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Monthly Archive: March 2009

Mar 23 2009

As though you didn’t have enough reason to hate Fox News

US: “Hey Canada, I know we got ourselves involved in a huge war in Afghanistan, and we appreciate your help these past three years, but President Chimpy wants to go invade Iraq for some reason; do you mind spotting us some more soldiers for a while? You know, in light of that whole NATO agreement.” …

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Mar 22 2009

The mystery of New Scientist’s gradual tabloidization

I’m interrupting my regularly scheduled Cosmos on Youtube marathon to post briefly about something I thought was really deserving of more exposure. Granted, the big bloggers have already covered this, but I have a teeny tiny sphere of influence comprised of my friends, family and those few people drawn here by pingbacks from all the …

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Mar 18 2009

Our Science Minister believes in MAGIC!?

Yet another post about the nexus of religion and science. You’d think I’d get tired of this stuff, but this one hits really close to home, and my rage meter is probably my biggest blogging driver. Gary Goodyear, Canada’s Minister of State for Science and Technology, apparently can’t bring himself to accept that science always …

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Mar 18 2009

I seriously dislike a number of people you probably think are cool.

I’m starting to think I like riling up outrage. Too bad I’m not actually attracting much outrage thus far. So, here’s me taking another stab at it, by attacking three of the most venerated religious figures of all time. Given the hypothetical situation that Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama are all drowning, and …

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Mar 14 2009

My conversation with God

So tonight I had a conversation with The Big Kahuna Himself, obviously taking a break from his telepathic chat-bot duties, and trying out his typing skills on a live question-and-answer website (I guess being God means you can carry on more than one conversation at once!). Here’s how the conversation went. Me: Hello God. God: …

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Mar 10 2009

Happy birthday Jodi!

Jodi turns 23 today. She won’t be around to see this until after work (her first day of work at the vineyard, in fact), so I want anyone who’s a regular reader to wish her a happy birthday. Do a guy a favour, huh? If not for me, then for her! I wanted to buy …

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Mar 08 2009

Our new eye in the sky

As an antidote to the last post, and the backward march religion seems intent on making, here’s a piece of scientific progress that proves humanity itself, despite certain member factions, will progress, pushing forward into the darkness. The Kepler mission has successfully launched, and is now a solar satellite, having escaped the bonds of Earth’s …

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Mar 06 2009

… and your Pope, too.

I was seriously considering praising the Vatican for their recent decision to accept evolution, much like they did in 1992 with Galileo’s heliocentric theory a few hundred years after expelling him from the country, in light of the fact that disproving all the available evidence is a task better suited for God and since He’s …

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Mar 06 2009

Next, Watchmen breakfast cereal!

As someone who grew up thinking Spider-Man, the Ninja Turtles, and X-Men were as milquetoast as their Saturday-morning cartoon counterparts, this video is all too plausible. We can only thank our lucky stars that the Watchmen wasn’t bastardized this way back in the 80′s/90′s. (Fixed the video. This one shouldn’t get taken down.)

Mar 04 2009

Spot the photoshop! part the last

Curse you, reader (singular), for being so clever. I’ll get the better of you yet. Try this one! I’ve upped the baby count and won’t comment on each, so as to avoid tipping you off with my text — which is a pretty big tip-off in the first two tries at this game.

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