Freaks and Geeks
|I have no idea what I'm doing!|
Veritasium shows the double slit experiment with sunlight.
Thanks to wonderful Christian leaders, here's what your child may be learning even when
not in a private school.
Amanda Marcotte's talk about sexism in pseudo-science.
SciShow talks about the gigafactory and Bayesian reasoning.
When Christian psychopath Pat Robertson calls Young-Earth Creationism a joke, it's a sad day for Creationists.
What's going on in Ukraine right now?
How cops can perform illegal searches by claiming they smell marijuana, and what to do about it.
Mt. Hor is very different from Mt. Horeb in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|She might need a lotta lovin', but she don't need you|
Leviticus 19:28 tells followers of God not to put cuts, marks, or tattoos into their skin, but that isn't stopping a Florida church from offering
Pew Research Center released a poll about Millenials reaching adulthood. Some of the more interesting findings are that they are more politically independent, but still more-likely to vote Democrat, less-likely
to marry, nearing 50% non-white, less-likely to trust other people, less-sure about their financial situation, less-likely to believe in a god, much more supporting of gay rights, and sadly, less-likely to
consider themselves an environmentalist.
The new Cosmos aired last night and the Christians don't quite get
The National Young Fundamentalist Conference in Kentucky thought wearing blackface would be a good way to attract a younger crowd. Perhaps a younger crowd
Hemant Mehta talks about the American Atheists getting kicked out of CPAC for their "tone." and what does it take to
get sent to hell?
Government surveillance is getting worse.
Is your girlfriend more like a cat or a dog?
A compilation of several of Bart Erhman's debates and lectures where he talks about the failures of the bible.
It actually is possible to pick a lock with a hairpin!
SciShow talks about the microscope and why we itch after getting bit by a bug.
A less-than-stellar review of A Link Between Worlds.
No love from the Edomites in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Who ORs a number with zero?|
Tongues is a short film about a young Christian trying to learn how to speak in tongues, but also dealing with his carnal desires. Strikes home with my
After learning that their current laws do not prevent perverts from taking pictures up the skirts of women, Massachusetts has fast-tracked a law to properly
ban the practice.
If you have to ask the cops to come and take you away in a make-believe arrest, you're not a
persecuted Christian. By the way, how
much of the tax payer's dollars were wasted on this fantasy?
How did Sonic the Hedgehog get his start? Also, a reading from the Book of Sega Genesis.
Christian pastor Jack Hibbs has a great argument for keeping transgendered children out of the bathroom in schools. If they use the bathroom of the sex they now identify with, other children will physically
assault them, and teachers and school administrators won't be able to protect them!
SciShow covers sleeping problems and why the Earth's core is molten.
Mathematical cookie shapes!
Edom is totally different from Eden in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|I could never get the hang of Thursdays|
Took my car in yesterday for a battery wire recall and they messed something up. That means today I'm driving around a pretty snazzy all-wheel-drive free replacement BMW. It's amazing, yet I still look forward
to my cozy sports car.
How to tell the painter by looking at the painting.
The Massachusetts supreme court just ruled that it's perfectly legal to surreptitiously take pictures of
Nigerian Muslims murdered 29 students, burning some alive, and slitting the throats of the others because they were following the evils of a
How did Mark Driscoll's book about being a sexist abusive Christian husband make it to number one on the New York Times best seller list? Because Driscoll took a page out of Sarah Palin's "book" and bought tens
of thousands of copies of it himself to get it there! Sarah Palin spent $63,000 of donor money, but
Driscoll dropped at least $210,000 of his church's money!
The religious bigots who don't support same-sex marriage don't realize that the majority of the public is
now in favor of it.
The Republicans are doing a bang-up job for the South!
Do athletes live longer?
JT Eberhard's "Dear Christian" lecture.
Connect Four is a solved game.
Five reasons why the Affordable Care Act is going to help you.
Water from another rock in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be|
The Cosmo pre-screening was pretty awesome; can't wait to see the full series!
10% of Americans think HTML is a sexually transmitted infection.
Is it illegal to hyperlink to illegal material? Legal precedence may be made by Barrett Brown's lawyers.
The UK is no longer standing for the terrible parenting of Jehovah's Witnesses. While they'll still let adults kill themselves rather than receive a blood transfusion, they won't let them kill their
As if Christians needed more tax breaks? Arizona is now offering tax breaks to people who lease their property to churches. Churches that already don't pay taxes
on their property.
Why using the "if there is no objective morality, you can justify Hitler" argument doesn't help religion.
Bill Nye tries to explain to another clueless Republican why climate change is real. Not only is it real, but it's going to have a severe impact on
how we live.
PZ Myers gives a nice lecture on science education versus religious indoctrination.
Miriam dies in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|To make an apple pie, you must first invent the universe|
Emily and I are going to a pre-screening of the Cosmo series tonight! Win!
Antivaxers, like moon landing hoaxers, Bigfoot chasers, and other conspiracy theorists, all suffer from the same problem. The more evidence you present to them against their crazy belief, the more
they believe it. It's actually better to teach them about generic critical thinking skills, or attack another
conspiracy theory they don't already believe in so they can later apply what they learned to their current crazy belief.
New Jersey Catholics are refusing to tithe ever since they learned that Archbishop John J. Myers was adding a second pool to his
luxurious manor. Now if only they could convince the Evangelicals
to stop believing in the Prosperity Gospel.
Montana Catholics have such a severe problem with rape, abuse, and sexual assault that they had to file for bankruptcy because of 350 possible lawsuits. Luckily, the Montana diocese figured out a way to solve
all their problems and return to a strong moral foundation. While they haven't fired any of their child-raping priests, they did fire a school teacher for getting pregnant
out of wedlock.
