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Jul 20 2012

Know Your Audience!

Know your audience! If you choose your audience well, you have no need to be funny, or informative, or rational, or coherent. Ok, maybe you all already knew that. But I’ve been teaching at Cuttlefish U., and our students are actually pretty smart, so I clearly have not chosen my audience well. And you, dear …

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Jun 29 2012


The signal came—we don’t know how— But come it did, and we said… “Wow!” A signal came—how? We don’t know But maybe… it’s a UFO…

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Jun 22 2012

Second Best Mug Ever

This one, right here. Best mug ever? This one.

Jun 08 2012

Say It Ain’t So, Click And Clack!

After 25 years on the air, Click & Clack are calling it sorta-quits. The Car Talk blog confirms, it’s time for the boys to get even lazier.

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May 31 2012

Appeals Court: DOMA Unconstitutional (Next Up, SCOTUS?)

Three judges–two Republican appointees and one Democrat appointee–have issued a narrowly defined ruling, saying that the Defense Of Marriage Act unconstitutionally deprives gay men and lesbians of the rights afforded to heterosexuals. It does not address the legality of same sex marriage at a national level, but it is a start. In celebration, a verse …

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May 26 2012

Woke Up Today…

…In Canada. How odd. But anyway, that’s part of why I am not posting a lot. Carry on.

Apr 19 2012

National “Ask An Atheist” Day

It’s National “Ask An Atheist” Day again… So, just what is it that atheists believe? I can answer for myself, anyway…

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Apr 13 2012

An Utterly Expected Response

I knew it would come; I just didn’t know it would come so quickly. When I first heard about yesterday’s armed standoff, my first thought was of the NH representative who had described just such a situation; I thought he’d likely regret his choice of words. Perhaps not. A different man, one who did not …

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Apr 12 2012

Deadly Force–Theory And Practice (Officer Down In NH)

In theory, it’s your right to stand your ground; In practice, now, five officers are down. (story, after the jump:)

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Apr 07 2012


So… I’ve been proofreading. Not just any stuff, but important stuff. On not just one or two, but three important fronts. So my brain is utterly depleted. I am quite happy with my comments, and ecstatic about the papers that will eventually be produced. But damn. So, on the off chance you are in a …

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