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February 2012

Recent entries

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11Lewis Black, don't get a heart attack. Also, why is Nancy Grace still on TV?
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6Coming soon, to a theater near you...
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6Identical twins not so identical after all.
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4TED: Wave of the future or Silicon Valley shills?
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14A natural disaster that cost the lives of thousands of people was ignored in favour of a nuclear 'disaster' that never was.
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2This is BBC News taken out of context.
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13All dead Mormons are now gay. (Unless they died in the Holocaust.)
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8Barack Obama is a total failure at all the things conservatives predicted he would do or not do.
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13Given the number of comments by Christians, politicians and the Daily Fail clogging up the media at the moment, Martin Robbins suggests that Christians should embrace secularism - because (from the comments) secularism doesn't consist of Richard Dawkins breaking into people's homes and stealing their Bibles at gunpoint, you know.
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4Good Guy Bill.
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11The punanny state. Also, Stalin-rape.
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13Newt Gingrich: "You can't put a gun rack in a Chevy Volt." Vlogger: Oh, really?
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13The Onion: One in five Americans believe Obama is a cactus.
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7Brian Cox (*swoon*) on why quantum theory is so misunderstood, and why good science should be part popular culture.
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3"The Right-Wing Id Unzipped"
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4Look how far they've gone...into the ground. And if the worst scenario happens in November, we'll only have one terrible actor to blame.
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13Damn you Jon Stewart!
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5Some parts of a Catholic sex education programme have been tracked to an unusual source - Beasts of Gor
Cue the "One promotes a world where women are secondary and subservient to men in all ways and have no control over there own thoughts and destiny, the other is Chronicles of Gor" jokes.
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4A list of UK politicians that stand to benefit from passing a new health reform bill.
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15George Takei: 70 years ago today, the President signed a decree that sent me and my family to a prison camp. Hear my story, and learn how you can help fulfil our pledge: Never Forget. Never Again.
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5How simple patents became the complex clusterfuck of intellectual property.
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15Karen Santorum, wife of Rick Santorum, wrote a book teaching children good manners. And its foreword is by Joe Paterno, the guy who knew about, but did nothing to stop, a child rapist. Great pick, Santorum!
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21The godly John Cleese responds to YouTube comments. "I think the problem with people like this is that they are so stupid that they have no idea how stupid they are...this explains not just Hollywood, but almost the entirety of Fox News."
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5Honestly, Peta's ads make me so angry I could stamp on a kitten.
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7This week in Harperland...
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13Supposedly professional Politico reporter mistakes the Wisconsin state flag for the local labor union flag. Hail the future of journalism!

Earlier entries

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13Every climate denial argument debunked, in one 50 minute presentation. If there's one video to spread around the Internets, it's this.
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10If movie posters were a bit more descriptive.
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20I suppose they'll come back for us. Basic civil rights for trans people sidelined again for the sake of same-sex marriage in Maryland.
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7Charles Murray isn't racist -- he also hates (poor) white people!
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10The climate inquisition continues, including death threats.
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18Why don't Americans elect scientists? For lulz, see the comments, where one retard said "Solyndra."
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12Ah, the good old days...when there were none of those pesky institutional review boards or ethics committees and scientists could deliberately infect subjects with STDs.
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8The greatest movie trailer of all time?
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11America, Fuck Yeah!
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-12Shut up and take my money!
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-9The YouTube guide to parenting.
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18I'm a Jehovah's Witness and I run a business. Can I deny insurance coverage for blood transfusions?(Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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10The "best" swag at CPAC.
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12The "Every Sperm is Sacred" Lady speaks out.
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16The Onion: Iran Worried U.S. Might Be Building 8,500th Nuclear Weapon. Invade! Invade!
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-10Dilbert drops the f-bomb in a comic. Kinda.
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22Ellen pwns the wingnuts. UPDATE: Bill O'Reilly has something to say on the matter. In Ellen's favour.
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9"WikiDate" - a privacy clusterfuck.
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11Five big lies about the phony 'war on religion'
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11 What liberal bias? The CBC's latest literature panel includes a fascist crank who defends Augusto Pinochet's regime and considers Nelson Mandela to be a terrorist.
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7The despicable behavior by some, including but not limited to psychic frauds, towards families of missing persons.
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18Bill Nye (the science guy) is at the Second White House Science Fair - and not a single creationist in sight!
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10Why people still use Facebook.
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17Charlie Brooker on the two Daily Heils.
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4Neo-phrenology and neurobabble.
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12Even the creationists don't like Indiana Senate Bill 89.
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8Comments speak for themselves.
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4Protip: Never give this kind of power to the Internet.
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11A visualization of the 2011 Japanese earthquakes. Just keep watching...
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1Paul Krugman: Despite recent offshoring of U.S. manufacturing to China, 85% of U.S. consumer spending still makes its way to U.S. firms.
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18The actual gay agenda vs. what conservatives think is the gay agenda.
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10The Onion: "Look, one-third of the human race has to die for civilization to be sustainable, so how do we want to do this?"
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6A Hitchslap from beyond the grave: Christopher Hitchens on why William Lane Craig's brand of pernicious nonsense is not merely foolish, but dangerous.
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6So, a Catholic, an Anglican and a humanist walk into a bar say what they would put on their cards, if they carried them.

