Exhibit A supporting my contention: a group of talentless hacks who possess a genius for self-promotion has captured the country’s attention, making millions of dollars in the process. I’m referring, of course, to the Kardashian family. As far as I can see it, contributes nothing to humanity by way of genuine entertainment, which requires talent. […]
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Well, from 1991, actually, but publicized this year. It’s from the Wired website Cladistic Detritus by Brian Romans, originally posted by Kyle House. As Brian notes, it’s real: AGU [The American Geophysical Union] tells me via Twitter that this abstract is indeed authentic: 1991 EOS Trans. AGU Vol 72, No 27-53, p456 Although the e-journal […]
This is a hilarious tale from Puffho in which a preacher, is shocked by finding the Bible at Costco—an American chain that sells products cheaply and in bulk—labeled as FICTION! OMG! Costco recently roused the ire of Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach when he discovered a stack of Bibles with a ‘Fiction’ sticker at their Simi Valley, Calif. location. He told […]
In his accommodationist book Rocks of Ages, Steve Gould importuned both science and religion to keep their distance from each other: “Thou shalt not mix your magisteria.” But he didn’t say anything about mixing metaphors. Now that they’re starting to build atheist churches (a horrible idea), are we going to start making similar embarrassing errors […]
From Tariq Moosa (via Matthew Cobb and Marc Abrahams), who labeled this “still the stupidest Tweet I’ve ever seen”: I still have no idea what Chopra is talking about. It sure doesn’t qualify as a deepity, for it makes no sense on even a superficial reading. Let me know what you think the Woomeister is […]
A reader tw**ted my critique of David Dunn’s HuffPost article (you know, the one in which he argues that theology isn’t about God) to Dunn himself, and Dunn responded on Twi**er. I love the picture of Ceiling Cat in his response. And I can testify from personal experience that feline theology is about Ceiling Cat!
From Amazon: 1. FDA approved 2. Non-GMO 3. Organic 4. Halall (sic) 5. Kosher, and, best of all 6. NO CHEMICALS! And really—approved by the NIH? Since when do they approve salt? Some of the reviews are hilarious: Pure sodium chloride (a CHEMICAL) is white, and one reviewer suggests that the pink color comes from […]
From reader Ginger K: A Higgs boson walks into a Catholic church. The priest says, “Hey, you can’t be in here!” To which the Higgs replies, “Why not? You can’t have mass without me.” Tip your waitress, folks! And don’t forget to try the roast beef.
Over at Myrmecos, ant biologist and photographer Alex Wild uses this photo to explain why he voted for Obama: (original from Julius De Keizer)