The World Cup Is Over

Posted: July 11, 2010 in Food, Science, Sports

Long live the World Cup! Also, congratulations Spain. Though the Netherlands were the better team and they deserved to win, but I’m not bitter… really. It was a terrible game all around, but at least the World Cup Drinking Games were fun. But it doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day, both teams are still better than Germany, which is what really counts.

Other interesting stuff below the fold:

So now that I’ve gotten the World Cup out of my system until qualifying starts for 2014 (that’s in Brazil by the way – can someone get me four tickets to the whole tournament, with airfare and hotels? kthanxbai) we can move on to other interesting things.

Like this bit of archeology and medicine. Apparently our ancestors were not only into trephination they also lopped people’s arms off with sharpened bits of flint. And somehow managed to keep the would sterile. Not only that, they also apparently used pain killers (probably hallucinogenic). All right… the last bit makes a bit of sense – better to be hallucinating wildly when some lunatic lops your arm off with a flint axe. I think I’ll pass on this one thanks. But still… nice to know that our ancestors were medically inclined.

This bit of lunacy from Randy Cohen of the New York Times totally offended me. The fact that this idiot gets to call himself an ethicist is a crime against people who actually have, you know, credentials. Fortunately, someone much more qualified than me already debunked this crap. Go there. Read the rebuttal. Now. I’ll wait. Afterwards, send an email to and tell him what a fucking idiot he is. Then write a letter to telling them to fire this pathetic excuse for a human being (and I use the term loosely). After you’ve done your homework, come back and we can talk about things that are more pleasant.

Like the fact that robins can see magnetic fields. This is just neat. And I totally can’t wait to see this incorporated into bionic eyeballs. Isn’t living in the future fucking awesome. We’re rapidly heading toward the point where replacement body parts are going to be better than the real thing. I can’t wait to see how the world changes when that happens.

July 3 was Bake Jesus Day. And it was a great success. We made vegan pizza. We used carrot slivers for the spikes to hold him on the cross. Please don’t make any Mr. Bill jokes. We made him out of tofu, and used olives for his eyes, and broccoli for his hair. The heart was made of red bell peppers, and was just an extra touch of awesome. Moral of story: Italian wine FTW.

On that note, I think I’ll end this week. Morning comes early, and I have a bunch of work to do next week. Something about getting data ready so we can finally publish a paper or something. mumble mumble, justify my job, mumble mumble. Once it’s submitted, I’ll blog about it here and point you to where you can find the work.


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