Archive for February, 2006

Politics Creeps In

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Even if you don’t read my post, follow this link to read the excellent article by Republican Glenn Greenwald on the Unclaimed Territory blog. Just because somebody disagrees with the President, it doesn’t make him an enemy of the state! When Bay of Fundie used to be a podcast, I received an email from a [...]

Television Notes

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

In a previous column, I mentioned a documentary that I had seen about Noah’s [F]arc[e], and how much I enjoyed its shredding of that fantasy. I thought it was on the History Channel, because 95% of the documentaries I watch are on that network. Looking through the upcoming shows, I see that the Discovery Channel [...]

September 11

Monday, February 20th, 2006

As I was researching disasters, I was reminded of how prominent the date of September 11 has been. Below is a short list. The descriptions are from Wikipedia. My comments are in parentheses and italics. Don’t read too much into the coincidences. The year only has 365¼ days. A lot of things will be forced [...]

Keep Your Slimy Paws off Family Guy!

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

I’ve always loved the sweet irony of the Family Guy theme song: It seems today that all you see Is violence in movies and sex on TV. But where are those good old-fashioned values On which we used to rely? Lucky there’s a Family Guy… Of course, Family Guy is one of the biggest equal-opportunity [...]

“Don’t depict (Muhammad/Jesus) in (Newspaper Cartoons/The Book of Daniel)!”

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

The Islamic world is in a snit right now, because a Danish newspaper published some cartoons that depict Muhammad (See Wikipedia overview or the actual cartoons). The Bay of Fundie is devoted to exposing Christian extremism. Muslim extremists are at least as dangerous, but I’ll have to leave that coverage to others. The current uproar [...]