How many people does it take to explain how a light bulb works?
The difference between fission and fusion.
A lecture from an attorney and a police officer explaining why you should never talk to the police, even if you're innocent, even if you're telling the truth. It can't possibly help you, and it will
always hurt you.
SciShow talks about hallucinating and Flappy Bird.
Republican Lawrence Lockman has a long history of being a huge
Cleaning people makes you dirty in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|I am the greatest!|
Went to a nice documentary screening party over the weekend, with several medical types. They talk about a lot of nasty things, but the documentary was nice, and the food and drinks were great.
My astronomy class makes this even more interesting to me: The Kepler space telescope just cataloged another 715 exosolar planets, four of which are in their system's
More Christians parents are in jail for letting their child die of a curable disease because they believe that calling a doctor
One of the arguments against same-sex marriage is that homosexuals couples can't reproduce. This argument has several flaws: over-population causes millions to stave to death, orphanages are full of children
hoping to be adopted, and we allow infertile heterosexual couples to marry. Well, that last counter-point won't fly at the Santa Cruz Basilica, a Catholic church where the vicar refuses to marry any couples unless
the man can produce sperm!
Monogamy in the animal kingdom isn't as strong as we once thought.
The Friendly Atheist comments on calling out to God during times of duress.
Some highlights from the HBO special, Questioning Darwin.
SciShow covers artifical snow making and the rings of Saturn.
Near someone who died of heart failure? You're unclean for a week in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Ready for the weekend!|
Got a B on the first week's quiz in my astronomy class. I would have gotten higher but the quiz was designed in those all-or-nothing "choose all that apply" style questions. I hate questions like this, because
even if you know a topic 90% correct, that 10% causes you to get 100% of the question wrong. It's kind of like the electoral college!
Had a pretty trying week of software bugs, so I'm glad to be heading to Skeptics In the Pub tonight for some nice intellectual conversation.
Arizona police are arresting women and taking them to... church? In an effort to stop prostitution, Arizona police have partnered with Christians to "rehabilitate" women who are arrested for prostitution by
forcing them to go to church or face a jail sentence. Let's hope they aren't
receiving "help" from Christians who systematically
The TSA, the group that's supposed to be responsible for our security on airplanes, employs security guards who don't even know that the District of Columbia is a real place
in the USA.
Egypt has unveiled their new device for testing if someone has HIV. It's not a blood test, it's a
Kalei Wilson has fought a brave fight. She tried to create a secular club at Pisgah High where she attends school, but the school refused to let her do so, which is against the law. After a student rights group
threatened legal action, the school finally caved and decided to follow the law and allow Wilson to form a secular club. Unfortunately, Wilson saw first-hand just how cruel Christians can be, and after several
weeks of bullying, she decided to give up on her club. It's sad, but her fight wasn't in vain since Wilson broke ground
for any future secular clubs.
No, the bible didn't get it right in The Blasphemer's Bible!
|When will it end?|
Women have had some wonderful moving on songs through the years, as have men.
Terminator had some serious problems.
Idaho Republicans don't want to offer medical services to dem queers!
Is it child abuse to teach your child about religion and just what kind of questions do children have for
The South got 1 inch of snow... it's the apocalypse!
What's the real deal with putting the hamster in the microwave in Maniac Mansion?
As you know, the US Constitution only mentions religion to prevent the US from ever making laws to enforce any aspect of a religion or prevent the free practice of all religions. So why is it Republican Tom
DeLay thinks that God wrote the US Constitution?
Ten really impressive indie games.
What happens when you refuse a police search?
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon endorse their charities while taking a few non-homoerotic shots at each other.
Does the Bible actually get something right in The Blasphemer's Bible?
I love code bugs that take an entire day to solve almost as much as I love coding around systems that were not designed with automation in mind.
Astronomy class is getting very interesting. Did you know that the recent research into exoplanets shows that about 20% of all stars have an Earth-like planet in their habitable zone! Chances of intelligent
life have just increased exponentially!
All mainstream branches of Christianity in the US have increased their acceptance of same-sex marriage in the
past ten years.
Vsauce talks about sensory distortion.
SciShow tackles stinky feet, the diuretic properties of alcohol, and
fusion from lasers.
If you're the leader of a Christian band, it's probably a bad idea to hire someone to
murder your wife. And if you're the leader
of the world's largest church, it's probably a bad idea to
commit stock fraud.
If you're scientifically literate, you may enjoy this love song.
Fox News hosts are pretty stupid.
Priests don't own land, they're just renting it... for free... for ever... in The Blasphemer's Bible.
Coursera astronomy class is pretty awesome so far. Haven't learned anything new yet, but it's only week one, and it's been a good refresher.
In an effort to show just how peaceful Islam is, Muslims in Nigeria attacked a school and murdered several students.
Upon discovering that Father Gil Gustafson was raping children, the Twin Cities Archdiocese did the right thing, they put him on "disability" so he could keep receiving paychecks and gave him money to become a
leadership consultant, and regularly sent him clients. In fact, he now makes more than the other priests who
don't rape children!
Geraldo Rivera calls Bill O'Reilly out on his blatant racism, and then a shouting match ensues for several minutes, and then kiss and make up and talk about how great Fox News is. No, Fox News is stupid for
having such a blatant racist for a host.
Are you pronouncing your food incorrectly?
What happens when you drink too much water?
The keynote speaker of the "In the Name of Jesus, Rise Up" Christian health conference (which promotes itself by using a passage from the Gospels where Jesus heals a paralyzed man), is paralyzed from the
shoulders down. Do they not see the irony in
Wearing a Christian T-shirt in Texas is not courageous.
