Archives for April 6, 2008

The Boneyard XIII

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…. Welcome to the Lucky 13th Edition of The Boneyard … the Web Carnival about Bones and Stuff. “The Boneyard is a blog carnival covering all things paleo, from dinosaurs to pollen to hominids and everywhere in between. It’s held every two weeks (the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month), traveling around to a…

The Dick-E Dawkins Rap

We all know Genie Scott is hot, but I never knew she was THIS hot! And isn’t if funny that all those singers with British Accents don’t sing (or in this case rap) in British Accents?

Catholic Ex Wife looking rather holy.The players: Dad. David Ryan, atheist. Plaintiff, represented by Ed Kagin of American Atheists. Mom. Susin Bisig, Catholic (That’s her in the photo, wrapping herself around the cross, it would appear.) Kid. Michael. The question: Where does Michael go to school, a Catholic School where both he and his mom…

Whence “Blue Blood?”

A “Blue Blood” is an upper classer, or one with new money, or nobility, or something along those lines (the use of the term varies, as is the case with almost all terms in any language, of course). The meaning of the term came up in discussion of actual blue (or not) blood, here. Well,…

When you get a chance (but not right now, only when you have absolutely nothing whatsoever else to do) have a look at Matt Nisbet’s latest thinly veiled attack on PZ myers*. It is the usual crap. Atheists are not allowed to express annoyance, disgust, or anger, or to vilify, sillify, or nullify the religious,…

So, I’m watching the Twins game, and an advert comes on that I’m not paying too much attention to. It has a series of vignettes. For instance: A bottle of champagne is being opened, and the voice over says “I’m a bottle of champaign that costs only six dollars but tastes like a million…” or…

Quote

“A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.” -Carl Sagan

Elephants Are Not Ethnic-Blind

I have had this experience. I’ve traveled literally hundreds of kilometers by foot together with Efe (Pygmy) hunters in the Ituri Forest. We see very few animals. The few we do see are attacked, killed, and eaten. Well, a lot of them actually get away, but that is the idea. But I’ve also traveled many…

Charlton Heston Dead

Charlton Heston, Ben Hur, friend to future apes, Moses, English King, has died at the age of 84. In the words of Michael Levine, Heston’s agent: “If Hollywood had a Mt. Rushmore, Heston’s face would be on it” Here some footage of Heston getting stoned:

Call For Submissions: The Boneyard

Quick! Send me your submission for The BoneYard! I’ve got a bunch of good ones, but there is still time for more. I’ll finalize it tonight.