Archives for December, 2006

A most uncomfortable question

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

What is “ethnoscience”?

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

Kids and Santa

I posted this once before a long time ago, but since no one was reading my blog then, I figured I’d post it again. You know, nothing says Christmas like kids sitting on Santa’s lap asking for presents. Too bad some kids are scared of Santa. You know, there are some pathetic Santas in that…

Happy Holidays!

I’d just like to take this time to wish everyone out there Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hannukah, and all the rest. And our blog mascot wants to show he’s in the spirit as well: Here’s hoping you’re having fun with family and friends!

A politically correct holiday greetings

Found on the Internets via e-mail: With with the holidays fast approaching, please accept — with no obligation, implied or implicit, on behalf of the wisher or wishee — my best wishes for an environmentally-conscious, socially-responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice, practiced within the traditions and/or within the religious or secular belief(s)…

What a wonderful gift for Christmas

This one’s too good for me to ignore even on vacation. It’s the perfect gift for the skeptical. Remember the Friday Dose of Woo in which I had a little fun with the whole concept of trepanning (drilling a hole in your head to “improve blood flow”)? Well guess what? The trepanation guy (Randall W.…

Christmas carols for the the DSM-IV

Via the Internets… Christmas Carols for the DSM-IV Schizophrenia — Do You Hear What I Hear? Multiple Personality Disorder — We Three Kings Disoriented Are Dementia — I Think I’ll be Home for Christmas Narcissistic — Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me Manic — Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and…

Microsoft Windows Vista versus Mac OS X

David Pogue makes the case that Microsoft didn’t rip off Apple. Nice.

Take a look at this image: At first glance, it looks as though it’s supporting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, doesn’t it? But it’s not. Not really. If you haven’t figured out why yet, you’ll see below the fold:

On the road again…

Like many, I’m heading out of state today to visit family and friends and celebrate the season. Just like the last time I took a vacation, because my Internet access will be sporadic, I’ve scheduled some new material to appear over the next couple of days, but for the most part while I’m gone I’ve…

Heh (I can’t resist one last tweek): Poor old David Irving, he must be kicking himself after being released early by the Austrian authorities. Had the discredited Holocaust denier been set free just a few days earlier, he would have been able to shoot off for a few days to sunny Iran, in the company…