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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 23 2010

Breitbart can bite me.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past several days, USDA worker Shirley Sherrod was forced out of her job over a conveniently clipped fragment of a speech from 2006 posted on Andrew Breitbart’s blog (whom I won’t link, the execrable toad) that painted her as an anti-white racist, and turned into …

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Jul 21 2010

Straight from my childhood, Thexder Neo

Long ago in days of yore, I was given as a birthday gift my first computer — a DOS-based Tandy 1000 EX from Radio Shack, with 256kb of RAM and a blazing 8088 processor. It was one of the first computers to support EGA, though it used the proprietary Tandy graphics adapter protocol. And it …

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Jul 20 2010

Most Certainly Not Haunted

For crap’s sake. How can anyone believe this Most Haunted? Or any other ghost hunting show, for that matter? It’s so obvious that the lady on the left is moving the table. Next time get a motorized table, or at least lose the tablecloth so you can’t tell as easily when your hand movements precede …

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Jul 19 2010

Suspended: No Astrology Allowed

Clearly, this is a parody of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. This parody is lacking in that it doesn’t have anyone filling the Ben Stein role. And it probably relies too heavily on the sun signs for most of the current breed of troll that’s been visiting lately. But oh well. It’s still amusing!

Jul 19 2010

WISE discovers 95 NEO asteroids; astrologers scramble to interpret their influences

The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has been discovering all sorts of new celestial bodies to be cataloged, studied and to have their influences interpreted by astrologers for future use in ephemeris and readings. Millions of tiny meteors bombard the Earth every day, but burn up in the atmosphere long before they can cause …

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Jul 18 2010

The State of the Astrology Non-Debate

The thread over at Funk Astrology where Jamie Funk has pretty much cast me as an inquisitor hunting astrology heretics, wherein I’ve asked several times that someone actually show up and address the questions in my post, has netted us a number of amusing trolls but nobody actually addressing my post. Oh, I mean, you …

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Jul 17 2010

God is dead… and he was also very short

From Kids in the Hall, a Canadian troupe comedy series. If you missed it, you missed a lot of great moments like this.

Jul 17 2010

Dealing with Astrologers and Associated Trolls

I have posted the following comment at Jamie Funk’s Funk Astrology. It is in earnest. I have every intention of carrying out a real debate about the underpinnings of astrology, but I will not be goaded into talking about Jamie’s specific brand of it, and I have given them a perfectly legitimate “out” so they …

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Jul 16 2010

Red Dead Rideable Donkey Ladies and other nonsense

We’ve been having buckets of fun with our new television, PS3 and Red Dead Redemption since we got it last week. Case in point, Jodi just started playing, and she immediately vaulted over the second story railing in the saloon and almost landed on someone, all in an effort to make it out the door …

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Jul 15 2010

Three resources in fighting the skeptical fight

In the afterglow err… aftermath of the non-debate discussion had on my last post demolishing astrology’s foundation, there are several posts you would benefit from reading, for various reasons. First, What You’re Doing Is Important, by Surly Amy of Skepchick. We skeptics are not contrarians, we try to make the world a safer place and …

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