Fanboy Strikes Again: Spider-Man Trailer

Coming July 3rd: Plus, a little bonus, snaked from Token Skeptic. Ha! Fantastic! … [Read more...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson! Over Here!

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks for help on Facebook: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?My response was: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 discover even more effective treatments – or cures! – for Alzheimer’s, Birth defects, Cancer, and Diabetes.Such a visiona … [Read more...]

Hey! Avengers Trailer!

I buried this at the end of a previous post. I suspect its totally awesome total-awesomeness escaped certain of the FtB audience, who probably glanced at the FtB home page and found only a vanilla headline, and thought: Meh.But here, again: Avengers! Fucking Avengers!! Coming May 4!!!I am so there for the midnight showing. … [Read more...]

May 3: National Day of This and That

The National Day of ... huugh ... (sorry, I just threw up a little bit in my mouth) Prayer is this May 3.Wikipedia explains the event this way: The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119) is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". Fortunately — man, talk about your happy coincidence! — there's also a National Day of Reason on the same day. I say fortunate not only b … [Read more...]

Church Claims God Heals, Gov’t Heels God Claims

According to a BBC story, Great Britain's Advertising Standards Authority concluded that a certain downloadable leaflet was misleading. Healing on the Streets (HOTS), the group distributing the misleading message, was banned from spreading it.The claim?God can heal you. … [Read more...]

“They Fucking Hate You”

You REALLY might want to read this: Via Balloon Juice, They Fucking Hate You They fucking hate you. They want you, and everyone who speaks for you, and every institution that represents your values, whether it be Planned Parenthood or food banks or ACORN - you name it. They want it destroyed.I just do not understand why more people do not recognize this. The Republicans have declared total war on America, and people are responding like this is politics as usual. It isn’t. It really isn’t. It’s … [Read more...]