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Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 19 2011

Really? ಠ_ಠ

Rob Sherman is an atheist activist in Illinois most well known for trying to get “Under God” removed from the pledge of allegiance. He also just wrote a post that made me facepalm so hard that it’s going to leave a mark (emphasis mine): The lovely Hooters Girls of Springfield, Illinois, provided Dawn and Rob …

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Jun 19 2011

Our Flying Spaghetti Monster parade float

Today was the Fremont Solstice Parade, and the Seattle Atheists walked with their Flying Spaghetti Monster float. And I was one of the pirates operating his noodley appendage! Here are some fun photos from the event. Photo by LeeLeFever Photo by Philaros Photo by decidedlyodd And the cutest pirate of the day was: Other than …

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Jun 18 2011

70 year old man stoned to death for “homosexuality”

Disgusting: “I killed a man,” Thomas allegedly told the witness. He then described how he placed batteries and rocks in a sock, and hit Seidman in the head at least 10 times. Thomas then returned to Seidman’s apartment several days later and called police, saying he had discovered the body, according to court documents. When …

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Jun 17 2011

The few cool places in Northwest Indiana

After that crabby last post, I feel compelled to post something positive about my trip. I really did enjoy myself. I had a great time visiting family and friends and playing lots and lots of golf. But other than that, Northwest Indiana is notoriously boring. If you ever find yourself stuck there, here are a …

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Jun 17 2011

I hate American Airlines

I want to preemptively state: #firstworldproblems Now that that’s out of the way…I hate American Airlines. My flight from Chicago to Seattle was supposed to leave at 8:35 pm. We boarded the plane at the right time – and then sat at the gate for an hour and a half. We had no idea what …

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Jun 15 2011

A new godless comic book

Blag Hag reader Marjee Chmiel is working on a fantastic comic called Luci’s Let Down. Written by Marjee Chmiel and illustrated by Sandra Lanz, *Luci’s Let Down* is about the alienation that creative and skilled professionals face in corporate culture, a culture that too often devalues craftsmanship and holds profits over principles. It’s also about …

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Jun 14 2011

Fabulous filler

I’m still busy golfing, eating, and sleeping, so here’s my favorite Neil Patrick Harris at the Tony Awards:

Jun 13 2011

The little mathematician

Nephew (almost 4 years old): What’s the first number in ninety?Me: Nine. That’s why it’s nine-ty.Nephew: What’s the first number in eight?Me: There’s only one number in eight, that’s eight.Nephew: What is one?Me: …Is that a philosophical question? You know you’ve been in science too long when answering questions asked by 4 year olds becomes …

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Jun 10 2011

I have rotten timing

I’m going to miss seeing this rotten-smelling flower: The corpse flower unfurled its stately bloom at the UW Botany greenhouse tonight and was in full splendor by 10 p.m. The stench was just starting to stoke up — the flower attracts pollinating insects by smelling like carrion — and had not yet reached its full …

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Jun 09 2011

I’m alive!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Tuesday was my big end of the quarter research presentation, which means Tuesday night was my post-presentation celebration, and Wednesday was my recovery from my post-presentation celebration. And right now I’m sitting in the Seattle airport, attempting to go back home to Indiana for a week. I say …

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