Category Archive: Weirdness

Jul 25 2014

Go ahead, let me plan your wedding

It’ll be cheap, there won’t be much ceremony, and I’ll yell at you to get over yourselves. Matthew Yglesias cites me…for good advice on wedding planning, which is not quite what I would have expected. But that’s OK, the Mediocrity Principle applies to everything.

Jul 25 2014

He will devour Mary Worth and Rex Morgan, MD last


It’s all over the news that Archie Comics is killing off Archie (sounds like a desperate bid to draw attention to a line that has been boring and moribund for decades). But why aren’t these same media outlets talking about the fate of another major character, Sabrina the Teenage Witch? It’s a bit dark. She …

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Jul 10 2014

I get email

Sometimes it is even informative. I was sent a data dump on official Catholic doctrine regarding sexual relations — it is rather revealing. I don’t recall requesting it, though, but sure, I’ll take it. And grimace. I was informed of an inquiry you made some 7 months ago concerning the morality that must be preserved …

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Jul 09 2014

Featured on the Escapist


I recognize this guy! Check out the other cosplay photos from Convergence — in particular, the Skepchicks were impressive in their Orange is the New Black outfits. I didn’t cosplay at all, I’m afraid. I wore my lab coat. Strangely, when I had to make a run for supplies to the nearby Whole Foods, they …

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Jul 09 2014

Must be what the Rapture would be like


The poor fish just goes yoink, and none of the others even notice.

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Jul 08 2014

This book would have been a blessed relief


I had three children. I read Goodnight Moon to all three of them, many times each. If only I’d had a copy of Goodnight Dune!

Jul 08 2014

So confused

I got these pamphlets in the mail yesterday. People send me Bible tracts all the time — who needs to think when you’ve got Jack Chick to give you a Hallmark shortcut? — and I usually just flip through them and toss them. But these were weird. One was about a Ken Ham-like preacher ranting …

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Jun 30 2014

Because Indians are magic!

So you wish you were an Indian, because they’re so spiritual and noble and one with nature — they’re so magical that having a name like Manny Two Feathers or Vicki Ghost Horse means the crap you sell on e-bay has extra cred and is worth more money. Now you can be! It’s easy. There …

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Jun 28 2014

My zombie story

The zombie plague was a dud. When the first cases emerged, scattered around the globe, everyone knew exactly how to put them down: destroy the brain. The world had been so saturated with zombie comic books, zombie TV shows, zombie novels, and zombie movies in the greatest, if unplanned, public health information program ever, that …

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Jun 26 2014

It’s not an omen, really


A couple in Oregon were getting married, when a nearby fire went out of control and required that most of the wedding party be evacuated. But it did provide a great opportunity for amazing wedding pictures. I think it was a sign from God that he was furious that this was not a same-sex marriage.

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