Live Blogging TAM2013: Friday Morning Sessions

Greetings from TAM2013! Currently, it is a little before 11:00 AM on Friday- I’m getting  a later-than-expected start due to some interviews that were scheduled this morning, so I missed a couple of the speakers. Sex-therapist Marty Klein just wrapped up his talk called “Junk Science, Moral Panic and Sex.” I missed most of it [Read More...]

We’ll Be Liveblogging The Amazing Meeting 2013!

Okay guys, my bags are packed and I’m on my way to Las Vegas to cover the one, the only, The Amazing Meeting for all of you fine folks.

A weekend full of science and skepticism and, likely, wine await me.

Here’s how it’s going to go down:

I’ll be liveblogging all of the talks and panels, while my trusty side-kick/expert photographer/gentleman friend, Mikey, will be taking pictures and video. I am also going to have the opportunity to sit down with some of the speakers for interviews, which I am planning on recording and uploading in a sort of podcast-like fashion so we can get those to you quickly. (Apologies in advance for my lack of a radio-friendly voice, I shall try to leave the bulk of the talking to people smarter than myself.)

As it’s my first trip to TAM, I am not sure what’s waiting for me this weekend, but I can tell you that Mikey and I are going to be working our butts off to make sure you all feel like you’re there.

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Christian Right Leader: NBA Teams Should be Worried About Jason Collins Eyeing Players in the Shower

It will come as a surprise to precisely no one currently reading this that Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the American Family Association, has something offensive and dumb to say about recently-out-of-the-closet NBA player Jason Collins.

Collins made history yesterday by becoming the first active athlete in a major (male) American sport to come out as gay. It seems as if Collins is going into this thing with eyes wide open. He know’s what he’s in for from the intolerant idiots out there. And the Christian Right is doing exactly what you might expect.

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Christian Right Leader Bryan Fischer: Gay People Are As Immoral As Shoplifters!

Bryan Fischer thinks that “we” (Christians? White guys? D-bags? Who knows) need to reclaim the word discrimination:

So why does the American Family Association spokesman feel that way?

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God Now Making His Presence Known In Goldfish Crackers

Guys, you know that I can be pretty skeptical. You might even go as far as to call me cynical. But seriously… what follows is a miracle that will be discussed for years and generations and centuries to come.

You see, Goldfish cracker-enthusiast and Florida native Patti Burke has discovered the next Virgin Mary grilled cheese phenomenon.

Behold: the cracker that contains a sign from god:

I’ll give you a moment to recover from the awe.

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