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...]

“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...]

Mr. Wizard Being Obnoxious

I used to love Mr. Wizard on Nickelodeon when I was a kid. I totally was not picking up on all the jerky things he was saying and doing. [Read more...]

Greta Christina Doesn’t Want You To Accept The Truth

…about cats: The paws that delicately pat you in the face to wake you up? The paws that make bread on your belly? The paws that mischievously jump up on the kitchen counter? The paws that walk on you and your furniture every day of your life? Those are the same paws that have just [Read More...]

A seagull after my own Dorito-loving heart

I’m sorry for the paucity of posts on philosophical topics the last few weeks. The semester comes to a frantic end when you’re teaching 8 sections, scattered over 5 schools, 4 land masses, and 3 states, as I am. But Tuesday morning will be my final lecture and a week from tonight is my final [Read More...]

Terrible Wedding Photos

Ellen Degeneres has a collection of them. Here are just a few standouts: See more. And if you haven’t ever seen the page devoted to awkward family portraits, it’s worth gawking at too. Below the fold is the most disturbing of those: [Read more...]

A Couple Doses of Juvenile Humor

I always love Jimmy Kimmel’s This Week in Unnecessary Censorship and this special unnecessarily NSFW compilation for the occasion of his hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner did not disappoint: And for real life anchor slip ups too unpredictable and fast to get censored in time, here’s a nice compilation of some of the recent [Read More...]

So Tonight, Richard Wade and I Met Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

Tonight Richard Wade of the Friendly Atheist and I were headed to an American Humanist Association event in Washington DC. Before tonight I hadn’t been to DC since I was about 12 years old. So we emerged from the metro station at Dupont Circle onto the streets of Washington DC for the first time and within [Read More...]

Nicole Wallace's Desperate Spinning in 2008

Tonight HBO is airing the movie Game Change, which is based on the book with the same name and tells the story of Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s 2008 running mate in his campaign for president. Spoiler alert, at the film’s conclusion,  [Read more...]


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