Archive for September 6th, 2006

Belated NYC Photoblogging

Well, I’ve been very slowly working my way through my 462 NYC photos from this past Sunday, and I guess I have enough of them processed that I can start posting some…

Some beach volleyb- No, wait, that can’t be right…

I don’t believe this requires any explanation.

Water droplets on a bollard.

I kinda dug the whole diagonal-shadow thing.

2 comments September 6th, 2006 at 11:00pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

Quick Question

For those of you who still believe that profit is the media’s highest priority, how do you explain ABC running their 9/11 propadrama (docuganda?) commercial-free?

Sure, profit is nice, and the media will chase it whenever they can, but advancing the Republican agenda is far, far more important.

September 6th, 2006 at 10:47pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Media,Politics,Wankers

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

It was only a matter of time…

The classic puzzle about whether an infinite number of monkeys typing for an infinite period of time would type a Shakespeare play has been answered in the affirmative. Researchers at the Raleigh Institute near Manchester, England, announced that the monkeys in their lab produced a perfect version of “Romeo and Juliet.”

“We’ve been holding our breath for weeks,” says Alan Ripshaw, the researcher in charge of the Monkey Project. “We knew the monkeys were getting close, but we’ve had a number of false starts.

“One time they got to the fourth act of Macbeth, before making a mistake. The monkeys also recently typed out a Thomas Pynchon novel, but that doesn’t count.”

Ripshaw says he began the project because he was intrigued with the controversy over whether Shakespeare really was the author of the plays bearing his name.

“Some scholars think Bacon was the real author,” Ripshaw says. “That’s when I had the thought, ‘What if they were written by monkeys?’

Ripshaw assembled 5,000 monkeys and an equal number of typewriters. The monkeys were rewarded with bananas every time they filled up a page with letters.

“Ninety-nine percent of it was nonsense,” Ripshaw says. “But one of the monkeys put up a blog on the Internet, and it has a big following.”

*sheepishly raises hand*

Oh, wait, no – I don’t have a big following…

2 comments September 6th, 2006 at 07:17am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weekly World News

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