Darwin Day rap!
Christians don't understand religious persecution.
Women reading posts from gay hookup sites is funny.
God repeats again in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Bro, do you even study?|
Had a wonderful 4-day weekend. Thursday and Friday were show nights, and we did pretty good. There was a decent turn out, and in each show we had enough people doing call-backs to keep the virgins entertained.
I got over my sinus infection well enough to be clear-headed for both shows, and Emily and I even survived the cast party that kept us out until 6 AM! Luckily, we had the weekend to recover from it.
Today is my first day of my new Coursera class, Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy.
Uganda has just signed into law their new law which criminalizes homosexual behavior, and failing to
report gay people. This is just another one of the wonderful things brought to you by Christianity.
Nobody wants fracking to go on next to their ranch, especially the CEO of Exxon Mobile, who is suing Big Oil to
keep it away.
Republican Sam Moore wants to allow registered sex-offenders to hang out at schools, playgrounds, and
After the police in Austin, Texas roughed up a woman for failing to use a crosswalk properly, Police Chief Art Acevedo implied, at least
we didn't rape her.
Fox News give a microphone to Conservative Christian Jerry Boykin, who tells us that Jesus would definitely be carrying around his AR-15, because the
bible says so!
Republican Al Melvin wants to ditch Common Core in his state's public schools because it teaches them "fuzzy math" like using
letters instead of numbers... you know, variables.
I though bishops were supposed to be chaste, not have orgies.
God is now speaking directly to Aaron in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie|
Rehearsal last night went well. Those few stragglers who refuse to learn their lines or practice outside of rehearsal are at least getting to the point where they're not awful. First show is tomorrow, and I'm
beginning to feel the jitters from it, as usual! I have tomorrow and the next day off for the shows.
What goes on when the 1% get together to talk about their money and power? They make jokes and laugh about destroying the US economy for
the other 99%.
When a fracking well explodes causing severe ecological damage and probable death, how does Chevron apologize?
What's the point of calling yourself fast food, if you're not fast. You're still not good, so why are you having a problem being fast? It should never take more than 20 minutes to make a burger, even when you
have to cook it fresh.
Michigan really needs to consider changing its laws re vaccination. We allow parents to opt out for reasons of "just cuz." As you can expect, we're third in the nation for unvaccinated children, with only
around 63% of teens are fully immunized. In order for herd immunity to be effective, you need around 94% immunized. This doesn't
bode well for us!
The Dean of Students at Patrick Henry College, a Christian school, explains that women are partially at fault when they are
Giving birth at home with a midwife is not as safe as they make it out to be. In fact, the chances of the mother dying rise by 450%. If there are further complications like a breech birth, the chance of the
child dying rise 2400%!
God -does- kill everyone again in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Pour some rum in my eyes, tell me lies|
We're doing our first and last dress rehearsal tonight then more practice tomorrow, and finally, the shows on Thursday and Friday. Still sick, no sleep last night, ready for a coma, but it's gonna be go-go-go
for the next four days. :-(
The CRPG Addict is reviewing one of my favorite CRPGs, Ultima VI: The False Prophet.
Playing Apologist Bingo with Ravi Zacharias.
10 important rules for keeping your rights and not get arrested when dealing with the police.
What is it like being a black atheist in the Bible Belt?
The Friendly Atheist answers the question that seriously does get asked, are atheists capable of love?
The strangeness of quantum mechanics demonstrated with the double-slit experiment.
Fox News has a problem with The Lego Movie and Hollywood in general because the villain is a business man.
Michael Shermer puts James Van Praagh to the test, and as expected, he fails.
God prepares to kill everyone again in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Whatever you say, say it with love|
My cold sore is just the remnants of a scab now, but because my body doesn't like being healthy, I ended up catching Emily's sinus infection. Hopefully, since I just had one a couple months ago, it won't be
that bad because I'm doing Rocky Horror Picture Show in three days and I need to be in peak physical condition to Time Warp!
I haven't been posting nearly enough personal information on my site lately, and I want to remedy that. So, I've added a
List of Books I've Read. I just finished Haunted, and I'm pleased to say, I didn't vomit. I'm also currently reading,
Hitch-22, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and Charlotte's Web.
It only makes sense that as you remove background checks for purchasing guns more people will be killed in gun violence, but now we have the data
to prove it.
New Cosmos series will Premiere on March 9th!
Yet another Christian snake handler dies from a snake bite. The interesting thing about these men is, they know they will get bit. In fact, when they do get bit, they refuse medical attention because they feel
it's blasphemy. Now that's faith!
26% of Americans (that's about 82,561,960 people) can't correctly answer the question, "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?" They're even worse about questions involving the
big bang and evolution.
The Muslims of Pakistan have a message for all the indigenous people in the country who have their own religion: Turn to Islam, the religion of peace, or
we'll murder you!
Kosher and Halal slaughter has just been banned in Denmark because it requires killing an animal while it's awake and aware rather than stunning it first. Naturally the Jews and Muslims oppose the law claiming
that it is an affront to their religion, which should give you an idea of how disgusting their religion is.
It's sad when you have to threaten a public school with a lawsuit before it will allow the Secular Student Alliance club to join, but it
gets the job done!
Implements of blasphemy are holy in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Tell me why, oh why are my genetics such a bitch?|
Feeling: Cold Sore
A sad story of police abuse.
Sorry Virginia, but you can't ban same-sex couples from getting married. It's still not legal, but now
it's not illegal.
