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Red Ipod Nano Is An AIDS Charity

PC World reports on a new Ipod nano: a special red nano (no wussie pastels!), and $10 of the purchase price goes to the global fund to fight AIDS in Africa. So, if you were considering buying an Ipod, why not go with the red nano, and do some good? This product is part of…

Gone are the days of endlessly searching for that miraculous toast-burn in the shape of Jesus’ bewhiskered visage or the Virgin Mary’s devoutly lop-sided head! Glory be to the Zuse, the immaculate conception of a toaster and a printer, which burns black and toast-colored pictures onto (you guessed it!) toast. Might I suggest the most…

It wasn’t long, or meaningful, or useful in any way to New College’s publicity really, but the words “New College in Sarasota Florida” WERE indeed uttered. New College is my alma mater, as at a whopping 630-student enrollment, they need all the shout-outs they can get. The press release is here, and the gist of…

This looks suspiciously like the pint of Sam Adams I had in the sleezy Detroit Airport lounge (waiting for my plane, delayed 2.5 hours.) But in fact, its a advertising campaign used by a British church! “The message is subtle but simple — where is God in all the boozing at Christmas?” said Goodwin, whose…

Why he’s back to taking on high profile cases, of course.

JonBenet Killer Finally Found?

I’ve always had a passing interest in the JonBenet Ramsey case. Mostly because I thought her parents were demonized by the media, driving then from their home in Colorado, and her mother to an early grave. Now, it seems they have perhaps found the true killer years later, in Thailand. A law enforcement source identified…

Tentacle-Love Tattoos!!!

I just had to post this for PZ. This is a tattoo my friend Jenni has on her foot, and I love it! I know all those out there with a tentacle fetish will appreciate this.

Consider the case of Diet Coke. More fat people drink it than skinny people. That means that Diet Coke makes you fat, right? Well of course not, but this is the same ridiculous backwards logic used in this report that teens who have iPod full of raunchy music have sex at an earlier age than…

Too bad, cause someone already did.

In honor of His affinity to parrots, Flying Spaghetti Monsterists hold a festival each year to honor the pirate’s best friend and prophetic vessel. It is widely believed that the Flying Spaghetti Monster prefers followers who accessorize with parrots because they allow Him to communicate with them more easily. During this festival, several hundred million…