Category Archive: Humor

Jun 16 2014

This is a test


It’s true — I’ve heard a lot more about student protests of commencement speakers this year. At the Twin Cities branch campus of my university, for instance, there was an eruption of student activism over inviting war criminal Condoleeza Rice to give the commencement address — although part of the protest may have been over …

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Jun 05 2014

You just have to look at mansplaining as a kind of superpower

May 21 2014

Oh, no, I’m getting old!

Kate Wiles

It’s true…I haven’t the slightest idea who the king is!

May 09 2014

Beware the wrath of Canadians


May 04 2014

But everyone should know that the HuffPo sucks!


I got a bit of snippy email and twitter comments yesterday, after I made some disparaging comment about the HuffPo and its readership—I wonder if Garry Trudeau will get a lot of “how dare you say rude things about the Huffington Post!!?!?!” after this.

May 02 2014

That human need to control their perceived inferiors

The Onion lampoons an attitude we’ve encountered here a few times before. With her remarkable ability to determine exactly how others should be allocating their limited resources for food, local woman Carol Gaither is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on what poor people should and should not have in their grocery carts, …

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Apr 28 2014

Checkmate, atheists


I think I’ve heard this argument a few thousand times now.

Apr 23 2014

Ben Affleck’s new Batman costume…revealed!

Stephen Byrne

There were groans of dismay throughout Nerd-dom when it was announced that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in the next movie in the franchise. But then the always over-the-top Kevin Smith saw the costume. “I saw the Batman costume. More than that, I saw a picture of [Ben Affleck] in the costume…I don’t want …

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Apr 15 2014

Ken Ham gets his wish

Poor ol’ Ken has been feeling oppressed lately — there was that Noah movie (unbiblical!) and this Cosmos series (godless!), and it was so unfair. Where was the Cosmos show that gave equal time to the one true Biblical story of the universe? He gets his wish at last. Here it is, Creationist Cosmos. Creationist …

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Apr 10 2014

Kilstein is in flyover country

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday evening, Jamie Kilstein will be performing at Freethought Festival 3 in Madison, WI. This video is definitely NSFW, but it’s hilarious. I am tempted to just hop in my car and make the 7 hour drive to Madison…but I’m going to be trapped in grading all weekend instead. I …

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