Good news in Arkansas, where a charter school got rid of some science books that
promoted Creationism, but alas, South Carolina Republicans have decided that
students shouldn't be taught evolution. Also, a
public school in Kansas says they won't remove the giant cross on their building until they face a lawsuit. They will, of course, lose, and take badly needed money from the students to pay for their
Happy Valentine's Day, from Simon's Cat.
Aaron Swartz was instrumental in ending SOPA and PIPA, and he was very helpful at helping people realize that the same outrage for Internet spying would help us prevent the NSA from
spying on us as well.
James Taranto, of the Wall Street Journal, is one of the most disgusting sexist pigs I've ever seen.
The Friendly Atheists talks about debating Creationists.
A quick overview about the origin of life on Earth.
Miranda Celeste Hale makes me swoon! Part 1, part 2.
God murders some more people in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|But I -am- that innocent!|
Feeling: Cold Sore
Maine has been having a problem with a large increase in heroin overdoses in the past couple years. This has led local Democrats to write up a bill that would allow first-responders like police, firemen, and
EMTs to carry Naloxone, a drug that shuts down a person's opioid receptors and often saves their life. However, Republican Paul LePage is threatening to veto the bill because he thinks if drug addicts know they're
going to have their lives saved when the overdose, it will just encourage more drug
Republicans may not have any sympathy for addicts, but at least their learning to tolerate homosexuals, right? Well, let's ask Lynn Luker is trying to pass a bill that would make it legal for first-responders
to let homosexuals die because their strong Christian morals don't allow them to
save the life of homosexuals.
Asst. Principal Connie Weeks at Pisgah High School in North Carolina, who doesn't seem to mind Christian club, is trying to prevent a Secular Student Alliance club from forming in her school, even though she
must legally allow it. The FFRF and ACLU will take legal action
Homophobes John Waters and Breda O'Brien, with the full backing of an Irish Catholic group, and are trying to sue a drag queen for accurately calling them homophobic for trying to stop
Jamy Ian Swiss talks about respecting the con man and dealing with psychic mediums.
Scientifically accurate Flintstones!
God prepares to kill everyone (again) in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Just what I need!|
Feeling: Cold Sore
What happens when the ignorant cut science funding and want to teach the
You get over half of teens with the false belief that astrology is a science!
Shall we weep for our future now?
In typical religious doublespeak, most Catholics disagree with every major issue the Pope preaches about, yet they still think he's doing an
A preacher listed five bad reasons to leave your church, but as the Friendly Atheist points out, they're actually good reasons.
An explanation of how transistors work by looking at a model of the first transistor.
How the religious wrong tries to demonize sex.
SciShow explains why onions and emotions make you cry and the work being done to make
God decides who is the most holy based on their incense burning skills in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|What a pretty life you have|
Breaking News! Oil companies are corrupt!
We all know that The Binding of Isaac is based on The Legend of Zelda, but did you know The Legend of Zelda was based on The Binding of Isaac?
This crow is smarter than your honor roll student.
Republican Steve Hurst wants public schools to lead their students in 15 minutes of Christian prayers
The atheist Super Bowl commercial.
Kind of like the new Fight Like Apes single, Jenny Kelly.
The Friendly Atheist explains how to eulogize your religious friends.
One minute of Final Fantasy lore.
Of all the things to serve to celebrate Black History Month, it's probably a bad idea to choose fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon.
SciShow tells us what the fox says as well as explains fluorescence and conures.
Fox News is just a parade of propaganda isn't it?
Moses demands people compete for God's favor in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Makes me wanna take Charles Atlas by the hand!|
Getting closer to understanding how RNA-like molecules could form spontaneously.
The good news is that a lot of Christians think Bill Nye won the debate against Ken
Ham. The bad news is, there are still millions of religious people totally ignorant to science. But the better news is, we can translate their questions into
what they really mean.
Fox News continues to amplify the voice of homophobic bigots.
Another Republican attempt to teach Creationism in public schools gets shot down, this time by its
own sponsors! And
lawmakers in Virginia have decided to give up on their bill to legalize student-led prayer during public school events.
Christian organizations are notorious for having terrible problems with sexual abuse among their ranks. It's gotten to be so bad, that there is a Christian organization whose only job is to try and alleviate
all the sexual assaults and rape that go on in places like Bob Jones University. However, after putting up a front to make it look like they were trying to solve the problem, BJU fired the organization and has
decided to pray the rape away.
The evolution of Olympic gold-medalists.
A SciShow talk that features a skunk named Lollipop!
Want to cutback on stress in your life? Try not having kids!
Moses proposes an incense competition in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Remember when we did this before?|
California is trying to pass a bill that would make it mandatory for all portable devices to have a built-in kill switch so that there would be no point in stealing them because they could be
remotely disabled. The thing I don't like about this idea is that who gets to decide when the phone is shut off? If
only the owner can disable the phone, I think that's fine. But of course, you know how law enforcement and government like to overstep their bounds, they'll make every attempt to ensure they have the right to
disable your phone whenever the mood strikes them.
New evidence against power lines causing cancer.
Your brain constantly updates old memories with recent information.
The UK will now keep track of the women and girls who are having their genitals cut off because of religious beliefs in order to better
combat the abuse.
The United Nations adds its name to the list of groups that think the Vatican fails to properly deal with their problem of
More lies from Fox News.
Do you wanna build a snowman changes into, do you wanna be my boyfriend.
How does your quartz watch keep time?
More Israelite nay-sayers in The Blasphemer's Bible.
Had a fire scare in the apartment last night at around 12:30 AM. A lady was quite sure she smelled and saw smoke. Turns out the smoke she saw was the venting furnace, and the smoke she smelled was pot.
