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Jul 30 2013

I can’t turn it off

At dinner the other night, after a couple beers: Boyfriend: Okay, random question time. Me: Shoot. Boyfriend: If you could be teleported to any restaurant in the world, where you could have dinner, and you would be teleported immediately back, where would you go? Me: Hmmm, this is a tough one. Boyfriend: So you don’t …

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Apr 02 2012

This is kind of awesome

One clever 6th grade teacher (from Indiana!) turned his classroom into a role-playing game, complete with leveling up for completing certain tasks, unlocking achievements, having random encounters, and forming alliances with other students. Many students were thrilled right off the bat. It was mainly my group of athletic boys, who are constantly driven by competition …

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Dec 02 2011

Still looking for Christmas cards?

Don’t forget I have some evolution themed Christmas cards for sale! Christmas Tree of Life: Evolution of Christmas: Have no idea what to actually write in your godless Christmas cards? Digital Cuttlefish has oodles of atheist Christmas poems. And if you still need to buy a gift for PZ, you can bid on this awesomely …

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Nov 22 2011

I’ve been pony-fied

I had two My Little Ponies that I played with when I was about six years old, until their manes turned bright green from me bringing them to the swimming pool too many times. But I totally don’t get the whole My Little Pony reboot fandom thing. Bronies? What? But I don’t care. Along with …

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Jul 27 2011

Answers to the critical thinking puzzles

Many of you took a shot at answering the critical thinking puzzles I posted during Blogathon. Now it’s time for the answers! And because I’m lazy, I’m just going to copy and paste the explanations given by some of you guys! Question 1: In front of you are four cards. You know that each card …

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Jul 23 2011

The anagram animator

Reader Jessa just sent me this amusing web app that lets you make animated gifs of anagrams. Her lovely example:And my personal favorite: …Dear lord, it’s only noon and I’m resorting to butt sex jokes. We’re all doomed. This is post 11 of 49 of Blogathon. Pledge a donation to the Secular Student Alliance here.

Jul 23 2011

Solve these critical thinking puzzles, win a prize!

I love logic puzzles, and a friend showed me some particularly good ones the other day. These are based on puzzles written by the Mathematician from AskAMathematician.com. If you’re the first to get all three of them correct with correct explanations for all of your answers, you’ll win a prize! Skepticon will send you either …

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Jul 09 2011

The “Don’t Send Jen to Georgia” Fund

Speaking of Skepticon – one of the reasons why I agreed to be part of their photo shoot is because I’m going to be speaking there! Woohooo! So add Springfield, Missouri to my list of exciting travel destinations. You know what I don’t want to add to that list? Georgia. A bit of an explanation …

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Jul 09 2011

Here’s my Skepticon calendar photo!

I went for the classy look.Because hey, you don’t need to show lots of skin to look sexy, and the most important thing was to do something I was comfortable with. And if Dan Barker can pose fully clothed, so can I. Calendars will go on sale in about a month, and all proceeds will …

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May 28 2011

Well, I’m impressed

This amazing video was made in response to an article in Newsweek that claimed Grand Rapids, MI was a dying city: I think what is really shows is that people in Grand Rapids have way too much time on their hands – but it’s awesome nonetheless. (Via Slog)

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