Comrade PhysioProf is still giddy from his decisive win over Dr. Isis the Scientist in the First Meat Course. This week, Comrade PhysioProf has prepared Pork Chops Stuffed with Cheese and Prosciutto in a Mushroom Sherry Sauce. All the details and shit are inside the crack. Read the rest of this entry »

Fuck Colin Powell (UPDATED)

October 19, 2008

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s teh awesome that Powell has endorsed Obama, and might help him with military voters and, specifically, in Virginia. But for fuck’s sake, do we really need to suck the head of his motherfucking cock while lovingly stroking the shaft!?!? This lying motherfucker is an opportunist through and through. He has the blood of hundreds of thousands on his hands. He’s a slimy right-wing rat deserting a sinking ship. He’s just maneuvering for some kind of cabinet position in an Obama administration. Jesus motherfucking christ! How about sucking the dicks of some indefatigable real progressives, and not these turncoat GOP flee-fuckers?

UPDATE: Well fuck me in the ass:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says that former secretary of state Colin Powell is welcome to campaign for him and might have a place in his administration.Powell crossed party lines Sunday and endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Obama told NBC’s “Today” show Monday that Powell “will have a role as one of my advisers.” Whether Powell wants to take a formal role, Obama said, would be “something we’d have to discuss.”

Moral Sense Test

October 19, 2008

Eric Schwitzgebel (a philosopher at U.C. Riverside) and Fiery Cushman (a psychologist at Harvard) have designed a “Moral Sense Test” that asks respondents for their takes on various moral dilemmas.  They’re looking to compare the responses of philosophers and non-philosophers, so they’ve asked me to post a link to their test from this blog.  They say that people who have taken other versions of this test have found it interesting to ponder the moral dilemmas they ask about.  The test should take about 15-20 minutes and can be found at
http://moral.wjh.harvard.edu/eric1/test/testN.html

What Driftglass Said

October 19, 2008

Dubya was 40 million Pig People tired of the hard, fussy job of being a tolerant, powerful democracy finally once-and-for-all blowing America’s family inheritance on an eight-year, blood-drunk bender.

Dubya was the United States crawling through dumpsters at our national soul’s midnight, killing anything that moves, licking out the contents of random baggies, hoping the little white flakes clinging to the plastic is crank and not rat poison, and waking up the next day — that horrible, horrible sun-also-rises morning after — broke and twitchy, arguing over what more they can sell off to keep the party going and who they can blame for their gone-to-shit lives.

Read the whole motherfucking thing. Now.

From Bloomberg today:

Warren Buffett said he’s buying U.S. stocks and, if prices stay attractive, his personal investments, as distinct from his stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will soon be wholly in American equities.

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Buffett, ranked the richest American by Forbes magazine, has committed at least $28 billion this year to acquire companies, finance buyouts and purchase securities for Berkshire as the contraction in global credit markets drove down stock prices and sent firms searching for funds.

The dude who probably is long on more motherfucking American stock than anyone on the entire motherfucking planet is telling everyone else to buy.

Comrade DoucheMonkey and Comrade PhysioProf are engaged in a battle with our fellow ScienceBloggers over bragging rights for the most generous readers in the ScienceBlogs DonorsChoose contest. For those who don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about, the ScienceBlogs DonorsChoose contest is a mechanism for getting money donated to various school classrooms across the United States to allow teachers to implement their visions for science teaching to children.

As with prior years, Seed will be giving out prizes to Readers who donate!

The overlordz have communicated the following:

We’ll be giving away 50 Seed mag subscriptions and about 15 or so other prizes from an assortment of mugs, laptop covers and USB drives. Each Friday we’ll choose winners for a third of the prizes. In addition, there will be one ‘grand prize’ at the end of the drive, of an iPod Touch.
For your readers to enter the drawing, all they need to do is forward their donation confirmation emails to scienceblogs@gmail.com.

Also, Comrade DoucheMonkey will be issuing prizes from the DrugMonkey store on cafepress. All the kewl kids want DM schwag you know.

HoodedSweatshirt.jpgIn other news, DonorsChoose.org won second place in the AmEx Members Project competition– another $500K for the kids, w00t!!!

And please go and vote on Sinister Genius’s next tattoo (or lack thereof).

Not This Fucking Shit Again

October 17, 2008

Abel Phuckwit and PalMD are leading a panel discussion on “on the needs and justification for anonymity or pseudonymity in blogging” at the upcoming ScienceOnline’09 conference (16-18 Jan 2009 in RTP, NC, USA). While I understand that there could be interest in this topic, I think that in large part it is superfluous, and the very existence of such a panel is tantamount to “blaming the victim”.

Whether anyone “needs to”, or can “justify”, blogging pseudonymously is besides the point. Whose fucking business is it whether someone else chooses to blog pseudonymously? Anyone who doesn’t like it can choose not to read pseudonymous blogs.

I think all this pseudonymity/anonymity handwringing is driven by the florid neuroses of a handful of non-pseudonymous bloggers who are outraged by the fact that their real-world credentials gain them no credibility at all in the blogosphere, while numerous pseudonymous/anonymous bloggers have developed–through the demonstrable value of their actual motherfucking content–tremendous respect and credibility. It pisses these weebly doucheknockers off that people laugh derisively at their inane gibberish and fancy-ass degrees, while taking very seriously the well-developed and well-written content of numerous pseuds, all of whom could very well be labrador retrievers with Windows passwords.