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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 27 2010

It’s Been a Zoo Round Here

More precisely, we’ve been to the zoo.  And I’ve got tons and tons of adorable photos of lots and lots of adorable animals, which I shall share with you – tomorrow.  And probably the day after.  Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium has a lot of adorable animals. Right now, though, I believe this gentleman has …

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Jul 26 2010

Oregon Geology Parte the Second: Earth, Air, Fire and Water

At last, the long-awaited continuation of our series on Oregon geology!  If you were breathless with anticipation, you can breathe now. In Parte the First, we made it to Astoria, and caught a fleeting glimpse of Tillamook Head.  We learned that the Columbia River Basalt flows are responsible for a lot of the outstanding features …

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Jul 25 2010

Oh, Dear – Happy Belated Blogiversary!

It’s John’s 5th Blogiversary!  Well, the 24th was, anyway.  Look, the point is, John Pieret’s been pureeing the stoopid for five glorious years, and we loves him, and if this were a real cantina he’d be drunk on comp drinks by now.  Happy happy blogiversary to ye, laddie, and a great many more!

Jul 25 2010

Ask and Ye Shall (Sometimes) Receive

Chris wanted more pirate and zombie stuff on ye olde blog.  Well, he asked for it.

Jul 25 2010

Talk to Your Friends About DD

No, not drunk driving: I’m suggesting now that distracted driving is in the same category. People just don’t multitask behind the wheel as well as they think they do, and we should get up in their faces about it.  If you’re talking to a friend and you realize they are driving a car, say; “Are …

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Jul 25 2010

While We’re On the Subject of Evisceration…

Let’s talk about death and taxes.  The Tax Fairy myth’s just been killed (again)- by conservatives: Bruce Bartlett, who was an adviser to Ronald Reagan and a Treasury official in the first Bush administration, points out that even the Bush administration never claimed such a ridiculous thing. He quotes no fewer than six Bush economic …

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Jul 24 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

Dumbfuckery would be a lot harder to get away with if more news organizations were as interested in facts as Arizona’s KPHO: During this election cycle, Arizona politicians have touted the potential danger of illegal immigration. Gov. Jan Brewer is one of the loudest voices. She has made several statements to the national media, the …

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Jul 24 2010

Remodeling

I’ve made a few changes to the old place.  Let me know if you hate them.  Not that I can put it back the way it was, mind, but adjustments can be made if things are hideous.

Jul 24 2010

Bad Astronomy the Series!

Woot!  Yippee!  Phil’s finally gonna have a show! Finally, at last, after many months, I can now officially reveal the project that has kept me so busy over all this time. I think you’re gonna like this… so why not just jump right in to the teaser trailer posted online by a small TV network …

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Jul 24 2010

I Think George Became Upset

And why do I think our own dear, sweet, epitome-o’-kindness George became upset?  There’s a Clue contained in his most recent post: It was about then that my predatory, reptilian atheist mind wanted to simply lunge forward and devour the theologian in two or three gulps. Had I been there, I suspect he’d have only …

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