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ART
  Computers Being Taught to
Recognize Art

Mathematical formula weighs millions of parameters, then renders one of five assessments:
 
  1. Art  
  2. Kitsch  
  3. Shlock  
  4. Crap  
  5. Thomas Kinkade (shown)  
 
EDUCATION
U.S. History Quiz Completely
Stumps American Teens

74% thought Lincoln IM'd Gettysburg Address.
 
SPORTS
New Cubs Owner Wants to Sell Naming Rights to Wrigley Field
Among those showing interest: Piggly Wiggly, Altoids, Smuckers, Preparation H.
FEATURE
Responding to complaints of conflict of interest from the chemical industry, the EPA dismissed as head of the panel of scientists determining the safety of a widely used chemical:
A )an award-winning EPA toxicologist.
B )one of 17 panelists employed or funded by the chemical industry.
C )a well-regarded scientist from Mars.
Hint: she's not from Mars. Guess again.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
Vatican Exhibit Reveals Secrets of Spanish Inquisition
Apparently it began with illegal eavesdropping.
 
LIFESTYLE
Survey: Americans Freely
Change Their Religion

But not their beer.

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