Boggled

You Europeans will be tolerantly amused by this, but ...I live in an apartment in Schenectady, New York. (It's kinda near the center of the state, if you're not familiar with newyorkography.) It's an older building. In fact, the area I live in is the oldest part of the town — there's a building a few blocks away that dates from the late 1600s.My building dates from the 1800s. It's a creaky old thing, but comfortable. I'd like to show you a series of pictures from when I went down to the b … [Read more...]

Hurrah! Cure for Alzheimer’s Discovered!

Yes, I'm doing that "sensationalist headline" thing the popular news media is so famous for.But ... I hope this is true. It would be damned cool if it was. At the same time, I've learned — not as a scientist, because I'm not one, but as a reader of news and onetime newspaper editor — that what you read in headlines is often misleading. And you can't even trust the stories that follow.But here it is: Breaking News from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine … [Read more...]

Short Stack #11

In Life's Darkest Hours, remind yourself of this: There's chocolate.------------------------Few people know that most of the early programmers at Microsoft were total emos. For instance, the first version of Clippy included the phrase, "Hi, it looks like you're writing a suicide note! Would you like some help?" … [Read more...]

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...]


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