sheet. [link]

Trailer for a TV series based on Douglas Adams' "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency".

For the three people who haven't seen it, this is the video of the Metrodome ceiling collapsing. [link]

Trailer for the Thor movie. [link]

Videos of a Sawstop Tablesaw are always awesome.

Teletubby humor. [link]

Bungee sledding. Don't try this. Ever.

A good reason to switch from my built in Prius GPS system to my old stick on TomTom. [link]

New Simon's Cat cartoon.

Girl Genius perfumes and colognes for sale. [link]

You don't know Girl Genius!?! GO! READ! NOW! [link]

Science fiction books for kids. [link]

Hamster in a wok.

Pictures of Marvel characters as dinosaurs. [link]

Stop motion animation with quarters.

After James Van Allen discovered the Van Allen belt he tried to destroy it by detonating a hydrogen bomb in space. This article includes a video of the sky when the bomb went off. [link]

Drawing with a typewriter. [link]

A Lego version of the Antikythera device.

We didn't get this kind of snow, but we got a start.

Read any good books lately?

Voyager 1 is now getting more wind from the galactic core than our own sun. [link]

Cartoon explaining climate change science and it's opposition. [link]

My sympathies to Richard Dawkins on the death of his father. [link]

A resident in a nursing home had a pastor who once interviewed Einstein. He gave a copy to a science major who works in the home. Here's the article that pastor wrote about the interview. [link]

IBM computer to challenge Jeopardy's two greatest winners. [link]

Space bubbles. [link]

Binary star systems: DESTROYER OF WORLDS!

2010 in film.

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