Monthly Archives: March 2011

Remora ‘Bout It

Since Chris mentioned the remora in the comments for this post, I thought it might not be a bad idea to dedicate a post to this fascinating fish. The remora is a real animal, but it’s one of those animals … Continue reading

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Dancing on the Glass Ceiling

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post about Dilbert creator Scott Adams’ misogynistic rant, but there are a few points I haven’t seen made about it yet, so I might as well. For anyone who doesn’t know, he made … Continue reading

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Tempus in a Teapot

Getting back to apocryphal Oz characters who seem to have gained a marginal amount of fame, we now turn to Tempus the Parrot-Ox. We meet this character in Edward Einhorn‘s Paradox in Oz, one of the most popular Oz books … Continue reading

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Men Made for the Sabbath

I’ve already written about the beginnings of William Miller’s Adventism, but I haven’t yet said anything about its offshoots. The most famous is the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, primarily known for observing the Sabbath on Saturday instead of Sunday. In a … Continue reading

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All Females Is Poison! They’re Full of Wicked Wiles!

Back around when Beth and I got married and had our honeymoon at Walt Disney World, we had decided we should go back and watch all of the Disney animated movies in chronological order. She has all of them on … Continue reading

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My Earthquake Brings All the Fish to the Pond

You may have noticed I haven’t written anything in my blogs about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, aside from my post on Ann Coulter’s bizarre take on radiation. Generally, I’ll only post about current events if I can find … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Diana Wynne Jones

I thought I remembered seeing Diana Wynne Jones trending on Twitter earlier today, but I didn’t have the chance to check it out before work. On my first break, I found out that she’d died. What was particularly weird was … Continue reading

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Gotta Shoot the Messenger on Friday

Hey, Good Morning America, way to rub salt in the wounds of a thirteen-year-old girl! Yes, that song is pretty terrible, but guess what? As Beth points out, if someone offered you money and fame for singing an insipid song … Continue reading

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Obama vs. Obesity

Not too long ago, Bill Maher did a bit on how ridiculous it is for Republicans to criticize Michelle Obama’s nutrition and health campaign, because it’s just such an innocuous thing. For the most part, I agree. One thing that … Continue reading

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Never Poke a Podoboo

If you were the kind of person who immediately threw away your video game instruction booklets, I would say you missed out. Then again, maybe you only did if you’re someone like me who finds researching games a lot less … Continue reading

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