Category Archive: scary stuff

May 22 2008

The cost of abandoning reason is measured in lives

From the news today: A group of up to 300 young men killed 11 people who were accused of being witches and wizards in western Kenya, in some cases slitting their throats or clubbing them to death before burning their bodies, officials said…. “The villagers are complaining that the (suspected) wizards and witches are making …

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May 21 2008

Islam is evil, Part ∞

Note I didn’t say Muslims, I said Islam. Don’t lecture me about all the nice Muslims. I used to live in Dubai and met more of them than you ever will. But any religion whose extremism is capable of the following has no place in a modern, civilized world, full stop. The suspect, who is …

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Jan 24 2008

Shalini just e-mailed

It’s bad like a very bad thing. No details are allowable right now, other than I can assure anyone worried she may have come to physical harm that this is not so. Until such time as she is ready to make her own announcement, we’ll let it lie.

Jan 11 2008

Oh no, not again

Today in the news: A mother who is suspected of killing her four children, whose decomposing bodies were found in her home, appeared in court Thursday. Banita Jacks, 33…told police that her daughters were possessed by demons and that each died in her sleep during a seven- to 10-day period, court documents said. Aja died …

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Jan 07 2008


The only thing crazier than killing your girlfriend and cooking her flesh for supper? Calling the cops to tell them you’re doing it. Obligatory non-PC Martin-remark: It occurs to me this could be a guy who’d be the ideal test subject for CNN’s poll question…

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