Tuesday, January 30, 2007

don't vote for crack, vote for smack

Playing around on the internet, I found this site that gives you a 9th grade version of the chemistry of your brain on a number of popular recreational drugs. If nothing else, you get to toss mice around like a Real Lab Scientist. If you know anything about brain chemistry you'll understand why some of these seem pretty fun but also extremely stupid. I always plead with my students at least once a semester to save that crap for college where they've at least finished the bulk of their development from the teenage years.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Didn't watch the State of the Union. I prefer to read the summary the next day because I can't stand the incessant applause when all I want is for the speech to continue. But I couldn't help but miss the tag line on CBS for the "Democrat response" when I was flipping channels. It was titled "Democratic Response." As if the speech were un-democratic. Fascist or something? Har har. That's hilarious Mr./Ms. Staffer! Retards. Don't worry, the channel has already been changed. Not that there's anything good on TV right now anyhow.