Happy Jihad’s House of Shakespeare

A ribbitting performance

I couldn’t find a Shakespeare
toad, so this will have to do.

In case you haven’t heard, Bing McGhandi, a.k.a. Bob Blaskiewicz, has officially launched his new blog. It’s called Skeptical Humanities. Go check it out. Stick it in your RSS reader. Give it a few weeks to see if you like it.

The About page tells us that there are lots of skeptical science blogs, but very few skeptical humanities blogs. That’s the niche his new blog fills. It’s not exactly my strongest area of interest, but I’ll read it for a while and see what he does with it.

The new blog is currently the home of two contributors, Bing/Bob and Eve Siebert. The first article is written by Eve, so we still have to wait and see what Bob/Bing does with his half.

That first article is titled “‘Little English and No Sense’: The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy”. It tells me more than I really wanted to know about that problem. I started skimming it about halfway through. OK. That’s fine. I suspect most people skim my articles, too (After all, who really wants to read 1000 words about why Bill Johnson does not have a functioning brain?).

So go scope it out for yourself and see if it’s your thing.

9 Responses to “Happy Jihad’s House of Shakespeare”

  1. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I feel schooled. I honestly thought there was a controvery. However, I’m not into the humanities so only know what “I’ve heard” as I have not researched the subject.

    Is this the same reason why global warming and evolution poll so low in the USA? Not because most/many/some actually don’t believe it, but because they don’t know and haven’t been schooled by an authoritah?

    I agree with Ron that the first post was skim-worthy for somebody not into the humanities, but I love the niche it is filling. This is a good idea.

  2. Bob Blaskiewicz Says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I was thinking that I’d either launch into a critique of Freudian criticism or perhaps let fly a stream of poop jokes. Still deciding.

  3. Jeff Says:

    but because they don’t know and haven’t been schooled by an authoritah?

    I think it’s because they don’t respect the authoritahs.

  4. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Jeff – I agree that’s a large part of it and have seen anecdotal evidence first hand — we all have. Basically, it’s all a part of the “don’t trust the scientists” crap that floats around.

    But in addition to that, I truly wonder if part of it is just plain old ignorance, not combined with an unwillingness to learn. The average person may really not give a shit (we all have different interests) and the media does a horrible, horrible job reporting on those subjects, hyping up any nontroversy as something that will shake the very foundation of science itself!!!

    So, I just wonder what percentage are in that boat? Able to understand, but simply ignorant because it’s not enough a part of their daily life. Like me and the Shakespeare “controversy.”

  5. Jeff Says:

    But in addition to that, I truly wonder if part of it is just plain old ignorance, not combined with an unwillingness to learn.

    I don’t think you meant “not”. Yes, I have to believe much of it is willful.

    We could send in Eric Cartman with a nightstick – “Respect my authoritah!”

  6. Coty Says:

    We could send in Eric Cartman with a nightstick – “Respect my authoritah!”

    No, that’d just make it worse; Eric’s the kind of scum who would encourage their behavior, since it would make them easier to control. So he’s your average fundie leader, basically.

  7. Blessed BoxxaRoxx, the homoGENIUS!! Says:

    You’re most certainly entitled to your whorizontal belief; however, if I alone cannot audit the Fed in this Great Depression, I certainly CAN reflect on where our angst leads U.S. Lets get past alla the hypocritical BS of religion we arrogant mortals think of mortality and focus on how infinitely teeny-tiny our existence is. 88ish meeesly years VS. the length and breadth of eternity?? C’mon, pal. Whether you wanna believe-me-or-not, is certainly up to one person, you; however, you alone outta the billions of human beings have a precious, indelible soul. I personally don’t wanna lose you. See ya soon. God bless.

  8. Ron Britton Says:

    Rock Box:

    I’m at a bit of a loss as to what your comment has to do with Shakespeare, but thank you for visiting!

  9. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Time Cube!