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Monthly Archive: June 2009

Jun 30 2009

PalMD Gets Mail

It turns out chiropractors are no better than creationists when it comes to intellectual honesty: A long while back, at the original wordpress incarnation of this blog, I wrote a piece on the reasons that chiropractic is unscientific nonsense. Because it was popular, I moved it over here. Well, a chiropractor has come to bravely …

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Jun 30 2009

Justifying a Coup

Our right wing is really something special: Evidently, there is actually some question among certain people as to whether or not the ousting of the president of Honduras by the Honduran military can be considered a coup. You see, they did it on behalf of the legislature, supposedly, so that makes it completely different. I …

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Jun 30 2009

Didn’t Miss a Thing – Aside from Pure Fucking Bullshit

Last week, my friends at work invited me to go see Transformers when it opened. I’m a purist, so I said no. I’m not having my delightful childhood memories of a damned fine cartoon ruined by live-action malarkey. Turns out it’s a bloody good thing I didn’t go, because I would’ve spent most of my …

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Jun 30 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Don’t talk to me about why it’s actually yesterday’s news. Grr, argh. Let’s just say a lot of things broke, my company’s games with schedules due to their pathetic attempts to save a few bucks on holiday pay left us understaffed, and things esploded from there. But look at …

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Jun 29 2009

“Time Wastes Too Fast” – A Tour of Monticello

This is absolutely glorious, a beautiful tour through Thomas Jefferson’s house and his life. Consider yourselves invited. (Tip o’ the shot glass to mcjoan, who’s served up a plethora of interesting items.)

Jun 29 2009

Sanford’s Shocking Chutzpah

Forget the fact the little fucker howled for Clinton’s head, but won’t step down himself. Forget for a moment (but only for a moment) that he left his state unhelmed while he scampered to South America for a week of driving along his mistress’s coastline. All of that takes chutzpah. But it takes an absolute …

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Jun 28 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. The Cons are out to destroy America: It hasn’t gotten too much attention — all things considered, that’s probably a good thing — but MSNBC picked up on the calls from some conservatives for a boycott of General Motors. (The idea also got some airtime recently on “The Colbert …

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Jun 28 2009

I Am A Disappointed Admiral – and Somewhere, a Pirate Lawyer is Crying

Look what you’ve done to poor Captain John: Yes, you. You know how many Elitist Bastards answered this months’ call? 4. People. Not only is there an infinity of stupidity needing bashing out there, you’ve all let John down on his birthday. I’m so disappointed I can’t even talk pirate right now. And Captain John …

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Jun 28 2009

No Sunday Science Today

You should all be diligently working on your submissions for COTEB, you scurvy dogs. And I’ve been too busy press-ganging to whip up a post for this Sunday. Alas, that means even the heroic crew members who already made their contributions suffer a lack of sensational science this week. See how it is when you …

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Jun 27 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Yes, late again, curses. I’ve been busy reading most o’ the day. And then there was the small matter of the empty inbox… (speaking of which, there’s still time to make the Captain and the Admiral happy if you’re reading this before late Sunday morning). But enough with the …

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