About the state of Bias in Academia. Should be good the blog is great.
Btw, in lieu of posting, I've changed the epigram, and I've added more links to the list.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Is google God?
Via my tracker I found out somebody found this page searching google for "danny jackson aurora colorado." My mind sorts of races figuring who that might be. It could be hundreds if not thousands of people. But who? Who who?
Who knows, but If I googlism my name I get this:
dan jackson is a navajo silversmith best known for his overlay work featuring dramatic weaving designsdan jackson is president and coo for deepnines technologiesdan jackson is working on the september meeting arrangementsdan jackson is heading up a committee to review and revise virginia council bylawsdan jackson is a lock at a 174 poundsdan jackson is the losdan jackson is a friend of mine from mud'ingdan jackson is hotdan jackson is married with two kids and writes for the local paper in aberdeendan jackson is sponsored bydan jackson is the name on the fake id that i decided to carry to this gigdan jackson is rightdan jackson is the city's building officialdan jackson is working with hunter phillipsdan jackson is preparing todan jackson is at the control valvedan jackson is in his fifteenth year as director of the mtdan jackson is a robust neb nugentdan jackson is no stranger to albertadan jackson is still trying to get mrdan jackson is once again backstage with an interviewdan jackson is in brinkhavendan jackson is quoted as sayingdan jackson is very confused and needs your helpdan jackson is featured in this video
Update: Googlism Poetry! (It's Finnish, too!?)
Compiled 8/22/2006 8:13:43 AM GMT
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Sunday, August 20, 2006
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from Medieval Latin azura, from Persian lājaward 
from Persian papoosh (پاپوش), from pa "foot" + poosh "covering." 
from Persian bakhshesh (بخشش), lit. "gift," from verb bakhshidan "to give."
"governor of Croatia," from Serbo-Croat. ban "lord, master, ruler," from Persian baan (بان) "prince, lord, chief, governor" 
possibly from Persian (khāneh "house"). 
from Persian بازار bāzār (="market"), from Middle-Persian bahâ-zâr ("The Place of Prices").
from pād-zahr (پادزهر) antidote 
from burah 
from bulbul nightingale (=type of migratory songbird native to Kenya) 
from Persian buz "goat" + kashi "dragging" 
possibly from Persian kharabuz, Kharbuzeh (خربزه) melon. 
from Arabic gharafa (قرافه), "to pour"; or from Persian qarabah, (قرابه) "a large flagon"
from kārawān =("to go")
possibly ultimately from Persian kazhagand (كژآكند) "padded coat," from kazh "raw silk" + agand "stuffed."
check (n.) from O.Fr. eschequier "a check at chess," from eschec, from V.L. *scaccus, from Persian shah "king," the principal piece in a chess game (see shah). When the king is in check a player's choices are limited. Meaning widened from chess to general sense of "adverse event, sudden stoppage" and by c.1700 to "a token used to check against loss or theft" (surviving in hat check) and "a check against forgery or alteration," which gave the modern financial use of "bank check, money draft" (first recorded 1798), probably influenced by exchequeur. Check-up "careful examination" is 1921, American English, on notion of a checklist of things to be examined. 
from Middle French eschec mat, from Persian shâh mât (="the King cannot escape") 
from Russian Shach, from Persian shah ("the King"), an abbreviation of Shâh-mât (Checkmate).
probably from Persian zanjifrah
from Hindi kamarband (كمربند), from Persian, from kamar (="waist") + band (="band")
from Fr., lit. "half-cup," from demi- + tasse, an O.Fr. borrowing from Arabic tassah, from Pers. tasht "cup, saucer".
fom Persian dēvān (="place of assembly", "roster"), from Old Persian dipi (="writing, document") + vahanam (="house")
the name for Persian in Arabic. Standard Arabic lacks the /p/ phoneme, as a result, the Arabs who invaded Persia slowly began to refer to the language and the people as "Farsi", rather than "Parsi". 
from Pers. Farangi: from the word French: a person from France: the first foreigners that significantly influenced the government under the Ghajar dynasty in Iran. 
from Persian فرمان farmân ("decree", "order").
from Persian خلنجان khalanjan, a plant.
possibly ult. from Medieval Gk. angourion "a kind of cucumber," said to possibly be from Pers. angūr, "grape"
from Pers. gaur, variant of gabr "fire-worshipper" 
from Pers. Hindu "Indian"
from Persian Hind.
