The President does, in fact, share in the blame. Obama inherited an Interior...– Here’s a good take on the current BP disaster from the New Yorker. The author argues the only good that could come of this is a desire for tighter regulation, which given that oil is becoming increasingly difficult, and dangerous to get, can only be a good thing. ...
shaved asparagus pizza →
Asparagus + Pizza = Food Heaven!
The BBC revealed last night that the government had refused to allow a member of...– Alastair Campbell: Government accuses BBC of ‘improper behaviour’ One thing is for certain, because the Rupert Murdoch has powerful influence over the Conservative party, this government will be bad news for the BBC.
No Conviction: A Parable.
In a world where following Christ is decreed to be a subversive and illegal activity, you have been accused of being a believer, arrested, and dragged before a court. You have been under clandestine surveillance for some time now, and so the prosecution has been able to build up quite a case against you. They begin the trial by offering the judge dozens of photographs that show you attending...
Nerdist says: INCREDIBLE 4-min time lapse footage of space shuttle Discovery launch: http://afx.cc/launch (via @gizmodo)
Lance Armstrong Accused by Floyd Landis of Doping;... →
I really hope this isn’t true.
The battle that is underway is not a battle over the future of privacy and...– Danah Boyd in her extremely smart piece about Facebook and privacy. Read the rest here: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2010/05/14/facebook-and-radical-transparency-a-rant.html
This Sunday @ 10AM: Worship from All Saints... →
One to find on the iplayer This Sunday 10AM BBC will be broadcasting worship from my old youth worker’s (now Rev) church, All-Saint’s in London. Frog (I know I know!) and his wife Amy Orr-Ewing were really kind to me as a teenager. I hooked up with their youth group at St Aldate’s in Oxford after getting a summer job at the coffee shop that was at one time part of the church....
Paul refuses to circumcise Titus, even when it was demanded by many in the...– D.A. Carson —The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, p. 145 (via this post on Justin Taylor’s blog)
via Boing Boing Stunning time-lapse video of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, in action. Do yourself a favour and click on the four arrows (bottom right) to watch this in full screen (watch in HD if your computer & internet connection will manage). Sean Stiegemeier, who created the video embedded above, writes, So I saw all of these mediocre pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody...
Is Steven Moffat's Who living up to expectations? →
Smart piece from the Guardian’s TV section
2/3 of them feel uncomfortable in church (more than would feel uncomfortable in...– A Survey On Men & Church: “No Songs Please, We’re Blokeish”
Magazine Preview - The Moral Life of Babies -... →
What can we learn from Canada’s recent experience... →
7 Ways to Be a Missionary in College →
The Minimalist - For Sushi at Home, Skip the Fish... →
Beautiful hand drawn map of London →
A picture of the most dangerous weapon in the...
Have aliens hijacked Voyager 2 spacecraft? →
wilwheaton: I sure hope this is true, and not some kind of malfunction: It left Earth 33 years ago, now it’s claimed the Voyager 2 spacecraft may have been hijacked by aliens after sending back data messages NASA scientists can’t decode. NASA installed a 12-inch disk containing music and greetings in 55 languages in case intelligent extraterrestrial life ever found it. But now the spacecraft is...
merlin: Elephant Larry - Minesweeper: The Movie
Who's who in the Conservative and Liberal Democrat... →
Nicely put together interactive guide to the new cabinet from the Guardian.
The Open Rights Group's thoughts on the new... →
The ORG do good work and their thoughts (I agree with most if not all that they campaign for) are worth engaging with.
But there was political calculation right at the end, in the timing. He went...– Marbury After praising Brown’s resignation Marbury (who’s a great political blogger) offers this observation. I think he’s spot on.
Run your hand over Raskolnikov’s scratchy face. He is feverish and pale....– Crime and Punishment from the Baby’s Touch ‘N Feel Guide to Russian Literature. via @mcsweeneysbooks
List of fictional dinosaurs →
Just, you know, FYI. Know more? Edit the page yourself and add them. (via david)
What a tragedy that, after a campaign which engaged and energised many who were...– Amen to that! http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/nickrobinson/2010/05/a_scandal.html
Terry Pratchett on Doctor Who →
Charlie Brooker's take on our modern political... →
“The popular press is a shrill, idiotic, bullying echo chamber; a hopelessly poisoned Petri dish in which our politicians seem resigned to grow. Little wonder they develop glaringly artificial public guises. Picking a modern leader boils down to a question of which false persona you prefer.”
Classy move BP →