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Here are the latest in web fun, courtesy of Clemens and Jason:

Everyone else is linking this, so I’ll join the fun. (Thanks, Jason!) Take a look at this rap video from Saturday Night Live: “Lazy Sunday.” There are some sick rhymes in there (sick as in phat. uh, yeah). As a geek, I love this verse:

Yo where’s the movie playing? Upper West Side dude
Let’s hit up Yahoo Maps to find the dopest route
I prefer MapQuest. That’s a good one too
Google Maps is the best. True that! Double true!

The Onion hits the nail on the head once again: Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New ‘Intelligent Falling’ Theory

Nothing deep here, just some stuff that interests me:

How are a runaway bride, Scott Peterson, Terry Schiavo, Wendy’s chili, and racism related? Only the Bad Reporter knows!

Incidence of and risk factors for nodding off at scientific sessions by Kenneth Rockwood, David B. Hogan and Christopher J. Patterson

Abstract: We conducted a surreptitious, prospective, cohort study to explore how often physicians nod off during scientific meetings and to examine risk factors for nodding off. After counting the number of heads falling forward during 2 days of lectures, we calculated the incidence density curves for nodding-off episodes per lecture (NOELs) and assessed risk factors using logistic regression analysis. In this article we report our eye-opening results and suggest ways speakers can try to avoid losing their audience.

Here is the top story for The Onion on January 17, 2001: Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace and Prosperity Is Finally Over’ (screenshot) They had no idea how true that would become.

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