Thursday, April 29, 2010

Geocities Johnny

I bring you Geocities Johnny Logic, thanks to the Geocities-izer.

Reason in the Big Easy

A the whole proclamation and little more found at Friendly Atheist.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


While I don't believe in banning books EVER, I sometimes understand the motivation behind the desire to do so. But not this time. This one is just plain dumb.

A woman in Minnesota has requested that the comic book, Bone, be removed from the shelves of her son's school library. Now, I have read Bone (thanks again to Ticknart for that!), and there is nothing remotely offensive in that book. In fact, I think there's more offensive and sexually-laden material in an Archie comic. Bone is just a great read for all ages.

My favorite thing is this response from Bone creator, Jeff Smith:
"My conclusion is that some people aren't smart enough to read comic books."

Audrey Art

Audrey Hepburn Portfolio (on flickr)

via Robot 6

Monday, April 26, 2010

Filled With Noodles

I'm sure it gets old, and I'm sure there are drawbacks, but a part of me really wishes that I worked in a place that had to post a sign like this:


I wholly endorse this idea:
On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that's your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake.
Found via this delightful comic strip.

Ask your doctor for a reason to take it.

TM in the Real World

My fellow computer science nerds-- look:

A functioning Turing machine! OK, it doesn't have an indefinitely extensible tape, but you get the idea.

Friday, April 23, 2010

If you've just seen Avatar

You know who you are...

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I'll be the first to admit that I am WAY behind on news. I have a pretty strict policy of not following news because of how it affects me. So I apologize if this is old news to you, because I just learned about it.

I had heard about Cynthia Stewart wanting to bring her girlfriend to her school prom and how the school had decided to cancel prom rather than allow it. What I hadn't heard is that, after a lot of run-around and a court battle, a prom was held where she was allowed to bring her girlfriend, but it was a FAKE, with only 7 students in attendance. THE REST OF THE SCHOOL WAS AT ANOTHER, SECRET PROM HELD AT THE SAME TIME.

I am so beyond disgusted about this. Honestly, I don't even know what else to say.

Best Use of iPad

Very expensive cat toy.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Colonel Angus

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Douchebag Wonder

Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discovery, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot.
-Samuel Horsley

Friday, April 16, 2010

Nathan Fillion Rules

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Planets Screw-up Science!

Well, not really:
The disk spins, rotating around its center like a DVD (though stuff toward the center goes around faster than stuff near the outer edge). The middle of the disk is where the star forms. Farther out, local eddies and vortices can form planets. But the important thing to note is that in this scenario, everything spins in the same way. If the disk appears to be spinning clockwise, say, then the star will spin that same way, the planets will orbit that same way, and the planets will spin that same way. We’re pretty sure this is how things work because that’s pretty much what’s happening in our own solar system.

This theory has been tested by observation and by increasingly complex modeling. Sometimes there are problems with it, but in general new ideas have been added that fix those problems, and over time we’ve been pretty happy overall with the idea that stars and planets form this way.

However, a bunch of newly discovered planets have messed this nice idea up. They orbit their stars the wrong way!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Atheist Barbie

Sunday, April 11, 2010

8 Bits of Awesome

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lovely 8-Bit Horrible

It's been all over the blogonets today.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Not Playing Farmville.

If any of you play it, I'm sorry, but I think you might be a sucker. I am, however, distracted by stories about people who play Farmville. Especially when it gets you kicked off your seat on the city council.

The troubled councilor, Dimitar Kerin, has defended himself by saying he was not the only one in the City Hall watering virtual egg plants. He said he had reached only Level 40, whereas Daniela Zhelyazkova, a councilor from the rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party, was already at Level 46.

[Via: All Tech Considered]