Judge Jean Boyd was deeply disturbed by a 16-year-old who got drunk with his friends, got into an accident, and killed four people, and maimed two others. The teen's parents were so rich and undisciplined,
that they just gave him whatever he wanted, and he never had to deal with the consequences of his actions. So, how did the judge make an example out of this terrible behavior? By putting him on probation because
his parents spent $450,000 on therapy. This way, the teen will learn that you can't just have your parents pay your way
out of trouble!
Here's a wonderful collection of Tweets about the Bill Nye / Ken Ham debate.
That's a big sea jelly!
The judge who wouldn't allow a mother to name her child Messiah because only Jesus gets that name was removed from the bench in a
disciplinary hearing! Score!
If it makes you feel any better, New Zealand spies on its citizens too, just like
Harrison Ford movie mash-up!
SciShow talks about ancient plagues that may still be with us and explains why homosexuality doesn't disappear due to
Here's a cool Zelda song made up of game clips.
God is a fashionista in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|What hath God wrought?|
Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate was underwhelming, but fun. Bill Nye was kind of dry and sciency, Ken Ham came up with a false view of science and didn't address any of Nye's points and instead gave a sermon.
PZ Myers took really nice notes and cracks down on Ham's fallacious arguments and also shows what Nye needs to learn about
Creationist tactics. Few minds were changed as can be demonstrated by these incredibly ignorant questions
Christians raised even after the debate.
Pat Robertson says, genocide is good because children of evil people are
always evil too!
Execution for stick-gathering in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Let's get ready to mock Creationists!|
The USA's spying racket isn't just ruining the trust of our nation, it's even ruining our chance for a cleaner environment!
If you're going to criticize someone for not speaking English, it's probably best if you use proper grammar.
A lot of Republican have created laws to protect bigoted store owners who don't want to serve people they think are evil because they have a different color of skin or because they aren't sexually attracted to
the same people as the owner. And while this hasn't been a problem in Idaho doesn't have a problem with people being fired or not hired due to their sexuality, but if they ever do, Republican Lynn Luker wants to
be prepared with his new law!
Same-sex marriage is now legal in Scotland! Way to go!
Bill Nye debates Ken Ham tonight!
God contradicts his earlier laws in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|I can have a dark side too|
Kind of proud of myself for not knowing who played in the Super Bowl, not knowing who won, and not even knowing when it was! Now if I could only not even hear about it, I'd be truly winning.
More testimony from a TSA agent. Yes, the men are gawking at the nude female bodies. Yes, the people are making fun of your genitals. Yes, the scanners are terrible at discovering
Few Christians actually believe in global warming, but the few who do have a strategy for stopping it.
For years and years now, Texas has been the laughing stock of the education world. Their science textbooks exclude evolution and climate change in favor of Noah's Ark, and their history books exclude slavery
and Thomas Jefferson in favor of Ronald Regan's economic gamble. But now, Texas is doing something unthinkable (at least in Texas), they're letting the teachers weigh in on what should be in the textbooks! That's
right, up until now, the content of Texas school books were decided by unqualified politicians!
"Reverend" Michael Abromovich has a history of trolling for gay sex on Craigslist, only to pretend to be an officer and rob the people he
hooks up with!
Simple evolution information.
These Christian preachers couldn't wait to go on a mission trip in a far away land, so they could
God gives orders for something that won't happen for 40 more years in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|One down, eleven to go!|
Sure, videogames can make you a serial killer, but did you know they can also make you an atheist?!
I think I posted this awesome time line perspective before, but it's good enough to see again.
Preaching from the bible does have its advantages. It will prevent you from getting mugged because it's
Jeopardy recently had a category for bible violence. Can you get all the questions?
Republican Michael Grimm threatens to murder a reporter for asking questions about his involvement in criminal campaign finances.
Bill Nye is going to waste his time debating professional idiot, Ken Ham. Well, here's some tips for dealing with his ignorance.
Wonderful religious statements that just make you facepalm.
The Israelites disobey God again in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Red elf, your life force is running out!|
I have been playing this song on repeat for a couple days now: Welcome to the Warp Zone.
Bob Larson, one of the Christian whack-jobs responsible for the Satanism scare of the 1980s that ruined the lives of countless innocent people, is now offering
exorcisms via Skype! For a fee, of course!
I remember watching this bullshit anti-sex propaganda in youth group! Prepare to be lied to! Part 1,
part 2, part 3.
Breaking your brain with the McCollough Effect.
God murders more people in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Welcome to our doom!|
A wonderful and telling documentary about being a black atheist. Definitely worth a watch!
Republicans claim that Democrats hate women because the Dems want to give them affordable access to birth control.
What's worse than leaving a wounded soldier on the battlefield to die? Not snitching on a masturbating teen!
The latest and greatest religion has given to the world.
A Let's Play of ProphetQuest! shows you how a religion works.
Why flamingos stand on one leg, and can you violate the speed of light?
The largest animals in the history of the Earth.
God demands the infamous 40 years of wandering in The Blasphemer's Bible.
For my friends who use FileZilla, make sure yours is legit!
The Christian group, Advocates For Faith & Freedom report about a little girl being shamed at school for her religion, turns out, their story
is a huge lie.
Bill O'Reilly is a dick.
It's difficult being a poor country, but everyone wins when they do better.
Sam Harris doesn't need to raise his voice in order to deliver the smack down.
DarkMatter2525 covers the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Vsauce talks about cannibalism and human taste.
Christians are such advocates for marriage and family, so why do they have the highest rates of divorce?
The Israelites are doomed to die in the desert in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Eternal life is worth any sacrifice|
The latest leaked news from Edward Snowden is that the NSA has been engaging industrial espionage against several corporations even though it had nothing to do with
national security. CBC also has a pretty cool time line of Snowden's
patriotic work. The NSA is so tight-lipped about what it does that even our own government has turned to Snowden's releases to try and figure
out what they're doing because the NSA won't tell Congress.
