Tim and the Tin Titan



Interesting fact: according to the CIA's World Factbook entry on the whole world, there are ten times more Atheists than there are Jews. That is a lot more than I would have thought


New Musical Talent

The reason I know who Jesca Hoop is is because of this comment Tom Waits made:
"Her music is like a four-sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch, or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night.”
I liked the mp3 samples so I ordered her demo cd for all of 5$. I'll let you know how it turns out.

[from the Tom Waits For No Man blog]


It's All In How You Look At It

From the comments in a Metafilter thread discussing the fact that Isaac Hayes has decided to quit South Park after the show made fun of Scientology:
Don't disrespect Scientology | MetaFilter: "Face it. You believe in little green men, you're crazy. You believe in little green men creating the universe, you're religious. There is no line."
For the record, co-creator Matt Stone responded sharply in an interview with The Associated Press Monday, saying, "This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology... He has no problem — and he's cashed plenty of checks — with our show making fun of Christians."

Serial Number For Fruit

A very intersting post from megnut.com about a passage she read in a book:
Read the numbers on your fruit - megnut.com: "[T]he sticker labels on fruit: The numbers tell you how the fruit was grown. Conventionally grown fruit has four digits; organically grown fruit has five and starts with a nine; genetically engineered has five numbers and starts with an eight."
I don't know if this applies in Canada as well. I'll make sure to check next time I'm at the grocery store.