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Ohio, You’ve Been Put On Notice

In case you don’t know why, check this out. Even Stephen thinks you better watch your back:

The Exact Opposite of How Religion Works

The Dinos hit the proverbial nail on the proverbial head with this proverbial strip:

Euphemisms for Penis in the Backfield

Is it possible to have a news item about college football, with people whose names remind you of musical legends, washed up rockers, and supporting actors in a Peter North movie? Could this be the perfect intersection of sports, pop culture, and dirty jokes? This story reads like a casting call for a John Holmes…

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The Real Genius of Science in the Movies

I’m going to agree with Tara, Evil Monkey, Steinn v2.0, and Chad on this week’s Ask a Science Blogger: What movie do you think does something admirable (though not necessarily accurate) regarding science? Bonus points for answering whether the chosen movie is any good generally. The answer: Real Genius, starring a young Val Kilmer (pre…

Jesus’s Cheerleader

Have you ever wondered what’s happened to the line between church and state? Are you curious as to whether the line has been blurred or erased altogether? Clay at DeadlyHippos investigates the issue by visiting a megachurch in Tennessee. The church is run by Maury Davis, a man convicted of first degree murder who subsequently…

France is Hell Bent for Leather

France’s diminutive goalkeeper Fabien Barthez and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford:

Drink, Drank, Drunk

Addendum: Older women who drink are smarter. Question is, are they MILFs or Cougars? Scanning a few blogs that I rarely ever read, I came across a link to this post from this blog. The post is on Crooked Timber, and the link comes from the awesomely named Lawyers, Guns, and Money. The post starts…

While procrastinating (I should be analyzing data for a talk I’m giving on Friday), I stumbled upon this site (via EDSBS, not StumbleUpon). I tried to bypass registration (using BugMeNot), but none of the cheat passwords worked. If you want to play around with the gadget, you may need to register, but you can use…

More Opression of the White Man

Albinos The pigmentally challenged are up in arms over the Da Vinci Code. They say it’s unfair that, once again, an albino portrays a villain on screen: Michael McGowan, an albino who heads the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, said “The Da Vinci Code” will be the 68th movie since 1960 to feature an…