Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 31 2011

Remembering Dr. Tiller

Today marks the second year since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, a pro-choice advocate and provider of reproductive health services, including late-term abortions. On May 31st, 2009 an anti-choice extremist named Scott Roeder shot and killed Dr. Tiller. Roeder was convicted by a jury of his peers on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault, and was sentenced to life …

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May 26 2011

A Lake Monster In Minnesota!

I have a new article up over at the Minnesota Skeptics’ blog! A Lake Monster In Minnesota! We love our lake monsters, don’t we? Everyone is familiar with Nessie, but here are a few you might not know: Brosno Dragon – Lake Brosno, West Russia. Said to resemble a dragon or dinosaur, with potential sightings going …

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May 25 2011

Happy Geek Pride Day!

Omigod, it’s Geek Pride Day Again!!!!!!! Today is the day that we nerds, dork and geeks wear our chosen badges with honor and pride! Seen at Once Upon A Geek It’s a four-fecta of geekiness: Geek Pride Day – Fly your geek flag high, you geeky mcgeekersons! Star Wars Day – The other Star Wars Day, Star Wars …

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May 25 2011

Where The Math Nerds At?

This one’s for you, math nerds! I only understand about half of what she’s referencing – okay, half may be a little generous – but I can appreciate a math-themed parody of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. Seen via Twitter and StumbleUpon

May 23 2011

Minnesota Skeptics’ Blog

Guess what? I was invited to participate in a group blog for the Minnesota Skeptics’ meetup group! I’ll be writing with at least nine other members, so I anticipate that we’ll have a wide range of skeptical topics to blog about. Do  you wanna see my first article? Do ya? Ohboyohboyohboy! 9/11 Truther Sighting and a MN Skeptics Win In …

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May 22 2011

CUP #15 Winner

The original CUP #15 submission was this: Congratulations to NOELLE (graysintheshade) for another win with  her guess “a brick” I thought this was a toughie, but apparently I haven’t looked at a lot of bricks up close! You guys absolutely TROUNCED me on this week’s CUP, so I’m going to give everyone who participated an …

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May 21 2011

$600 Cat Toy

My friend has a really expensive toy for her cat, Luna.

May 20 2011

How to Tell If You’ll Be Raptured Tomorrow

The Rapture is this weekend! Use this handy flowchart to figure out if you’re going to be one of the lucky ones this weekend. And by lucky ones, I mean those of us left here to enjoy the Earth and all of the available parking spaces, easy restaurant reservations and short lines at the checkout. …

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May 19 2011

CUP Contest #15

Here we go again – the fifteenth Close-Up Photo contest! Guess what this is: Fame! Fortune! Fake internet points! When you play the CUP contest you could win any one of these! Okay, really you’ll only win one of these. Unless you have an improbability drive in your back pocket. And you might. All guesses …

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May 19 2011

Married People Conversations

We’re doing the morning routine in our little apartment’s single bathroom. The Hubby is drying his hair and I’m styling mine. I grab a bottle of  mouse and spray a little in the palm of my hand. For some reason I decide to move my hand and the spraying can right next to the Hubby’s …

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