“Your Ass Is Mine!” Say Relentless Brick Snakes

You don't have a hope in hell of escape. Barricade yourself behind thick walls in brick buildings, the snakes will find you. They will get to you. They will show you no mercy. While you sleep, their patient, unceasing pursuit of your tender flesh will go on. This is what you have bought, sacrilegious faithless humans! Upsetting God's natural order, risking His Awesome Wrath, you have driven the rapid evolution of deadly Geometric Brick Snakes! … [Read more...]

One in Five Americans Stricken With Crippling Mental Illness

Well, it’s a crippling mental illness if you’re a religious authority. Otherwise, it’s Freedom. Nones Climb to 19 Percent America’s “Nones” — the nonreligious — are at an all-time high, now comprising nearly one in five Americans (19%), according to a new study by the Pew Center for the People and the Press. The 19% count is based on aggregated surveys of 19,377 people conducted by the Pew Research Center throughout 2011 and reported by USA Today. … [Read more...]

News Strangely Lacking In News

Coloradans Bow in Prayer for Shooting Victims is an odd, substanceless story that seems to exist only to provide work for magnetic domains on a hard drive somewhere. Maybe it's a placeholder for the real story which is coming later. Regardless, listen to this: … [Read more...]

Monster Under the Bed Scientifically Identified!

Given the common name of the thing, I would swear the Neoclinus blanchardi is a spoof. (Click the pic to embiggen.) Yet Wikipedia describes it thus: … [Read more...]

Calvin & Hobbes Epilog — Extra Bacon!

I'm just going to go ahead and assume everybody in the known Universe knew about this. That's the way these things usually work when I "discover" something especially delightful. If there was a Last to Know Club, I would be elected president by popular acclaim. I'm also going to assume you are a Calvin & Hobbes fan, because, hey, if you're not, you're dead to me. But! In 2011, years after Bill Watterson stopped doing Calvin & Hobbes, a couple of brothers doing a comic named Pants are … [Read more...]

Toasty Toes at Tony Robbins Event

I actually like Tony Robbins, and I lean toward buy-in to the basic concept of motivational speaking. The difference between believing you can do a thing, and not do that thing, matters. I've had amazing successes at points in my life, and terrible failures at others. Some of those amazing successes were attended by a deliberately positive mindset, some of the terrible failures were attended by aimlessly negative ones. … [Read more...]


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