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Ahhhhh…I mean, Arrrrrr

That was a sigh of contentment. I went off to see the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie with very low expectations—like the last one, I expected an extremely muddled plot, lots of random noise that didn’t carry the story forward, and many places where the movie could have been edited down a bit. I…

Arrrmageddon!

In a good pirate movie, you need flamboyant excess, so I guess it’s not surprising that the final installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is going to have every pirate in the world in a final climactic battle. It’s going to give every pirate fan an arrrrgasm, I think.

The pirate’s life is not an easy one

Clearly, the Hemelshots have a much more sophisticated relationship than we have. We’re flying the pirate flag outside of our house, but every time we try to move on to the full pirate phase, we run aground on the fact that she thinks she should be the Cap’n, and then there are the swordfights on…

Pirates and academics

Some people find the connection evades their understanding, but Ian has found it.

Rascally teenagers

Doggone it, I’m gonna have to take someone out to the woodshed. Aren’t little girls supposed to be submissive and obedient?

This also says something about Texas

Pat Hayes wonders about the sensibilities of Minnesotans: What is it about Minnesota — the cold winter weather, perhaps — that seemingly helps our northern neighbors see this issue more clearly than others? You might also note that Canadians aren’t mired in a bloody mess in Iraq, either, suggesting that there is some bracing quality…

Hey, papal apologists (papalologists?), stop reading this! You won’t like it. It’s nothing but a couple of links to religion-bashing, prompted by the naked sectarian stupidity of one bizarre religious leader.

Oh, come on, Shermer…

Ugh. John Pieret is right: this effort by Michael Shermer to reconcile evolution with conservative theology is hideous, on multiple levels. It takes a special kind of arrogance to think that Christians are going to consult Shermer, a godless hellbound skeptic, on how to interpret the fine details of the Bible. Either reject it or…

The denialists

The Give Up Blog has a post outlining a general problem: denialists. The author is putting together a list of common tactics used by denialists of all stripes, whether they’re trying to pretend global warming isn’t happening, Hitler didn’t kill all those Jews, or evolution is a hoax, and they represent a snapshot of the…

It’s such a quick read, too!

I confess that I have not read Bérubé’s new book, yet. It’s on my list, but that list is long and dreadfully discouraging…and now, Chris Clarke has undermined the book’s sales by publishing a condensed version of its contents. I also suspect that Bérubé’s book lacks the beautiful illustrations. All hail the democratizing power of…