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Heterogeneous homogeny regurgitated

Posted Jun 27, 2007 in Miscellaneous.

I don't think any of these are worth a dedicated blog entry, but every so often I like to unload such things to fill a void. It's been a couple of weeks since I posted, so it seems appropriate:

  • Dismayed at the poor standard of today's GSCE physics in Britain? Go and vote to have something done about it.
  • Bleary-eyed and barely awake, I staggered naked into the bathroom this morning and was greeted with the awful sight of a large, black wasp. I was not able to positively identify it. It may have been sceliphron caementarium, polistes fuscatus, or more likely vespula stingingmuthafukka. Whatever it was, it swung its sensory appendages around to examine me, and then noticeably grinned as it smelled my fear. After wrestling my anxiety and putting on some underwear, I grabbed it and squashed it with an old towel before flushing it to oblivion.
  • Bush's war puppet Tony Blair moved over for another Scotsman today. Gordon Brown appears to have only a basic grasp of foreign affairs, so it remains to be seen how much more damage he will do beyond his usual domestic destruction.
  • The conservative memebers of the Supreme Court of the United States ensured (PDF) that the activities of George W. Bush's White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives cannot be challenged on establishment clause grounds by individuals whose sole claim to legal standing is that they are taxpayers. This flies in the face of a sensible separation of church and state. Again.

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    The story has been picked up by the BBC, although I would argue there is a world of difference between a physicist and a physics teacher: Physicists protest at GCSE change

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Jun 28, 2007.

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    Bleary-eyed and barely awake, I staggered naked into the bathroom this morning and was greeted with the awful sight of a large, black wasp. I was not able to positively identify it. It may have been sceliphron caementarium, polistes fuscatus, or more likely vespula stingingmuthafukka. Whatever it was, it swung its sensory appendages around to examine me, and then noticeably grinned as it smelled my fear. After wrestling my anxiety and putting on some underwear, I grabbed it and squashed it with an old towel before flushing it to oblivion.

    I must admit Simon, my screen just got a mouthful of soda from laughing!

    Posted by James Henry on Jun 28, 2007.