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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 17 2012

LBP2 Machinima: Sexy And I Know It

Little Big Planet 2 is incredibly versatile for making machinima — you can record Sackbots’ actions and put them in all sorts of crazy costumes. Or, as it turns out, almost no costume at all. Witness this remake of the LMFAO video. I think it’s hilarious that the Ron Jeremy sackbot looks like one of …

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Apr 16 2012

Global warming does not improve plant productivity

There’s a very short window where plants improve with more CO2, where they scrub more of it from the atmosphere than usual. This window is apparently overwhelmed in a hurry with the levels we’re seeing, though, resulting in crop die-outs which are exacerbated by warming-influenced droughts. This would, in a perfect world, shut up those …

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Apr 16 2012

Nothing is true, everything is permitted — except a female Assassin

One of the really cool things about the Assassin’s Creed series is how many liberties it takes with the historical source materials, in order to build a vast conspiracy theory of Templars vs Assassins. The story goes about assigning historical figures throughout the ages to one or the other faction, putting them into direct conflict …

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Apr 15 2012

The Donald thinks autism comes from a “monster shot”

clipart of a cartoon nurse holding a huge syringe

Donald Trump’s wig must be on way too tight. He’s developed a theory, based on some anecdotes he’s heard, that autism comes from a “monster shot” vaccination. He explains in his weekly Fox And Friends address visit, starting at about 2:40:

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Apr 14 2012

Gay screeds result in CCOKC: Child Celebrities Opposed to Kirk Cameron

We here in the atheist community have known for a very long time that Kirk Cameron is a total asshat. His creationist screeds and antiscience campaigns were evidently not quite sufficient to generate outrage amongst his peers, but as it turns out, his latest anti-gay nonsense finally put him over the top. A number of …

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Apr 14 2012

Mock The Movie Supercharged!

Frankenstein movie poster

Good news, MtM fans — all three of you! We’ve decided on four new movies, to be mocked starting this Thursday and every two weeks thereafter. That’s right, we’re gonna come at you like a spider monkey on crack laced with caffeine (and a tiny bit of prozac to keep from having a heart attack)! …

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Apr 13 2012

SCOC ruling: Harper’s warrantless internet wiretapping unconstitutional

Via Ottawa Citizen: The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark ruling that emergency wiretapping without a warrant is unconstitutional — which could pave the way for a new federal law that better safeguards privacy rights — is being used by critics to revive their attacks on the Harper government’s controversial Internet surveillance bill. “It’s a huge …

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Apr 12 2012

Smithsonian exhibit: The Art of Video Games

The Smithsonian is going to have an exhibit on a subject I expect you will understand to be near and dear to me: video games as an art form.

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Apr 11 2012

Art’s great nudes remade for… modern… sensibilities.

Botticelli's Birth of Venus

I don’t know about you, but every time I saw Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, my one overriding thought was, “damn but she’s fat. She should be skinnier“. Okay, I can’t even really say that facetiously. Sorry. My sarcasm is broken. So Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano undertook a project to redesign many of art history’s …

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Apr 10 2012

Pat Robertson: “Man up” and give money to the church against wife’s wishes

Oh yeah. That’s what I’m talking about. That’s the kinda take-charge attitude that’ll get you divorced in a hurry. Wife’s not a Christian? Family budget is in the red? Wife more concerned about feeding the kids than about your spiritual needs? Worried that God won’t like you if you don’t give ten percent of your …

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