Intelligent falling

I’ll be going to talks and having interviews most of the day at TAM, so don’t expect much beyond persiflage. Alert reader Linda Grilli sent me today’s Non Sequitur strip, which is quite funny. I don’t know how Wiley Miller gets away with this stuff: the strip appears in over 700 newspapers.


Oh, and don’t forget: it’s Bastille Day!


  1. Posted July 14, 2013 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    So pigs did fly! And it’s Mr. Almighty keeping the man down!

    Makes so much sense….


  2. NewEnglandBob
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Of course, I had to look up persiflage. It sounds like it should mean something like personal camouflage. :)

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

      Ahhh you think it’s a portmanteau but it’s a word in itself! It’s like when you think there is an alpha privative but it’s just a word that starts with an “a”. Sneeky, sneeky language!

  3. Diana MacPherson
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    It *is* Bastille Day! Rush Remembers :)

    • bacopa
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

      Thanks for that. I wish my parents had been cool enough to take me that show. Would have made me the coolest 4th grader ever.

    • Posted July 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

      Beat me to it. Very, very cool. The next year (’77) was the year my bros & I discovered Rush. 2-3 years later, we were attempting to play the stuff. Not too many folks doing Rush covers back then. ;-)

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted July 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

        I’ve had that song in my head all day :)

    • Mark Joseph
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      Comments are disabled for the video–was it posted by the Discovery Institute? ;-)

  4. Hopalong Cassowary
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    That’s Mrs. Almighty.

  5. marcoli666
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    The Onion can of course publish detailed articles about Intelligent Falling. Checkmate, atheist physicists!

  6. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    So grabbity isn’t static electricity from when Ceiling Cat rubbed the Earth?

    Now I’m theologically confused.

    • Posted July 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

      Akshually, grabbity is what Baihu is always doing to my shoulders….


      • Paul S
        Posted July 15, 2013 at 6:17 am | Permalink

        Grabbity is how our Siamese got her name. K’ehleyr, Kilgon Warrior Kitteh.

        • Paul S
          Posted July 15, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

          And that’s what happens when K’ehleyr, Klingon Warrior Kitteh helps me type.

    • jesperbothpedersen1
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      You need some spiritual guidance from The Mighty Whiskers in the sky.

      Five Hail Meows and 5 bucks in the donation jar of kitty treats.

      • Posted July 15, 2013 at 6:39 am | Permalink

        And don’t forget the three belly rubs! Mustn’t forget the belly rubs.


        • jesperbothpedersen1
          Posted July 15, 2013 at 7:19 am | Permalink

          Aye, my bad. I pray the Great Ceiling Cat will forgive my error.

    • jimroberts
      Posted July 15, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink

      Wrathful Dispersion: (… “Wrathful Dispersion Theory,” as it is called, should be taught in the public schools alongside evolutionary theories of historical linguistics.)

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