Friday, August 29, 2008

Who Are You Going to Call VP?

Did anyone else notice that Sarah Palin, McCain's recently-picked running mate,
has an uncanny resemblance to
Annie Potts in Ghostbusters?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bolt of Genius

Ever had one of those months? Yeah, me too.

Anyway, it's given me more time to read the paper, where I noticed this gem in a Times article about Usain Bolt, the Jamaican runner who shattered the previous 200m record by two one-hundredths of a second, which apparently sets "new parameters on what humans can achieve":
“You have people who are exceptions,” said Stephen Francis, the coach of Bolt’s main Jamaican rival, Asafa Powell, the former 100 world-record holder. “You have Einstein. You have Isaac Newton. You have Beethoven. You have Usain Bolt. It’s not explainable how and what they do.”
Who can argue with that, and especially with using two physicists as points of comparison?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Beam in LHC

Wow this is really happening, Rama Calaga and Adam Yurkewicz are reporting live on the LHC actually putting beam in the machine. Stay tuned.