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I’ve heard several good stories at the math workshop I am attending currently but this one takes the cake.

Famous old mathematician asks a certain female international grad student in his depaterment how she likes it there.

FIGS: Oh it’s great. Except for the cocks.

FOM: Cocks?

FIGS: Yes cocks! There are too many cocks in my bedroom.

FOM is too flabbergasted to say anything.

It turned out that FIGS meant “cockroach”. Apparently she had been under the impression any English word could be abbreviated by taking its first few alphabets.

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The Crapola network has the scoop.

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This is so freakin’ hilarious!

For those lazy to follow through the above link, here’s the story. The Republican Liberty Caucus published a piece of news that attempted to portray Radley Balko as a liar. Except that they forgot that Forbes.com is not the same as Foxnews.com. Here’s what the Caucus post stated:

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Forbes.com site, and could find only two URLs, from the summer of 2005, authored by Mr. Balko.

I mean, how could this post possibly get published? This takes shooting yourself in the foot at a completely different plane.

That, and the utter irony of the Caucus lecturing Radley Balko about the meaning of libertarianism. For those unaware, the Republican Liberty Caucus (as Radley himself pointed out in this earlier post) opposes “strange sex”, claims that “pornography is not a free speech issue”, spends its funds denouncing Ayn Rand for not believing in God, thinks that anyone who can support Playboy is a “cultural radical” and opposes one Obama appointee because he, among other things, supports the right of gays to serve in the military and the right of women to have abortions without spousal notification.

The whole thing is so funny. Liberty has some strange friends, but none so demented as this sad organization.

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Having a Wall Street boyfriend isn’t as attractive when there is a financial crisis.

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Apple comes out with a laptop without a keyboard. Check out this video!

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Eugene Volokh takes apart a New York Times editorial in his inimitable style:

The New York Times editorializes in favor of “sound gun-control laws.” Which ones? “Reasonable gun-control laws,” which can now be enacted following the “gun lobby”‘s defeat in November. (No word on the success of the “gay lobby,” “abortion lobby,” “women’s lobby,” and so on.)

I’m all for sound and reasonable gun-control laws. Who wouldn’t be? By definition, they are sound and reasonable, not the unsound and unreasonable kind that I oppose. (I should note that nearly everyone supports some gun control laws that they see as sound and reasonable, if only, say, bans on violent felons’ possessing guns, or if you really insist on minimalism, bans on violent felons’ possessing guns in prison.) Now if only the Times tells us exactly what those laws are — all I see in the editorial is a quote from President-Elect Obama about “keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals,” and nothing beyond that — then we might have a conversation. I’d prefer a conversation on the substance, but even a conversation on the political question on which the Times is focusing would require some specifics. It’s hard to gauge voters’ likely reactions to proposals that aren’t identified.

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Click here to read an updated version of Atlas Shrugged in light of the current financial crisis..

(Hat Tip: Marginal Revolution)

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