WHY CATS KICK THEMSELVES IN THE FACE

I have long held a theory about cats: for all their potential for grace, power, stealth, and general elegance, they sometimes genuinely do not have any control over their own bodies.  Case in point: It's possible that this cat was playing G.I. Joe and wanted to do a combat roll off the couch, but that's... Continue Reading →

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR…

Obviously the classic song ends that phrase with “your dreams come true.” Then, as I’m sure you’ve seen, some smartass decided to put a modern and more cynical spin on the phrase with some iteration of the following: Unfortunately, that smartass was also a dumbass. Here’s why. First of all, the phrase “you’re a few... Continue Reading →

EAT IT, BRITAIN

A while ago, a friend sent me a joke that her British friends had been circulating around Facebook entitled "A Message from the Queen."  It starts like this: To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates... Continue Reading →

KICKSTARTER, MEET SCIENCE.

UPDATE: I came back in this morning and elaborated.  I was being pretty lazy with explaining the math when I wrote this, but I've expanded it a bit. This is where I find a thing on Kickstarter that someone is raising money for, then I point out that it won't work, then hundreds and thousands... Continue Reading →

22 STUPID PEOPLE HOLDING SIGNS

As I'm pretty sure everyone on the internet knows by now, Bill Nye recently had a debate with Ken Ham about whether creationism was a viable explanation for the origins of people and animals and plants and rocks and stars and stuff.  I'll cut to the chase: it's not.  Creationism doesn't have any science behind... Continue Reading →

THE TRANSPARENT TOASTER

A little over 18 months ago, this baffling object popped up on Memebase, well known for contributing nothing of value to the Internet ever. The caption that they gave for this is "How is this not on shelves?! Toast-making would be epic." Let's ignore the crushing sadness that fills my heart at the idea that... Continue Reading →

THAT’S NO SQUID…

So apparently I missed out on this, because none of my friends are stupid enough to believe it, but there's an image that's been making the rounds on social media, having been re-tweeted and shared by over 500,000 people.  Here is that image. The headline that accompanied it says "Giant Squid Discovered On California Coast... Continue Reading →

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK

In April of 2009, I started this blog to give myself an outlet for the stupidity and irrationality of the world.  I get angry about a lot of things in the world, and the blog was how I got angry without getting angry at anyone.  Internally, once I'd written about something, it was done.  I... Continue Reading →

18 REASONS WHY I AM WRONG: A RESPONSE

Two weeks ago, in my triumphant return to writing, as I am determined to keep calling it, I wrote a piece called Six Reasons You Shouldn't Take Dietary Advice From Cavemen.  It was on my blog and I posted it to the Facebook page, anticipating the usual 300 or so pageviews. Then the post hit /r/paleo,... Continue Reading →

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