Creation Museum to build life-size replica of Noah’s Ark, will declare, “Wait, where did they put all the animals in this thing?”

Frankfort, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2010)—Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear today joined the Ark Encounter LLC to announce the planned construction of a full-scale Noah’s Ark tourist attraction in northern Kentucky. Partnering with the Ark Encounter is Answers in Genesis, which is most widely known for its high-tech and popular Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.

“We are excited to join with the Ark Encounter group as it seeks to provide this unique, family friendly tourist attraction to the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “Bringing new jobs to Kentucky is my top priority, and with the estimated 900 jobs this project will create, I am happy about the economic impact this project will have on the Northern Kentucky region.”

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Woman does Brooklyn man accent, train wreck ensues

I saw this video the other day, and just saw it again at Clusterflock. I thought you would get a kick out of it. It’s not worth listening to the whole thing, but it’s pretty damn funny for a minute or so. I would skip toward the end, because it gets a little better as she goes on.

To set the stage, she’s doing an impression of a guy from Brooklyn who asked her out. This is not safe for work, unless you want to get fired.


Happy December 1, everybody!

If no one else has wished you a December 1, let me be the first. Happy December First!

Here at Le Café Witteveen will be celebrating all day, starting with egg nog shots followed by a day of sipping Bacardi Mixers with little snow blower stirs popping out the top.

Not really.

Tina and I are shooting a job for Arch Digest magazine downtown and then I’m coming back here to edit. This year was a year of firsts.

We made it until November before turning on our heat for the first time that I’m aware. We made it until December without a hint of real snow fall. Today it happens to be blustery cold with huge snow flakes floating to the ground.

Our shoot is until two and I’ll throw a post in the kitty (hopefully), so don’t be a stranger.

Above is a shot from my iPhone Hipstamatic application. It’s my new bag, and I am a Hipstamatic missionary from here forth … bitches.

The reason for the week … and the season

There were two stick out posts from reddit this morning. One was “Put Saturn back in Saturday” is the response to “Put Christ back in Christmas.”

I’d like to go out on a limb and say, “Let’s put Han Solo back in Hanukkah.”

There are several holidays bumped right up into Christmas, but the only holiday that gets a whole day off (for most people) is Christmas. Nobody wants to take your Christ out of Christmas. So take another xanex and relax.

I liked this graphic too (from here), just to get people’s ires up in an already stressful time to find the exact present for every little friend on your list.

***Update: Not that I’m surprised, but I wasn’t the first to come up with Put Han back in Hanukkah. What a drag.

NewScientist: How to see reality on drugs

It’s amazing how hard it is for people to change their minds, despite all the evidence.

ASKED by Galileo to look through his telescope at the newly discovered four moons of Jupiter, a representative of the pope answered: “I refuse to look at something which my religion tells me cannot exist.” The attitude of most western governments to the harm caused by recreational drugs is not dissimilar.

This attitude is exemplified by the UK government’s response to a recent report by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, led by former government adviser David Nutt. The report is a methodical analysis of the harm caused by different drugs, not only to the user but also to others and society at large (The Lancet, vol 376, p 1558). Its conclusions are broadly similar to those of an earlier study by Nutt (The Lancet, vol 369, p 1047) and of one by drug addiction experts in the Netherlands.

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