Respectful Insolence

Archives for August, 2007

Bummer…

Sadly, I won’t be in London for 10 more days. Consequently, I’ll be missing something really cool that’ll be happening a mere couple of blocks down the street where I’m staying now: I did, however, purchase a nice cast metal replica of the TARDIS at this shop, the Stamp Centre, which seems to carry a…

Your Friday Dose of Woo…

…is still on vacation in London. It will return next week. I will mention, however, that I managed to find time to take a stroll by the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital the other day. No, the fabric of space-time was not torn, but, sadly, I didn’t work up the gumption to enter the building because…

Unclear on the concept

Vacation time! While Orac is off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on October 19, 2005. Enjoy! Somehow I didn’t find out about this story about…

Vacation time! While Orac is off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on July 20, 2005. This one seems downright prescient as I read it again.…

From deep in the heart of London, even here on vacation, I couldn’t forget to mention that the 68th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted by Martin over at Aardvarchaeology. This carnival is remarkable for two things: First for Martin’s no nonsense style of presentation; and second, because, thanks to my vacation, I…

Orac attracts a Holocaust denier

Vacation time! While Orac is off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on February 2, 2006. Enjoy! It had to happen sooner or later. I’m only…

Alright, after being castigated for being a stereotypical American tourist complaining about the service in restaurants in London, here’s an off-the-wall observation that my wife and I have made: Why is it that there seem to be no squirrels in London? We’ve been all over the city now in the last five and a half…

Vacation time! While Orac is off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on December 27, 2005. Enjoy! Since the very beginning of this blog, I’ve said…

Intellectual curiosity at its finest

Vacation time! While Orac is off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on June 15, 2005. Enjoy! One of the criticisms of “intelligent design” (ID) creationism…

Here’s another random observation that hit us quite rapidly upon our arrival in London and is reinforced almost every time we decide to dine out: Why is restaurant service here so crappy? We’ve been to several restaurants now, and only one of them (ThaiSquare near Trafalgar Square) had reasonably good service by American standards. I…

Vacation time! While Orac is off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on February 10, 2005. Enjoy! A few days ago, I had been thinking that…

Now that I’ve been in London for three full days, I’ve noticed a few more things. Here’s one. Although my experience is anecdotal over the course of a weekend, I’ve still been wondering: Why are the British so darned polite and friendly? Is it the long Bank Holiday weekend? (And why do they call it…

Frontier science versus textbook science

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on January 16, 2006. Enjoy! During my usual weekly perusal of the New York Times, I…

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on October 14, 2005. Enjoy! Very early on in this blog, I wrote a post that…

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on December 21, 2005 Enjoy! When you blog about a certain topic long enough and post…

While I’m away…some reading on autism

Even when I’m on vacation, lots of other great bloggers aren’t. The lack of writing on my part makes it even easier for me to point you in the direction of posts likely to be of interest to my readers. Fortunately Prometheus has started posting again after one of his all-too-frequent hiatuses, and here are…

Bill Maher: Antivaccination wingnut

Vacation time! While Orac is off to London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on December 19, 2005. I don’t know if Bill Maher is still an antivax…

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on July 25, 2005 . Although the Undead Führer himself has made only one appearance, but…

The Hitler Zombie smells thimerosal

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on July 6, 2005 and is the very first time ever that the Hitler Zombie appeared…

Now that I’ve been in London for a couple of days and have started to acclimate to my surroundings, I’ve started to notice some things. As I said in my vacation announcement, I don’t plan on doing a lot of blogging, but a short take here and there to break up the reruns definitely seems…

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on June 26, 2005 and is the fifth ever Hitler Zombie post. Although the Undead Führer…

Vacation time! While Orac is gone recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on June 23, 2005 and is the fourth ever Hitler Zombie post. Although the Undead Fuhrer…

The Hitler Zombie wants more brains to eat

Vacation time! While Orac off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on June 22, 2005 and is the third ever Hitler Zombie post. Although the Undead…

Vacation time! While Orac is off in London recharging his circuits and contemplating the linguistic tricks of limericks and jokes or the glory of black holes, he’s rerunning some old stuff from his original Blogspot blog. This particular post first appeared on June 10, 2005 and is the second ever Hitler Zombie post. Although the…

Don’t forget, everybody, that the 68th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is due to land at Aardvarchaeology on Thursday, August 30 (sadly, my last full day in London). Martin will host again. He did a fine (albeit slightly confusing) job last time, and I expect even better this time around. If you don’t know what…