Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

The Reasons for the Season

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The above image came to me via email. It’s from Truth Saves, but I was unable to find it on that site. The site has a lot of other good stuff, though. As you’ve noticed, I’m still having a lot of trouble finding time to post new articles. Since I very much would like the […]

Jesse Helms is (Thankfully) Still Dead

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I was cruising the internet looking for good photography, as I’ve been doing more often lately, and I came across this amusing advertisement from 1989: Jesse Helms was one of the most destructive senators we’ve ever endured. One of his little side projects was trying to defund the National Endowment for the Arts, because the […]

Shooting Holes in the Gun Nuts’ “Facts”

Monday, November 7th, 2011

I went looking for a gun graphic to illustrate a quick point I wanted to make. I couldn’t find that image, but I found this (on a gun nut’s page) instead: Since I know a thing or two about school shootings, that image was begging for me to shoot it full of holes. First of […]

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Look who has new nesting material! (Ray Comfort’s $100 bill, size comparison.) (Rat not included.) Last weekend, I went to the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival. It isn’t the sort of event where I expected to encounter the forces of superstition, fear, and misinformation. Oh what a fool I am. Overall, actually, I was rather […]

Johnny-on-the-Spot

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Photograph by Melanie Einzig The On the Media blog has an interesting article by PJ Vogt. He writes that he considers the above image to be one of the most memorable photos shot on the morning of Sept. 11. I agree. The incongruity of the mundane with the horrific is riveting. The photograph also contradicts […]

Summer Vacation, 1976

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

“There is a Growing Tendency to Think of Man as a Rationally Thinking Being… Which is Absurd. There is simply no evidence of any intelligence on the Earth.” (YouTube page is here) When I was growing up, my family would sometimes go back to my grandfather’s farm in South Dakota for a couple of weeks […]

Cabazon Dinosaurs: Intro

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Why so sad, Dinny? Has your home been overrun by creationists? (From slworking2) [I’m still working way too many hours these days and have no time to blog. It’s frustrating, because so many great topics have flown by that I wanted to cover. I’ve just come across a topic that demands an in-depth look, so […]

For Amphibious Vehicles Only?

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

(From GrammarBlog) It turns out that toad sign wasn’t an isolated incident. Here are two more examples. I know homonyms can sometimes be confusing if you only hear something and never see it in print, but come on! This spelling doesn’t even make sense. Do people ever think about what the words mean, or do […]