Two things intrigue the irreligious about religion — I mean, besides its content and the always-elevated ways it leads people to think and behave. The first is its ubiquity and the second is its persistence, which are so striking that some people have even proposed a gene for religious belief: something that strikes me as [...]
Category Archives: things that make you go “huh?”
Weather around here has been bouncing all over the place. Snow again today, after a spell of warmish weather, then rain. All of which means the ground is warming up and there’s runoff everywhere, which means driving mountain roads at this time of year is a bit of a crapshoot. Here’s a pic of what [...]
Cardinal Roger Mahony, aka head of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of Child Rape, is having a tough time loving his enemies now that they’ve discovered he’s just another feculent stain on humanity and refuse to shut up about it. I mean, it’s not as if he had any way of knowing, way back [...]
For the troglodytes among us who can’t adapt to the thoroughly superior new style of indented comments on the G, someone has created this plug-in for Firefox. It allows you to basically pretend they never happened. An impressive little piece of coding.
There’s not much in this old life, this vale of tears, that I truly understand, but some things are utterly mystifying. Such as a few glaring omissions in the list of things Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife purchased with stolen campaign money. According to the NY Times: On at least two instances, Mr. Jackson [...]
Not sure that this poster for a “zombie” shoot at a gun range in Rockville, Maryland needs much in the way of commentary. I suppose we could ask, as did the author who put this up over at Little Green Footballs, if the “zombie” pictured in the poster reminds us of anyone in particular.
Private space entrepreneur and billionaire co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk, is planning to build a small city on Mars for 80,000 space explorers – but only vegetarians are invited! He recommends the size of the new society should be around 80,000 people. “Too few, and the gene and culture pool dries up. Too many and [...]
Just when you though it was safe to go outside, too. These desirable items are listed, along with an unbelievable amount of other indescribable dross, at Cafe Press. Anyway, we all need calendars, don’t we? Come on. Only $25 a pop. You know you want one, you just won’t admit it ‘cos you just can’t [...]
Gun sales here in Colorado are totally through the roof. Normally it’s possible to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer by waiting only a few minutes for the background check — a computer search of records in the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) database — to clear, then you pay your money and walk [...]