Visits from Dead People — Part 1

When I was younger, I used to play with myself.No, not like that. Okay, well, yes like that, but that’s not what I meant. (Too much information, huh? The hell with it, I’m leaving it in. We’re all sexy beasts here.)What I mean is that I used to play with different parts of my body, to see what I could learn from them, to see what they would do. … [Read more...]

“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...]