January 2012

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10 How we got Ayn Rand instead of FDR: How Tea Party 'Populism' Derailed a New New Deal
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17How 'Europe' became a dirty word in the US election. Europe's response: "Wait, we're socialist?" and "Hmm...Republicans don't want to pay higher taxes to match government spending, how familiar."
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5Stephen Colbert retakes his Super PAC power after Jon Stewart tells him to fuck off.
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32Fox News is now the Republican establishment, and it may cost the party the 2012 Presidential election.
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10The Transadvocate on the transgender bathroom issue: prohibiting trans women from using women's restrooms rests on the same logic as prohibiting black women from doing so, or even cis women themselves.
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10"All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you better run, better run, outrun my gun."
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1Increasing political polarization? Impending civil war? Think again.
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26Dan Savage has been sufficiently annoyed. "To 'rick' is to remove something with your tongue ... which makes 'rick santorum' the most disgusting two-word sentence in the English language after 'vote Republican.'"
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12New atheist billboard campaign unveiled!
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0New word: Nagnostic
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10You heard it here first: Vaccines are part of the transhumanist agenda to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.
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7According to Google, geek girls are really men.
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9The Unexpurgated Atheist FAQ. Complete in every detail.
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6The Pythons are back?
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8"I'm sorry for how the Church treated you"
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6Martin Robbins lays into the BBC over science.
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24Rick Santorum thinks rape is a gift from God... seriously?Seriously!?
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10New journal to be launched will combat publication bias by publishing negative results.
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20Note to self: Create Elizabeth Warren article.
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10The ultimate Star Wars nerdgasm.
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11Go back. We fucked up everything.
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34The great forgotten Republican.
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4Hacker cracks a senator's Twitter account, but still manages to trip over Skitt's Law.
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4Neuroanthropology takes out the trash on "sexy" evo psych "findings."
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3They call it a loophole in medical journals, we call it "narrative review."
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610 great reasons to be against equality in marriage.
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7A plan to restore America to it's Christian RootsWarning, intensive levels of sarcasm detected.
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6Scumbag Gingrich.
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26So how is Kentucky funding the $43 million in tax cuts for the Ark Experience? By cutting $50 million from its education budget.
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11The value of Curiosity Driven Research
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12How the US' current "free market" health care is not any kind of freedom at all.
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7Too...many...awesome...Stephen Colbert videos...
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6It's not a blatant violation of the separation of church and state. It's called "school choice!" You know, for totally secular "charter schools."
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6To anyone who is still completing their degrees.
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8Carl Zimmer [1] about research on the evolution of multicellular life.
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7How the universe began.
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12How SOPA could negatively affect science.
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17The Red Flags Of Quackery, expanded edition, in handy comic form.
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9Bloomberg, don't start up a mini-Prohibition.
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17What if Tim Tebow was...Muslim? Update: Jimmy Fallon re-imagines David Bowie.
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9Sweden innovating again. But the sheep? Seriously? Give us our goat.
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12"There are certainly people with whom dialogue is not possible, or desirable [...] There are also people who merely disagree. We are losing the ability to tell which is which."
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19True to form, Canada apologizes for failing to not elect Stephen Harper.
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20In the face of an undeniable, egregious violation of civil rights, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas finds a way to be a bullheaded asshole.
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14The History Channel in 18 seconds.
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2To those reading up on the Sara Ackerman story, it gets even funnier: she's defending Chris Brown and declaring war on Obama "minions."
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15Five founding fathers whose views on Christianity would make them unelectable today.
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9Know Your Meme confirms Jesusland.
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12Help, help! I'm being repressed by science!
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9"Huh, did I ever tell you about the time I bested Richard Branson at that zeppelin auction?" aka. How is Mitt Romney kicking all of your asses?
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12A happy[citation NOT needed] customer reviews Ray Comfort's wizard entertainment, Intelligent Design vs Evolution: The Board Game!
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8What if nobody told you that your daughter had been mistakenly deported? - "...it’s concerning to think of how many people this has happened to that have never been heard from."
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14The Onion: "I'm asking if anybody out there can come up with even one reason why I'd want to endure this unmitigated shit show for another minute, let alone through 2016. What's in it for me, exactly? Can anyone answer that? Anyone at all?" - Barack Obama
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10Cracked: 6 Small Math Errors That Caused Huge Disasters. And nuclear makeup.
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7If you haven't heard this before, it's Saturn dropping the beat.
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4The Neuroskeptic debunks the recent news stories about increased costs of antidepressant drugs on UK taxpayers.
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5Traversing the tight line between the latest fertility technologies and eugenics.
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-1An Optimistic History of the Next 40 Years (assuming we won't nuke ourselves first) It does get a little wacky by 2040 2020, though.
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6Another product of the recovered memory craze: The "epidemic" of multiple personality disorder.
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9A Redditor asks: what New Age garbage make you shudder with intolerance? 6786 comments in the first 12 hours.
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9The jokes write themselves.
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10The 9 Voters Who Lost Iowa For Santorum
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8The Iowa caucuses showed us both kind of Republican candidate: the elitist rich guy and the elitist rich guy who pretends to care about the working class.
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7A way to hide your doings from light and time! Now how to best improve it so the USA someone can weaponize it.
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5Another way the War on (Some) Drugs fails: "Drug-sniffing" dogs fare no better than chance.
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2Naive determinism strikes again.
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7Introducing our new Paul the Octopus: Megyn Kelly Shelly!
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12Like father like daughter: Elizabeth Santorum has gay friends too!
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5The 2012 US Government Terrorist Identification Chart. Stop the Terrorist Battlecruiser!
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2Pedobear appears at Penn State's last game of the year.
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3Crazy Finns.
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7Stephen Harper sets up Canada's version of MiniTru.
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10If you have a free hour, here's Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe. On the UK riots: "Over the following weeks the media went into a full blown hand-wringing exercise trying to work out why the giddy heck [it] had happened...assholes on horrible US shitcasts blamed immigrants."
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2Sally Jenkins asks why is it that Tim Tebow's beliefs are anybody's business?
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6Cracked ends the year with: The 9 Biggest Bastards of 2011.


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