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Monthly Archive: March 2008

Mar 31 2008

The Natural State of the Featherless Biped

The natural state of the featherless bipedIs totally batshit insane,From the folks who are “tetched”, to the mere “barking mad”To the ones even Freud can’t explain.Some talk to themselves, some talk to “the voices”And others to “god, up above”Some know there are bugs living under their skin,And some (pity them) are in love. A clear …

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Mar 28 2008

Friday Limericks: You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry

I’ve been making one hell of a listOf the things that keep getting me pissedI’ll remember them allFrom the great to the smallAnd be mad if there’s any I’ve missed Like, for instance, the country’s at warAnd the president’s judgment is poorThere’s so much we could chooseTo explore in the news,But they lead with the …

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Mar 27 2008

“Hey Mikey, let’s go dig up some dragons!”

Hmm… PZ finds it sad, but I have a bit of a different reaction, to the Hallettestoneian Sea Zoria Dragons. The video (you can see it at either link) is one of the best examples of “do not make your video this way” that I have ever seen, but that is such a minor point. …

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Mar 25 2008

Expelled: The Ballad

Come gather round people, I’ll sing you the taleIt’s bigger by far than a land-dwelling whaleCompared to it, stories from Shakespeare will paleIt’s glitter, and glamour, and glory,More drama than all the last season of Maury It all started out with a promising planWith two different views of the journey of ManAnd so nice and …

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Mar 25 2008

Sally Kern Speaks Again

…I was hoping Ms. Kern would get a chance to speak publicly. It really is difficult to know whether a clip on YouTube has been taken out of context, or highly edited, or entirely too accurate. So it is nice when someone can show up to rebut or confirm statements that they made. Especially in …

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Mar 23 2008

T. M. I. (too much information)

…No, not the wonderful song by Roy Zimmerman, just letting you know that you might want to stop now, if you don’t like hearing about… well… Oh, by the way, (Yes, this is by way of giving you enough time to change your mind–just don’t blame me, ok?) Roy Zimmerman’s new newsletter just came out; …

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Mar 21 2008

Friday Limericks: Front Page Muse

The first installment of what I hope will become a regular feature–The Friday Limerick Post! In your comments, please add your own limericks! (sorry it is up a bit late–the power was out here this morning) The topic this week: Front Page Muse. Whatever your local paper has on its front page, from soup to …

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Mar 21 2008

The Trojan Myers

When reinventing historyIt’s best to keep the mystery;If witnesses are noticed, it is best to take them out.And although the act is telling,You’d be better off expellingDoctor Myers, if you see him, just because the man’s a lout.You see, PZ is a witnessTo the movie’s lack of fitness—He is one selection pressure that would render …

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Mar 19 2008

Dicyemid mesozoa are not cute at all.

So P-Zed was getting all moon-eyed and silver-tongued over parasites. Parasites that live in the kidneys of cephalopods, getting their nutrients from urine, much like Sally Kern. Anyway, his love letter to these beasties is a wonderful example of the passion that scientists have for their work. Uncovering the mysteries of the natural world does …

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Mar 18 2008

Limerick/War

Ok, I wasn’t going to post this, but what the heck… Pharyngula’s nice light fluffy topic of the morning is, sorta, whether war is part of the nature of humankind, and whether we can conceivably put an end to it. Well you ask “What’s the purpose of war–All the bombs, and the bullets, and gore?”Though …

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