So, this guy writes an essay about how the rich today have it just as bad as the Jews during the Nazi regime, and the Wall Street Journal, being the fair and even-handed paper that they are,
Antivaxers have cause an amazing resurgence of preventable diseases all throughout
Before Republican Mike Turner would see same-sex marriage legal, he would rather end all marriage of any
Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks about science, religion, and the universe.
SciShow talks about Leonardo da Vinci and eye floaters.
Sarah Silverman gets visited by Jesus, and hilarity ensues.
God changes his mind again in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|I watched as fear took the old man's gaze|
Fox News tells us that white people are no longer racist, but if they are, it's the fault of
NASA's temperature data from space for the last sixty years shows a constant upward trend in temperature, and if you think the recent polar vortex
disproves it, here's why you're wrong.
Professional liar, Denesh D'Souza, has been charged with illegal Senate
donations. How entirely expected.
Republican Rick Jones is trying to make my home state into his religious theocracy. Not only doe he want to honor the 60th anniversary of "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, that's right, it wasn't there
until 1954, but he wants to make sure that nobody can ever change the Pledge back to its
originally intended wording.
Why? Because screw you Francis Bellamy, that's why!
Only a religious person would sue their employer because they were against their motto of "
growth and change."
I never knew the new kids movie Frozen was so filthy!
Margaret Doughty talks about the work she had to go through to become a conscientious objector as an atheist.
The Friendly Atheist talks about the atheist family members of politicians and those who continue to say evolution is
"just" a theory.
|Put a guitar here please, one of your shredding leads|
Updated all of my Wikis today. That was a chore and a half!
After reviewing the process of the NSA's US spying program, a federal watchdog group has concluded that, yes, the NSA program
is illegal! Now... will they have the authority to do anything about it?
The terrible story of yet another doctor murdered because he performs
Russell Romano is a retired priest who sexually abused at least 13 children during his active years. Church official John Klein admits that he'd knew that Romano would get little boys drunk, shown them
pornography and hug and kiss them. In fact, in 1986, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services claimed they had enough evidence to prosecute the child-rapist, but they decided to give the church a
quiet warning instead. When asked why he wouldn't turn in a child rapist, Klein said he didn't want to be a snitch! This allowed Romano to continue raping children and even become a counselor so he could be with
them in private for hours at a time. Even to this day, with all the evidence against him, with the church admitting he sexually abused children, Romano has
never been prosecuted!
A wonder parody of Wrecking Ball done in the theme of evolution.
Republicans have been told by other Republicans that they're becoming the "stupid" party, and Republican Susanne Atanus is here to prove them right! Tornadoes, autism, and dementia, Atanus explains, is God
punishing American for allowing same-sex
marriage and abortion. But it's not just American Conservatives who are bat-shit crazy, David Silvester blames the 2013 flooding of the UK
Theramin Trees goes into detail on death. Part 1, part 2.
|Traveling twice the speed of sound, it's easy to get burned|
What is it like growing up in the family of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard?
The EU sets a lofty goal for curtailing carbon emissions in an attempt to slow global climate change.
This church is directly endorsing a specific political candidate for public office, a direct violation of their non-profit status, but they claim that this is perfectly legit because endorsing a particular
politician is not a political
statement! If only the IRS wasn't impotent toward matters of religion...
Do videogames make you smarter?
Another parent murders her children because she thinks they are possessed by demons.
Fox News invites a man who thinks people should be gunned down because of their religion!
The Friendly Atheists comments on Creationist "museums" and
What does a burning match look like in super slow motion?
Moses tells God to chillax in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|All I need as a pint a day|
Of all the days to accused Obama of playing the race card, Sarah Palin chose
Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
A good Muslim man in New York stabbed his wife over 30 times because she wasn't a
good Muslim woman.
SciShow discusses the mysterious space roar.
Republican Rick Saccone tells the press that even atheists are in favor of his bill to force public schools to display "In God We Trust" in every class. Atheist respond with
a resounding, NO!
This transgendered woman dares a Republican to keep his biblical conviction and stone her to death.
The Friendly Atheist talks about why he only seems to pick on Christians and what an insult it is to hear someone say,
"you don't act like an atheist."
Everyone loves a cute devil baby attack.
The Israelites stay stupid in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|Ashamed that I don't hate every Nickelback song|
You don't have to be insane to be a Republican, but it sure helps. Republican Steve Yarbrough is trying to make sure that Christians get to legally discriminate against people
they don't like, and Republican
Christy Perry is fighting against those who think that parents who use faith to treat their children's life-threatening diseases should be
charged with a crime.
Indonesia has the highest percentage of Muslim population in the world, and they're trying to show just how crazy they are by trying to pass a law requiring everyone, regardless of their religion, to
participate in Islamic prayers.
Miklos Jako gets a session with self-proclaimed psychic James Van Prague and then breaks it down to show his many misses and the techniques used by charlatans
of his ilk.
Here's a trailer for an interesting looking documentary about Christianity and the Black community, as well as a short documentary on
The Friendly Atheists gives reasons for why your religion may be harmful and how religion can affect
This new Muppet Movie ad is pretty funny.
Caleb wants to invade six armies in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|I'm a disgruntled worshipper|
There is some research to suggest that religious people donate more money even to secular charities than secular people. However, when you run a fine-tooth comb over the data, you realize that things like
Catholic hospitals and the Salvation Army are included in the list of secular charities. Once properly categorized, secular people donate more to secular charities. I myself donate to several different charities
and run an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup. Also, there is a charity called Foundation Beyond Belief which helps people donate to
purely secular charities.
