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Archives for August 1, 2006

Jon Stewart on idiotic Hitler analogies

With the appearance of the Hitler Zombie twice in less than a month on this blog, Andrew Mathis was inspired to send me this YouTube video. He’s right; it’s perhaps the best commentary I’ve heard about the use of the Hitler analogy or argumentum ad Nazium to demonize one’s political opponents.

Reader mailbag: What is woo?

I don’t often do reader mailbag sorts of posts, but this question was so good that I thought it would be worth answering on the blog. Indeed, I almost thought of making this whole question another in my Friday Woo series, but decided that I wanted to answer it now. Reader TB writes: I’ve been…