Siri Has Nothing On The Weirdness People Look For On FreeThought Blogs

Someone on Bing.com has been redirected to my blog while looking for 'morning nudity.' Yeesh.I just woke up after being unable to sleep from 4am to 7am. You don't want to see what I look like. Here, have a plush cold-virus instead.Yes, I'm still unwell. Thoughts for the day: I'm going to go do X. No, I can't - I don't think I can risk driving a car.  I could always... no, I can't focus enough to get that done and that will require being able to keep track where is that damned tissue box a … [Read more...]

Unwell And The Links That Don’t Help Much (A Bill Cosby Drumming Interlude)

I have a cold. I've just written the Sunday post that I'll schedule for tomorrow morning... but I thought that I should write something here.Something.Oh god my head hurts. And I feel awful as I'm letting someone down about a meeting tomorrow but I don't think I should drive a car let alone be typing anything other than pls get hdache tablts thx into my phone.I could post you links to illusionist Derren Brown talking to Philosopher, author and Open University lecturer Nigel Warburton about … [Read more...]

Because I Love You – The Princess Bride (In 2011)

I remember the first William Goldman film I ever saw - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I ended up studying it as a Media student at university. This, however, remains one of my favourite films and books, let alone works by Goldman - and I've been fortunate enough to teach and recommend both to students. Enjoy this if you know what I'm talking about and click to embiggen. This one is for Kathy. … [Read more...]

Zombie Attack? Never Fear, A Hardware Store Is Here To Help…

I know that the task of advertising a hardware store might not awaken one's creative muse easily... but this is bloody funny. Er, so to speak....and there's the zombie take on it:  Westlake has been a valuable resource throughout the zombie awakening with zombie preparedness experts, tools for defense and zombieproofing and now zombies are gathering outside the store in protest. … [Read more...]

A Peacock For Bridget

Bridget recently posted this and it cheered me up when I needed it (mostly because I'm still a little sad for Digital Cuttlefish, and we're all still seeking donors, of course).Here's a video in return, since peacocks are cool. There's no sound for it, because at the time there was large booming clashing construction work going on in the background over at the UWA Club. Mind, the sound of a peacock is hardly the most melodious thing to hear either, but I would have focusing on admiring the … [Read more...]

Head-Desk Your Horoscope

When writing a horoscope, it is best to get oneself into the mindset of an astrologer. Therefore, I'll be firmly smacking my head on the table before writing each sign. To establish my authenticity, I will make spiffy, symbolically meaningful logos for every sign. Here's Taurus:(Cute isn't he? I like the ring in his nose.)Taurus the Cow - Don't. Just don't. Put it back in the box, call the exterminators or your local council and turn yourself in now. You'll be doing yourself and the … [Read more...]

The 360 Degree Bike At SciTech!

I volunteer at this Science Museum. Because they are freaking AWESOME.Tomorrow I'm dissecting squid with some kids and I'll post about that and the Halloween Science CSIRO lab sessions from Tuesday as well. :)We've gone a bit loopy at Scitech -- literally -- and are putting the final touches together on our awesome new exhibit -- The 360 Bike. Unlike conventional bikes, this one doesn't ride on a flat surface, but a 360 degree loop. In this clip you can see our brave Science Squad Manager, … [Read more...]

To Google + Or Not To Google +?

Okay - bear with me with this one, as it's certainly dismissible as 'Well, nice to have problems of only this magnitude, sheesh...'.But do you feel the same? Is it possibly just 'a female thing', as posed by Phil Plait in a quote that follows this? Social networking is useful for getting in touch with other secular and skeptic people. I can't tell on G+ whether all the people adding me are those kinds of people. Some people I know are definitely secular/skeptical, but I don't know them well en … [Read more...]

I Found This Oddly Cheering…

Thanks, K.O. And Exploding Dog! :) … [Read more...]

Felicia Day And Sean Austin With ‘Behind the Scenes: When Galaxies Collide’

Many thanks to Gold for this find! :)Felicia Day explains some of the science behind galactic "collisions," including the upcoming collision between the galaxy Andromeda and our own galaxy, in this mock behind-the-scenes look at the making of a NASA educational video. Starring Felicia Day ("The Guild," "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar") and Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings" Trilogy, "Special Agent Oso").Met her at Dragon*Con. Professional and focused. Very impressive. :) … [Read more...]

Tim Minchin And Dennis Kelly’s ‘Matilda’ TwitterView

Okay, sure, not STRICTLY skepticism, I know, I know... but I do love Roald Dahl, especially when combined with the songs of Tim Minchin.Here he is with the writer Dennis Kelly, answering questions about 'Matilda', the musical that was transfered from the The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Stratford-Upon-Avon's theatre to the West End. There will be an iTunes release on the 18th October coinciding with the musical’s first preview night.You can check out more of the musical (the London p … [Read more...]


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