Iraq gives Bush a great send-off. (tip to Yonatan K)
In their latest bid to beef up their pitching rotation for the 2009 season, the New York Yankees today signed Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi to a three-year deal worth $32 million.
The right-handed al-Zeidi, 28, impressed the Yankee scouts with his performance in Baghdad yesterday when he threw both of his shoes at President George W. Bush.
Bill is right, Paul is a funny guy.
A great summary of the Bush Presidency.
President Bush is an optimist on the economy, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is an expert.
In 1946, George W. Bush was born; one year later, "Goodnight Moon" was first published. The toddler classic and the future president have been inseparable ever since. Go to the White House website, and you'll find that Laura Bush placed "Goodnight Moon" first on her list of books to read to and with young children. Her brother-in-law, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, has called "Goodnight Moon" one of his favorite books from childhood. During President Bush's first term, the traditional Christmas gingerbread White House included a room made to look precisely like the one in "Goodnight Moon." Bush himself, while campaigning, referred to "Goodnight Moon" as one of his childhood favorites (along with a Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", which was not actually published until one year after Bush graduated college; the president's infancy was clearly an extended one).The publisher has provided several copies of an unauthorized Parody of the book titled "Goodnight Bush" by Erich Origen & Gan Golan. I'm giving them away. You know the drill. And the winners are: blinky, dimossi, Susan, and mish.
I'll take all requests for the book left in the comments during the next 24 hours, or so, and then use a random number generator to determine the winners. I'll then ship the book at my expense to the winners. The offer is limited to residents of the U.S. and Canada. My apologies to my good friends in other countries but the cost of shipments to other destinations is simply too high.Note:The offer is open only to registered comments others will be ignored. Please make it clear if you want to be considered for the book or are just commenting.
A Swiss firm has announced plans to construct a "Genesis Land" in the Heidelberg area. But local politicians and theologians don't like the prospect of becoming home to an anti-Darwin amusement park.
According to the developers' plans, Genesis Land would feature a "life-sized" Noah's arch, a ride simulating the Biblical Flood and a 3-D animated retelling of the New Testament.
A gravitational lens can do more than reveal details of the distant universe. In an unexpected collision of astrophysics and algebra, it seems that this cosmic mirage can also be used to peer into the heart of pure mathematics.