Monthly Archives: February 2011

I’m Battle-Tested Bayonets

Beth made me listen to this Charlie Sheen interview by conspiracy theorist and Rush Limbaugh sound-alike Alex Jones. I love when insecure celebrities do the bit about how people criticize them because they’re jealous. Yeah, because it’s always been MY … Continue reading

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What’s in Hubbard’s Cupboard?

If you haven’t yet, you probably should read The New Yorker‘s recent exposé on Scientology, which focuses on former member Paul Haggis, a writer and director. Scientology has a reputation of being really frightening, and I’m inclined to think the … Continue reading

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Oh, Baby, Baby, It’s a Wild Hunt

I was thinking of addressing some Germanic mythology today, and looked at the introduction that the Brothers Grimm wrote for their fairy tale collection for possible inspiration. It turns out that I already discussed several of the mythological figures mentioned … Continue reading

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Mooning Bill O’Reilly

You probably know by now about Bill O’Reilly’s insistence that there must be a god because we don’t know how tides work. When someone told him it was the moon, his reaction was, “Well, where did the moon come from, … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, Catholicism, Christianity, Fox News, Fundamentalism, Mythology, Religion, Science, Television | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Snipping, Snipping, Snipping Goes the Christie Man

Here in New Jersey, we somehow ended up stuck with a governor named Christopher Christie, which could help to explain why he’s such a jerk. He seems to be gaining in national prominence, but I have to say I get … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Money Making Game

Did you know that The Legend of Zelda is now twenty-five years old? You probably did, because it’s all over the Internet. So I feel it would be appropriate if I made a post related to it, although I can’t … Continue reading

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Tales of a Considerate Kalidah

Pretty much every new Oz book written these days introduces new characters, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Most of these characters, however, appear in only one book, and even the ones that do reappear generally just do so in … Continue reading

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