Thursday, September 4, 2008


It is time to vent... Please vote in the poll on George W. Bush's job rating. 60 days left for the poll and 138 days left in office.

And now is the time to use Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, and "crush" something evil. [Editor's note: Read "The pen is mightier than the sword."] It looks like Ted Kaczynski, a.k.a the Unabomber, is still an avid reader of The Washington Post. From Justin Zaremba's article, Unabomber Upset over Cabin Exhibition:

Kaczynski said he learned of the cabin's use when he saw it in an advertisement in the Washington Post for the Newseum.

Incidentally, it was the Washington Post, who in conjunction with the New York Times, shared the cost and published the Unabomber’s 35,000-word manifesto in 1995. After reading the published manifesto, Kaczynski’s brother realized that the bomber may in fact be his brother and informed the FBI as to Kaczynski’s identity and whereabouts. (, 08/13/08.)

Read the entire letter on The Smoking Gun site.

Have you seen the new "signal" from God? From Pedestrian signal boxes' religious message upsets non-believers:

Prisma Teknik AB, the Swedish company behind the pedestrian signals, openly admitted last week that the hand was meant as a hidden symbol for God. In fact, the company says it has never made any secret of the fact.

"We want to show that there is only one way to reach God and that is up and through Jesus", CEO Jan Lund told The Local. (, 08/20/08.)

[Editor's comment: What do you think Plato would say?]

The painting

Because it was positioned over the philosophical section of the library of Pope Julius II, The School of Athens shows the greatest philosophers, scientists and mathematicians of classical antiquity. Plato and Aristotle, the Greek philosophers that were considered most important, are standing in the center of the composition at the top of the steps. Plato is holding his Timaeus. Aristotle is carrying a copy of his Nichomachean Ethics. Their gestures correspond to their interests in the philosophical field — Plato is pointing upwards towards Heaven and Aristotle is gesturing towards the earth. (The School of Athens -