Uri Geller sees lots of attention being paid to a tragedy and wants a piece of the pie.

With all the finest technology humankind has ever produced deployed to find the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, do you know what might break the case wide open?  If you said “A washed up and debunked psychic yearning for the attention the world once paid him before he was washed up and debunked” then I have [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: there, there, it’s ok.

Michaelyn is spending her Spring Break putting her forthcoming neuroscience degree to use by volunteering at a psyche hospital.  She left early yesterday morning.  For the first five minutes it was great…I had the house to myself.  Then, after about five minutes, it started sucking.  No forehead kisses, no having that other person even in [Read More...]

Fred Phelps on the verge of death. I’ll be glad he’s gone, and that’s where it stops for me.

If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? ~ Shylock, The Merchant of Venice So Fred Phelps is on the verge of death.  The big question on everybody’s mind, it [Read More...]

I wish I was that broke…

A friend of mine back in Mountain Home, AR snapped this picture the other day.  The bumper sticker reads “Tell Barack I’m Baroke.” This bumper sticker is affixed to a brand new truck which looks to cost more than I made all of last year.  If you’re going to complain about how broke you are, [Read More...]

Tennessee judge issues injunction against same-sex marriage ban on behalf of three couples.

Good morning all. Sorry about only posting one thing yesterday.  In the most recent saga of Michaelyn and my inability to be well at the same time, I am pretty sure I spent yesterday enjoying the first migraine headache of my life…at 32 years-old.  God hates me.  It’s ok, I’ve earned it.  Anyway, today I [Read More...]

Healthcare interview creates the most wonderfully awkward 15 seconds ever filmed.

My insomnia is your web content. The Daily Show sometimes makes me think it’s the last reliable voice in journalism.  Listen to Fox business commentator Todd Wileman dig himself a hole down to China in an interview with Asif Madvi.  The magic moment comes at 4:00. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The [Read More...]

Answering a few questions from the debate thread.

I really wanted to stick to more uplifting stories today…but there just aren’t a lot of them.  So I’m going to answer some questions I got asked in the Brummit vs. Eberhard debate thread by wtfwjtd:  1) In his opening gambit, Aaron seemed to suggest that we have the ability choose the reality in which we [Read More...]

Help bring a little Theoretical BS to Reasonfest. :)

Readers of the blog know I’m a big fan of the youtube channel Theoretical Bullshit, which is run by two-time Emmy award-winner Scott Clifton.  Well, I have good news!  Just two days ago Reasonfest received a commitment from Clifton to appear!  This is a huge pick up from a great talent. But for an event [Read More...]

The new Cosmos is awesome (and pulls zero punches)!

Yesterday Michaelyn and I finally got to see the new Cosmos.  Holy shit…not only was Neil DeGrasse Tyson fantastic (his story about meeting Carl Sagan tugged at the heartstrings like none other), but the show gave no quarter to religion.  The most telling part was when they were telling the story of Giordano Bruno.  For [Read More...]

Police Chief in Birmingham, Alabama using police to evangelize and not even trying to hide it.

The FFRF’s Andrew Seidel has put out a video detailing a case on which they are currently working: The real part that hit home for me was when Roper said “I know as Police Chief that we can’t do this alone.”  There’s a real vote of confidence for the officers serving the Birmingham area.  It [Read More...]

Queen Elizabeth signs Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill into law!

It’s strange.  I blog on terrible things all the time.  You’d think a gamer being scammed and trying to commit suicide wouldn’t depress me more than anything else.  But it has.  Maybe because I’m a suicide attempt survivor myself?  I don’t know.  Anyway, I’m going to try and pick out more uplifting stories today. Like [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: for every villain, a thousand heroes.

In the wake of professional League of Legends player Promise fallen victim to a fraud that could have (and may have) destroyed his career and his attempt to take his own life, the League of Legends community has swiftly pulled together. NA analyst and coach of Counterlogic Gaming, MonteCristo, is friends with representatives of AHQ [Read More...]

Professional gaming rocked by Korean player’s attempted suicide.

Today’s morning happiness post will be the second post today.  However, as an avid League of Legends player, I wanted to write about a tragedy that has struck the world of professional gaming, perhaps morbidly signaling e-sports reaching the “big time”. In Korea, e-sports superstars are celebrities on the scale of our most idolized athletes in [Read More...]

Sci-Am put out a list of 15 rebuttals to creationists arguments.

Personally, I’m a fan of telling creationists that if they think they have the information to overturn most of biology, they need to be telling the biologists, not me.  But this is pretty good too.  :)  Give it a look see if you want to be ready to in depth with them. [Read more...]