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Archives for January, 2010

As a member of the global liberal conspiracy, it is my obligation to occasionally toss out something disgustingly prurient to lead you all into the path of corruption. Here is my contribution today. That’s it; a rather dry entry from the New Oxford American Dictionary. Are you aroused yet? Are you frantically closing the screen…

An objective account of my De Anza talk

Krystalline Apostate summarizes the event with the customary misspelling of my name, compliments me on my grip, and includes a picture of me looking hunched over in agony — he must have been crushing my hand is all I can say.

That’s what I must conclude from his recent post which is the outline for my entire damned blog. I may have to mockingly and provocatively respond, followed by promises of escalation of further actions of an obnoxious nature, culminating in outrageous climax that will trigger denunciations and many letters to the editor.

Bad, bad spouse

The perils of posting from a cell phone — I actually wrote something here as I was being driven to Chico, and my phone apparently ate it, making it a blank post. Which didn’t stop anyone since it gathered 66 comments. Anyway, I’m feeling guilty. I was in the pleasant warmth (and moistness) of California,…

More laughs from the Shorty Awards

Who would have thought something so trivial would generate so much amusement? I told you all to vote on Twitter for DrRachie, because there was a bunch of quacks in the lead. The kook formerly in the #1 position, the “Health Ranger”, has flamed out hysterically. Now the #2 quack, some guy named Mercola, is…

If it’s Monday, it must be CSU Chico

This one seems to be a bit buried, but apparently I’ll be speaking at The Graduate (400 W 1st Street) at 4 pm in Chico. All I know is my ride arrives soon — apparently this is one of the awkward legs of the tour where I’ve imposed a long drive on my hosts. Here…

I detest these people

Why do so many of our political leaders support creationism? Here’s a disturbing glimpse of the way the neo-conservative elite thinks, discussing specifically Irving Kristol: Kristol has acknowledged his intellectual debt to Strauss in a recent autobiographical essay. “What made him so controversial within the academic community was his disbelief in the Enlightenment dogma that…

Behold the magnificent geoduck: Oh, I know why! Because, after mentioning the mascot of UCSC, she remembered that Evergreen State College also has a molluscan mascot: Go, Geoducks go, Through the mud and the sand, let’s go. Siphon high, squirt it out, swivel all about, let it all hang out. Go, Geoducks go, Stretch your…

I do what?

Zeno has a write-up of the Q&A of my talk at Davis. It’s weird — I should just give up on the formal talk business and just have questions. They’re fun and they’re all over the place, and don’t often have much to do with the content of what I’d said. And that’s OK.

OK, dudes, you keep filling up these open threads and I have to keep opening new ones…but that’s cool. Groovy even. I’m in California, and I feel fine. Keep on truckin’, let it all hang out, and talk about whatever.