Archives for February, 2009

Ding-Dong Senate Bill 320 is dead!

Just received word (literally, 5 minutes ago) Senate Bill 320 was killed in committee! This required several ‘nay’ votes from Republicans, so thank you to those brave souls. SUCK IT, IDiots! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

My favorite SciBling.

PZ provides mentorship. Bora provides eternal encouragement. Nisbet is an endless fountain of lulz. But John Lynch bought me beer, and introduced me to Piers Hale– quite possibly *the* coolest tattooed, pierced, history of science professor on planet earth. Thank you John!!! You survived OK Creationists, tornadoes, and a random gunman… Hope you can come…

John Lynch at OU

When the hell was someone going to tell me John Lynch is Irish? Me: WTF! Youre Irish?!? John (in an Irish accent):… I dont type with an accent… Me: I DO DANG NABBIT! No one told me John was such a great presenter, either (Irish accent helped with that). A perfect combination of ‘funny’ and…

Evilution Day Quickies

HAPPY MONKEY! Few random quickies for today– 1. I think a YEC challenged me to a dual. Or something. A friend was having a ‘debate’ with some random radical Christian pastor/reverend/whatever via letters to the editor in the Yukon Review, and cited some things he had learned from me and ERV. Random weirdo bawwwed to…

Evolution Essay Contest (for OK students only)

Well Im glad you all have been having fun while I zipped up to MO for the weekend Cool news for Oklahoma college students! Explain Why Darwin’s Views Remain So Important Today. Deadline: 15 August 2009. Maximum Length: 500 words. Submit essays to: essaycontest@ou.edu. Open to all college students in Oklahoma. Essays will be judged…

Ooooooooh we are gonna have aaaaaaaaants!

OH NOOOOOOO!!! Someone let Cottage Cheese Cordova out of his cage!!! Oh noooooooo! His putrid, milky slime is everywhere! We are gonna have aaaaaaants! Oh noooooo! If youve ever wanted to engage in a ‘nice conversation’ with IDiots outside of their protected habitat, heres your chance! TARD is out in force over at this article…

Shiny! Lets be bad guys!

*eeeeeeeeeeeegiddyclappingeeeeeeeeeeee* *points to webpage* *points to THIS webpage* *and this one* *EEEEEEEEEEEEGIDDYCLAPPINGANDNOWGIGGLINGANDBOUNCINGUPANDDOWNALITTLEEEEEEEEEEEEE* H/T to the eternally vigilant. Note: Ray Martin, the fellow evidently behind raising OU-IDEAS rotting corpse from the grave, was also the kind Creationist that passed this handout round OU a while back. Fail train keeps on rollin!

HIV-1 Vaccine– Good news!

No Debbie Downer HIV-1 post today! The gods of HIV-1 research have a new paper in PLOS Pathogens, and to me, its real good news for those of us looking for an HIV vaccine. Inflammatory Genital Infections Mitigate a Severe Genetic Bottleneck in Heterosexual Transmission of Subtype A and C HIV-1 Im probably going to…

First Birmingham. Then… THE WORLD!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! England’s second-largest city has decided to drop apostrophes from all its street signs, saying they’re confusing and old-fashioned. Soon Ill control everything… My wish is your command! BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!! In her best-selling book “Eats, Shoots and Leaves,” Lynne Truss recorded her fury at the title of the Hugh Grant-Sandra Bullock comedy “Two Weeks Notice,” insisting…

Dawkins at OU: Super Win?

Richard Dawkins lecture at OU has been moved to the McCasland Field House, which has more than double the seating capacity of the auditorium he was going to speak at. I dunno the details of how this worked out, ‘someone’ paid for the venue upgrade (Dawkins didnt nix the idea of a larger venue), so,…