URLs du Jour

2006-08-24

  • Everything You Know Is Wrong Dept: Astronomers have officially revoked the planetary status of Pluto; it is now a planot. (Heh.) Scott Adams provides definitive professional commentary on the matter in which he reveals the name of the funniest planet; although anyone who is, or ever has been, a nine-year-old American boy knows this already.

  • Quote du Jour: from Thomas Sowell, who buries a major bit of wisdom in a column about crime:
    If the choice between policy A and policy B is regarded as a badge of personal merit, either morally or intellectually, then it is a devastating risk to one's sense of self to make empirical evidence the ultimate test.
    Unfortunately, this failing is a lot easier to detect in other people than it is to see in oneself.

  • But, speaking of my hypocritical sanctimony, I took an online test, and …

    The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Third Level of Hell!
    Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

    LevelScore
    Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
    Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
    Level 2 (Lustful)High
    Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
    Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
    Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
    Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)High
    Level 7 (Violent)Low
    Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
    Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

    Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

    Unfortunately, I can't remember whether Level 3 is one of the "fun levels" or not. I note that there is no circle for sanctimonious hypocrites; I guess they're headed to heaven, which will come as no surprise to them. (Via WitNit.)


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