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Archives for August, 2007

What the…

It’s amazing the things you trip over while cruising the ‘net. Consider this site. There’s some fun stuff here, some good stuff here, and some downright crazy stuff here. For example, go to this page. You’ll find the following passage: What are angels ? According to the Bible they are Gods messengers of light. But…

The Joys of Cottaging or…

…Why Bathroom Sex is So Hot. The Salon newsletter popped up in my gmail files within the past hour with the aforementioned article by James Hannaham. It’s a pretty interesting essay on the allure of public restroom schwinging and whether or not such acts make a guy Teh Gay or Not Teh Gay, as Senator…

It’s the Heat AND the Humidity

Runners have a tendency to track their workout times. This can be both misleading and dangerous if you don’t figure in the effect of weather, a trap both newbies and experienced runners can fall into. Consider long runs. Last week, I went down to the local canal trail for a long run. I ran 16…

Fandom Meme!

So you’ve got your Harry Potter fandom, your Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom, your Pirates of the Caribbean fandom and your Star Trek fandom.* Isn’t it about time for an Evolutionist/Rationalist fandom? Well, isn’t it? Check out my answers to the meme** that’s sweeping the fan-i-verse! Note added in proof: The responses to this meme…

Audio Obsession

Regular readers of the refuge know that I’ve got a “thing” for audio and music, and that I’ve had some harsh comments regarding the poor quality audio that so many people tolerate these days in the name of convenience. But what of the other extreme? Who are the audiophile extremists? To what lengths will they…

The Teh finally hit the conservative pages of Scrip World Pharmaceutical News. Wyeth’s new antipsychotic receives FDA non-approvable letter after fatality August 13, 2007 Scrip The US FDA has issued a non-approvable letter for Wyeth/Solvay’s new-generation atypical antipsychotic bifeprunox, which was under review for the acute treatment of schizophrenia and the maintenance of stable adult…

Friday Flower Porn: A Double-Headed…

…coneflower Echinacea purpurea. Double your pleasure, double your fun; two heads, as they say, are better than one:

Whip(key) It Good!

A 53 year old Colorado priest faces indecent exposure charges for jogging naked at a local track according to the AP. The priest, Robert Whipkey, claims that he sweats profusely while running, and as he was running in the very early morning prior to sunrise, he didn’t think anyone would be around to notice. Why…

Pit Bull Denialism

“He won’t hurt you”. Check out this thread which popped up after a report of a child being killed in a pit bull attack. We can thank commenter scorp1101 for jumping right into it with the pit bulls are just fine and I know because I own one argument. The remainder of the thread is…

Walk or Ride?

Is walking to the store “greener” than riding there in your car? Here’s an interesting article from The Times UK arguing for the car. The upfront argument is specious. Consider: “Driving a typical UK car for 3 miles [4.8km] adds about 0.9 kg [2lb] of CO2 to the atmosphere,” he said, a calculation based on…