Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 13, 2007 0 comments
The writers for The Late Show are busy withholding their writing from the studios. So naturally, they started a blog. Great, as if I needed another daily blog addiction.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 13, 2007 0 comments
Human "mathletes" and what makes them tick.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 13, 2007 0 comments
When Luis Sinco snapped Lance Corporal James Blake Miller's picture, he was photographing a hero. But heroes aren't always what they seem—and they don't always play to type.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 12, 2007 0 comments
Conspicuous consumption for pets—and its discontents.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 12, 2007 1 comments
I caught Sahara on the tube the other night, and thought its blend of pure mindless fun and solid barely plausible technical background was perfect. It wasn't a great movie, but it was a great guy-flick.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 12, 2007 1 comments
Terry Jones 'fesses up that The Life of Brian might have been even more controversial than it was—thanks to a couple of deleted "Otto" scenes. However, says one of the two "nice" Pythons, that wasn't why he cut the material.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 09, 2007 0 comments
Huckleberry doesn't care what I call it, that mouse thing is only interesting when I want to use it.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 09, 2007 0 comments
Bagheera wonders when she developed four eyes. Correctly, she blames me, course.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 09, 2007 0 comments
Making sense of dating—sort of.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 08, 2007 0 comments
Is it cheating when athletes use the placebo effect to their advantage?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 08, 2007 0 comments
"The globalization of the SYF reflects a series of stunning demographic and economic shifts that are pointing much of the world—with important exceptions, including Africa and most of the Middle East—toward a New Girl Order. It’s a man’s world, James Brown always reminded us. But if these trends continue, not so much."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 08, 2007 1 comments
Gerard McBurney seems to share my Oliver Sacks blind spot (Uncle Tungsten, notwithstanding). I still haven't read Musicophilia and although I still intend to, I'm now less convinced that I will find it compelling.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 07, 2007 0 comments
Andrew Davidhazy, professor of Imaging and Photographic Technology at RIT, has spent a lifetime taking extremely high-speed photos of interesting phenomena like water dripping and stuff blowing up real good. Here's a gallery of his work.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 07, 2007 0 comments
Richard Taruskin on the media assault on the declining value of classical music, as seen through the writings of Kramer, Johnson, and Finegold—and wouldn't that make a fine name for a law firm?.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Nov 07, 2007 0 comments
The race to discover the Higgs boson. What's that you say? "It is what determines if a particle can glide along effortlessly like a photon or if it must trudge like a hefty proton."

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