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Boom de Yada

Maybe the Holidays are affecting my judgment, but I really like this ad:

I just think it’s nice to take a moment now and then to consider that the world beyond our narrow view is pretty rad. Watch for the Stephen Hawking cameo at 00:53.

I’ve got your bailout riiiiiiiiiight here.

The automotive industry crisis is all over the news. Suitably on-topic, here’s a Top Gear review of the Ford Fiesta… they’ve really covered their bases.

Warning: Science/Metal Content

Rusty thinks evolution is interesting. New Scientist apparently agrees. An hour at work would not be even slightly wasted reading their latest “common misconceptions”  article. Posted in honor of some of Darwin’s more obscure manuscripts (as well as a first draft of “Origin of Species”) recently going online.

The article is very technically sound, and a useful summation of some core concepts that even people who’ve read a bit of Ernst Mayr will find engaging. On a related note, Arsis, linked here a few weeks back, are in the midst of re-inventing technicality themselves. And by “technical,” I mean “highly technical melodic death metal video.”