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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Is Original Music Dead?

Posted in Art, Metal, Punk Rock, Science with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by MSchroen

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

Sucker Punch: Sailor Moon And Friends Enter The Matrix

Posted in Comic Book Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by Marco

Okay, first and foremost, I must state the obvious; Hot! Scantily clad hotties with samurai swords and automatic firearms?  …Yes, please.  Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events) is all grown up and DAMN!  She can wear the shit out of a Sailor Moon costume.  I am down!  Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung and indy favorite, Jena Malone, flirt, dance, shoot and slash their way through a CGI underworld full of ninjas, cyborgs and zombies. Continue reading

This Exists.

Posted in Epic, Gay, Humor/Satire with tags , , on March 29, 2011 by MSchroen

I was born 13 years ago in Washington D.C.
My mother and my father explained the world to me
I listened very closely but I did not agree
Instead I came up with my own philosophy

Don’t tell me that I should act like you
Or do the same as other do
To stand out in a noisy crowd
You must make sure your voice is loud (loud)
To others it sounds false
But that’s the way I roll
I know what I say is true
Let me explain to you

I’m Zack!
Stand back
Class act
You can take it from me, unique!
Tres chique
The peek of fabulosity
Don’t you wish you could be Zachary

I’m not afraid to do my thing despite what I’ve been told
I’d rather watch an apple ____ than the super bowl
I rather dance to Hairspray than my fathers rock n’ roll
I rather eat a hot dog than my mother’s Casserole

I like singing in the Shul
And spending time with friends at school
Or swimming in a swimming pool
As long as the water is not too cool
Gardening and pottery
Cooking and gemmology
Science and technology
They all interest me

I’m Zack!
Stand back
Class act
You can take it from me, unique!
Tres chique
The peek of fabulosity
Don’t you wish you could be me
Zachary

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