Archive for the ‘Rationalism’ Category

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 […]

4th Horseman Appears at Egyptian Protests

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

I’d heard of the website Above Top Secret, but I had never been there. Apparently that’s where a lot of the conspiracy kooks hang out. It looks like a bunch of skeptics hang out there, too. I don’t know how well that tempers the crazy. It looks like there’s some good stuff on that site […]

Happy Jihad’s House of Shakespeare

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

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 […]

They Paved the Lily Pad and Put up a Parking Lot

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

(From The Full Bug) It saddens me greatly to report the demise of my second-favorite blog. Happy Jihad’s House of Pancakes is no more. Bing McGhandi has announced that his fiery, flamboyant assault on the self-stupid has ceased production. He is shifting focus and will be starting a new blog under his real name. The […]

Truth in Advertising

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I guess at only $2 per session, it will take quite a while for this “psychic” to clean you out. They should learn from Sylvia Browne and charge lots of money for their worthless predictions. Actually, this sign in Mountain View, California belongs to the two businesses that occupy one building: a pet store and […]

Rhymes with Sewage, Part 5: 2010

Friday, June 4th, 2010

[In Parts 2, 3, and 4, I told you about my continuing adventures at the 2004 New Living Expo. It’s now 2010. Time for me to go again!] They held the 2010 New Living Expo in San Francisco last month. As I previously mentioned, I hadn’t been to one of those in at least six […]

Rhymes with Sewage, Part 4: Kirlian Conclusion

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Was I about to throw this into the gears of his sales pitch? [In Part 3, I told you about my continuing adventures at the 2004 New Living Expo. Among other things, I had a past-life regression. But earlier in the day, I agreed to try a $50 aura-healing pendant, in exchange for getting a […]