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According to nutty gun-lover Ted Nugent, school shootings like Virginia Tech could be avoided if we all toted guns, and has the anecdotes to prove it! There are so many gems in this piece. For example: Already spineless gun control advocates are squawking like chickens with their tiny-brained heads chopped off, making political hay over…

When my family moved to South Carolina from Florida, we looked at houses in the cities of Simpsonville and Clinton. We, looks like it was a good thing we settled in Simpsonville. Just take a look at whats going on in Clinton…. Now, what I remembered of Clinton was beautiful old antebellum houses and nice…

I’m going to take a bit of a departure for parrot-related news this week to focus on owls, which are solitary, nocturnal birds of prey. Recently a very rare species of owl, the long-whiskered owlet, was observed in the wild in Peru by an American ornithological team. The owlet, first discovered in 1976, is tiny,…

God Apologizes for Bounced Check

PZ notes a cataclysmic event: a bank actually turned down a $50,000 check written by the Almighty! Kevin Russell found out it’s not easy trying to cash a check from God. The 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after he tried to cash a check for $50,000 at the Chase Bank in Hobart that was signed…

A “study” conducted for computing firm Hewlett Packard warned of a rise in “infomania“, with people becoming addicted to email and text messages and this impacting (what else?) their IQ. This came in 2006, but I just stumbled upon it today and became predicably irate at yet another example of terrible science reporting. The study,…

Annoyatron Is Audio Equivalent of Spam

I have perhaps found the most annoying device ever You know how irritating it is when your smoke detector needs new batteries and just beeps every now and then? Like the telltale heart, it drives you slowly bonkers. Now, imagine a gadget that did that intentionally, forever, and it was hidden! With its thin design…

My oh my oh my, parrots really are the cause of so much human suffering aren’t they? I couldn’t wait to post this until Friday Grey Matters, well, because Irene Pepperberg’s interview will be featured this week (a long time coming, but we finally had a little chat Sunday night). So stay tuned for that,…

Peace Wreath Prevails Over Bigots

Thanks to Mustafa Mond, FCD for bringing this to my attention. The notorious peace wreath (reported on below) which was garnering a $25/day fine from the owner’s homeowner association will stay put. According to the committee chairman, who was backpedaling so fast that it made it hard to hear him, the threatened fine was a…

Does This Offend You?

No? Me either. But the owner is getting fined $25/day until they take it down. Some hogwash about hating troops and loving the Debil. Its sad when peace and tolerance have become un-American.

Its on my wishlist. Too bad there’s not a Flying Spaghetti Monster one, praise pasta.