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Gratuitous Sunday Miscellaneous Post

Yeah, so you know how I'm meant to be constructive? Pfft. It is Sunday morning and I have my caffeine at Village Cafe and Scott is grading (or something...he has his Three-Ring Binder of Doom anyhow) and we ran into Mary and Roy. (Friend Mary, who is virtuous, moved to a different table so she CAN work.) Anyhow. Here's the Sunday roundup (blame Roy for finding things I need to share):

Stephen Hawking warns of contact with alien races:

"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said.

Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extra-terrestrials, humans should do everything possible to avoid contact.

He explained: "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."

Roy also furthered my iPad obsession with this vid:

I also found these two pieces at the Times:

First, an article on how Jon Stewart is the enemy of Fox News (and, y'know, my hero):

Combining the earnestness of a journalism professor and the sarcasm of a satirist, Mr. Stewart routinely charges that Fox’s news anchors and commentators distort Mr. Obama’s policies and advance a conservative agenda. He reminds some viewers of the left-wing group Media Matters but much funnier.

“Stewart does a great job of using comedy to expose the tragedy that is Fox News, and he also underscores the seriousness of it,” said Eric Burns, the president of Media Matters.

Also, check out this slideshow of a weekend in Kyoto.

Scott and I are roughly planning trying to go back for the Cherry Blossom Festival next year, which would be awesome. Here's hoping!

Sigh. I think I have two problems. One is my obsession with the iPad, the other is I've almost finished my cup and I have nothing to show for it but this post:

Help me, Obi-wan, I need a kick!


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Apr. 25th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
That article on Jon Stewart made my day. Thanks! XD
Apr. 26th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Hey, glad my procrastination makes me people happy. :D
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