Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 30 2012

Holding clay feet to witch-burning fires

One of the more ridiculous memes that’s gained a disproportionate amount of traction in the freethought community is that of “witch hunts”. It’s the idea that there’s some roving band of bloggers and commenters hunting for the least appearance of deviation from the One True Path and punishing with extreme prejudice without evidence or empathy. …

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Sep 29 2012

Mock The Movie: Moontrap transcript and subtitle files

My week has been very draining. I don’t have a lot left in the tank for blogging. I’m working nights now, but I’m also handling crises during the day, picking up lots of other folks’ slack. So I need a day or two to recharge, and hopefully I can put together a few choice items …

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Sep 27 2012

Linus Torvalds on Mitt Romney and Mormonism

You folks are going to LOVE this one. On Mitt’s “joke” that he doesn’t know why airplane windows don’t open and how that’s a big problem when there’s an electrical fire in the cabin, Linus Torvalds — Linux’s progenitor and Grand Poobah — had a few words to say on Google+. He really seems to …

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Sep 26 2012

Turtle vs cat

That’s right, turtles rule. Eat it, cat people.

Sep 25 2012

In which I grow a pair … of ovaries

It’s been possibly two years since I last did a guest post for my dear husband. I think it was a drunken rant. You’ll just have to pretend this one is drunken too as I forgot to drink. After running some errands for work today, my boss and I decided to take a quick detour …

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Sep 24 2012

Republicans agree: Mitt isn’t fit for office

Now if only mainstream media would pick up on the fact that basically nobody likes the guy… ah. A boy can dream.

Sep 24 2012

Nothing gets past reason

Condom with UCLU sticker: "Nothing gets past reason"

Alex Gabriel of the Heresy Club tipped me off that the UCLU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society has done some brilliant, necessary, and dirt-cheap outreach for rationality on their university campuses: giving away free condoms with pro-rationalism stickers attached. I’d love to see this initiative get imported to this side of the pond. Not only …

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Sep 22 2012

Canadian beef recall due to E.coli

May want to check your ice boxes. OTTAWA, September 21, 2012 – The public warning issued on September 20, 2012 has been expanded to include additional ground beef products because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency …

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Sep 21 2012

Rush Limbaugh: Tiny penises are feminazis’ fault

Limbaugh’s at it again. Even using his linguistic creation, to boot. This time, his unevidenced postulate is that feminism shrinks penises. Because feminism has only existed for the last 50 years. Or something. Rush Limbaugh on Thursday lashed out at feminists — who he called “feminazis” — over the news that male genitalia are shrinking. …

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Sep 20 2012

Pinkification of The Internet, For Dummies

"Internet pour Les Nulles", or "Internet For [Female] Dummies" cover

The For Dummies series is arguably the best known computer self-help manual series in the world. It’s diversified into other fields, of course, with Sex For Dummies and Fishing For Dummies, but its bread and butter is still the computer industry. But it turns out that they evidently haven’t been capturing one all-important market with …

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