Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Scientists Kill Oldest Living Animal

Clam claims oldest animal record | Science | Guardian Unlimited:
"Its death is an unfortunate aspect of this work, but we hope to derive lots of information from it," said Al Wanamaker, a postdoctoral scientist on the university's Arctica team. "For our work it's a bonus, but it wasn't good for this particular animal."

Friday, October 12, 2007

"The Full Gore"

James Kottke:
Amazingly, Al Gore now has an Emmy, an Oscar, and now a Nobel Prize. All he needs is a Grammy for the full Gore. (thx, brent)
The quoted link takes you to a discussion of the term "the full Ginsburg."

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Top 25 U.S. Contemporary Worship Songs (Aug 2007)

From Christian Copyright Licensing, Int'l for the Aug. 2007 reporting period:
  1. How Great Is Our God (Tomlin, Chris; Reeves, Jesse; Cash, Ed)
  2. Here I Am To Worship (Hughes, Tim)
  3. Blessed Be Your Name (Redman, Beth; Redman, Matt)
  4. Open The Eyes Of My Heart (Baloche, Paul)
  5. Forever (Tomlin, Chris)
  6. Come Now Is The Time To Worship (Doerksen, Brian)
  7. Holy Is The Lord (Tomlin, Chris; Giglio, Louie)
  8. You Are My King (Foote, Billy)
  9. Shout To The Lord (Zschech, Darlene)
  10. Lord I Lift Your Name On High (Founds, Rick)
  11. God Of Wonders (Byrd, Marc; Hindalong, Steve)
  12. We Fall Down (Tomlin, Chris)
  13. You Are My All In All (Jernigan, Dennis)
  14. You're Worthy Of My Praise (Ruis, David)
  15. The Heart Of Worship (Redman, Matt)
  16. Breathe (Barnett, Marie)
  17. Trading My Sorrows (Evans, Darrell)
  18. Beautiful One (Hughes, Tim)
  19. Friend Of God (Gungor, Michael; Houghton, Israel)
  20. Better Is One Day (Redman, Matt)
  21. Draw Me Close (Carpenter, Kelly)
  22. Indescribable (Story, Laura)
  23. Days Of Elijah (Mark, Robin)
  24. Give Thanks (Smith, Henry)
  25. Lord Reign In Me (Brown, Brenton)

Friday, October 05, 2007

Rock Lobster

Librarians under new management - Yahoo! News

Librarians under new management - Yahoo! News:
MEDFORD, Ore. - A big, red 'Closed' sign has been plastered across the front door of the library here since mid-April, when Jackson County ran out of money to keep its 15 branches open.

In a few weeks, though, the sign will come down and the doors will be flung open again, now that the county has come up with an unusual cost-saving solution: outsourcing its libraries.
The county still owns the building and books, though.