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Category Archive: Memes

Apr 26 2014

Diggers find E.T. in New Mexico — no, seriously

Atari's E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial cartridge

As skeptics, we’re prone to doubting those stories that are told and retold over long periods of time, often taking on mythic proportions. The video game world has its own share of such urban legends, though few as impactful as this one.

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Dec 24 2013

What Does the Donkey Say

Some Christians just can’t leave well enough alone, apparently. They have to Jesusify even weird meme songs like What Does The Fox Say. The River Christian Reformed Church is responsible for this particular mess. Wow. Really, wow. May your god have mercy on your souls and not throw you in the pits of eternal suffering …

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Nov 21 2013

How to get me interested in The Hunger Games

Til now, I’ve had little interest in reading or watching The Hunger Games, having suffered through one too many kids-having-to-hurt-each-other dystopian sci-fi novels and movies. If you want to get me interested in the franchise, you’d have to remake it something like this. Cookieness Evereat. Hah.

Aug 06 2013

I Get Email Too: On religious symbols, double meanings, and passing

Chi Rho, the "Monogram of Christ", one of the earliest symbols of Christianity

In my FtBCon talk Mission Creep, I briefly touched on the episode in my life when I wore a plain silver crucifix hoping to “pass” as Christian in my predominantly French Catholic town: I felt isolated. I felt like I had to “pass” as Christian. I put on airs of being a Christian, wearing a …

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Jun 25 2013

Warwick Davis explains the importance of computer backups

I’m in a seriously bad way after working a ridiculous marathon shift overnight when some server issues kinda turned into a perfect storm. I might need a few days to recover and catch up on sleep. So have something fun. I loved Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood when I was a kid. Probably saw that …

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Jun 21 2013

Math or maths?

A linguist American living in the UK explains the difference. Apparently there’s a folk etymology built up that “math” is plural because “mathematics” ends with an S. But that’s not the only reason something might end with an S — there’s also the collective noun, like “linguistics”. Interestingly, she’s gone native, saying “maths” despite knowing …

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Apr 29 2013

“But I’m a nice guy!”

Okay, if you haven’t already seen this video that’s been floating about recently, you probably should. I see this absurdism, and reductio ad absurdum of the entire Men’s Rights Movement, as a defense mechanism against the completely counter-intuitive pushback against feminism. I mean, how else do you deal with ideas that are so patently absurd …

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Feb 10 2013

Ze Frank’s true facts about sloths

Whatever you’re doing. stop doing that thing. Thereafter, do this thing instead: press play on the below video. If I typed as quickly as a sloth, this would be a very long post. Not because they type quickly, but because they type slowly enough to cause a lot of autorepeat characters.

Dec 22 2012

Welcome to day one of the 14th b’ak’tun

Milk expiry: 2012.12.21. Caption: Well played, milk, well played.

Travelling today. On precious little sleep, too. My sleep schedule has been a complete shambles recently — been only getting a few hours of sleep a night, discontinuously, for at least a week. And I know I can’t sleep on planes, so today might be a bit rough. I had previously blogged about how patently …

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Nov 04 2012

Paul Ryan’s new Old Spice ad

"Hello, ladies. Look at your abortion rights. Now, look at me. Look back at your abortion rights. Your abortion rights are now beans. Look down. Now I'm Jack Kennedy.

I’m doing an overnight tonight for work. Yes, tonight. Saturday night into Sunday morning. When I should be adjusting the time on my various clocks and catching up on sleep. Lucky me. So, click this image to behold what a Paul Ryan Old Spice ad might look like. Via the Mansplaining Ryan tumblr. It’d be …

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