An Evolution and Art Contest

Charlie’s Playhouse is running a fantastic contest for children (under 12) that involves thinking about evolution. In essence, pick an animal you like and an island with a different environment from the one your animal is used to living in… now, think about the evolutionary shifts that animal would undergo. Now imagine that millions of [Read More…]

Dear Benny…

Rapper Dan Bull knows the Pope is visiting his hometown in the UK soon, so he wrote him a welcome letter. And made it rhyme a lot. Funny stuff (Thanks to Jeff for the link!) [Read more…]

Creating the Target

David Hayward offers this visual of the sort of alienation seen in the Christian world: What does someone have to say to become the red dot in the atheist world? (via nakedpastor) [Read more…]

Not the Cover You Would Expect

Kurt Westergaard is the Danish cartoonist responsible for this not-at-all-controversial drawing: His autobiography, Manden Bag Stregen (“The Man Behind the Line”), is coming out this November, but that iconic picture won’t be on the cover. Instead, you’ll see this: That image is the “farewell drawing in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper when he retired earlier this year.” [Read More…]

Nuts and Bolts: An Illusion by Jerry Andrus

Jerry Andrus was an American magician who created a lot of terrific optical illusions in his day. I met a guy named Rex Young at The Amazing Meeting 8 who demonstrated a few of Andrus’ illusions to me. This one in particular was really amazing to look at: For more videos and illusions like this, [Read More…]