Archives for October 2012

Links Du Jour – Psychic Test Fail, PM Awards And Photographing Zombies (Grrr, Arghh… Get Off My Lawn, Kids)

I'm a little down - the weather is heading towards miserable outside, the cat is grumbling about being kept in and people are just awful on the internet. 'Ain't it the way?Never mind, it's Halloween for you Americans......and "Get The Hell Off My Damned Lawn Kids, This Isn't The USA And Screaming 'I Think They're Not Home!!' Down My Street While Dressed In Your Mother's Best Frock Stained With Tomato Sauce And Wearing A Traffic Cone Painted Black On Your Head Still Won't Make Me Open The … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – HenriLeChatNoir On Halloween (Henri 4, L’Haunting)

And for the ladies, SEXY Crippling Self Doubt! … [Read more...]

First Hurricanes… Now Lucasfilm Ltd. Has Been Brought By Disney…

Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ movies, buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas - Washington Post:LOS ANGELES — A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.The seventh movie, with a working title of “Episode 7,” is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalke … [Read more...]

Preparation For Open House Perth Tours This Weekend

[View the story "Preparation For Open House Perth Tours This Weekend" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – In Defence Of Pseudoscience, Zombies, Sandy Storm Photo Fakes And PAXAustralia Passes Selling Out!

I'm heading out to do some training in preparation for Open House Perth - it's the first time that it's being held in Perth over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th November, and I'm volunteering over the whole weekend. So I might see you about if you're checking out the design and architectural features of the city, and they are still looking for volunteers if you can help.I'm finding it a little distressing that friends in the US are currently having to deal with a tropical storm hitting their … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – DECAY (A Film Made By CERN Physics Students)

DECAY is a zombie film made and set at the LHC, by physics PhD students. It will be released free online, under a Creative Commons license. … [Read more...]

My Book – In The Skeptical Inquirer!

Check out page 55 of the latest Skeptical Inquirer Magazine, the November/December edition - my book, The Scope of Skepticism: Interviews, Essays and Observations from the Token Skeptic Podcast... is listed under new and notable!Educator and veteran skeptic Kylie Sturgess presents nearly twenty of the best interviews from her popular Token Skeptic podcast... Sturgess also includes her insights and commentary on the 2010 Global Atheist Convention and other topics. Okay, back to work! … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Allergy To Originality

Allergy To Originality: A New York Times Op-Doc from Drew Christie on Vimeo.Thanks to Prof Funk for this find. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Whedon On Romney (And New Token Skeptic Podcast Out!)

New Token Skeptic podcast episode out, by the way: Episode One Hundred And Forty Two – On Women In Science And Wikipedia – Interview With Professor Uta Frith. … [Read more...]

New Podcast Pending – Go Check Out Donors Choose And Support Schools!

Sorry everyone, it's been one of those "can't focus on much" end-of-week situations - just got back from the gym in order to get some endorphins kicking in and get myself ready for final week of teaching on Monday!So - podcast is pending. When I'm back in later today, I'll have it loaded and announce it here (as well as over on the trusty Token Skeptic site), before escaping the heat some more.But what I did promise to do periodically is remind people about Donors Choose - which is something … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – Tasmanian Devils And Jenny McCarthy Mommy Blogger (No, Not Versus Each Other…)

Firstly, sorry to people attending the Meetup tonight at UWA - I'm exhausted after running around the city today and have to take a break (and I have a late night intensive interview, so I better err on the side of my health). If you are attending the UWA Science and the Supernatural Cafe, I hope you have a great time.A few things that additionally caught my eye today:Washington Post - Jenny McCarthy to blog about parenting for Chicago Sun-Times Some in the autism community are concerned … [Read more...]