Monthly Archives: February 2006

Fact-checking Frontline’s Ass

So when I expressed skepticism over this piece on the meth “epidemic” on Frontline (in reality a video version of a series by The Oregonian), my friend Jason invited me to “fact-check Frontline’s ass” if I so desired. So I … Continue reading

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Donnie Darko

I did something I really rarely do. I watched a movie based on mumblings and automatic recommendations with no prior knowledge of it, and then watched it through again with the commentary track. Partially, that’s because Kevin Smith did it … Continue reading

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Wondering About Wonder Woman

Somehow, as often happens with my friend Todd, we got on a search for something cheesy and random. In this case, we got stuck perusing the entertaining TV Cream site’s theme song collection. Sadly, not all of them are the … Continue reading

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I Smell a Rat–A Government Rat

Once again, all hail Sploid, for it has a summary of news about the Intoonfada. It turns out that a newspaper in Egypt published these cartoons in October. The timing is suspicious, and I’m beginning to have more sympathy for … Continue reading

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Brokeback Iceberg

On the inimitable Sploid, a meditation on gay penguin love, and the zookeeper Eichmans who want to enforce society’s prejudices for “babies” upon them.

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Attempt to Prevent Idolatry Fails Miserably

Supposedly, the ban on the depiction of Mohammed (the prophet, not the oil baron or the gas station attendant or the goat-herder) was put in place to prevent Mohammed being a figure of worship to take away from the god … Continue reading

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I Felt A Million Health Fascists Crying Out…And Then Being Silenced

Looks like another attempt to eat your way to health has died. Low fat diets, in a long term, extremely large study, do nothing to affect your rates of cancer or heart disease. The $415 million federal study involved nearly … Continue reading

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Crybabies

Waaaah. Double Waaaaaaaaaaaah with extra points for surreal headline.

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Dutch Version of Photoshop Phriday Takes On Graven Images of Mohammed

So looks like the Dutch are gonna backstop the Danes on the whole Mohammed Cartoon controversy. They have a site that does the equivalent of Something Awful’s Photoshop Phriday, in which various people have satirical fun with found images, usually … Continue reading

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And the First Nominee for Most Confusing Story of 2006 Is…

Office “marriages”. Having a pseudo-wife or pseudo-husband at work may not only make you happier with your job but may even improve your chances for promotions and raises, according to a report Friday. Non-romantic “marriages” in the workplace are the … Continue reading

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