random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  His humor is the humor of the mob against the victim, of sword against the pen, of six sleazeballs on a street-corner in Bensonhurst yelling at passing cars. P. J. O'Rourke is precisely the kind of ignorant pinheaded loudmouth political pimp Mencken boned and gutted for breakfast. He's Babbitt with attitude.

tagged: P. J. O'Rourke, jerks, comedy, Mencken, conservatives, insults
  —Tony Hendra (on P. J. O'Rourke), quoted in Fighting Words, p.140.

Gulf Oil Spill math

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

One of the best articles I’ve read on the math used to estimate Gulf Oil Spill quantities: Jenn Kepka’s “Putting the Gulf oil spill in perspective”, Salon.com, 5/28.

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