Tits and Ass and Weenies, Oh Myyyy

This has probably been out there for a while, but I'm pretty sure it's the first time *I* have seen it.The Vatican has a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.You can mouse around it. The navigation is weird, but if you work at it, you can see all of it. You can also zoom in and out with your mouse's scroll wheel or the Shift and Ctrl keys.A couple of thoughts: … [Read more...]

Iron Sky

Came across this trailer for a movie coming April 4. I've heard NOTHING about it, but it looks like something I'll want to see on the big screen.Space Nazis? Ooh, baby, I'm on board. … [Read more...]

Our Plan Proceeds. One More Is Assimilated.

Biodork joins the FtB network, further spreading the atheist stain among the peoples of the world.Go welcome her!Her name is Brianne Bilyeu, and she describes herself as "skeptic, humanist, atheist, feminist, pro-sexual freedom, nerd, geek, dork, bibliophile, activist, pro-choice, over-joiner, liberal, progressive, scientist, wife, sister, daughter, gamer, storyteller, listener."On the other hand, she admits, in her very first post on FtB, to simultaneously "drinking whiskey and eating an … [Read more...]

A Magnitude of Horror, Inhumanly High

One of our human failings is that there are plenty of things we can know intellectually without feeling them viscerally. You can go to a dozen funerals, and not be very deeply touched by it all, until someone you really love dies. You can read or hear about the Holocaust in high school history class, and even see pictures of death camp inmates, and not really have any least idea about what the whole thing means until you walk through the Holocaust Museum, holding the card of a little kid who was … [Read more...]

The Book of Good Living: Moving Forward

[If you get nothing else out of this post, know this: I am (WE are!) asking for input. Seriously, I think this thing might work. Also: If you can't help in any other way, but like the idea, you can Facebook, tweet, Google-Plus, or otherwise snork (social network) the hell out of this post.]I know you all, avid readers that you are, saw my recent post on The Book of Good Living. It’s kind of a no-brainer, don’t you think? A book of lessons and rules designed not to control you or lessen your fre … [Read more...]

Coincidence? I think NOT.

After Neil deGrasse Tyson posted a request on Facebook on Monday, asking for things he might say to President Obama on Tuesday ... 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? ... and I replied on Monday with my ABCD by 2023 idea ... 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 di … [Read more...]


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