Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rush on CNN

Saturday, September 25, 2010

sacred valley album

here is the link to my second to last peru album.
old stone walls, pretty salt pictures, fun captions.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Perception of Science

Science isn't an international language after all, according to a new survey. On the contrary, when people from different cultures read the same article, they can come away with completely different opinions.

The survey, which appears in Nature, examined the attitudes of over 21,000 readers of Scientific American and its translated editions around the world. It uncovered significant differences between the various groups, and in particular between East Asians and the rest of the world.

For example, 35 percent of the Japanese and 49 percent of the Chinese agreed there was reason for doubt about evolutionary theory - compared with just ten percent or so in the rest of the world.

And these nationalities were also less likely to say they trusted scientific explanations of the origins of the universe.
It's impossible to discuss this subject without examining the issue of global warming, and here, the survey found, many people in every country said they'd become more confident in the last year that man-made climate change was taking place.

Overall, 44 percent said their views hadn't changed, 14 percent said they'd become more doubtful and 40 percent said they'd become more confident that human beings were affecting the climate.
Perhaps surprisingly, the survey found that the US wasn't the most doubtful country about climate change - these were France, Japan and Australia.

Rather nicely, the survey found that scientists were the most trusted group of people on the planet. This chimes with a survey from the Pew Research Center last year which concluded that 84 percent of Americans think science has had a mainly positive effect on society

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An artist you may like

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nedroid: Cell Phone

This is what my cell phone looks like.

Zack Morris is a jerk

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Bang of My Existence

Click for full size. 1024x768 to best fit the majority of desktop backgrounds.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Guess the Cities!

Guess The Two Cities.  Hint: They are in two separate countries.


Suzanne Collins Book Tour

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9/23: Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
9/24: National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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The Future Behind Us





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Oneironaut

Someone who wakes up in his or her dreams.
From the Greek "oneiros" meaning dream and "naut" meaning voyager.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bob Ross

Sunday, September 12, 2010

peru pics

ok, for anyone who wants to see my albums (select photos with fun captions), here are the links of the ones i've made so far:

huayhuash trek-- 10 days


santa cruz trek-- 3 days

pisco climb (18,873 feet)

hatun machay through lima to cusco


i recommend watching them in a full screen slideshow. if, however, the show messes up and the images and captions don't sync properly, exit out of the full screen option and start over. or, open up the first image, and it should proceed from there on its own. you can adjust the speed of the slideshow by scrolling your cursor over the bottom of the image and changing the length of time each image is displayed. if that doesn't work, use your arrow keys. just be sure the images and captions are synced. enjoy my peru!

more to come...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

kahshe cousins

kahshe pictures here
some gorgeous lighting and lots o fun

.Fun


Listen.  They are amazing.

http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/+fun/35140771

ronde





more sevvile

























mint choc. chip, and choc. orange

















view from top of tower







floor, that was inspired by one of michelangelo's designs

seville




the mines of moria















la giralda cathedral


















my bowl of melted provolone cheese, good thing we got a breadbasket also










a building in cadiz

mda telethon $

ck this out, the annual telethon fund raising amt.s annually,
for muscular dystrophy. ck out the years of what our economy has been.
so, ar now at closing this year,
it is 58,919,838$.....
jerry is on alot this year,
a couple of years ago, he was to s ick to be on, except
for a brief appearance.
we're talking my age of memories.


2009.
MDA Telethon Final Tote Board Numbers Year↓ Amount↓ Change↓ From Record↓ Notes↓
1959 $575,208 [16][unreliable source?]
1966 $1,002,114 [16]
1967 $1,126,846 +12.45% +12.45% [citation needed]
1968 $1,401,876 +24.41% +24.41% [citation needed]
1969 $2,039,139 +45.46% +45.46% [16][17][unreliable source?]
1970 $5,093,385 +149.78% +149.78% [16][17]
1971 $8,125,387 +59.53% +59.53% [16]
1972 $9,200,754 +13.23% +13.23% [citation needed]
1973 $12,395,973 +34.73% +34.73% [16][17]
1974 $16,129,213 +30.12% +30.12% [16]
1975 $18,868,499 +16.98% +16.98% [16][17]
1976 $21,723,813 +15.13% +15.13% [17]
1977 $26,841,490 +23.56% +23.56% $26,841,419[16] or 490[17]
1978 $29,074,405 +8.32% +8.32% [16][17]
1979 $30,691,627 +5.56% +5.56% [17]
1980 $31,103,787 +1.34% +1.34% [18][unreliable source?]
1981 $31,498,772 +1.27% +1.27% [citation needed]
1982 $28,415,339 -9.79% -9.79% [citation needed]
1983 $30,691,627 +8.01% -2.56% [18]
1984 $32,074,566 +4.51% +1.83% [18]
1985 $33,181,652 +3.45% +3.45% [citation needed]
1986 $34,096,773 +2.76% +2.76% [18]
1987 $39,021,723 +14.44% +14.44% [18]
1988 $41,132,113 +5.41% +5.41% [18]
1989 $42,737,219 +3.90% +3.90% [16][18]
1990 $44,172,186 +3.36% +3.36% [18]
1991 $45,071,657 +2.04% +2.04% [18]
1992 $45,759,368 +1.53% +1.53% [18]
1993 $46,014,922 +0.56% +0.56% [18]
1994 $47,105,396 +2.37% +2.37% [citation needed]
1995 $47,827,221 +1.53% +1.53% [citation needed]
1996 $49,146,555 +2.76% +2.76% [citation needed]
1997 $50,475,055 +2.70% +2.70% [citation needed]
1998 $51,577,023 +2.18% +2.18% [16]
1999 $53,116,417 +2.98% +2.98% [citation needed]
2000 $54,610,289 +2.81% +2.81% [citation needed]
2001 $56,780,603 +3.97% +3.97% [citation needed]
2002 $58,276,118 +2.63% +2.63% [16]
2003 $60,505,234 +3.83% +3.83% [16]
2004 $59,398,915 -1.83% -1.83% [citation needed]
2005 $54,921,586 -7.54% -9.23% [16]
2006 $61,013,855 +11.09% +0.84% [16]
2007 $63,759,478 +4.50% +4.50% [citation needed]
2008 $65,031,393 +1.99% +1.99% [citation needed]
2009 $60,481,231 -7.52% -7.52% [citation needed]
2010 $ [citation needed]

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

this is a cool video of handball, and i have to say, i think i would actually enjoy a game!
(sent to me from my belgian geologist; he's an amateur handballer.)




freddy for a day

happy freddy for a day
this is a day to worship freddy mercury
the lead singer and god of queen (the greatest band of all time)
it is usually celebrated on his birthday 9/5, but when it is on the weekend, they do it on the friday before----hence today being "the day"
so you are supposed to dress up like freddy or if you are as cool as me, you would have a sweet
"freddy for a day" t-shirt, provided by the awesome seth and kat

this is also a day to think about and give to HIV/AIDS awareness

so do your part----be awesome
like freddy

http://www.freddieforaday.com/Home.aspx