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Monthly Archive: July 2008

Jul 29 2008

When Persuasion Doesn’t Work, Try Threats, Eh?

I’m sure most of you have read the story of Rick’s pretty pamphlet by now. If you’re one of the five non-Pharyngula readers, go ahead and click through – we’ll wait. (Dude – you know what we Pharyngula fans need to do this Christmas? Rewrite all the carols to the theme of squid. Nice, eh?) …

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Jul 28 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Something tells me some Republicons are awfully embarrassed to be seen in their party’s company: A few months ago, Rep. Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican and former chairman of the NRCC, told the WaPo, “The House Republican brand is so bad right now that if it were a dog …

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Jul 28 2008

Pimping Out My Co-Blogger

Cam Lee, aka Chaos Lee, has hired me as his pimp. I accepted the request with alarcrity. I’ve been reading his stories and listening to the evolution of his novel for well over a decade now, and it’s about bloody time some of his writing goes public. He’s going to kick the collective asses of …

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Jul 27 2008

Ahoy the Ship!

The third voyage of the HMS Elitist Bastard has just sailed at Pharyngula. My darlings… we have a long way to go before we can match PZ for elitistism or bastardry. But I have a cunning two-fold plan, “a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.” Firstly, …

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Jul 27 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse.Remember, my darlings, it’s Obama who’s the presumptuous one. Not McCain. McCain’s not presumtuous in the least (h/t Digby): This image is going to give me nightmares tonight, guaranteed. McCain may be making assumptions based on the fact that the Republicons have gotten very good at stealing elections. Digby has …

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Jul 27 2008

Sunday Sensational Science

Al Gore issued America a challenge on global warming that left me stunned: A Generational Challenge to Repower America. No other political speech has ever galvanized me like this. We’re used to hearing scientists sound the alarm and tell the world it needs to act now to stop the slide into climate chaos. No one …

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Jul 27 2008

Drink Specials

This is a cantina. Alcohol should be involved (especially considering the subjects we discuss – alcohol is practically a necessity). Therefore, we’re going to start publishing some house specialties. Where else would we start but with a margarita? And not just any margarita, mind you. Dana’s Margarita Magnífico José Cuervo TradicionalTriple Sec100% pure Key lime …

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Jul 26 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. We’re going to start with a little music to set the tone: “Lies” by Black Light Burns. You always know it’s going to be a rough Saturday when you end up screaming “WILL YOU FUCKERS JUST STOP LYING?” at every blog entry. Lies lies lies lies lies lies lies…. …

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Jul 26 2008

Yeah, About that Credibility…

…. When you cite the National Enquirer as your authoritative source, you haven’t got any.

Jul 26 2008

Another Good One Gone, Legacy Lives On

Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon professor who delivered the stunning Last Lecture “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. And no, the world is not just. It’s not fair. It doesn’t care that a tremendous professor, a truly incredible human being, a husband and father died far too young. So let’s not …

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