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Monthly Archive: June 2009

Jun 16 2009

I Blame Sigmund Freud

I always feel bad about writing something like this–I blame Freud. See, Freud was the one to come up with Reaction Formation as a defense mechanism, wherein an unacceptable sexual or violent urge is replaced by its opposite, exaggerated. For instance, some hellfire-and-brimstone preacher leads a crusade against immorality, because he really wants to consort …

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Jun 12 2009

A Personal Note

I don’t do personal notes… but… CuttleDaughter is now officially (as of tonight) a High School Graduate (as was CuttleSon 2 years ago now)!!! A couple of months until college, but for now she is on top of the world. Oh, and incidentally, she is also officially the most beautiful, intelligent, thoughtful, and friendly daughter …

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Jun 10 2009

Yet Another Way The World Will End

How wonderful. It is fairly simple to deal with the morons who say the world is going to end because of same-sex marriage, or because the ten commandments are no longer posted in schools, or because Chrysler is owned by Fiat. It is less simple to deal with people who have predictions of the end …

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Jun 09 2009

“One Of The Coolest Animals On The Planet…”

And it started so promisingly, too. One of the coolest animals on the planet has got to be the cuttlefish. Aw, shucks. So, yeah, PZ reports on Casey Luskin’s “News & Views” column that attempts to find God in cuttlefish. I know, I know, if there’s gonna be evidence of a supreme being anywhere, start …

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Jun 04 2009

Poll Results!

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS THE MOST LOGICAL ARGUMENT SUMMARIZING THE “EVOLUTION AND INTELLIGENT DESIGN ARE COMPATIBLE” POSITION?Come on in, slip off your skin, and rattle around in your bones! 22 (11%)There once was a man from Nantucket. 60 (30%)Kitties!!! 70 (35%)Hey, nonny nonny. 44 (22%) Votes so far: 196Poll closed The Kitties have won!!!11eleven!! …

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Jun 04 2009

A Demonstrated Lack Of Understanding

It is great fun to scan through the comments sections of newspapers, networks, blogs, and others who are reporting on New Hampshire’s latest laws. Although there are (depending on location) sufficient thoughtful and intelligent comments to keep me from losing hope, there certainly are a handful of people whose understanding of the issues is… lacking. …

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Jun 03 2009

New Hampshire Sixth State With Same-Sex Marriage!

Applause! Applause! It’s in the laws!The matter’s been decided!Hooray! Hooray! As of today,No more a state divided! It should have happened years ago,But, better late than never—There are some couples here I know,For whom it’s seemed forever! My neighbors can get married nowIf they should so decide—Exchanging rings and solemn vows,A lovely Bride and Bride. …

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Jun 03 2009

Bite Me!

I like food. I don’t know if you know that about me, but I really like food. I like growing it, cooking it, serving it… and especially eating it. There are few foods I do not like, and fewer cuisines I don’t like. I know a Vegan cook who is so incredible, I could eat …

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Jun 02 2009

Of Penguins, And People, And The End Of The World As We Know It

So NPR does a piece on penguins, and it gets me thinking about the end of the human race. Gotta wonder how that happens. Yeah, anyway… it was a story about a new way of tracking penguins. Very cool–the scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) found out that colonies of penguins, on an ice …

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