It looks an awful lot like the Bush Administration is editing government scientific publications to support their social agenda, and in ways not supported by actual, you know, science.
Monthly Archives: December 2002
Yes. Yes. Yes.
I know you’re wondering about this, so here’s the answer: The Fifty Most Loathsome People in America for 2002.
This Christmas, my stepfather must’ve been very good indeed. Santa brought him a chain saw on a stick.
Just in time for the holidays.
Remember The State on MTV? This site has small Quicktime files of every single sketch. I’d buy this on DVD if I could — especially since the quality of this is pretty crappy — but for now, this will do.
Dept. of Other Cool Sites
NoGators will be taking a little Christmas Break, but we don’t want to leave you, our faithful readers, in a lurch. Therefore and in accordance with the prophesy, we provide the following list of other amusing blog sites you may enjoy in our absence:
- B0ingB0ing, a source for many a NoGators link;
- the porn-friendly Reverse Cowgirl, pleasantly racy and always fun;
- Sarah Hepola, a fine diarist/blogger I originally found in . . .
- the Morning News;
- and the sardonic world of Kitty Bukkake, which isn’t what it sounds like despite promises to “take it on the chin.”
Oh, and don’t forget your monkey stuff.
Greatest Hits, so to speak.
I know I’ve linked this before, but what with the new movie coming out and all, I thought I’d toss it out again. Of course, before I didn’t have a link to a site covering the entire album from which this little ballad is taken.
Update: Senior NoGators Insurance Fraud Analyst Triple-F points out that the last link has already expired, damn it. Oh well. Take our word for it; it was very cool.
Specificity gone awry.
“Because people have a need to glue things to other things.”
For all your holiday needs, a place you can get Live Squid In A Box.
Apparently, corner-of-dictionary work is harder to put on the web.
A fine archive of post-it animations. Enjoy.
Of course, you have to balance this against the lack of dates.
Notwithstanding what I’m about to say, don’t miss the kittens.
Before I saw this, I suspected that “diorama” and “taxidermy” were not words I wanted to see used together. Now I am certain.
Ah, the ghosts of gadgets past…
These fine folks have an online museum of pocket calculators, nerd watches, and (yes) walkmen.
No worms required.
We’re Christmas shopping here at NoGators, and it occurs to us that an oft-neglected category is spice. The good folks at Penzey’s have a number of gift boxes that any number of folks on your list might enjoy, particularly if they don’t live in some enormous concrete jungle with all manner of weird seasonings available at any hour of the day or night. And you won’t need a stillsuit, either.
We get letters…
…and people ask “Mr NoGators Man, where can we, the concerned public, go to learn about Strom Thurmond? Why, we know he’s old as the hills, and we know he’s all about segregation, but isn’t there more to this ancient political sphinx?” Well, yes. My attorney offers us Stromwatch.
Rushdie on Fundamentalism, etc.
I meant to put this up a couple weeks ago. Salman Rushdie wrote an editorial in the NYT. Read it.
Remember those Rankin/Bass TV specials?
You know the ones from the seventies — the puppetesque stop-motion holiday shows, like Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Well, we here at NoGators just had a screening of “Santa”, and got curious about the credits, so off to IMDB we went. And oh, what we found.
As it happens, Rankin and Bass did some other things I’d never heard of, most notably an adaptation of Tolkein that can best be described as a liberal reading, apparently. The cast for it, however, is kind of staggering.
Ah! Satirical Schadenfreude!
Some people I know from the Well have created the world’s definitive Rehab Diary site.
No, seriously, check this out.
This morning on NPR, I heard a story on this band. Listen.
Some famous people have web sites.
Fewer famous people appear to do their own, or provide content not filtered by a publicist. Former UT standout running back and current Miami Dolphin Ricky Williams is one of them.
(NoGators wishes to clarify that UT here means the University of Texas, not the trailer park on Rockytop.)
Blowing shit up is cool.
If you’re like me, not a day goes by that you don’t think “Gee, Star Trek is cool and all, but what would it be like if they remade it in Turkey?” Well, now we know.
Just how evil is George Bush?
Well, I for one am glad to know that someone is keeping track.
Oh, good lord.
Sen. Trent Lott (R, MS, plastic-haired weasel) on Strom Thurmond’s 1948 presidential bid, which ran primarily as pro-segregation and anti-civil rights:
Lott said, “I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”
I want to go on record as a native of this same state: I’m ashamed of our past, ashamed that my fellow Mississippians voted this way in 1948, and I’m ashamed of Lott for continuing to make us look like unreconstructed hicks.
New Tricks for Misc. Heathen
Thanks in part to the incessant badgering of certain Heights attorneys, I’ve enabled the “make a comment” feature on new Heathen items. Enjoy, but be nice.
This just in.
A memo to former Tide coach and current weasel Fran.
I love this guy.
The fine folks — well, actually, I think it’s one guy — over at Get Your War On have posted a side-splitting yet profoundly depressing update.