The Muppet Theory of Personality

First, an epically great study in psychology from Kermit The Frog and Cookie Monster: With this in mind, check out Dahlia Lithwick’s sketch of a groundbreaking new schema for classifying personalities: Chaos Muppets are out-of-control, emotional, volatile. They tend toward the blue and fuzzy. They make their way through life in a swirling maelstrom of food crumbs, [Read More...]

Muppets Depicting Classic Stories

In recent years there have been beautiful looking graphic novels which give classic stories a muppet twist. Below is some of the gorgeous work of artist David Petersen related to these projects. See here for many more of his prints (both muppet and otherwise). Many thanks to Andrew Tripp for the heads up. [Read more...]

Good Humored Rivals

As a Nietzschean there is a soft spot in my heart for mutually admiring rivals. I’m not much of a fan of Ryan Seacrest and I haven’t watched The Today Show even once that I can remember since I was in high school. But I enjoyed watching this interview in which Matt Lauer and Ryan [Read More...]

Illustrating Gestalt Shifts: "Wolverine or 2 Batmen"

Even better than the stuffed duck/rabbit, this is my new favorite illustration of gestalt shifts (which, I would guess are likely to play a big role in deconversions and, so, worth specifically trying to induce when debating believers). And, as someone else already noted, Wolverine or 2 Batmen is also the plot of The Prestige when you think about it… [Read More...]

Are You One of the Millions Who Support Ellen?

The “One Million Moms” (who actually only had around 40,000 Facebook likes) tried to get Ellen Degeneres fired as a JC Penney spokesperson on account of her being gay. A counter Facebook page looking to garner an actual 1,000,000 supporters for Ellen started fishing for likes and has received over 100,000 in a hurry. If you happen [Read More...]

Cartoon Eye Balls Make Everything More Fun

Pareidolia anyone? From Timm Schneider’s art project They Live. See more. Via Laughing Squid (no relation to PZ. That I know of.) Photo by Amanda Moulson of Turnstyle News Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Feministing Calvin

Sinfest: When I was a kid I was a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan and I adored Susie. I always thought she was clearly the one we were supposed to be sympathizing with in her exchanges with Calvin. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Jon Stewart Considers "In God We Trust" Debate Just A Waste of Time Distraction. Is It?

After watching that clip from The Daily Show, I think I can finally crystalize what I hear from the average secular progressive voting in Congress, writing for The Daily Show, or watching at home when a topic like whether we should have “In God We Trust” on our money or “Under God” in the pledge of [Read More...]

Batman and Catwoman Depicted Having Sex, Is It Sexist?

Laura Hudson argues that the picture above is sexist, and especially so when taken in context of what has come before it: [Read more...]


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