Token Skeptic Podcast – On SurfCoast SkeptiCamp

Now out on the Token Skeptic podcast (with transcript link very soon!): January 21st 2012 is the date for a summer SkeptiCamp in Victoria. It is being run by the Great Ocean Road Skeptics, and will be held at the Aireys Inlet Community Centre from 10:30am to 6pm on Saturday 21st. Registration is free, as per usual for Skepticamps, and also includes a BBQ lunch, free coffee all day and a paranormal winetasting to wrap up the day! Head to http://summerskepticamp.eventbrite.com for more details and … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events For The Perth Skeptics

This is a group that I started a few years back (in 2009!) - and thanks to the wonderful people involved, there's a few things happening for the first half of the year that I'll pass on:Book Club Meetup: Sleights of Mind Fri Jan 13 6:30 PM RSVP on the Perth Skeptics site. The next book for the Skeptics Book Club is Sleights of Mind by Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. NB: You must RSVP to get more details at the Perth Skeptics Meetup Group.Darwin Day at Perth Zoo Sun Feb 12 12:00 … [Read more...]

Zombies, Run! A Running Game

Sunday Morning Survey - Would this be a good exercise incentive?Thanks to Swoopy for this find. Running Game & Audio Adventure: Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings - and back home, you can build and grow your base with the items you've collected. … [Read more...]

Four Horsemen 2012 By Neil Davies

Neil Davies' shirt is available on RedBubble. … [Read more...]

NSFW – Stephen Fry And Sylvester McCoy ‘Doctor Who’ Skit – The Tardis Breaks Up

Stephen Fry as The Tardis (and Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor #7). … [Read more...]

Weird Al Yankovic, Alice Cooper And Steven Tyler Sing The Beatle’s “Come Together”

New Years Eve 2012 party at Mala Restaurant, Wailea, Maui.I'll be back blogging in late Jan/early Feb. … [Read more...]

This Is Your Orchestra. This Is Your Orchestra On Drugs Being Attacked By Elephants

This one is for Protium, who said he could only handle about twenty-four seconds of listening. I find the visuals help make it slightly more bearable.Now, I should point out that the YouTube video is mislabled - it's not a "school orchestra" at all. Thus Spake Zarathustra, the music to the title sequence of Stanley Kubrick's "A Space Odyssey" - as performed by the Portsmouth Sinfonia.I remember a Twitter conversation with someone (might have been Milton) who said that he knew someone was … [Read more...]

Starting 2012 – With Violins, Art, Drinking And Luggage (And Something From That New Mission Impossible That Puzzled Me Too)

Those experiences all seem familiar to you - right? Consider that your Sunday Morning Survey.During a visit to Moscow in the 80's, Dave Brubeck met the faculty and students in Moscow Conservatory. While he was improvising on a "Ei, uhnem", a Russian folk song, a young man downstage stood up to play Stéphane Grappelli-style violin jazz with him - at around the 2 minute mark...Not-Sober Lullaby by Ron Minis. "In my mind, notes start playing just after the appropriate amount of hard liquor … [Read more...]

How Not To Do A Festive Photo Shoot With Cats

"Meanwhile, over in Shiro's bowl, not a single fuck was given." … [Read more...]

Thank You To Those In 2011

Firstly - to QEDCon. You were a wonderful start to the year and you'll be a brilliant event in 2012, I just know it. Special shout-outs to Milton and Bridget, all the people I met at Westminster Skeptics and Prof Chris French and his team at Goldsmith's College. I just hope the podcasts and vodcasts I did of that time reflect a glimpse of how much I admire you all.Secondly - to the Young Australian Skeptics. I went to Melbourne and got to do talks thanks to the Freethought University Alliance. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Greta Christina!

...it might be early here, but tohellwithit, never too early for birthday wishes! … [Read more...]


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