Archive for June, 2006


June 29, 2006

via crooked timber and jim gibbon, i stumbled into gapminder, a neat data-visualization package available online (alternate link). so so cool, and not just for us geeks.

while i’m at it…

neat link on the monte carlo method
we all use it, i just need to store links: mathworld
possibly going on my sidebar: social science stat blog. too cool


right wing humor

June 8, 2006

yesterday i’m in line for x-men III (for the second time) with a republican and a dem. we get to discussing john stewart ripping bill bennett apart on gay marriage. nothing bennet said made any sense – america stands for progress like no other nation has in history (yey), but we should outlaw gay marriage because nobody else has done it (huh?). bennet’s worst argument was the comparison to polygamy. (since the question is really whether these are human relationships or mere fettishes).

so the republican starts arguing this raises the question whether you can marry your parrot. and the gay guy next to us jumps in, thinking this was a joke. sadly, while the argument is laughable, the sentiment is sincere.

so i got to wondering – do they have a sense of humor? to test, are these jokes? check it out.

anchor babies and toddlercide
legal follies

maybe its time to speak only via satire