Well, maybe not ‘lately’, but it’s the contents of the sidebar on the old site where I posted these links. A feature I instituted because the complications of creating new posts there just didn’t make it worth my while adding a whole post for one or two links and hardly any discussion about them from yours truly. One of the aforementioned advantages of moving to a proper blog-site.
UK readers, this one’s urgent and time-constrained. Please use one of the templates provided to write to your MP.
Maybe they should have reconsidered which photo to accompany this story with…
Eww, girls! EWW, period!
Welcome to the 14th century. Or the mind of a ten year old boy.
The problem of the soulless twin, solved!
The Angry Mob: Consequences. Make sure to read comment #2. Spot on!
Newton TV. Short science documentaries.
What does the Catholic church consider a worse crime than paedophilia? Treating women as equals.
The ongoing travesty of justice known as “the twitter trial,” in gory detail.
Christian parade … erm … not banned, and gays and Muslims … erm … not to blame, the Daily Fail … erm …doesn’t quite get ’round to saying.
Must-watch BBC documentary: The Dolphins Of Shark Bay
I don’t normally do adverts, but this one’s in a good cause. It’s for a book called Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake, and all of the purchase price of the e-book goes to the Japan Red Cross. A worthy cause, I’m sure you’ll all agree.
Hat tip: Amy
I love a good rant, as some here may have noticed, and this is a really good rant.
The Streets of Ashkelon By Harry Harrison.
What happens when true innocents are exposed to religion.
Forty Shades Of Grey puts some common sense into politics
Sometimes, Godwin ≠ Fail
Richard Littlejohn. Is he actually human?
I keep getting told thatatheism is a faith…
Evangelicals’ free school would include creationism on science curriculum
Prayer: How to do nothing and still convince yourself that you’re helping
Some days I really wish I believed in Hell. Then I could cheerfully contemplate the suffering that would come to bastards like these.
Hat tip: Pharyngula
A stunning collection of pictures of snowflakes
A haaaaandbag!? Actually it’s a tale of what happens when bureaucracy and security join hands, but, like the author, I couldn’t resist the Lady Bracknell-ism.
Create your very own Daily Fail headlines at the click of a button, with the Daily Mail-o-matic. It has a fairly limited vocabulary, but then, that only goes to make it more realistic.
British education makes a massive leap backwards
Anyone who’s perused right-wing christian blogs and boards will have often seen references to the ‘Gay Agenda’. Quite what this agenda is, is not usually explained, which leaves folks like me rather puzzled. Finally, someone’s come clean! Folks, I present to you, in all its glory, the extremely radical Gay Agenda!
Don’t click plan to do anything else for the next half-hour at least.
UNESCO has a program for the next 20 years to make half the world population homosexual, says Cardinal
possibly the funniest Wikiquote page in existence
It would be cruel to laugh…
I’m an atheist, so how come I seem to spend more time defending Muslims than criticising? Martin Robbins has the answer.
More of the ‘War On Christmas’, from Jesus & Mo
Five Chinese Crackers neatly turns the tables on the tabloids, in the ‘War On Christmas’
Catholic priest tries to hire a hitman to shut up rape-victim
Don’t panic! The end of the Earth has been postponed
Call them lifts, or call them elevators, they’re probably a lot more interesting than you thought
Free time-saving link for anyone who regularly converses with fundies. Just bookmark it and deploy as needed.
The Five Chinese Crackers Tabloid bullshit of the month award for November goes to…
Martin Robbins says
“GQ’s patronising attempt to link scientists to rock stars shows a fundamental failure to understand which are cooler”
And he’s right
Charlie Brooker is, without doubt, one of the funniest writers of opinion pieces on the planet.
Wile E Coyote faces charge of attempted murder
Much more fun than it sounds!
Conservapedia on quantum tunneling. (Quantum mechanics for by dummies.)
Pinkydead vs God examines
13th of November. It’s Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday
The Daily Fail,
The first tiny step towards a Grand Unified Theory? Maybe. There’s a long way to go, though, and I don’t expect to be able to follow the maths if they do get there. Even so, it’s a nice thought that somebody could.
NASA survey suggests Earth-sized planets are common
Cecil Adams on the
Dan & Dan
And Dan & Dan on
You’ll know when to link to it…
Mark Twain hilariously tears James Fenimore Cooper apart
Alice Roberts. Mmmm
No, I won’t spoil the surprise. Just click it, already!
A Couple of SF comic-strips:
The Simpsons are Catholics! Says the Vatican
Every now and then, I like to browse a page or two of Conservapedia. Not only does the laugh do me good, but it’s nice to know that no matter how little I may know, I’ll never ever be as cluless as this.
Ben Goldacre on inadequate journalistic caveats
Technically, the “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s ass” joke shouldn’t work in British English.
Okay, but I find stuff like this interesting!
Rape within marriage should not be crime,
If you can watch this dry-eyed, I pity you.
Some good, if rather abbreviated, chronologies
The scary thing is, most of it is true.
I watched a TV show the other night touching on some aspects of the Census Of Marine Life, and it prompted me to check out their website. It’s great stuff. While you’re there, be certain to visit the image gallery. Stunning!
Ancient theological problem solved
Some of the crazier items that appear in the in-box at
Talk about non-news! Sheesh
Well okay, ‘edge of space.’ Bloody pedants!
Neatly combining the recent zombie theme and the also recent Easter item is
on the idea of transubstantiation
It’s jaw-dropping stuff!
Later note: This story appears to have originated in the Daily Mail, and therfore may be exaggerated or even untrue.
on the degeneration of democracy into mob rule.