The morning coffee is afraid of the tea party

It seems that the tea party in the United States has gone from “seriously?”, to “no, wait – you guys can’t be serious”, to “but surely they’re unelectable”, to having elected senators and congressmen … and now to their first Presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, who said she would eliminate the EPA:

Carbon dioxide is natural, it is not harmful. It is part of Earth’s life cycle, and yet we’re being told that we have to reduce this natural substance, reduce the American standard of living, to create an arbitrary reduction in something that is naturally occurring in Earth.

Stupid? Batshit insane? Both? You can call it plenty of things, but correct is not one of them. Luckily she is only a candidate to be a candidate … for now.

Not content to merely parade about their based-on-lies policies, Tea Partiers can now also brainwash their children by sending them to Tea Party propaganda summer camp.

Children will blow bubbles from a single container of soapy solution, and then pop each other’s bubbles with squirt guns in an arrangement that mimics socialism. They are to count how many bubbles they pop. Then they will work with individual bottles of solution and pop their own bubbles.

That doesn’t sound strange at all.

Photograph found at FFFFound. Origin unknown.
Webcomic found at 9GAG, by *humon.

The weekend coffee, now with panda photographers and balloons

Run for your lives, bees. Run.

It seems that the Environmental Protection Agency is out to get you.

Looking for a fun place for your next holiday?

Why not try Chernobyl?

Just in case there aren’t enough reasons to become a mathematician, the world threw this my way this week.

You’ll never look at Taylor series the same way again.

It was a normal student holiday. Go to China. Help some earthquake victims. Discover a new species.

Kids do this sort of thing all the time, right?

Steps to getting a record deal: Become homeless. Grow beard. Make YouTube video of self playing Radiohead song.
This newspaper correction is awesome.
Why you get lost in buildings. Hint: blame the architects.
The entire genome of a fetus can now be unravelled through a blood test performed on the mother.

I have trouble deciding if this is bad or good.