Surely this time they go too far?

It has become routine in the wake of some major tragedy for some religious idiot to say that it was punishment from god for something or other. The only question is who will enter that swamp first. This time Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association and Republican huckster Mike Huckabee who do the honors, saying that god did not prevent this unspeakable tragedy because of the fact that school-sponsored prayer and Bible readings and the Ten Commandments are no longer permitted in public school classrooms. [Read more...]

Puppy trying to sleep

I am someone who enjoys sleeping. But I am impressed by the much greater sleeping ability of dogs. It seems like they can take naps almost anywhere and at any time. Here is a puppy that is determined to sleep even in an uncomfortable pose.

Parody of Old Spice ads

I love good parodies but to really appreciate them, one needs to be familiar with the material being parodied. Some time ago, there was an excellent parody of the Old Spice ads, put out by (of all people) the Brigham Young University library. [Read more...]

These people have no shame

There was recently a big fuss about how the Hostess company was going out of business, because many people seemed to have a sentimental childhood attachment to its products though I personally had never eaten any, perhaps because I had not grown up in the US. Much of the media spread the message that the cause was that the workers were not willing to grant huge concessions in salary and benefits for the company to stay in business. [Read more...]