Token Skeptic – Now On The Radio!

Okay, sure - it may be just a little announcement, but it's all mine to give to you: Science for Skeptics has been running for about three years on a Friday evening on the citywidelpfm.org 99.1FM in Wisconsin, featuring great audio from Skeptically Speaking, Rationally Speaking, Books and Ideas, Skeptoid and many others. They’ve asked to feature the occasional episode of the Token Skeptic podcast! The very first episode will be out on the 10th February, featuring Julia Lavarnway, Susan Gerbic and … [Read more...]

The Death and Return of Superman (The Sacred Suspension of Disbelief)

I don't know about you, but this cheered the heck out of me. You might like it too. More blogging tomorrow, after I've gone out and seen Chronicle (I don't know why I have the sudden urge to see it)... and the guy with the beard looks kind of familiar. … [Read more...]

Jamie Kilstein – Global Atheist Convention 2010 – The Best Fun Ever

I have a story about this gig. This was the best fun I've ever had introducing someone to the stage.I don't think that Jamie actually thought that there was going to be someone doing the intro for him and he peeked out from the curtains, sending the audience into giggles. I realised that I was holding him up with every second, and I RAN from the stage so he could start.You can just see me fleeing the scene as he walks onto the stage... Thanks Jamie, this was a wonderful memory from a great … [Read more...]

The Downfall of Australian Music

Thanks, Jack.Mind, it's "Kingsmill", not "Kingsmil" as it says around the 3min mark. … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Interview – Julian Morrow Of The Chaser

I'm in the final stages of writing the book of the Token Skeptic podcast - so here's an interview from the archives that you might enjoy. I interviewed Julian Morrow of the Chaser, who featured at the Saturday night dinner at the Global Atheist convention in 2010. Don't forget that the tickets for the dinner (and the event itself) for the Global Atheist Convention in 2012 are selling fast, so if you want to be a part, do head to the site. The Chaser is an Australian satirical comedian group, mos … [Read more...]

Out Of The Box – How To Package A Phone

Damn, and to think all this time I just puzzle it out before checking the manual... Clever packaging:Out of the box from Vitamins on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Perth Celebrates Darwin Day On The 12th February – At The Zoo!

It's all happening world-wide on the 12th February - in fact, there's two events on the go in my town! With many thanks to the Perth Atheists, there's a celebration of Darwin's 203rd Birthday at the Perth Zoo: Join us this Darwin Day in celebration of Charles Darwin's 203rd birthday. We have some fascinating talks from experienced public speakers and a tour of the zoo lined up. Lunch at 1 o'clock followed by some talks at approximately 3pm - friends, family and children welcome. Talks (starting … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Muse – From Pinning On Pinterest, Social Media-d Schools, To Musing About Menstrual Myths

Well, I'm on Pinterest. And according to TimesFreePress.com: Watch out, Facebook; you've got new competition. According to money.cnn.com, social-media site Pinterest.com is now driving more referral traffic on the Web than Google+, YouTube, Reddit and LinkedIn combined. Started in 2009, the website is a virtual bulletin board where users display and share photos on subjects ranging from do-it-yourself crafts to food dishes to art. Well, ground-breaking as it might be (hey, didn't we use Tumblr th … [Read more...]

An Australian In The Super (Puppy) Bowl!

Like... well, like everyone else on the planet outside of the grand ol' USA... I don't care much about the American Football thing.Which, as a graduate of Notre Dame, might get some of the USC Trojans out there not giving much of a damn either.From Timesleader.com - Puppy Bowl scores big as alternative TV: The Puppy Bowl is a two-hour display of puppies frolicking, scampering and even napping. They run up and down the miniature Animal Planet Stadium, which is made up to look like a massive … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Survey – What Does Your Psychic Reading Of Asparagus (Or Strawberries) Tell You?

Sunday Morning Survey - Because We're Not Doing Anything Else On Sunday Mornings After All And I Did This On A Regular Basis Last Year So I'm Starting It Up Again And You Can Comment As Much As You Like Or Suggest Future Topics (With Or Without Vegetables).This is the kind of thing that Milton Mermikides posts on Facebook, which has me thoughtfully looking at the vegetable bin while making the first cup of tea of the day:A fortune teller who predicts the future using ASPARAGUS unveiled her … [Read more...]

ArcAttack Performs A Tesla Coil Version Of Iron Man By Black Sabbath With A Faraday Guitar

'tis the awesome. ArcAttack performs a Tesla Coil version of Iron Man by Black Sabbath with a Faraday Guitar. Thanks to Joel Dawson for this find. … [Read more...]


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