from Persian shaghāl, Any of several doglike mammals of the genus Canis of Africa and southern Asia that are mainly foragers feeding on plants, small animals, and occasionally carrion.
from yasmin, the name of a climbing plant with fragrant flowers.
from gulab (rose-water).
from jangal (forest)
or kebab, possibly from Persian kabab, or from identical forms in Arabic and Urdu
from Persian خفتان khaftân.
from khaki (="made from soil", "dusty" or "of the colour of soil"), from khak (= "soil")
from kushk (="palace, portico, pavilion") or Middle Persian gōšak "corner"
from Pers. koh "mountain"." 
possibly from Persian limoo, also possibly from Urdu, Arabic, and Turkish
from Pers. lilak, variant of nilak "bluish," from nil "indigo"
magic, magical, magician
from magus from Old Persian maguš "mighty one" 
from magus, from Old Persian maguš "mighty one", Priest of Zoroastrianism
from O. Pers. word for "man eater," cf. martiya- "man" + root of khvar- "to eat." 
from the name of the Persian God Mithra.
from Persian Mithra
from Persian Mithra
from mughul (="Mongolian") 
from Persian Molla
ultimately from Middle Persian musk, from Sanskrit muska (="testicle") from diminutive of mus (="mouse")
from Pers. musulman (adj.), from Arabic Muslim (q.v.) + Persian adj. suffix -an.
via L., from Gk. naphtha "bitumen," perhaps from Pers. naft "oil", "pitch,"
may be from Persian nargis (may also be a Pelasgian word)
from Milanese narans, from Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang, from Sanskrit nāraṅga, from some Dravidian language, possibly Tamil or Malayalam
via Portuguese pagode, from a corruption of Pers. butkada, from but "idol" + kada "dwelling."
from Hindi paajaama, from Persian pāë (pāÿ) jāmah, from pAy (="leg") + jAma (="garment")
from Greek paradeisos (=enclosed park"), from Median/Proto-Kurdish pairidaeza (="enclosure, park"), from pairi (="around") + diz (="mold, form"). The word is still used in Kurdish, and is pronounced Pardês.
from Old-Persian parasang
from Latin< title="Persia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persia">Persia derives
from Pashmineh, made from pashm; pashm (= "wool")
a corruption of the Latin word "Persicum." Peaches are called in Latin malum Persicum (Persian apple) prunum persicum (Persian plum), or simply persicum (pl. persici). This should not be confused with the more modern Linnaean classification Prunus persica, a neologism describing the peach tree itself (from the Latin prunus, -i which signifies "plum tree").
from Pârsa+ Greek polis.
from Latin pistācium, from Greek πιστάκιον, from Persian pistah
from O.Fr. papegai (12c.), from Sp. papagayo, from Ar. babagha', from Pers. babgha "parrot,"
via Hindi Panjab, from Pers. panj "five" + ab "water."
from Persian rukh (name of a legendary bird)
from Middle English rok, from Middle French roc, from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian رخ rukh (=chess piece)
from Latin rosa, probably from ancient Greek rhodon, possibly ult. from Pers. *varda-. Zie
from Persian: روشنك Roshanak, meaning "little star" its variants in English are meaning "dawn." Variants include, Roxane and Roxanne. Diminutives are Roxie and Roxy.Rokh-sána meaning "beautiful"
from Persian Spand (اسپند)
from Persian Shatrap and Shahrab.
from Pers. saqirlat "a type of red cloth"
from Pers. shimshir (Shamshir)
from Hindi sirsakar, E. Indian corruption of Pers. shir o shakkar "striped cloth," lit. "milk and sugar".
from Persian Sipahi via Urdu
from sarây "inn"
from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, from Persian Sarandip (="Sri Lanka"),
from shāh, from Old Persian χšāyaþiya (="king"), from an Old Persian verb meaning "to rule"
from shāl, sometimes said to be named for Shaliat, town in India where it was first manufactured.
from Jerez in Spain, from Pers Shiraz, from the time of Rustamid empire in Spain
from shisha or shisheh or شیشه
from Persian Sipahi via Turkish
via Hindi sitar, from Pers. sitar "three-stringed," from si "three" (O.Pers. thri-) + tar "string"
from Persian Savâr.
