In case you’re an atheist and not sufficiently miserable today, reader Pliny the in Between has produced a cartoon detailing how you’re supposed to feel:
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Zach Weinersmith must be reading about free will, because there’s a cartoon about it in his latest SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal). Sadly, it gets some stuff confused, including the pyramid’s contention that whatever one does (the determined “decision”) makes no difference. It does. The strip ignores the determinism inherent in the issue (I’m no cartoonist, but […]
I like that you have to know some science to get today’s Off the Mark cartoon (by Mark Parisi): h/t: Woof
It’s been a long week, and I’m looking forward to a fine dinner and some postprandial Beerenauslese. Let’s celebrate the Slate stats for yesterday and today with a cat. And don’t worry—I’ll be here all week, folks! h/t: Diane G
Sing it, brother! From SMBC, courtesy of reader Mark.
With added cat! Today’s Non Sequitur, by Wiley Miller, shows the fiendish ingenuity of sqrlz. The Sqrl God approves: Weigh in below if you have a story on how your squirrels foiled your bird-feeding attempt (or other evidence of their cleverness). h/t: Linda Grilli
. . . and perhaps a reason to make Fluffy’s Wager. From today’s Non Sequitur: Have a good evening; I’ll be here all weekend, folks!
I’ve written before about “bee-mimicking orchids,” whose petals have evolved into a shape roughly resembling that of a female bee or wasp. Randy male hymenopterans, lured by the shape (they can’t see very well), and, I believe, by the flower’s fragrance—which in some cases has also evolved to resemble insect pheromones—land on the flower and […]
Talk about Spectacular Cat Present fails, Amazon USA offers, for only $5.79, an inflatable unicorn horn for cats by Accoutrements. The description: Your cat makes a show of being regal and in control, but you could turn all that around with this Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats. It’s a vinyl, 5-1/2″ (14 cm) long unicorn […]
After all the recent talk on this site about the distinctive politeness of Canadians, I thought I’d post this great cartoon from a recent New Yorker. (You can buy a high-priced print at Condé Nast): Addendum: Reader Diana MacPherson sent me a copy of what Canadians see when they try to view videos on the […]