Here’s a new meme: cat beards (more links below the photo). Send me a picture of you making a cat beard with your moggie; if you’re a winner (there will be only one), you get an autographed book with a picture of your cat drawn in. WARNING!!!: You know the risks you’re taking by doing […]
I didn’t even know there was a “send prayers to Oklahoma” Twitter site, but apparently there are two. So when everyone is busy tweeting useless prayers to the injured and homeless, atheist comedian Ricky Gervais decides to actually do something. According to Yahoo! TV: In response to trending hashtags #PrayForOklahoma and #PrayersForOklahoma, the proud atheist popularized […]
More on the Ball State affair: Christian News Network reporting standards far lower than that of the BSU student paper
In a short piece on the Ball State/Eric Hedin case, the Christian News Network manages to get four things wrong. 1. “Are Hedin’s teaching practices unconstitutional? Jerry Coyne, a University of Chicago professor, thinks so, and has pushed for Hedin’s removal from BSU. In an April 25 blog post, Coyne claimed that Hedin’s class material is […]
Stevie! He was a music genius (I haven’t heard much good from him lately), but, I think, never produced a better song than this early one, recorded for Motown in 1967, when he was just 17. (I can’t believe Wonder is six months younger than I am: it seems that he’s been around forever.) The […]
John Green from Mental Floss corrects 50 common misquotations. I must say, I’ve misquoted at least a dozen of these. Let’s not have any of these on this site, or at least any of these distorted or misattributed!
Now I suppose this will interest only a subset of our photography enthusiasts here, but I wanted to call attention to an upcoming week-long course on insect photography in Belize, whose instructors include two superb nature photographers that I’ve often featured on this site: Piotr Naskrecki and Alex Wild. The flyer is below, and the […]
Lee Strobel is a Christian apologist and author whose book, The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence that Points Toward God, is on Dr. Eric Hedin’s reading list for his creationism-infested “science” course at Ball State University. Strobel claims that he was once an atheist, but that the evidence turned him religious. Wikipedia characterizes […]
If you’re a nonbeliever, I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard about this. On the Cable News Network (CNN), correspondent Wolf Blitzer asked an Oklahoma tornado survivor if she thanked the Lord for helping her from her house just before the twister struck. The video is below, and PuffHo recounts the interview: “We’re happy you’re here. You guys […]
There are many great soul duets, but to my mind this is the best. It’s Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell with their classic rendition of “You’re all I need to get by,” (1968), a song written by Nickolas Ashford and Valeree Simpson, themselves a singing duo. It’s simply the most soulful of the Motown duets, […]
Yesterday was the first 80º (F) day in New York (that’s 26.7º C for you pedantic purists), and reader Tom sent a picture of his cat’s reaction to the unseasonable weather. The moggie’s name is Catman.