Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 31 2013

Labor Day Weekend Just-For-The-Heck-Of-It Entertainment Grab Bag


┬íHola, mis amigos y amigas! It’s been a hectic, sometimes emotional, oftentimes enlightening few weeks, in my case salted with the soul-sucking chasm of stupidity and corporate malice that is my current job (and I suspect I’m not the only one). But it’s Labor Day Weekend here in the USA! Yay! Hug your union (if …

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Aug 30 2013

Friday Photos: Whidbey Island Erosion

Whidbey Island, Washington is a fantastic place to see glacial deposits while you enjoy some seascapes. You can also see excellent evidence of why it’s not a good idea to build on a bluff. We didn’t actually mean to see those. My intrepid companion and I meant to go see a fine example of a …

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Aug 28 2013

ZOMG Pumpkins Going Squish and Horsies!

No horses were harmed, and in fact, they seemed to be having the time of their lives. They love this stuff!

Some of you may remember last year, when Our Own Trebuchet won a spiffy trophy with his trebuchet, and there was actual jousting with real horses. You might have been sad you missed it. Well, it’s happening again! And you can go with us! How could you think of missing this?! WATCH Pumpkins Fly & …

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Aug 28 2013

Guest Post: “Quit Sitting Around Here Being Brand New to This”

Ceesays has put together the beginnings of a fantastic resource for those of us willing to buckle down and educate ourselves, but who aren’t quite sure where to go for our 102-201 level courses. JesseW, the Juggling Janitor, was so kind as to list the links. Good thing summer’s almost over (in the Northern Hemisphere) …

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Aug 27 2013

Mount Rainier Travelogue Parte the Thirde: To Paradise!

Paradise is so popular that everybody wants to get in. Okay, well maybe aside from a few people who’re like, “Yeah, but there’s all this other stuff I could be doing,” because it’s Mount Rainier and you could probably spend every day of your entire life exploring it and never see it all. There’s gotta …

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Aug 26 2013

Guest Post: “I Am Tired of Being Treated as a Subhuman When I Get Angry Over Racism”

By now, those of you not spending your summer hiding under rocks will have heard about JT’s extraordinary arrogance. And his quadrupling down on that arrogance. And maybe it wouldn’t matter so much, except this shit is done by people who refuse to listen to the voices of the people this shit is done to …

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Aug 25 2013

One Reason Why False Rape Allegation Statistics Are So High

Men, even good men, believe women lie about rape. There’s this myth that runs amok saying that some enormous proportion of rape accusations are just women lying to get attention, or revenge, or to hide their summer fling from mommy and daddy. And they believe it without question. When male friends toss that grenade at …

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Aug 24 2013

New at Rosetta Stones: Lithified Detritus’s Beautiful Beach Rocks

Oh, people. Ohgods. You know, there are times when I wish I had a private jet and about a trillion dollars, so I could say at any hour of the day or night, “Jeeves! We’re going to X to look at the rocks. Immediately.” And Jeeves would say, “Of course we are, madam,” and make …

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Aug 23 2013

Cantina Quote o’ the Week: H.G. Wells

What on earth would we do with ourselves if something did not stand in our way? -H.G. Wells I trust I don’t have to tell you who H.G. Wells is. One of the fathers of science fiction? Bloke who wrote that War of the Worlds book that got turned into a radio drama by Orson …

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Aug 22 2013

Dr. Phil’s Rape Culture Goggles

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Another day, another clueless dude* asking a dumbshit question about rape. I heaved a weary sigh when I got the Change.Org email inviting me to sign the petition advising Dr. Phil that a) answer’s no, you dumbshit**; b) apologize; and c) air a show that advises viewers not to rape people, no, not even if …

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