The God Delusion

On Saturday I managed to get hold of a copy of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I'm only a couple of chapters in at the moment and so far it's a good read.

Because of the release of the book he was interviewed by Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight last Friday. I managed to miss it but, as usual, YouTube comes to the rescue:

Note that the interview is also currently available on the BBC website — I've been unable to watch it there today because the stream is very choppy.


Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Poisoned pigeons fall from sky in Texarkana, via Dvorak Uncensored.

No, I don't have a comment, but it was the perfect excuse to dig out some Tom Lehrer:


Still space rocking

It's well over a month now and I'm still listening to Knights of Cydonia most days — I just can't stop myself.

As a song it's very derivative, kind of obvious, it has simplistic lyrics but, but, but..... it just works.

And it seems to play well live too:

Given the probable average age of their core following I'm probably in the "dad" bracket in relation to them but I'd still really love to see them live...