So the Farrelly brothers are pissed off that Matt Parker and Trey Stone “ripped off” their idea about having a ringer compete in the Special Olympics. The Farrellys’ movie, aptly named The Ringer, debuts now while the South Park episode that provoked their ire dates back to 2004. I’m not […]
What a Disaster!
Arabian horse lover, former FEMA Director and poster child for nepotism, Mike Brown, is starting a disaster planning firm. I guess I don’t need a punchline…..
The World Is Laughing, But Pat Robertson Isn’t
Hurrah to the Pennsylvanians who chose to continue teaching science in science class. A hearty boo to the Kansans who seek to turn back the clock on progress. When school board elections in Dover, Pennsylvania get coverage in the Scottish media, clearly something is awry. Politics, schmolitics…80 years ago, it […]
Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Tom Verducci writes, “The Red Sox plan to interview Jim Beattie and Jim Bowden this week for their GM opening. Bowden is also a strong contender for the Los Angeles job, which seems to be the better fit for him.” Yes, that is the same Jim Bowden who signed Cristian […]
One and Done
The White Sox have won, so is this it for Ozzie Guillen? (During Chicago’s late season swoon, he said that he might call it a career if his team took the World Series.) His players must not want him to stick around — they swept. Guillen hasn’t backed off in […]
House of Horrors
In the early 1990s, the Republican party swept into Congressional power as the country grew frustrated with the growing corruption of the Democrats. Prominent among those who lost their moral compasses was Dan Rostenkowski, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. His name was rarely uttered in public after […]
Faith vs. Science in the Medicine Cabinet
Study says homeopathic medicines don’t work – Alternative Medicine – MSNBC.com Why is it that so many fans of homeopathy are suspicious of the drug industry, but not the supplement industry. The former is subject to tighter regulation and requires scientific scrutiny. Granted, neither drug approval nor prescription are flawless, […]
Get Your Vlog On!
After much-too-much time staring at the computer screen, I’m happy to announce the beta launch of Vlogville — http://www.vlogville.com. All you need is Windows and Internet Explorer (other versions are in the pipeline) and you’re ready to roll. Sign up for a free account and let me know what you […]
Someone Is Getting a Few Pairs of Boots
So widespread is the curiosity about which of two species of animals would prevail in a confrontation that the Discovery Channel has a TV show called Animal Face-Off devoted to addressing just that matter. On the show, experts appear and simulations (computer and physical) are performed before a victor is […]
I need to stop reading. The more I read, the more I concerned I get about the state of science and reason in our country. My friend sent me an article on a museum that offers dinosaur displays in a biblical context. In the early 20th century, many creationist thinkers […]