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Sample oscillator from hexagonal Game of Life.

  • Conway’s Game of Life, “also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. The ‘game’ is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves.”
  • Daniel Kalder on Joseph Brodsky’s Guide to Basic Conversation: “The qualities that make for an interesting conversationalist – wit, originality, experience, verbal dexterity, storytelling ability — cannot be extracted from familiarity with a mountain of books.”
  • Moon Knight is back:  “Moon Knight may not yet be a marquee Marvel character, but he’s acclaimed writer Warren Ellis’ kind of weird. A mercenary brought back to life by an ancient Egyptian god, the moneyed, gadget-equipped vigilante alter ego of Marc Spector fights crime at night dressed in white. Moon Knight has been criticized as a less compelling Batman, but Ellis, the British writer who will pen an upcoming comic book series featuring the character, mischievously twists the comparison.”

Moon Knight #1 Art by Bill Sienkiewicz.

  • Old Skull: “The band…came out of Wisconsin, formed by the Toulon brothers, Jamie and J.P. and their friend Jesse Collins-Davies. The Toulon brothers were nine and ten years old respectively and Jesse was ten. The brother’s father, Vern Toulon, was friends with Robin Davies, a member of respected Wisconsin band Tar Babies and Davies suggested his stepson form a band with the Toulon brothers. Once the deal was sealed, Old Skull came together about 1987. Quickly developing a reputation for their age and the subject matter of the songs, they managed to snag a deal with Restless Records and entered the studio with future Garbage member and producer Steve Marker and their fathers, the trio cranked out a noisy album of pre-adolescent hardcore entitled Get Outta School in 1989.”

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Ukrainian protesters in digger

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The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

I’ve formed an NFL pick ’em group.

You’re all invited to join.

Go to this URL: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/pickem

When prompted for a Group ID, enter 31836

The password is borscht

Pick NFL winners. Easy.

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Three Amigos

  • NFL quarterbacks have continued to rewrite the record books in recent years, perhaps none as spectacularly as Green Bay’s [Aaron] Rodgers and New Orleans’ [Drew] Brees. Rodgers’ career passer rating (104.9) is nearly 10 points higher than No. 2 [Steve] Young (96.8), No. 3 [Tom] Brady (96.6) and No. 4 [Peyton] Manning (95.7). Rodgers also boasts the lowest INT rate (1.7%) and best TD-INT ratio (3.7 to 1) in history.”
  • Richard Dawkins gets weird as motherfucking shit right here (wait for the payoff 5 minutes in, it’s worth it).
  • This is creepy and annoying, re: the Obamacare rollout: “‘If I’m uninsured and it’s October, I won’t be able to go anywhere without escaping a message,’ John Gilbert, who leads Enroll America’s field operations, told supporters in a Thursday night presentation. ‘I turn on my TV and there’s an ad. I go on the Internet and there’s another ad. Someone shows up at my door to talk about it. I go to church and my pastor is talking about it.'” —————- Hey! Go fuck yourself, Gilbert.
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Folks, you are cordially invited to join my fantasy football “pick ’em” league.

Entry is free, and the rules are easy: You pick the winners of games each NFL week and compete to see who compiles the best W-L record.

Go this link and when prompted, enter the group ID 24629 and the password borscht.



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Week 8 NFL Picks

Haven’t done this for a couple weeks. Back in the saddle now.

  • Miami 19, CINCINNATI 15
  • Jacksonville 25, DALLAS 19
  • Washington 23, DETROIT 15
  • KANSAS CITY 26, Buffalo 9
  • ST. LOUIS 25, Carolina 9
  • NEW YORK JETS 29, Green Bay 16
  • SAN FRANCISCO 33, Denver 17
  • SAN DIEGO 26, Tennessee 19
  • OAKLAND 15, Seattle 12
  • NEW ENGLAND 35, Minnesota 17
  • Tampa Bay 23, ARIZONA 18
  • PITTSBURGH 29, New Orleans 15
  • Houston 29, INDIANAPOLIS 27

Contemptible ding-dong Jared Allen (defensive end, Minnesota Vikings)

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Hola, Fellow Travelers of the Apocalypse:

The time has come for you to dip your swollen feet into the ennobling waters of the Iced Borscht Pro Football Pick’ Em League.

Get the Winning Edge with Wayne Root!

Get the Winning Edge!

In order to join the group, just go to Pro Football Pick’em and click the “Join Group” button. From there, enter the following information…

Group ID#: 28283
Password: borscht

You will receive a confirmation message with further details once you have completed the registration process.

Best of luck, you Noble Savages.


Your omnibenevolent Commissioner.

UPDATE:  This league has star power! The excellent blogger Jack Bogdanski is already on board, as is comedian/ADHD shaman Nick Mortensen. A very good start!

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Ballin’ With the Best

Anyone interested in joining the Fantasy Football League I commission?

I request that only serious fantasy ballers throw their hat in the ring. We’ve got a veteran bunch of peckerwoods who can write florid poetry about Josh Cribbs, if necessary. It’s that bad-ass.

Please leave a comment stating your qualifications, or e-mail me.

We typically request a $25 entry fee, which can be sent via PayPal or snail mail.

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