Archives for January 2013

Infographic, Ya Blew It

My soldiers say really awful ‘science facts’ from time to time. More often than not, it comes from these shitty infographics on Facebook. How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways… These all the same thing: “Spot buster”, “Stain remover”, “Removes stains”, “Glass cleaner”, “Toilet cleaner” Plausible, citation would be helpful: “Sore throat [Read More…]

Top 30 terrible comments about atheist soldiers on

Illegal modifications to a military chapel in Afghanistan were abruptly reversed thanks to American Atheists. They had installed the only known church steeple in Afghanistan, and cut giant crosses into the doors of the ‘religiously neutral’ building. At night, light would emit from the crosses on the doors, shining like a miniature searchlight. Yesterday, Fox [Read More…]

Check in from the Middle East

So back in the States… I’ve been gone for quite a while and am always flabbergasted at the ridiculous level of nonsense that the American News Media focuses on. Since I’ve been gone President Obama was reelected, women can serve in combat roles, taxes have been raised on the wealthy, we are coming to terms [Read More…]

u mad Sarah Palin?

Achievement unlocked: I have pissed off Sarah Palin. I pissed off Sarah Palin. She’s angry that military can’t build churches in Afghanistan.… — Justin Griffith (@RckBeyondBelief) January 25, 2013 What are we succumbing to, America? The army orders “the removal of Christian symbols from a chapel.”I wonder… — Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) January 25, [Read More…]

US Military will not be building churches in Afghanistan

American Atheists just pulled off a huge win in Afghanistan. This is illegal: Kari Huus at NBC News reports: U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan on Thursday ordered the removal of a steeple and crucifix erected over a remote American base in the Muslim country after a soldier deployed there noted that the symbols violated Army [Read More…]

30 Laps Around The Sun

I’ve officially made it 30 laps around the sun. It’s going to be tough not being able to trust myself, now that I’m old. I’ve become ‘the system’. If somebody would have told teenage me I was going to join the military, I’d have asked them for some of whatever drugs they were on. My [Read More…]

Jesus swam on the land (mild NSFW)

Jesus was way ahead of his time.

Did you know that ‘Land Swimming’ is the latest exercise craze? “It’s not just for the rich. Even blue collar workers can swim to work!” [Read more…]

The Feelies

I remember discovering The Feelies records about a decade ago. Something told me that it was so special that I should save them for a day when I gave up on music. I’ve done this with books too, refusing to read the last book in a series, or even the last pages. Finishing them seemed too fatalistic.

Now I’m older and though I haven’t given up on music, I now view my time-capsule hesitation efforts as pretentious. All it got me was a half-forgotten list of music and art that I cheated myself out of loving. [Read more…]