A Camel That Laughs Like Peter Griffin

In the past I have promised you more actual camels. Behold, thanks to a tip from David, I here give you a camel whose response to being poked/tickled is to make a noise like the laugh of Peter Griffin from Family Guy: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Leave Quentin Tarantino Alone

How’s this for an idea: let’s let the filmmakers be filmmakers and consult psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, neuroscientists, policy analysts, philosophers, and, well, just about ANYONE ELSE more qualified to answer about the connections between fantasy violence and real violence. [Read more...]

“Keep Your Fearsome God At Bay”

A cool new anti-religion song by an indie band whose lead singer grew up the daughter of my pastor. [Read more...]

“You Can Kill Things But Still Like Them”

Rick Santorum says he has “voted to kill Big Bird” and that you can “kill things but still like them.” In other news, Newt Gingrich wants to liberate Big Bird from bureaucracy. [Read more...]

Ecce Homo, The Halloween Costume

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A funny Halloween costume idea, based on the botched restoration of an ecce homo painting last summer in Spain. [Read more...]

The World of Jim Henson

It was so tragic that we lost such a genius and delightful human being so young. But it was our bittersweet luck that before he died he created so much, so tirelessly, with seemingly every minute he had alive, and therefore left us such a rich legacy nonetheless. In honor of his birthday, here is the first part of a wonderful documentary on his career.
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Breaking Ned

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I would so watch this. (Via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Fifty Shades of Grey Related to the Ethics of Romanticizing Abusiveness for the Sake of Fantasy

According to Laci Green, the book Fifty Shades of Grey celebrates an abusive relationship rather than healthy BDSM practices. This raises many questions for me about the ethics of art that eroticizes literal abusiveness. Is it bad in itself to enjoy the idea of abusiveness? Is it bad only if it creates, contributes to, or reinforces unhealthy attitudes, whether in oneself or in one’s broader culture? Can we indulge our dark sides at all morally through roleplaying? Can we indulge them even more in art than even through roleplaying? I have lots of questions. I need Your Thoughts. [Read more...]

A Washable Keyboard

Given the frequency with which I irresponsibly eat near my computer, boy do I need something like this: So, it makes me very happy it really exists! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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