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… Read more

Thanks, Jack. Mind, it’s “Kingsmill”, not “Kingsmil” as it says around the 3min mark. Read more

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… Read more

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

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,… Read more

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 the same way?) – I’m just using it… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

’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

I have two podcast episodes out recently, both of which tackle the ever-relevant topic of education – one of them I live-blogged at the time (as it was a lecture, after all!). Episode One Hundred And Five – On Teaching Skepticism With Science – With Alison Campbell At The NZ Skeptics Conference: I’ve included the notes and relevant links to the papers she mentions here. If you’re following along with the audio, please note that I was typing furiously and there… Read more

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