Friday, February 27, 2009

If you don't mind losing sleep...

You should definitely watch this video advertisement of Satan's Chi- I mean, of Baby Laugh-a-Lot. Just don't say I didn't warn you when your soul is delivered in pieces to the very mouth of Satan. In the words of Cracked, "Where is your god now"?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Head

Today, while wandering about, I notice something upon some young man's forehead. Some kind of bluish-gray mark that plagued what would otherwise be clean skin.

I thought nothing of it, rather that the man probably did something that allowed him to obtain the mark, and his friends didn't dare say a word in order to avoid embarrassing him.

But then, I saw that marking again. This time, on a man hanging out with his girlfriend (or wife?).

I began to get suspicious.

Then, towards the end of the evening, I ran into the marking once more. And I realized something.

Today was none other than Ash Wednesday

(I'll keep MY forehead clear of any ashes, thank you.)

A Heads Up

If my blog looks a bit funny to you, it's only because I am experimenting with the look and feel.
I enjoyed my previous look, but it just wasn't exactly what I wanted.

And, in other news, NASA Satellite fails to reach orbit.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Well, I thought it was funny.

This picture from lightened up my evening a bit. 

Edumacation. We needz it.

(Don't think this is just a sorry attempt to compensate for a lack of a post today...)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Blog Rating

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

I'd rather have a PG-13 rating- Still not for mature readers only, but on the verge of thrilling.
Maybe I should throw in a few more swear words.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

If you missed it...

Just in case you haven't paid any attention to the links section of this blog (which, by the way, is obviously still being worked upon), I decided to post an entry on a website that I, as a skeptic, have no problem recommending to people. Especially those who are prone to believing in new-age nonsense, or unscientifically accurate things, and claim there isn't any harm in doing so.

The website is What's the Harm?, and it's a good resource for anybody willing to investigate what believing in nonsense can actually lead to. And perhaps it might lead people to skeptically analyze their information from now on, practicing and honing their critical thinking skills. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nothing posted in a while.

Well, I've been doing a lot of reading on my spare time. And enduring the cold mornings.

Nothing interesting, really.

But, hopefully I go see the new Friday the Thirteenth movie soon.

If anybody has seen it, go ahead and tell me what you thought of it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Speculative and Unpersuasive

A court ruling recently declared that vaccines aren't to blame for autism.
I'm glad to see that the court decided to take a look at the evidence for the case that vaccines and autism are directly related, and turned a skeptical eye to this potentially dangerous idea.

To win, they had to show that it was more likely than not that the autism symptoms were directly related to the measles-mumps-rubella shots they received.

But the court concluded that "the weight of scientific research and authority" was "simply more persuasive on nearly every point in contention."

I do hope people are willing to look at where the evidence leads us, rather than rely on magical thinking for important topics such as vaccine-autism correlations

Here's to 200

Today, both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin turn 200 years old ( February 12, 1809).

Two men who revolutionized the world around them.

My hat is off to them both.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just When I Thought the Nightmare was Over...

I dislike the rain. It ruins what would otherwise be a pleasant day.

It recently rained, and I dreaded it (for what it was worth). Thinking that things were going to be safe and sunny (except for the cold mornings), I was surprised to see that rain was going to return once more. 

Damn the Los Angeles Times forecast reports for being the bearer of bad news.

I'll enjoy tomorrow, even though I carry this heavy burden upon my heart.

My dear friend, The Sun, I do hope we'll say our final goodbyes soon, so that I may see you shine brilliantly once more after the time of rain breaks.

...anyone else hate rain? 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Punishment Fits the Crime?

Sometimes, things you do (no matter how small) can come back and bite you in the ass many years later. 

If you don't believe me, check out this news story about a man jailed for taking 50 cents over 20 years ago.

India's federal police caught Balgovind Prasad accepting 25 rupees (51 cents) from a sweeper in 1985 for issuing a fake medical certificate, police said.

The case dragged on for years and Prasad was convicted in 1992 and given a one-year jail term. He was freed as he appealed the sentence.

Tuesday, a higher court in India's eastern state of Bihar state reduced the one-year term to three months, saying the bribe amount was too small, but directed the police to take Prasad into custody as he was guilty of the crime.

So, does the punishment fit the crime?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

At the moment, it is raining outside, and I can hear the rain drops smashing against the floor. I loathe days like these. You can't go outside and appreciate the Sun, you can't make walking trips, and the day seems gloomy.

Fortunately, it wont bother me for long. 

Enough about me, let's get to another piece of news.

The man who is famous for creating the "Hope" posters of Obama has been arrested.

Apparently, on charges of graffiti. And the poster is also an issue of a copyright dispute with the Associated Press.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Google: One Step Closer to Ruling the World

I used Google. A lot.

I use it to search for websites. I use it as my email provider. I use it to blog. I use it for my blog reader. And a couple of other things.

But, now it's plain to see that Google is out to gain the world- or at least the seas, at the moment.

Click here to see how Google Earth is taking over the seas. Move over Jack Sparrow.