Daily Archives: January 13, 2011

Khan Academy

This guy is absolutely tremendous. I got turned on to his videos several months ago quite inadvertently through a series he did about astrophysics, but shortly afterward discovered that there is an enormous body of instructional material on his website and excellent YouTube channel. Sal Khan is the maths/science teacher you wished you’d had in high school or college!

Also, and this is by no means intended to be dismissive, but if you happen to have trouble sleeping at night, just tune into a playlist of lectures about solving quadratic equations, or whatever… Works like a charm. And, if you subscribe to the notion of Hypnopaedia, hey, you may even learn something that way too!

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God’s Answer

It’s hard not to watch this without thinking that it must be a parody of some kind (especially given that Cindy Jacobs looks and sounds strikingly like the Jerri Blank character played by Amy Sedaris in Strangers with Candy); but no, in fact, this is a legitimate Christian nutjob from Texas who describes herself as “respected prophet who travels the world ministering not only to crowds of people, but to heads of nations.” Sheesh! There’s a frightening thought…

So, there you have the explanation for the recent mysterious death of red-winged blackbirds and drum fish in Arkansas — God, in His infinite wisdom, smite them as punishment for the repeal of DADT. What could be more perfectly logical than that?

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