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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31 2012

Yessss…come over to the Dark Side!

One of us! John Cole has seen the light…err, dark? But from where I stand these days, the only thing I see religion doing in the public sector is gay bashing and telling women, mostly poor and desperate and in deplorable financial and personal situations, what to do with their bodies. I see busybodies deciding …

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Jan 31 2012

Spanking Scofield

Oh, this just made my meeting-attending, class-preparing, paper-grading afternoon to see Be Scofield scorned on the Black Skeptics. When the Scofields and Karen Armstrongs of the world talk about how the new atheists just aren’t aware of the liberal, tolerant, sativa smoking, feminist, genderqueer god concept, my response is “I don’t believe in that motherfucker, …

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Jan 31 2012

Word.

I’m a fan of Yo, Is This Racist? even if the answer is almost always “YES”. This particular Q&A seemed particularly appropriate. Anonymous asked: Is it racist that my science teacher sucks balls? Yo, science education in the US is a fucking political mess of a tragedy, but it’s worth sticking around and at least …

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Jan 31 2012

Posin’

The latest edition of Randy Milholland’s Super Stupor mocks the ridiculous poses comic book artists contort their heroines into — you know the ones I’m talking about, the strange postures in which they simultanously thrust their breasts upwards and forwards, while thrusting their buttocks backwards and upwards, with their impossibly slender waists slung spinelessly between …

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Jan 31 2012

Turnabout is fair play, unless you’re a Republican

I’m glad someone is finding clever ways to point out the hypocrisy of Republican efforts to invade the privacy of women. To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a …

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Jan 31 2012

Hungary joins the United States in pandering to the wingnut brigade

I was feeling lonely. The daily spectacle of the Republican presidential candidates prancing their “family values” about the stage had me wondering…is there any other country in the world that would give such idiots such prominence? And yes there is. Hungary. They just passed a new law that sounds so…American. The new law says the …

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Jan 31 2012

Why I am an atheist – mandrellian

Why am I not an atheist … … and why I am. I am not an atheist because: I hate God I prayed to God and my prayers weren’t answered Militant/fundamentalist atheists converted me away from God I worship science and the works of man instead of God I’m rebelling against God like I rebelled …

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Jan 30 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: the only angel I believe in

seaangel

Aside from Mary, that is. (via NatGeo) (Also on Sb)

Jan 30 2012

True Science for Boys

galvanism

Ah, the 19th century…when mad scientists were really mad, and not only that, they were popular at parties. In 1818, Dr Ure and Professor Jeffray obtained the freshly killed corpse of Matthew Clydesdale, only an hour from the hangman’s noose, and proceeded to experiment on it with a battery in the Glasgow University anatomy theater …

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Jan 30 2012

Tentacular erotica for a good cause

Here’s a call for submissions for an anthology of erotic stories featuring tentacles. The deadline is 30 June, so get writing — I want some hot summer time reading. I’d send in something myself, but I’m afraid it would be so weirdly specific and technical that no one else in the world would want to …

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