Archive for the ‘Offline Video’ Category

How Do Conservatives and Liberals See the World?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Yes, yes. Godwin. I know! I just watched the latest episode of Moyers & Company with Bill Moyers. He interviewed social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. Haidt has a forthcoming book titled The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. It was a fascinating program. I recommend it, if you haven’t watched it [...]

The Alpha Course

Monday, July 11th, 2011

(Cartoon from The Rut) I was all set for my big comeback article tonight. It was going to be good. I was going to write about a high-pressure fundie recruitment ploy that utilizes intensive sales techniques, a la the dreaded timeshare sales pitch. It turns out that isn’t quite what they do, and it was [...]

Christmas Test

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

“What A” Rush Limbaugh on Family Guy

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Rush Limbaugh guest-starred in one of the worst Family Guys ever last night. Normally, the show is unapologetically liberal. I guess Seth MacFarlane somehow felt obligated to give the extremist hate-fringe of the Republican party a chance to whitewash itself last night (because it’s not white enough). For some reason, it takes over a year [...]

One Guideline for Modesty

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

We’ve been ignoring BJ from the American Decency Association for a little too long, so I decided to check up on him. It turns out he decided to let somebody else say something stupid for him this week. He refers us to the blog of a Christian publisher named Michael Hyatt, who wrote an article [...]

Bad Fundies!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

(Image from Comically Vintage) I’ve spent the last hour looking for a good fundie “news” article to rip apart. I’ve come up empty-handed. This is happening to me more and more often. Everything they’re writing these days is so derivative. It’s all the same old crap. “Contraception is abortion!” “America was founded by and populated [...]

Three Articles to Check Out

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I came across three interesting articles this last week. I thought I’d pass them along. Somebody Went Postal on Him Over at the WFMU blog is “The Ballad Of The Walking Postman”. It’s a tale from the Civil Rights Era. Here’s what WFMU says about it: Today’s musical selection tells the story of Bill Moore, [...]

129th Skeptics’ Circle: How the Discovery Channel has Fallen

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

(Super-awesome photograph by Ron Britton) I haven’t been trying to neglect the blog lately. I was hoping to cut back to two or three articles per week, not two or three weeks per article. It’s amazing how merely re-prioritizing the blog from #1 hobby to #2 hobby has robbed it of so much attention. The [...]