Neil deGrasse Tyson! Over Here!

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks for help on Facebook: I hardly ever ask questions on this wall, but I feel compelled: Tuesday I'll be at the White House. If you had one sentence for the President, what would it be? My response was: Mr. President, let’s amp up U.S. science education by devoting ourselves as a nation to an Apollo-type program in medicine: Launch “ABCD by 2023” to discover even more effective treatments – or cures! – for Alzheimer’s, Birth defects, Cancer, and … [Read more...]

Hey! Avengers Trailer!

I buried this at the end of a previous post. I suspect its totally awesome total-awesomeness escaped certain of the FtB audience, who probably glanced at the FtB home page and found only a vanilla headline, and thought: Meh. But here, again: Avengers! Fucking Avengers!! Coming May 4!!! I am so there for the midnight showing. … [Read more...]

May 3: National Day of This and That

The National Day of ... huugh ... (sorry, I just threw up a little bit in my mouth) Prayer is this May 3. Wikipedia explains the event this way: The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119) is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". Fortunately — man, talk about your happy coincidence! — there's also a National Day of Reason on the same day. I say fortunate not … [Read more...]