Mixed Messages

HT Jim West [Read more...]


On my trip to Chicago yesterday, I got to snap my very own photo of some misused quotation marks: This was at a rest stop on I-65. Despite what the sign might lead one to believe, the men’s room was open, and not merely “open.”   [Read more...]

Sometimes You Just Really Love a Post

When Candida Moss tweeted yesterday about our both being in the same place to do interviews for a History Channel show, Dorothy King tweeted the picture below in response, and I wanted to share it with you.     [Read more...]


All Christians and all atheists do not disagree about everything. For instance, I agree very strongly with Hemant Mehta that this church needs to learn how to use quotation marks correctly: There are in fact whole blogs and web sites dedicated to the misuse of quotation marks. It is cases like these, when people seem [Read More...]

We Love Hurting People

Unfortunately the sentence on this church sign can be understood in two different ways. And unfortunately there are churches for which each of the possible meanings is true.   [Read more...]

Simplified Blogging

By John Atkinson. HT Open Parachute   [Read more...]

Remote Control

I’ll share some other music from the finale concert of this year’s String Scholars Camp at Butler University on another occasion. But I want to highlight this final piece from the concert, “Remote Control” by Richard Meyer. It is a wonderful bit of musical comedy. Richard Auldon Clark is the conductor, and Karen Thickstun is [Read More...]

How To Fix Any Computer Problem

  I'm sure I've shared this here before, but it is so great, it is worth sharing again. From XKCD, with HT for the reminder to ProfHacker   [Read more...]

Father Matthew on Biblical Inerrancy

I'm pretty sure I've shared this before, but in case some of you may not have seen it, here it is again.   [Read more...]

Mennonites, Mormons, and Moonies

Having provided enough amusing information literacy song videos, my colleague Chad Bauman and I are moving into a new genre: amusing song videos about religion. The above is the first in the genre, “Mennonites, Mormons, and Moonies,” with lyrics by Chad Bauman, and performed in four-part harmony by Chad Bauman, Chad Bauman, Chad Bauman, and [Read More...]

The CRAPpy Song (by The Crap Test Dummies)

Inspired by (and not to be outdone by) my recent effort to convey information literacy skills in song, my colleague Chad Bauman has written and recorded a song of his own. It is focused on the CRAP test, which is a mnemonic device for remembering key things to look for when evaluating sources. Have a [Read More...]