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Conservatives aren’t funny

Conservatives aren’t funny

| April 25, 2007 | 1 Reply

Why not? Two reasons, according to Ellis Weiner on Huffpo.  “There are two reasons. One is that they’re not funny. The other is that they’re not conservatives.”   Not funny?  Weiner describes conservative humor: Whereas political humor, by definition, is anti-power. It makes fun of those in power — that’s what makes it political humor to […]

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Eating Cakes That Can’t Be Kept

Eating Cakes That Can’t Be Kept

| April 25, 2007 | 18 Replies

I sometimes shake my head at the futility of debating the dedicated faithful.  By that I do not mean those who are serious about their religion and think it through, but those who attached themselves, limpet-like, to a movement and then abandon all introspection and attack all dissent aimed at it.  Creationism vs Evolution is […]

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Chocolate provides more of a physiological buzz than kissing

Chocolate provides more of a physiological buzz than kissing

| April 24, 2007 | 1 Reply

This important breaking science news was reported by the BBC: When it comes to tongues, melting chocolate is better than a passionate kiss, scientists have found. Couples in their 20s had their heart rates and brains monitored whilst they first melted chocolate in their mouths and then kissed. Chocolate caused a more intense and longer […]

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Garrison Keillor comments on “The Chosen President”

Garrison Keillor comments on “The Chosen President”

| April 24, 2007 | 2 Replies

Garrison Keillor has written a Salon.com article titled “The chosen president: For the Current Occupant, it’s enough to believe that he’s been ordained by God. What does it matter what anyone else thinks?”  Here’s an excerpt: Clearly the Current Occupant sees himself as a chosen president, though his theology is simpler than Calvin’s: really just […]

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Subsidized Twinkies

Subsidized Twinkies

| April 23, 2007 | 1 Reply

To see why Twinkies are cheap and fresh produce is expensive,”you need look no farther than the farm bill,” according to this article in the New York Times: This resolutely unglamorous and head-hurtingly complicated piece of legislation, which comes around roughly every five years and is about to do so again, sets the rules for […]

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Bill O’Reilly is an abject coward

Bill O’Reilly is an abject coward

| April 23, 2007 | 3 Replies

Why? Because he’s afraid to allow Richard Dawkins a chance to talk. Here’s the proof: Next time, O’Reilly could save Dawkins the trouble of showing up. O’Reilly could simply place a cardboard facade of Dawkins opposite O’Reilly’s desk and just talk at the facade, for hours, if he’d like.

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Onion News Network reports on panda’s request for an abortion

Onion News Network reports on panda’s request for an abortion

| April 23, 2007 | Reply

Such twisted hysterical people!  Or consider the other new stories now available on the Onion News Network.  Check out this story that something is happening in Haiti or this report that having a friend with cancer is good for one’s health.

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The Catholic Church abolishes Limbo

The Catholic Church abolishes Limbo

| April 22, 2007 | 9 Replies

Dead unbaptised infants throughout the universe are undoubtedly breathing a sigh of relief at this breaking news from the Vatican (as reported by Reuters): The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo, the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went. In a long-awaited document, […]

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“Spin” – Award-winning video.

“Spin” – Award-winning video.

| April 22, 2007 | 1 Reply

I found this eight-minute video on reddit.com tonight. It was “Penned, Shot, chopped, and Scored by Jamin Winans.” I enjoyed it for it’s clean execution and thoughtfulness. According to this site, Spin has been the “winner of 35 film festival awards worldwide.” While watching this video, I couldn’t help but think of chaos theory: chaos […]

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