from French espinache, from Arabic isfānākh, from Persian from isfānāj, ispānāk, or aspanākh
from -istân "place" or "where one stands"
Possibly from Persian Shekar
possibly from Persian Somagh.
probably from Middle Pers. tambūr "lute"
from Pers. taftah "silk or linen cloth,"
With Persian suffix -stan
from Pers., lit. "the best of buildings;" or "the Crown's Place".
from Pers. talk "talc."
from Middle French tambour (="drum"), possibly from Middle Pers. tambūr "lute"
from Pers. tannur "oven, portable furnace,"
via Greek tigris from an Iranian source
from O. Pers. taq "veil, shawl."
from French tulipe, from Persian dulband
from Persian توران
from Persian dulband Band = To close, To tie
With Persian suffix -menistan
طوفان from Persian Tufân or Greek Typhon; also affected by Cantonese taai-fung
With Persian suffix -stan
وزير etymology disputed; general references often derive it from Arabic wazir, "viceroy", lit. "one who bears (the burden of office)", lit. "porter, carrier", from Arabic wazara, "he carried". However, Jared S. Klein derives it from Middle Persian vichir, from Avestan vicira, "arbitrator, judge".
Gk. form of O. Pers. Kshayarshan-, lit. "male (i.e. 'hero') among kings," from Kshaya- "king" (cf. shah) + arshan "male, man."
meaning "Possessor of real estate" in Persian.
Zarathushtra or Zarathustra
the Persian prophet
feminine given name from Persian Zan (woman).
from Persian zargun, "gold-colored"
zircon + the suffix -ate, from Latin -atus
zircon + the New Latin -ia suffix
zircon + the New Latin suffix -ium
from Persian Zarathushtra
From Persian Zardoasht or Zartosht.
Some Zoroastrians still practice their ancient faith, practicing annual rituals with their children such as the ceremonial fire dances. Under the Islamic rule in Iran now, spreading of the faith is forbidden so it remains a family affair amongst Iranian adherents.
Zartost or Zarathustrans practiced their faith and had a complex written literature at the time of the building of Persepolis (TahkteJamshid) before Alexander of Macedon came through, allegedly destroying the great library their which held much of the ancient literary and written works of Zarathustrans. Most of that literature was lost at that time, and that whioh remains has been handed down in oral myth form until some was recounted to be written in Persian much later. j b culp, lived in Iran 1957-59
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
My two favorite isms (not favortisms) are Nihilism and Anti-semitisms! Why?! Because when I can' t think of any other reason why the world exhists, I can invoke either Nihilism and Anti-semitism! Sometimes it seems like they are both the same things! (Especially when you are a nihilist Jew!) But maybe there needs to be some calm investigation of this matter! Let's take a breath! Let's step back and be a little rational!!!!!!! First of all ANTI-SEMITISM(!!!??!?!?):
First of all, the Semites are Arabic persons(!?!?!?!) But somehow, when you are Anti-semitic, you are suddenly only hateful towards Jews! (Lucky Arabs who are Anti-semitic are not considered Self-hating!) How did things get this way?!? Are not the Jews and Arabs descended from the same genetic stock, and same geographic area--the Arabian Peninsula? Why are the Christians who hate Islamofascists not anti-semitic who also love the Jewslamo-fascists? Am I so silly and ridiculous for thinking this?
And what is a Nihilist? Somebody who doesn't see the opportunities in all the crisises that we make? A naysayer?
Okay, Sarcasmus, cut the strange Sarcasm for a second. For years we heard that to question the reason for Israel's existence, was tantamount to thinking that the Holocaust wasn't so bad. Thankfully, Mel Gibson has made that comparison a little less silly. Everything has gone topsyturvy. In the Joe Lieberman, the Jewish Moral Compass, view of the world, everything was making just TOO much sense. Yes, Joe Lieberman let Bush kiss him, but he never let Bush split his lips and taste his saliva. (Nor did he inhale!) But seriously, now. Is questioning things like this a reason to bring up the Holocaust? Do I need to say it? Two wrongs etc??????!!!!!!!!
Who's the real nihilist? The guy who doesn't think that reshaping the Middle East to Exxon's vision can work?
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Sunday, August 13, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
No, we're not really killing children, are we? It's all smoke and mirrors. Of course.
I'm beginning to think Israel is the California of the world; it is a smaller version of the whole world in the near future.
Slopped by sarcasmus at 7:32 PM