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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 15 2010

OMFG True Blood

I know some of you are fans like me. Discuss in comments. I’ll put my thoughts down there as to not accidentally spoil the episode for those of you who haven’t watched it yet. But beware, the comments will include spoilers!

Aug 15 2010

New York meet up!

A bunch of my readers expressed interest in doing a little blogger pub night thing while I’m visiting New York City, so here’s the info: Monday, August 23rd7:00 pmThe Gibson108 Bedford Ave. at N. 11th St.,Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg) Sorry if you can’t make it on the 23rd, but that’s the night that worked for …

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Aug 15 2010

Best atheist sex toy ever

I did leave out one highlight from my St. Louis trip because it was so awesome that it deserved a post of its own. I received what could very well be the Most Hilariously Creative Atheist Gift Ever:Me: *pulling gift out of bag* Oh, cute, a Flying Spaghetti Monster! …*thinking* Wait, what is it attached …

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Aug 15 2010

Back from St. Louis!

Speaking at the St. Louis Skeptics in the Pub was a ton of fun last night! It was awesome meeting everyone, and I hope everyone enjoyed my talk. Thanks to the Skeptical Society of St. Louis for inviting me, especially Mike for organizing it and Shelley and Andrea for letting me couch surf! And thanks …

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Aug 14 2010

Open thread

I’m about to leave for St. Louis, and I’ll be back tomorrow night. I know you guys can live without me for a day, but our last open thread was so amusing that I wanted to do it again. Not quite sure if we can top machine gun toting dinosaurs, though.

Aug 13 2010

St. Louis people, don’t forget to stop by!

This is just a general reminder that I’ll be in St. Louis tonight speaking at Skeptics in the Pub about boobquake! It should be fun, and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone there. Event information can be found here. Don’t forget to stop by and say hello! If you can’t make my talk, you can …

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Aug 13 2010

No genetic testing project for UC Berkeley freshmen

The University of California Berkeley was planning an innovative and somewhat controversial “common freshman experience” for its incoming class. Rather than forcing everyone to read some book no one really likes written by their professor (*cough*Purdue*cough*), they decided to let freshmen voluntarily be tested for various benign yet interesting genetic traits. It’s purpose was to …

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Aug 12 2010

10 things society unfairly expects of men

Greta Christina’s pieces are always spot-on, and these are no exception. She has two articles on stupid, unfair, and sexist things society expects of men, which can be found here and here. She has wonderful explanations for each item, but here’s the short version of the list: Fight, fight, fight! Be a good husband/partner/lover — …

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Aug 12 2010

The Onion’s religious commentary is always hilarious

“If I Hadn’t Found Jesus, I’d Feel Pretty Shitty About My Crimes” …until you remember it’s funny because there’s a hint of truth to what they’re saying. Then it’s kind of depressing. Hm.

Aug 11 2010

I’m going to NYC for a magazine photoshoot!

Please excuse me while I get some stereotypically girly glee out of my system: SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!…Okay, I’m still insanely excited, so forgive me while I flail for a post. I was contacted by More Magazine about doing an interview for their piece on “Young Feminists.” More is an American woman’s lifestyle magazine targeted towards the 40+ …

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