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Oct 31 2013

Halloween is for scary stories

Salon has a small collection of tiny horror stories for Halloween. The only rule is that they can only be two sentences long: so you can go for Hemingwayesque brevity or a Joycean ramble, but you’re only allotted two periods. So I wrote one. They’re easy! Christmastime We had lost electricity, gas, and supplies months …

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Oct 28 2013

Double take

Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) goes for a drive with Ru Paul. I found this on Joe. My. God., where I saw this commentary: It’s very hard to believe that Elvira is 62. My first thought was, yes, she looks amazing, and I was surprised that she’s that old. But immediately after I saw her birthday — …

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Oct 28 2013

I should have Cthulhu teach my classes

Now you too can grasp the great Lovecraftian insights into biology. They’re pretty simple: you’re going to die, and the universe doesn’t care. By the way, the article is from the makers of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, which happens to be one of only three games that I have on my iPad. It’s …

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Oct 17 2013

The discomfiture of MRAs will be a joy to behold

ABC is going to be showing an exposé of MRAs and the Manosphere tomorrow night (Friday) at 10pm ET. Paul Elam, Chief Goon, and John Hembling aka JohnTheOther, Executive Glossolaliac, of AVoiceForMen will be featured, and that website is already bracing itself for the derisive laughter to come. Manboobz will be featuring a live chat …

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Oct 16 2013

Lullaby time

Oct 09 2013

A little music with a message

I liked this video, but warning: bullying, and no, it doesn’t have a happy ending. (via Joe. My. God.)

Oct 06 2013

I think I recognized all the references…

But I don’t think I’ve watched The Simpsons in a few years! Maybe I should tune in for Treehouse of Horror XXIV.

Sep 24 2013

There is no contradiction

It’s still driven by greed and pure self-interest. Ayn Rand rests easy in her grave. In an effort to further Ayn Rand’s message critiquing altruism and promoting the virtue of selfishness, rejecting all moochers who would dare claim your money by tears, the producers of the third Atlas Shrugged movie have launched a Kickstarter campaign …

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Sep 17 2013

It’s all quite lovely…

…but I’m afraid these lyrics make about as much sense to me as the original Queen song.

Sep 09 2013

It’s going to be very popular, I fear

I was stunned by Rebecca Watson’s account of the promotion efforts of a new show that looks like a drunk version of Mythbusters. Then I watched a couple of their videos, which were garbage, and I heard this tag line: You’ll know stuff your friends don’t, which will give you a temporary feeling of superiority, …

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