Daily Archives: December 21, 2007

My Linux Calendar

Dec 21
Benjamin Disraeli born, 1804
Dec 21
Phileas Fogg completes his trip around the world in less than 80 days
Dec 21
Women gain the right to vote in South Australia, 1894
Dec 21
Women gain the right to hold political office in South Australia, 1894
Dec 21
Frank Zappa is born in Baltimore, 1940
Dec 21
Yule (Norse for “wheel”) – Germanic 12-day feast
Dec 21*
Winteranfang
Dec 21*
Winter Solstice
Dec 22
Giacomo Puccini born, 1858

Roland Martin, sorry to offend, but you are an offensive dit

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Roland S. Martin is a CNN commentator who is coming late to the War on Christmas.

The name Roland Martin reminds me of Rowan and Martin. I’m pretty sure that is why Rowan S. Martin uses the “S.” .. so people don’t think of Rowan and Martin when they hear his name.

Rowan and Martin were funny in their day. Roland S. Martin is not funny. Yet it is hard to not laugh at the guy.

Continue reading Roland Martin, sorry to offend, but you are an offensive dit

Heritability of Magical Powers Investigated

A multilocus model with a dominant gene for magic might exist, controlled epistatically by one or more loci, possibly recessive in nature. Magical enhancers regulating gene expressionmay be involved, combined with mutations at specific genes implicated in speech and hair colour such as FOXP2 and MCR1.

The most important thing about this study is not its conclusion, but what we will do with it. Continue reading Heritability of Magical Powers Investigated