I received a package from New Orleans the other day (thanks, O Sender!) which contained this happy purple octopus and an assortment of bead necklaces. I am aware of the custom, and I know what I’m obligated to do upon receiving a handful of necklaces…I must expose my breasts. I’m not one to flout tradition, …
Category Archive: Weirdness
May 13 2013
May 11 2013
There is but one word that can describe this website. Let us not speak of it ever again.
May 05 2013
May 01 2013
People are always sending me links — sometimes it’s to a cogent rebuttal of lunacy, sometimes it’s something advocating lunacy, and sometimes…it takes me a while to tell. For instance, here’s this site called “The Truth of Genesis”. I read this and thought for a moment that it was a site debunking creationism. The biggest …
May 01 2013
It was the last day of classes for us. I brought donuts. Dammit, I just realized I missed a golden opportunity. I should have talked to them about Thrive and Pivar and Fleury and Andrulis. Crackpot fringe developmental biologists all seem to have a thing for donuts. Rats. Well, I’ll just send all my students …
May 01 2013
The Morris movie theater is going all out and having a midnight premier of the new Iron Man 3 movie, and I was mildly disappointed that I was going to have to postpone seeing it because I’ll be at the Orange County Freethought Alliance convention. But now I am greatly disappointed, because I have seen …
Apr 29 2013
What was in that pipe Gandalf was smoking? “Pipe weed” sounds like a euphemism to me.
Apr 26 2013
Maybe I was too quick to dismiss Branson’s scheme. It turns out that Alex Jones has a dating page. I’m thinking perfect partnership! Modify previous post. You board the plane to find it full of leering, lecherous conspiracy theorists. I may have nightmares tonight.
Apr 25 2013
But only to laugh at it. Some new pseudoscientific ‘documentary’ has been released this week, titled Sirius, which apparently has everything in it: conspiracy theories galore, ancient astronauts, zero point energy, pyramids, UFOs, antigravity, war, top secret government agencies, and aliens. One alien at least; the big feature proving the existence of aliens from outer …
Apr 20 2013
Go look at this Conspiracy Theory Flowchart. Look at it. No, really look at it. They got to you, didn’t they? The bastards have shaped your whole world, stuffed your head full of phony paradigms and bogus models and unsupportable conventions, and you can’t even see outside the goddamned box anymore. You’re in a straitjacket …