Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 28 2013

Mohs Nokia

mohs nokia

I’ve owned two Nokia phones so far. The first one I dropped on a concrete parking garage floor. It split into two pieces, and I was all, “Oshit, I’ll have to buy a new phone!” But I picked up the bits and snapped them back together, and that phone is still in service six years …

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Jun 26 2013

Vote for One of Our Own!

Begin super-sekrit communiqué from our own RQ: I just need your vote, via Twitter or Facebook. As I may or may not have mentioned previously, my choir is planning a trip to Canada in the summer of next year, for the Canadian Latvian Song and Dance Festival (program here, that’s us on July 4th). So, …

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Jun 25 2013

A Landscape in a Hand Sample: To Transform

Were you afraid I was Meatloaf? We did two out of the three major rock groups, and then a whole week goes by, and perhaps some of you wondered if I decided two outta three ain’t bad. I assure you this isn’t the case. I just got a bit distracted by other things. I wasn’t …

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Jun 23 2013

Thank You, Ron

Sleeping Luna.

Dear Ron Lindsay, Thank you for your apology. Thank you especially for this bit of your apology: I am sorry that I caused offense with my talk.  I am also sorry I made some people feel unwelcome as a result of my talk. You could have taken the Way of the Weasel and said so …

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Jun 22 2013

Unleashing Nuclear Cute Option in 3…2…1…

I haven’t any substantial content for you today. I’m not sorry. In fact, I’m about to do something so vicious and evil that you will be mopping yourself off the floor for the next three days. Prepare for kitten… I know. I’m a bad, bad person. Bad, evil, cruel Dana. Perhaps these will help. I …

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Jun 21 2013

Choosing Rock

Moi standing upon Siletz River Volcanics at Alsea Falls.

Some of you fence-sitters and those who’ve been, I dunno, trapped deep underground with no internet access for two-plus years, may be wondering what the fuss is about. I mean, jeez, Ron Lindsay just made a bone-headed speech and spouted off on the official CFI blog. What’s the harm, amirite? You may think the response …

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Jun 20 2013

Cryptopod: The Red and the Black

Cryptopod I

Let’s have nice times with a wee beetle. I like beetles. They’re frequently interesting. And most are quite companionable. They also keep the cat amused when they venture indoors – she’s content to dart around watching them for hours, although thankfully she doesn’t offer to eat them. I’d feel a bit bad. “Thanks for entertaining …

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Jun 18 2013

No Longer Donating to CFI? Skepticon Could Use Your Help!


Thanks to our own John-Henry Beck, I was made aware of this outstanding adherence to principles, irregardless of money: However, after witnessing the actions of one of our years long sponsors, the Center for Inquiry (CFI), it has come to our attention that, in order to uphold the values that we have come to embody …

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Jun 18 2013

Please Link Me Your Pissed-At-CFI-Board Links


I’ve been seeing a lot of eloquent outrage since the CFI board issued its fine fuck you. But I know I’m missing some. If you’ve read and/or written a post expressing your displeasure, or left a comment regarding same, leave me a link. I figure it would be nice to collect all and sundry in …

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Jun 18 2013

Ron Lindsay’s Extraordinary Bullshit Part III: A Fine Fuck You


Dear CfI Board of Directors: I’ve spent the day attempting to determine what I could compare your moral courage to. However, each and every candidate has turned out to have more moral courage than you, up to and including John McCain and William Dembski. Even Enron showed more sense. I’ve seen corporations deny responsibility. I’ve …

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