Archive for April, 2010

Hey, White House. Whitehouse.

April 21, 2010

As long as everybody’s speculating about Supreme Court nominees, I might as well. Actually, it’s more of a recommendation: if Obama wants to go with someone with political experience, I nominate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

He seems very personable, is a former U.S. Attorney, and an excellent questioner in committee hearings. He also happens to be on the side of the angels on all the big issues of the day (so far as I’m aware); I think specifically of civil liberties, health care, and reform of the financial sector.

Evolution, QED

April 20, 2010

When last we encountered our friend the octopus, he was skulking along the ocean floor, using a coconut shell as a mobile home.

That was a scant 5 months ago.

Now comes news that the 8-legged cuttlefish has taken a fancy to digital videocams. (h/t Sullivan)

Now that’s what I call evolution!

No such quantum leap in technology use by a primitive species has previously been known to science, save when Sarah Palin went from talk radio to Facebook.