82 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 43% Dork
For The Record:
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
My now 5.25 yr old daughter used to think that Fairy Tales began with the words "On A 'Possum Time" which was a source of never-ending heart-melting cuteness to my wife and I.
Today my now 2.6 yr old daughter picked up a book and told me it was a "What About A Dime" story.
Please send over a box of paper towels to wipe up my melted heart from the floor.
This slipped under the radar of the media that at least I follow, tho aparently at least one diarist at DailyKos picked up on it. Gee, I don't know why it's not getting more coverage in the MSM.
Also, desperate for story submissions - so post some if you've got any ideas.
To my aparent heavily Libertarian-skewed readership here on SlashDot - now is your chance to build the "New" Plastic as a Libertarian haven. It already has a former Libertarian politician as a prominant contributor, so their is at least a core audince audience on which to build.
The following was sent out by MoveOn.org:
Everyone expected House Republicans to give up efforts to kill NPR and PBS after a massive public outcry stopped them last year. But they've just voted to eliminate funding for NPR and PBS--unbelievably, starting with programs like "Sesame Street."
So I've been living with a minor sciatica condition for about adecade now with occasional flare-ups when it would slightly worse, but only one time was it really debilitating.
A 23 year-old 2005 Psychology graduate from UNC Chapel Hill returned to campus earlier today, but not to attend the homecoming dance or basketball game. Local television is reporting that Mohammed Reva Taheriazar rented the largest SUV he could get his hands on then deliberately plowed into a group of UNC students on campus "retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world."
MD is cursed with an extremely powerful former Democratic Governor who on a whim decided he wanted to keep working, so he ran and easily won (based on his strong performance as Governor) the job of State Comptroller. Ever since he has run the office as his own personal fiefdom - making life miserable for subsequent Governors of both parties.
I had already heard on Air America that Bush's latest budget proposed eliminating the vestigial $255 "death benefit" from Social Security(one commentator noted the irony of cutting this while at the same time wanting to make the elimination of the Inheritance Tax (which the GOP incorrectly call the "Death Tax" - a levy that soley effects the estates of multimillionaires). Well today I see that is not the only cut he has planned for Social Security, he also plans to
I had an idea this morning regarding "human-animal hybrids" so I called it into the Stephanie Miller Show.
Here was my question/comment:
I'm wondering if the Human-Animal Hybrid thing is a backdoor way to kill stem-cell research as the only approved stem-cells are grown with mouse cells and therefor could be considered "human-animal hybrids."
9:11 Thank You All.
9:11 Mr. Speaker, Vice President
9:11 Cheney, Members of Congress and
9:11 Members of the Supreme Court
9:11 And Diplomatic Corps,
9:12 Distinguished Guests and Fellow
9:12 Citizens, Today Our Nation Lost
9:12 A Graceful, Courageous Woman
9:12 Hole Called America to Its
9:12 Founding Ideals and Carried on
9:12 A Noble Dream.
9:12 Tonight, We Are Comforted by
9:12 The Hope of a Glad Reunion with
9:12 The Husband Who Was Taken So
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