I always trust a woman who writes erotic sex novels and makes sex tapes to write books on
Vsauce talks about your butt.
SciShow talks about the science of chocolate and garbage.
Why you should never try to implement time zones into your code.
Betty Bowers teaches you how to pray properly.
I think I'm gonna have to buy some Rio Mints. And don't forget to watch to commercial outtakes.
The spies return from their mission in The Blasphemer's Bible.
Work travel is highly exhausting. In a 36-hour-span, 16 was spent driving, 8 was spent working, 7 was spent sleeping, 3 was spent waiting, and 3 more was spent eating.
Anti-choice crybabies in Massachusetts are complaining that their free speech is being violated because now they have to harass innocent people from
30 feet away. What's next? Not allowing them to
The Kingsport Times-News of Tennessee wants its readers to know that homosexuals are evil, people who have sex are evil, and people who don't wear enough clothes
Philosophers talk about skepticism.
The Simpsons pay homage to Hayao Miyazaki.
The Satanists of Oklahoma are having a problem erecting their Satanist monument at the state's capitol, not just from the state banning further monuments, but also other Satanists who
don't like the monument. Looks like we're heading toward a schism of
Satanists that goes beyond LaVeyan and Luciferianism.
Infinity is weird.
Here's a cool video that allows speakers of the English language to understand what English sounds like to non-English speakers.
NonStampCollector makes a video explaining how the biblical story of Jesus would actually make more sense if it were a cover-up.
As if you needed another reason to dislike charter schools, they take your taxes to
teach children religion.
Republican Sid Miller doesn't think much of atheists.
The spies steal some grapes in The Blasphemer's Bible.
|The state of Iowa is really really great... FOR CORN!|
Spies are sent to Canaan in The Blasphemer's Bible.
I'll be back Thursday.
|Like double cherry pie|
Thanks to a massive vaccination campaign, India may be the next country to be officially declared polio free!
Best Zombie movie ever, Fist of Jesus!
Don't you love it when the FBI puts a tracking device on the car of an American citizen without a warrant and then, after he finds it, they demand he
give it back?
Don't forget, influenza still kills, even young healthy people, get your flu shot!
Freedom Industries, great name, accidentally spilled 5,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the water table of West Virginia, and even though the chemical is quite toxic, has turned all the local
water a strange color, and gives off a strange smell, the Water Research Institute is telling everyone that it's okay to
Almost a tenth of babies and toddlers in England and Whales are substance dualists. No. And neither
are they Muslims.
Kevin Donnelly, a man who was employed by tobacco companies to try and get kids to stop talking about the dangers of smoking, now wants to teach public school students the
morals of Christianity.
Notre Dame University does not want its students to have birth control regardless of whether the university has to
A collection of news casts regarding atheism in 2013.
David Silverman has to explain to the religious pundits of Fox News that atheism isn't Satanism.
Joshua is named Joshua in The Blasphemer's Bible.
I'm heading to a business trip to Iowa for the next couple days. See you all then.
|Bring back that Leroy Brown!|
Pew Research did a poll of Middle Eastern countries to see which head dress is appropriate for women in public. The result explains just how sexist
each country is.
Another women who has a shot at the Board of Education in Texas knows full well that she didn't
come from no monkey! Unbeknowest to her, biologists
also know this.
South Carolina Republican Wendell Gilliard is trying to force public schools to have, not mandatory prayer, but a mandatory moment of silence. And he doesn't beat around the bush, he says the purpose of it is
to put prayer back in school! Democrat Joseph Jefferson, who must also want prayer in public schools, think atheists should like this mandate because now they will have the option to
NOT pray in school. Am I missing the
part where they didn't already have this option?
Mental Floss tries a few more life hacks, although he botches the lettuce one, which totally works.
A brief history of fossil fuel usage.
Trailer for a new atheist documentary called A Scarlet Letter.
Truth is, Kevin McCallister would be a murderer.
A hot minute of Zelda lore.
Aron Ra explains pterosaurs and terrible lizards.
Don't be that guy in the gym.
|The wetter we'll be, the better we'll be|
We were warned, we didn't make changes, and now we're entering a pre-antibiotic world again.
When someone comes to you reporting a flaw in your security system, the correct thing to do is thank them, and ask them to remain silent while you scramble to fix the problem. The wrong thing to do is
report them to the police.
Snowden's leaked documents revealed that the RSA received $10 from the NSA to tell security companies to use flawed encryption. This has caused several security firms to boycott the RSA's
An interesting Portal-themed parody song, If I Were a Core.
What does it mean for Texas when all of its politicians embrace creationism?
Looking at the sun through various filters.
|We could use an Encyclopedia Galactica right about now|
About a month ago, Marlise Munoz died of a blood clot in her brain. The hospital issued a death certificate, friends and family were notified, and yet, she remains on life support against her wishes. This
sounds a bit crazy, but nothing is crazy when religion is involved. That's right, due to religious involvement in the politics of Texas, Munoz must remain on life support for another four months or so, even though
she made it clear that she never wanted to be kept alive on life support. Why are Texas Christians so adamant in refusing her wishes? Because Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when she died, and in Texas, a mother's
dead husk of a corpse must be turned into an incubator for the fetus within. Obviously, that's what God would have wanted, which is why he killed her to begin with. Turns out that about have of the states in the
Union have similar laws to varying degrees of ridiculousness.
Toby Keith (AKA we'll put a bullet in your ass) has decided to ban guns from his restaurants! Naturally, gun-toting Southerners are not pleased, but then, neither are the
SciShow tackles motion sickness and what 2014 holds for space exploration.
