Archive for July, 2008

Onion reports on the opening of a new Linens-N-Shit

July 30, 2008 | By | 5 Replies More
Onion reports on the opening of a new Linens-N-Shit

It was bound to happen.  Several people I know already called it “Linens-N-Shit,” a well-known hot spot for people who were helpless to recognize that they needlessly wanted to buy things they didn’t actually need.    And now, The Onion has dedicated an entire article to the retailer. Speaking of The Onion, check out the Onion […]

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No logo hats found

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No logo hats found

After being on-the-lookout for six months, I actually found some caps with no logos at a local Walgreens.  It can really be a task to find ways to dress up without being a human billboard for a corporation.  This body is not for rent as advertising space!

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More fancy toe-work on a guitar

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More fancy toe-work on a guitar

As a person who likes to play guitar with my hands, I’m especially impressed with people who play guitar with their feet. Here’s another good foot-guitar player:

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Penises and Proselytes

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Penises and Proselytes

The chamber, flickering by massed candle light, is stuffy and just a bit noisy from all the shfting fabric and heavy breathing, muttered comments and borborigmi. The couple in the opulent bed seem annoyed, but they’re forcing themselves to play along and be jolly. He manages—he’s been through this before, of course—but she is having […]

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More of my favorite quotes

July 30, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
More of my favorite quotes

I collect quotes (who doesn’t?). Really, it’s a good hobby. It’s cheap and often interesting. When they are really good quotes, it’s like a novel condensed to a mere sentence. The first two of this set are about one of my favorite topics, rampant materialism. The others all relate closely to one another, but only […]

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Is it time to rework evolutionary biology’s “modern synthesis”?

July 29, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Is it time to rework evolutionary biology’s “modern synthesis”?

The July 11, 2008 edition of Science (available only to subscribers on line) includes an article entitled “Modernizing the Modern Synthesis,” by Elizabeth Pennisi, regarding a group of scientists who call themselves “The Altenberg 16.” They have gathered together to explore the need to revamp the modern synthesis. What is the “modern synthesis”? According to […]

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One national news outlet (MSNBC) hammers McCain’s sleazy ad

July 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
One national news outlet (MSNBC) hammers McCain’s sleazy ad

It happened twice on MSNBC, triggered by John McCain’s latest tactic: an ad suggesting that Barack Obama was dissing the troops when it is clear that John McCain is dissing the troops through his legislative actions. As the commentator from Air America makes clear, there is a big difference between supporting veterans and being a […]

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How a citizen can arrest of a member of the Bush Administration

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How a citizen can arrest of a member of the Bush Administration

An interesting post at Huffpo. Citizens can perform a “citizen’s arrest” in some states. Beware that if you try to arrest Karl Rove, you could be arrested yourself.

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The Footprints of Creative Creationists

July 28, 2008 | By | 5 Replies More
The Footprints of Creative Creationists

There is yet another story going around about dinosaur and human footprints found together in ancient (maybe 4,000 years old!) rock. Here is the local credulous Texas take on the find. All the previous pictures of contemporaneous dinosaur and human footprints provided by these people showed that humans used to have 19″ long feet with […]

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