September 6, 2008 • 8:16 am 2
You might remember Mandy Steckelberg from the Laura Bush video I posted back in May of last year.
Just this morning, I got a little note from Mandy, thanking me for posting her video.
She digs my blog. *blush*
She also let me know that she’s got a new video out, and it made me laugh all the way through.
Her new video, not even remotely safe for most Medieval and/or Victorian era work places, is below the fold. (But if you’re surfing at work and concerned about that sort of thing… umm… what are you doing here????)
July 22, 2008 • 8:25 am 6
A peek above our garters to Greg Laden for this.
Take a look at John McCain’s America:
At a McCain event in Denver, advertised as “Open to the Public”, McCain’s Secret Service detail had Denver Police ticket, remove, and threaten to arrest 61 year old librarian Carol Kreck for attending the even holding a sign that said simply, “McCain = Bush”.
That’s right, in John McCain’s America, even little old ladies and libraries will be arrested for voicing dissent on city property. Carol Kreck had it exactly correct. John McCain does in fact equal George W. Bush, and that is exactly what this country needs less of, not more of. I shudder to think what he’d do to Ms. Kreck’s library, should he attain the power for which he rabidly drools.
June 25, 2008 • 6:00 am 4
I’ve been thinking for some time that a friend of mine should start a blog. He’s got some interesting things to say, and a wicked and funny creative streak that I love.
How could you not love his YouTube entry in the April Skepchick contest?
Well, as I said in the title, it’s about damned time.
As soon as you’re finished dancing naked on your/your lover’s/your boss’/your neighbor’s/a perfect stranger’s/my desk (Kate, you have to move so I can write, huz!), go say hello to Rystefn at The Last Road, and try to pronounce his name correctly.
June 7, 2008 • 10:03 pm 8
A flagrant, slutty peek above our garters (about which we will very publicly brag) to Javier, who passed this on to us.
Hypocritical weenie gets pwned.
June 2, 2008 • 9:08 am 2
I have made a point for some time now not to post copyrighted material on this blog.
Some things just belong to the world.
O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
(Brought to mind by Greg Laden’s caption post.)
Video from the ending of Dead Poets Society (1989).
February 24, 2008 • 10:47 am 11
You may have seen this little logo beginning to find its way around the Blogosphere. The full story of how it came about can be found here, but the short version is this:
Bloggers who were interested in science and scientific research would use a linked graphic for an aggregating service called “Blogging on Peer Reviewed Research”, or BPR3. The service would pull together blog posts that used the label into one place, where one could browse around and see what some of the best science bloggers were saying about new research on all sorts of topics.
In yet another disingenuous attempt to give the Intelligent Design Creationism Hoax some veneer of scientific credibility, Discovery Institute lapdog and mealy mouthed mouthpiece Casey Luskin stuck the logo on one of his bullshit propaganda pieces, breaking pretty much every rule of BPR3 in addition to his usual utter lack of integrity. When someone noticed and he was busted of course, Casey did the responsible thing. He lied his ass off.
Anyway, you can read the whole sordid affair at the links above if you really want to see the blatant dishonesty that is part and parcel of the whole (bowel) movement that is The Intelligent Design Creationism Hoax of Propaganda (IDCraHP).
In a moment of breathtaking brilliance, Mister DNA, creator of CBEBs, came up with the perfect answer for Liars Like Luskin. Blogging on Pseudo-Scientific Douche-Bags (or the light version, Blogging on Pseudo-Science). If you blog at all about Pseudo-Science of any stripe, I would encourage you to look into joining the chorus there. It’s spreading like wildfire, and even some of the biggest science bloggers and ScienceBloggers are using it already.
(As a note of historical pride, allow me to point out that one of my posts was the very first one to be successfully aggregated by the service automatically.)
Before the project goes any further, I want to be sure that Kent Hovind, creationist, liar, convicted felon, and Pseudo-Scientific Douche-Bag with a fake “Dr.” degree from a fake “University”, is immortalized in the archives at BPSDB.org.
You’re still a FuckTard, aren’t you Kent?
February 1, 2008 • 5:54 pm 9
…settle for Disney World.
A peek above our garters to Dr. E for pointing us to that.
January 14, 2008 • 11:28 am 8