How To Fold One's Hands When Praying to the Flying Spaghetti Monster

How to “Make the Sign of the Sauce” (with apologies to Lawrence Lerner): And as you pray you wiggle your fingers. Authoritative Sauce Source. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

For All Those Bereaved Because of Wars

I don’t know how you feel, but my heart goes out to you. Let all of us know what, if anything, we can do for you. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

When Organizations Refuse To See Reality

Robin Hanson exposes how military-run war games, which are ostensibly used to train the U.S. armed forces to deal with real life challenges and contingencies, are regularly rigged in their design such that the Americans inevitably win (and that they do so overwhelmingly). Hanson uses this illustrative example of organizational pathologies to pose the question [Read More...]

When The Rapture Doesn't Happen As Expected

Tom Bartlett conducted interviews with Christians who believed they were going to be raptured last May. He interviewed them before and after the big day, and then again at different points in the last year. He talks about how otherwise smart people were seduced by their abilities to find intricate patterns amidst so much Scriptural [Read More...]

Rowlf the Dog on the Jimmy Dean Show

Alright, just one more muppet feature for the blogathon. When I was a kid in the ’80s, waking up at 5am often meant finding old black and white shows on TV. So it feels appropriate to break out the vintage footage of Rowlf the Dog on the Jimmy Dean Show for the 5:15 am slot [Read More...]

Iron and Wine's Trapeze Swinger (Camels With Hammers Blogathon Insomniac Theater)

I used to have an overnight job on Saturday nights when I was in college where my job was to periodically walk around a rec room and sign in all the people who were there. It was a pretty easy job but I understandably got pretty bleary staying up until 6am. I wound up though [Read More...]

Yahoo's New Search Engine

Newsy has informative coverage: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

A Scathing And Far Reaching Analysis of the Degeneration of the Right Wing

and it comes from a long time conservative. It’s a terrific read. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Soon Even I Will Be Able To Draw

While the visitor keeps their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw. Here we’re testing an early version that moves about a half [Read More...]