Thursday, December 21, 2006

My wife told me to do this

You scored as General Grievous.

General Grievous




Mace Windu


Anakin Skywalker


Clone Trooper


Darth Vader


Obi Wan Kenobi






Padme Amidala




Emperor Palpatine


Which Revenge of the Sith Character are you?
created with

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Books I read in 2006

Here is a list of the bulk of the books I have read in the year 2006. It doesn't even come close to keeping track of the technical journal articles I have read, the economics material I read daily, and 500+ pages of stuff I read for Mises University 2006.

Ayn Rand - Anthem
Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code
Hank Haanegraf - The Last Disciple
John J. Pilch - Choosing a Bible Translation
Malcolm Gladwell - Blink
Michael Hedges and John Stropes - Rhythm, Sonority, and Silence
Rob Bell - Velvet Elvis
Robert Heinlein - Methuselah's Children
Thomas Friedman - The World is Flat
Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Various Authors - Farscape Forever
Various Authors - Finding Serenity (on the television show Firefly)
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
Paul R. Scheele - Natural Brilliance
Paul R. Scheele - The Photoreading Whole Mind System
Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time
Murray Rothbard - For a New Liberty
Murray Rothbard - What Has the Government Done to our Money?
Gene Callahan - Economics for Real People
Thomas DiLorenzo - Lincoln Unmasked
Thomas Woods - The Politically Incorrect Guide to the History of America
Thomas Woods - The Church and the Market
Lawrence Vance - Christianity and War
T.S. Eliot - Poems
Robert Heinlein - Methuselah's Children

What are some of the cool books you read this year?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Online's Words of the Year 2006

Once again, Stephen Colbert makes history by making up a word and then having it win the 2006 Word of the Year award. What the?

1. truthiness (noun)

1 : "truth that comes from the gut, not books" (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," October 2005)

2 :
"the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true,
rather than concepts or facts known to be true" (American Dialect
Society, January 2006)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blogging by Performancing

So I just downloaded Performancing again, a Firefox add-on that makes it really easy to blog within your browser, without resorting to going to Blogger's site to write. I like it!

powered by performancing firefox

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's been a LONG time...

Hello there, my precious few loyal readers. I apologize for being so absent as of late. I have been so extremely busy writing papers about war, planning experiments in the lab, studying nanotechnology, practicing New Testament Greek, and researching economic history that I just haven't had the time to write blog posts. I know, I can't believe it either, NO TIME FOR BLOGGING!

So here's some recent news:

My best friend's wife had their first child! He is healthy and apparently confused, just like his daddy.

My brother and I were just eliminated from the Fantasy Football playoffs in the first round due to a series of unfortunate events.

I finally made my first good polymer films last week. It was the wafers, @#$^*!

I wrote a paper called Against War and the State. Apparently, it has made the rounds without my knowing and is receiving both vitriolic denouncement and critical acclaim. I can't wait till I revise it for official publication.

We went to St. Louis for Thanksgiving. It was awesome!

We have one week of classes left. I'm done in exactly 9 days. I can't wait to focus in on lab work! We've been getting good results this last week...

I am currently writing an concluding an extremely random blog post. See you later!