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AVENGERS!

Posted in Comic Book Culture, Current Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by Marco

-and the fan boys were pleased.  And they did much rejoicing.

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Facebook Ultimatums and You!

Posted in Current Events, Humor/Satire, Philosophy, Political, Religious with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by Marco

Have you ever been the victim of a facebook ultimatum?  Yes.  You have.  Trust me.  A facebook ultimatum is the lowest form of chain mail and they are generally about America/American military, cancer, animal abuse/child abuse or Jesus and they give you two choices; agree with me or you’re a bad person.  They’re generally just a big ego stroke with an additional passive-aggressive implication, accusation or fuck-you thrown in for good measure.

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Feminist, Lesbian, Communist Girl Scouts from Planet Abortion!

Posted in Current Events, Gay, Humor/Satire, Political, Religious with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by Marco

Sounds like a cheesy b-movie, right?  No.  According to Bob Morris the Girl Scouts are trying to turn your sweet little girls gay, feminist and/or communist.  Further more, they apparently don’t promote Christianity enough.  Bob, who is a Republican (surprise!), claims that those adorable little cookie peddlers have a hidden agenda of subverting our precious American values.

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TAM 9: Critical Thinking in Sin City!

Posted in Current Events, Philosophy, Religious, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by Marco

This last weekend, my wife and I took a jaunt out to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 9th annual Amaz!ng Meeting, a skeptics convention.  Great thinkers and skeptics of all shapes and sizes from around the globe came together to discuss topics ranging from public education, space travel, paranormal activities, psychic phenomenon and the origins of life.

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Such Bravery in the Face of Death

Posted in Current Events, Philosophy, Religious, Science with tags , , , , on April 25, 2011 by MSchroen

Christopher Hitchens was scheduled to appear at a conference of atheists this weekend, but had to cancel due to his illness. He sent this letter to be read in lieu of his appearance. Continue reading

No Homeo: Part 1.5

Posted in Current Events, Science with tags , , , , on March 25, 2011 by MSchroen

If you are unfamiliar with homeopathy, please see the previous post.

The recent trouble with Japan’s nuclear reactors post-disaster has led to growing fears about radiation sickness and the like.

These issues have been covered by those infinitely more qualified than I.

Instead I refer you here to get a look at exactly the kind of nonsense I described in my previous post, straight from the horse’s mouth.

Here’s a quote to whet your appetite: “If radiation sickness has developed, your homeopath is the best person to advise on remedy treatment dosages and potencies as these will depend on the symptoms you are experiencing and their severity.”

-Mike S.-

No Homeo, bro!

Posted in Current Events, Humor/Satire, Science with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by MSchroen

Supplementary, complementary, and alternative medicine (SCAM) seems to be popping up in the darndest places. No longer are alchemic tinctures and potions sequestered to hippie shops and mom and pop health stores. Continue reading