I thought I'd get it in early today. You know, with all the Rapture/Lose Your Virginity parties going on, it's going to be a busy day.
Oh, and a slightly humorous connection, Pascal is the father of modern Calculus, which he invented to make his statistics calculations go faster. And he was computing statistics to work out probabilities in gambling. Then he came up with the famous Pascal's Wager. I just find that hilarious.
Why I love Mr. Sulu (you know, besides the fencing part), it's okay to be Takei. Hell, I might even go to watch a Takei Pride Parade.
In case you're confused about the Rapture this Saturday, here's a primer. No bad photos, but text is NSFW. (Pointed to by ChiaLynn)
And, speaking of the Rapture (and who isn't today?), Jim, I love you too. You know. In a manly, non-threatening sort of way where we can see each other's shoes.
And not exactly Rapture oriented, but some good tips from the CDC on surviving the zombie apocalypse. Rapture, zombie apocalypse, they're sort of the same thing. (Pointed to by Random Michelle)
Okay, so the Rapture is supposed to start with earthquakes, fire and brimstone, nekkid people flying into space, whatever, and it's supposed to all go off on local times (of around 6:30pm). New Zealand is how far ahead of us? Let's see that means at around 3am tomorrow we should know if it's happening. Having worldwide instant communications is amazing. I wonder if people in the military stationed overseas will be Raptured as if they were residents where they're serving, or will they be on the time schedule of their home local? You know, like voting. Or something.
Tweet of my heart:
@MJMcKean: Fed funds to NPR in 2010? $2.7M. Fed funds to Jerry Falwell's Liberty University? $446M. You make the call.