Monthly Archives: December 2007

A day at the Field Museum! (updated)

I’m in Chicago, visiting family for the holidays with my girlfriend, and we decided to hit the Field Museum of Natural History, one of my childhood haunts. I thought I’d do a little ‘photo highlights’ post about the things that … Continue reading

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The roots of my lack of respect for organized religion… (updated)

A few weeks back, I made a comment on Pharyngula about the reasons that I finally lost complete respect for organized religion. The reasons seemed odd enough and entertaining enough to merit a post on their own: Legos and Peanuts. … Continue reading

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Patrick Swayze Christmas, by MST3K

One more irreverent Christmas video: that of the MST3K bunch singing “A Patrick Swayze Christmas”: YouTube is great, isn’t it?

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My part in the War on XMas…

As my part in the War on Christmas, I thought I’d link to some irreverent Christmas music. For those fans of Jonathan Coulton, Mike Spiff of Spiffworld finally did a video of Chiron Beta Prime, one of my favorite Christmas … Continue reading

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Christian lepers need MY help??!!

Normally I delete without reading any ‘phishing‘ or 419 scam emails I get, which include the Nigerian banking schemes along with their close relatives the Hong Kong banking scheme, the UK banking scheme, the Amsterdam lottery scheme, the China import/export … Continue reading

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I wasn’t slain by an elf… I AM an elf!

Now that I’m thinking about role-playing games again, I found a nice questionnaire (h/t The Garbled Zombie) that allows you to determine what sort of Dungeons and Dragons character you would be. It’s a long questionnaire, but quite entertaining to … Continue reading

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“You didn’t ask!”

You know, nearly twenty years ago, when I was in high school, I was playing the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade with some of my friends. If you’re wondering what this has to do with the ‘politics’ tag, bear with … Continue reading

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Mars flirting with disaster!

CNN is reporting today that astronomers have determined that there’s a one in 75 chance that a big asteroid could hit Mars in January!  These may not seem like good odds, but they’re astonishingly high considering the amount of empty … Continue reading

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Robert E. Howard (indirectly) on religion

I’ve been kind of busy the past few days, preparing for the holidays (you hear me, Bill O’Reilly?  I said ‘holiday’!!!), so I haven’t been able to post much.  This seemed like a good time to share one of my … Continue reading

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A few (small) bits of happy political news

Two little things happened on the political front today that give some faint hope that the country hasn’t degraded completely into a torture-loving big-brother kleptocracy:  Senator Chris Dodd managed to push off via filibuster threat the Senate vote to give … Continue reading

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