An Undropped Shoe

I’m not actually supposed to be writing this.More than a year ago I signed all sorts of documents demanding strict adherence to the embargo date of the information. But since the embargo date has come and gone, and there has been no public announcement – and especially since the recent news story of the entire Vatican science team being killed in a bus crash in Argentina – I don’t feel that I should honor those agreements.I suppose there might be some danger in this for me, either legally or … [Read more...]

Ghost Rider … Um … SUCKED

You have no idea what a fanboy I am when it comes to superhero movies. At 59, I'm often the oldest person in the theater at midnight openers. (Speaking of which, the Spider-Man trailer looks suweeeet! And oh yeah, I'll be there for the midnight show.)I went to see the second coming of Ghost Rider last night, on pins and needles and eager for the flaming spectacle.But ... dayyum. Twenty minutes in, I was already thinking about walking out. Departing the theater at the end, I said "That was … [Read more...]

7 Things Christians Can’t Prove Aren’t True

(Sorry, brain running on idle so far this morning. I swear the following has nothing to do with drugs. This is a sort of sideways answer to those who say you can’t prove there’s no God.)1) In Heaven, everybody has delicious Thomas’s English muffins for breakfast, and they come already toasted and slathered with real butter. Plus, they’re served by obsequious angelic beings who look exactly like Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards.   … [Read more...]

Nothing To Do With Atheism, Everything To Do With Coolness

Brian Dettmer does art. I saw something like this a few years ago — I guess it must have been his work — and I love it.  … [Read more...]

On My Slaveholding Ancestors

Regarding ancestral slave owning (which accusation some complete and utter idiot has attempted to smear Richard Dawkins with — and no, I'm not linking to it, because I don't link to complete and utter idiots): Just in case the charge is ever leveled at me: … [Read more...]

The Hitler of Ice Cream

Jon Stewart hits another one out of the park. I LOL'd. … [Read more...]


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