Sunday, January 31, 2010

The 10:23 Event

At 10:23am on January 30th, more than four hundred homeopathy sceptics nationwide took part in a mass homeopathic 'overdose' in protest at Boots' continued endorsement and sale of homeopathic remedies, and to raise public awareness about the fact that homeopathic remedies have nothing in them.

Political Asylum for Homeschoolers

Evangelical Christians Celebrate Victory over 'Embarrassed' Germany

By Christoph Titz and Carola Padtberg

A German couple who wanted to homeschool their children have been granted political asylum in the US. Evangelical Christians have welcomed the decision, claiming that Germany was trying to "coerce ideological uniformity" through its ban on homeschooling.

Christian fundamentalists have welcomed the decision by a US court to award a German family political asylum in the United States because the parents were unwilling to subject their children to mandatory school attendance rules in Germany....

Saturday, January 30, 2010

This is an awesome device to teach the scale of the universe and it's contents.;)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Attention Nonvegetarian Restauranteurs

2 rules, ok?

1. NO HIDDEN MEAT. Yes, I'm using all caps to YELL.

If you're selling a dish that contains meat, say so. Is that so hard?

And btw.....why does everything have to contain meat? I recently went to a party where every single dish contained meat, including dessert! And I recently went to a Mexican restaurant that didn't offer even one meat-free option! What the heck is going on?

Mexican cuisine has many meat-free dishes. You could have bothered to offer one. They say 10% of the population is vegetarian--you're ostracizing a good number of potential customers.


I don't understand how you can call yourselves chefs, cooks, even restauranteurs if you can't figure out how to make a vegetarian dish.

Here are some clues:

a. Making one of your meat-based dishes and removing the meat doesn't mean it's a balanced meal worthy of us giving you return business.

b. Replacing the meat with a half-pound of cheese doesn't cut it either.

c. Think beans. Think ethnic dishes. It's not too hard, folks.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Evil + stupidity = Pat Robertson

Now he's making up history too.

This is just too evil and dumb for me to comment on. I have no words.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Table manners--ick!

So last evening we went to a restaurant--not the fanciest, but fine dining sort where you don't act like an ape or read the newspaper at your table. Generally.

While waiting for our food I was treated to an unobscured view of a young simian consuming giant tortilla chips with mounds of salsa, all in one bite.

Gobs of salsa kept falling off his shovels, so he smeared the blobs around the tabletop and filled them back up, lowering his entire head to shorten the distance to his mouth.

He would stick about 3-4 bites' worth of food into his mouth at once. He had a tried and true technique whereby he'd put 2 bits in first, pause to unlock his lower jaw joint, then stick the rest in.

How he could do this without gagging, I haven't a clue. @ one point I believed he was going to need the Heimlich Maneuver, but I was sadly mistaken. (j/k about the last part)

I glanced over and his dad was downing a bucket-sized soda (fizzy drink) all in one gulp, reading the newspaper, and wiping the grease on it.

Then their food came, and it was like a train wreck I couldn't look away from.

They ordered deep fried, cheesy entrees and were consuming them faster than I have ever seen a human being eat.

Maybe they are professional speed eaters.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

25 Blasphemous Quotations

By Atheist Ireland | Published: January 2, 2010

Published by Atheist Ireland on 1 January 2010

Atheists challenge blasphemy law - Times Online

Atheists challenge blasphemy law - Times Online