Category Archive: Weirdness

Feb 17 2014

I understand a fantasy art convention, at last


It makes so much sense. The sound effect is my favorite part.

Feb 14 2014

The Tom Perkins system

He has opened his mouth again. Tom Perkins, the privileged, overpaid rich guy who thinks the wealthy in America are as oppressed as the Jews under the Third Reich, has an ideal democratic system. The Tom Perkins system is: You don’t get the vote if you don’t pay a dollar in taxes. But what I …

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Feb 10 2014

We must protect the students!

Administrators at London South Bank University have taken steps to protect the religious sensibilities of their student body, banning blasphemous portrayals of deities and important religious figures. Followers of those beliefs can’t possibly be expected to deal with ridicule, so the offensive portrayals must be taken down. You might be wondering whose image is being …

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Feb 04 2014

What do you get when animals multiply?


My favorites are the Squiraffe and the Squorse — but all the ones that cross phylum boundaries are the best (notice that everything is a vertebrate but one? The most specialist, neatest one.).

Feb 03 2014

Start your week with something bizarre

My children are fortunate to all be fully grown, so I can’t warp them in their formative years by exposing them to children’s programming like this: Actually, even as a grown up myself, I’m feeling a bit perturbed by all that. Perhaps it isn’t too late!

Feb 01 2014

Cthulhu’s Minions: Evil Gods for Atheists

After I botched it last night, the Lovecraftians have regrouped and we will be having Cthulhu panel at FtBCon 2. It’s tonight, at 10pm Central (in about 2 hours). Confirmed: Michael Davis, Robert Price, Toren Atkinson, and me. A few others have been invited and might show up. If you’re desperately excited about shambling horrors …

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Feb 01 2014

“Spiritually wounded on the battlefield of the great war”

You’ll never guess what that is a euphemism for in this creepy video from the Mormon church. Yep, it’s all about masturbation, wrought with an excessive metaphor that protecting your friends from pornography and self-gratification is exactly the same as running around with guns to rescue wounded soldiers on the battlefield. I think the problem …

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Jan 30 2014

Funny Looking Rock found on Mars!


When last we heard from Rhawn Joseph, he was playing with photoshop and trying to sell off his online journal, the Journal of Cosmology. The Journal of Cosmology has been plugging away, claiming to have found bacteria in meteorites and then diatoms in meteorites — give them a blurry, vague photo of some shapeless blob, …

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Jan 26 2014

There’s a metaphor somewhere in here


The pope and some kids released a pair of “peace doves” to symbolize something or other, when this happened: Symbols seem to be prone to getting hijacked. Or attacked by birds.

Jan 24 2014

I’ve seen this argument somewhere before

I think they ripped it off from a theology textbook, simply changing the name of the mystery in question: You Can't Prove There's No Cannibal Rat Ship. Except, of course, there is a possibility that the Cannibal Rat Ship exists, and there are at least verifiable records that a ship called the Lyubov Orlova once …

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