May. 25th, 2015 07:28 am
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Artisanal cocktail ice, and on the other side, the vulgarians *raises hand* who want their food on plates

Thanx to [ profile] andrewducker

Breaking the Rules

May. 24th, 2015 08:57 am
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Michelle Obama admits that she is Black.

Thanx to Garry Wills


May. 23rd, 2015 06:22 am
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Jeb Bush wants us to believe he is a sad, rather than rabid, Republican. The Duggar family treats "The Marching Morons" as a battle plan. The Hucker excuses one of his followers (Josh Duggar) because he didn't do anything really icky like same-sex marriage. Charles Pierce laughs at them all (and hopes his ancestral land will do the right thing).

ETA: Looks like they did.

People may actually believe this

May. 21st, 2015 01:25 pm
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Malachite is a "transformational crystal" whose healing energies will keep viruses off your computer. Fortunately, this icon has been blessed by a Discordian Pope and thus is every bit as efficacious as crystals I would have to pay money for.

The Warrior Who Carried Life

May. 20th, 2015 07:52 pm
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Basketball star brings 2-year-old daughter to press conference after game. Sportscasters pitch fit.

Fake epidemic

May. 20th, 2015 09:18 am
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As one scientist said, "If all science were run like marijuana research, creationists would control paleontology." Obesity research is a lot like that.

In the beginning

May. 20th, 2015 06:31 am
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The big bang theory (not the TV show) is also a creation myth. I can remember when that aspect made some scientists prefer the competing steady-state theory. They were, however, able to settle it the way science does, with facts, and now the big bang theory is the accepted explanation.

Thanx to Metafilter

Hate speech

May. 18th, 2015 07:23 am
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There appears to be a retrospective on Yoko Ono. Retrospecting, I remember all the racist and sexist abuse she received, and I have to admit that I joined in on it. I completely and abjectly apologize. That kind of rhetoric is evil, it encourages haters and other assholes, and of course it's completely irrelevant.

All we ever had to say was that her music is shit--shit on purpose and shit on principle. It's the art that hates art, the art that substitutes self-congratulating cleverness for actually producing works that give esthetic pleasure. It was funny once when Marcel Duchamp (who hated what he called "retinal art") displayed the urinal, and it was all redundant after Piero Manzoni sold cans of Merda d'Artista, which means what you think it does. Yoko Ono was not one iota worse than those white males.

People are still emitting that sort of hateful nonsense, but more of us are becoming aware of how utterly wrong it is. I like to think that Brad Torgersen threw away most of what little respect he had left when he accused John Scalzi of posting as a somdomite.


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