There's a pretty good article
at Inside Higher Ed about 9/11 conspiracy theorists
by Scott McLemee (including UNH's
own). Among other things, McLemee describes his previous
investigation of James Fetzer, who, before he was a 9/11 conspiracy nut,
was a JFK assassination conspiracy nut.
At PhiBetaCons, David French has a pointful comment:
For the university leftist, trained and conditioned to see America as the root of evil in the world and isolated from the larger national community in their campus enclaves, 9/11 represented a catastrophic blow. And not merely because of the obvious human toll, but because it stood as a horrific and public rebuke to their ideas regarding the virtue of the oppressed and led to a (in their view) terrible turn in domestic politics. It is a short mental trip from hating reality to denying its existence.
Why yes, UNH does use Blackboard.
Who knew they were so
At Wired, Lore Sjöberg creates the Ultimate Blog
Post for a number of popular blogs.
Slashdot: AMD, SCO patent MP3 over TCP/IP, sue ATI, EA. Microsoft probably responsible somehow.Heh!
Cute Overload: A kitten licks a puppy while the puppy licks a bunny.Awwwww!
Pun Salad is unaccountably omitted, but I think it would look something like:
Pun Salad: Knock-down analysis of New York Times story demonstrates conclusively that everyone would be better off if all levels of government were 90% smaller. Also, Steve Martin would start making great movies again, and Thomas Sowell would be invited to give the UNH commencement address.
Over at "Ain't it Cool News", Quint demands
that Fox Studios do something smart with the movie Idiocracy.
It's directed and written by Mike Judge, who also directed and wrote
Office Space. Despite that pedigree,
Fox is apparently reluctant to release the movie in
anything more than a handful of theatres.
(Via Galley Slaves, where
Jonathan V. Last plaintively
asks "But shouldn't having made the funniest movie of
the decade count for something?" You'd think so; but that's show biz, I