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Bill Bruford The Autobiography

What do you expect when you pick up an autobiography of a rock musician? Sex? Drugs? Rock-n-roll exploits with a chainsaw and a gallon of baby oil at the Ramada? Scandalous stories of band-mates and sundry hangers-on? You get virtually none of that in Bill Bruford The Autobiography. It’s much better. Insightful, entertaining, and well-written,…

I <3 Neil deGrasse Tyson!

Nabbed via digg, check out this clip of NdGT’s wonderfully acerbic commentary on the Day of Doooooooom! That is to say, December 21, 2012.

Correspondent SDC, reporting in from the Land o’ Hoosiers, offers an awe-inspiring account of a recent visit to the famous Creation Museum, located “just seven miles west of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.” A teaser follows. The rest of the article (including photos), copiously dusted with SDC’s dry sardonic humor, may be found here: Elitist…

I am so pleased to see that Adam Kay’s masterwork has made it to the big time: YouTube. Happy holidays, bonobos! (Pharma-phunnies, some medically graphic, contained therein.)

Where Hummingbirds and Ants Meet

Time for a gear shift on the Refuge. Handy-dandy tip number 105: “How to keep ants out of your hummingbird feeders”. I can’t say that I blame the ants for swarming over the feeders. After all, who doesn’t love a little sucrose in solution with water? Heck, as my brother, an avid cyclist at one…

Al Franken Ads

If you haven’t been following the Al Franken/Norm Coleman race for US Senate, do yourself a favor and check out some of Al’s ads here. I really enjoy their style: direct, informative, and with a twist of humor. Having read several of Al’s books, I think he would make a great senator.

FFRF Convention

The Freedom From Religion Foundation will hold its 31st annual convention in Chicago, October 10-12. Speakers include journalist Eleanor Clift and Daniel Dennett. Clift has been a contributing editor at Newsweek for a number of years and appears regularly on some of the “political pundits” shows. Professor Dennett is well known for his books, including…

Speaking of procrastination, from LOLtheorists: See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Personalized Pharmaceuticals

Finally! A prescription medication tailor-made for me! From the makers of Damitol and Fukitol, here is…

Lewis Black is my favorite comedian these days, and as such, he has drawn me into the accretion disk of his latest offering on the Comedy Channel: Root of All Evil. My response to its premier was tepid, but as I have kept watching it, the show has grown on me. The format has Black…