Tag Archives: ayn rand

Mr. Ditko Was Right (Wing)

As you’ve probably heard, Steve Ditko, comic artist and co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, was recently found dead at the age of ninety. I’m not that familiar with his work, but I have read some classic Spidey and Strange … Continue reading

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No One Remembers Your Name When You’re Strange

Doctor Strange – WARNING! SPOILERS! – Beth and I saw the latest Marvel Studios movie last night, and one of the first things that struck me was how similar Stephen Strange was to Gregory House. Of course, Strange was a … Continue reading

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Throwing the Books at You

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, by A. Lee Martinez – I haven’t read all of Martinez’ books, but I believe each one takes place in a different universe, at least as far as we know. He definitely has a … Continue reading

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Last Jerkass Standing

Why do Republican primaries always seem to be contests as to who can be the biggest jerk? Not that I think Democratic politicians are altruistic, but they at least pretend to care. With Republicans, it’s all about how much they … Continue reading

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God vs. Greed

I’d been thinking of writing something about Ayn Rand, due partially to my seeing this rather odd juxtaposition at Barnes & Noble: They also mentioned on Last Week Tonight how odd it is that modern conservatives love Rand, despite the … Continue reading

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My Cupp Runneth Over

I looked on RationalWiki the other day for some information on Kent Hovind, and I got caught up in reading other articles on there. While I don’t know that I’m that keen on the name (everyone wants to think they’re … Continue reading

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Want to Worship at the Church of Satan

No, I don’t want to worship at the Church of Satan, but apparently a fair number of people do. It’s not a particularly big organization, but it is recognized by governments and such. Satanism is actually a fairly diverse group … Continue reading

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