Friday, February 26, 2010

Teh Thread Everlasting at One Year: A Graphical Retrospective

At 10:28 PM Pharyngula timestamp time (=EST) on February 24, 2010, teh Eternal Thread reached exactly one year in age. From shortly after its humble beginning as an argument with delugionists in a thread ostensibly about some comicbook movie to its current status as damn-near permanent Most Active comment thread of all of ScienceBorg, I have assiduously copied and pasted the date and time of every hundredth comment. This ridiculous time-wasting hobby has now yielded a number of sniny graphs and a few hard-won Truths; because I'm not really sure what the latter are, exactly, here I share the former.

First, the raw data, exactly one year of teh Thread (all figures are clickable and thereby enlargable):
Fig. 1: One year's worth of teh Thread Everlasting. See current update for details.

So, there it is, in all its glory, such as it is. Just the facts, ma'am. 365 days; 28049 comments.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Heroes #10


Thelonious Sphere Monk?

Yes, please.

Now listening...hoo!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Greatest Catfood Commercial of All Time

...if only I had the skillz to replace the soundtrack with...mmm...'The Porpoise Song'?
'Blue Jay Way'?

'White Rabbit'?

but anyway:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mojave Action

Imagine that Martin Scorsese directed a CGI short about a coal train rolling down the hill from Cima to Kelso with NOBODY DRIVING THE TRAIN!

Peter Gabriel soundtrack.

Here it is:

awesome hi-res version here.

[Except there's a road missing. I used to see sidewinders on that missing road all the time.]