February 19, 2013
Today at Google, the Heliocentric Model Theory is illustrated in honor of Nicolaus Copernicus’s discovery that the planets circle the sun and not the stars and planets orbiting the earth.
Earlier today, I talked about Djesus Uncrossed.
Now a reminder of this, which at the time was a greater blasphemy than a stupid SNL sketch.
Notice also that this heliocentric model is “just a theory.”
Just like gravity is “just a theory” and evolution is “just a theory.”
For a reminder of what “just a theory” means, go here.
July 19, 2012
Nothing says, “I want to waste my money and throw it down the toilet” like falling for one of these scams from US Airlines.
Look at this crap I got in the mail. It looked so official. It was one of those envelopes that you have to tear off all the edges to reveal … what is it? … what can it be? … a fake check for $1,398.00.
It’s an AWARD NOTIFICATION for an airline that doesn’t exist. I’ve actually received one of these before several years ago. That one was a final notice, too.
Everything looks so legit!
And Suzanne Till signed it with her own dot matrix printer.
Well, Suzanne Till can rub my balls with her nubby fingers, because this shit wreaks of scam.
And google searches don’t help matters. Here’s a fun one who claims to have received take down notices from the company. That’s awesome!
Any of you have stories about these mail-order grifters? Do you have a nugget from the Confidence Artists at US Airlines Travel Union?
Remind yourselves not to fall for this like you did that faith you hold so dear. Said and done, if you can’t see the goods, it’s a scam.
For all of you who are looking this scam up, do you have any stories to relay? Please put them in the comments.
June 14, 2012
Herb Silverman wrote: “If an all-powerful god either caused the earthquake in Haiti or stood passively by as thousands perished, he would be a god more worthy of blame than praise. Some days the best thing you can say about God is that he doesn’t exist.”
On his T-Shirt, it reads, “Smile, there is no hell.”
In posting this quote, I looked it up, and a google search returned this post from science-y blogger Allan Fraser. To my knowledge, this editorial is where the quote came from.
See below the fold for a screen capture, but I find it weird that Allan Fraser included the same quote on his blog without attribution to Herb Silverman. Nor did Herb attribute the quote to Allan. So someone plagairized this line, and it really, really pisses me off to see that kind of thing on an atheist site. We’re supposed to be the ones paying attention to details.
We’re supposed to be the ones living like there are good rules to follow.
I’m all for sharing information, but for the lack of gods, what the fuck?
So I left a note on Allan’s blog giving him a chance to correct it. But I’m going to post a screen capture below the fold.
Boy, I am saucy today.
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December 10, 2011
Over at Facebook, a good liberal friend of mine posted this 7 foods list that has been going around for some time. I started responding to it, and found out that I have no time.
I’m running out the door for a photo shoot. (DOGS!).
But I was hoping one of you readers with a little time could help me find some resources for discussion when I get back.
I need YOUR help.
I’ve already sent a couple different responses, like “Google Debunking BPAs”.
This list was posted at Dr. Mercola’s and FOX, so you know how reputable it is.
Any feedback for the woo here would be helpful.
(And yes, I realize that some of the things on the list aren’t bunk, just not wholly true).
October 10, 2011
Here are a fun collection of images from some of my favorite sites, including I have seen the whole of the Internet, The Daily Wh.at, reddit.com/r/funny and Tastefully Offensive
Pic of kitten reads, “Itz ok just go on wifout meh”
Pic of dog licking human leg reads, “ATTACK!”
Image of popular logos says, “Name these brands”. Beside that image of leaves says, “Name these plants.”
Illustration of slice of cheese taking two slices of cheese photo says, “Say ‘people’”.
Image of boxer tangled up in broken blinds.
Image of door stop reads, “If I were a cartoon, my boner would sound like this thing.”
Image of sheep looks like it is skipping down the street reads, “Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me.” Image of Native American wielding a gun, reads “As far as I’m concerned, you’re all illegal aliens.”
August 17, 2011
Regular-reader, Facebook reposting, brilliant drummer and amazing photographer Bill Whitmire needs your help!
The long and short of it: Bill’s in a band called The Passing. The Passing need* votes. You have a computer. You can vote!
Here’s the juicy info:
All you have to do is go here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/Stoli?sk=app_108468622525037, put THE PASSING in their search box and click vote. You don’t not have to create an account or anything like that. Thankfully they made it super simple.
*The plural verb with a singular noun always throws me off.
March 12, 2011
Arist Ji Lee installs dioramas he calls”Parallel Worlds” on ceilings of people’s homes. Check out some of these cool installations that he has up — literally (below).
Ji Lee says:
People fill the floor of their homes with furniture and walls with paintings and pictures. So why are the ceilings left empty? Decorating ceilings was a celebrated art form in the past centuries that somehow got lost through the reductionism of modernism. People don’t look at the ceiling anymore. It’s a dead space. So I wanted to bring a small wink to this space. I also liked the idea that somehow there’s a parallel world which coexists with ours.
February 13, 2011
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I saw the graphic (above) on reddit. It goes along with some of the conversation we’ve been having about Noah’s Ark and how logically absurd it is to think humanity descended from incestuous relationships, not once, but twice.
I mean, if a person really thinks at one time inbreeding was fine, but eventually changed into something harmful to the species, what does that mean to the way that person views the world? What if you believe that in one of the most scientifically illiterate places on earth, people lived to outrageous ages contrary to what we know from science? I guess anything is possible. ‘
But what does it say about you if you want to be the product of incest or inbreeding? I mean, do you want a common ancestor who happens to show the progress of evolution or a common ancestor that shows your ancestors probably looked like this:
For a little more information on inbreeding, do a google search. Or start here (where many great images are collected).
February 8, 2011
Google is celebrating Jules Verne with this awesome graphic today (below). Be sure to check it out and move the lever around with your mouse. It’s five seconds worth of fun!