Jean Kilbourne doesn't much care to be objectified, and for good reason.
God doesn't believe in atheists? You betcha!
Carl Sagan's last interview before his death was with Charlie Rose, and it's very much worth watching.
|Man, it's a cold one!|
The temperature during my drive into work this morning was -24°C. Is it cold enough for you?
Even in the wake of some of the worst weather the UK has seen in decades, they have decided to cut spending in their environmental
departments. UK, stop pretending you're as scientifically as illiterate as the USA! We've got amateur paleontologist
Newt Gingrich at the helm, you can't win!
Wired has a wonderful article on how the NSA crippled the Internet with PRISM, as well as several of the under-handed tactics they, and other foreign governments
used to do so.
TorrentFreak is an Internet news site that reports on topics related to computer security, copyright law, and the status of file-sharing on the Internet, and often acts as
a mouthpiece for people who are seen as less-than legal by many law-enforcement agencies. However, despite this fact, the site operates within the law and neither hosts, nor links to illegal material, but that
doesn't stop Symantec from logging the site as a file-sharing risk. Any ISP who uses Symantec's list, *cough*Sky*cough*, will in-turn prevent its customers from
seeing the web site. Thus, if you are a customer of Sky, you can't even read this story. Like all forms of
censorship, you're missing an important voice, but you don't even know it because the police of vice and virtue won't let you.
We've known for years now that abstinence-only sex education (i.e., lack of sex education) does not work. Those schools that give comprehensive sexual education have fewer unwanted pregnancies and fewer STIs.
This would make any educated person wonder why abstinence-only sex ed is even considered, let alone why the US government has spent
$1,750,000,000 on it!
What happens when parents refuse to vaccinate their children from one of the most common and infectious viruses, measles? They get the infection and spread it to children too young to have been vaccinated. In
this one outbreak, 13 children which in total cost about $143,000 to completely treat!
The Satanist of Oklahoma have unveiled their planned monument of the lawn of the Oklahoma city capitol to sit beside the ten commandments monument that the state ruled can remain. It's a seven-foot tall throne
with Baphomet inviting children to sit on his lap! Can't wait to see what comes
Atheist Mingle, because when you die, you just rot in the ground.
A wonderful end-of-year message to Congress from Robert Reich.
Does being cold give you a cold? No. Can it make you more susceptible to getting a cold? A little.
A wonderful song about the perspective of God.
SciShow talks about gingers.
|Onto the next one|
Was going to go to Iowa for work today, but the polar vortex put the kibosh on that.
Tired of hearing what white male atheists have to say? Here's a list of 100 that don't fit into
A Muslim women is killed by another Muslim, not because of a dispute between sects, but because one thought the only way to exercise the demons from the other was to stomp on the
Want to have nightmares? Read about these parasitic organisms that control their host's brain!
Trestin Meacham fancies himself a political figure in the class of Gandhi. He resolves to die in a hunger strike if Utah doesn't eliminate same-sex marriage! He also says that if gays were as powerful as the
Nazis, they would have a holocaust for all religious people. Somebody give that man a
The Friendly Atheist gives some parenting tips for God and the top stories of 2013.
Wonderfully true facts about the armadillo.
New video from VSauce, Mistkaes.
Where did the yeti in Ski Free come from?
Worst television over-dubbed swearing ever!
|Waiting is, until your grok fullness|
Finished reading Stranger In a Strange Land.
It just turned 2014, but the Wall Street Journal seems to think it's still 1950 with this article that mourns the loss of an American ruling class of rich white Christians, and says the country is worse off now
that educated Jews and Blacks are taking the reigns.
What is it like to grow up "all natural?" You get sick. A LOT!
Judge Mickey Pendergrass, a judge in Arkansas, ruled that a Christian religious displays on public land are okay, but
no other religions are
allowed, because that would fill the public land with religious displays. Well, yes, that's kind of the point, and the whole reason why no religious displays should be allowed. I wonder what religion judge
Pendergrass is? We'll see how this pans out and what, if any, punishment the "honorable" judge receives.
The Friendly Atheist gives reasons for and against teaching your children to believe in Santa
as well as the reasons there is no war on Christmas.
SciShow covers the greatest discoveries of 2013.
Mental Floss covers winter holiday traditions and odd things that are dropped for the New Year.
Judge Jean Boyd sentenced a 14-year-old black teen to 10 years for punching someone who died after they hit the pavement, but the white 16-year-old teen who got drunk and accidentally killed four people and
injured 12 others in a car accident only got probation. The judges reasoning for such a lenient
sentence? The kid's parents weren't strict enough with him, therefore, it wasn't his fault!
How many people has Arnold Schwartzanegger killed? 509.
Ellen covers Bic Pens for women.
Happy belated Christmas in Heaven.
|Still don't have a jetpack.|
Had a wonderful New Years with my friends, got a little drunk, played some Magic: TG, wasn't too hung over the next day.
It's good to see that the New York Times has Edward Snowden's back.
I hope this will be my first and last post about Phil Robertson, one of the rednecks from the high-scripted "reality" show, Duck Dynasty. If you haven't been reading all sorts of crap about him, suffice to say,
he's just a terrible person.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty indirectly compared Wisconson atheists
to the KKK. Perhaps they
forget that the Klan was composed entirely of Christians.
SciShow covered some beetles and cockroaches.
The Friendly Atheist explains why it's important to fight religious displays on public land.
Christians still believe they own the country.
The guys over at Sixty Symbols seem to hate quantum woo more than me!
Some holiday myths to remember.
David Gorski explains why it's important to fight medical quacks.
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