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links for 2007-01-13

January 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Daily Links

Randi Revamps $1M Psychic Prize
James Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge is being reworked to help protect the truly crazy (from themselves) and to apply more pressure to the Big Deal scam artists and frauds that are preying upon the public. An interesting read.
(tags: Amazing_Randi science crazy_people)

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links for 2007-01-11

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments · Daily Links

What is the greatest medical milestone?
I’m going with sanitation. While I’d love to say it’s some new and glamorous like DNA, it’ll be at least a few centuries before that discovery improves human lives even NEARLY as much as waste-management has.
(tags: history science)

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links for 2007-01-10

January 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Daily Links

New fish is named after Batman
“The new loricariid catfish is a member of the hypoptopomatine genus Otocinclus and has a dark marking on its tail resembling the Batman logo.” Batfish. BATFISH.
(tags: Batman science weird)

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links for 2007-01-04

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Daily Links

“What are you optimistic about?”
This year’s Edge question - posed to 150 scientists and intellectuals.
(tags: philosophy science future)

First Muslim in U.S. Congress to use historic Koran
“The first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress, attacked for planning to use the Koran at his swearing-in instead of a Bible, will use a copy of the Muslim holy [...]

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links for 2007-01-03

January 3rd, 2007 · No Comments · Daily Links

Is Bush a psychopath?
A version of the PCL-R test that allows you to gauge the President’s potential psychopathy based on what you “know” about him. I got a score of 23 for Bush. It’s high, but for Clinton, I got 20 - who should be higher due to his promiscuity.
(tags: psychology politics)

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links for 2007-01-02

January 2nd, 2007 · No Comments · Daily Links

Saddam Hussein takes another life - from BEYOND THE GRAAAAAVE!
“Mubashar Ali, 9, hanged himself, while re-enacting Hussein’s hanging with the help of elder sister, 10, after tying a rope to a ceiling fan and his neck in his home.”
(tags: crazy_people)

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links for 2006-12-21

December 21st, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

7 monks injured in clash over monastery
“Rival groups of monks wielding crowbars and sledgehammers clashed Wednesday over control of a 1,000-year-old monastery in a community regarded as the cradle of Orthodox Christianity, police said.” This story is LIQUID AWESOME.
(tags: cool crazy_people religion christianity)

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links for 2006-12-15

December 15th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Roy Doty’s 2006 holiday card
If following through this illustration does not bring you a sense of amusement and wonder, there’s something profoundly wrong with you.
(tags: art Roy_Doty holidays cool)

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links for 2006-12-14

December 14th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Batman Invades Russia - “Cowardly and Superstitious” Putin Terrified
At least that’s the headline *I* would’ve used. Stupid, cowardly BBC.
(tags: politics Russia Batman)

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links for 2006-12-11

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

WHOSE SIDE IS YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO ON?
We all know that Batman is Catholic, but where does he fall politically?
(tags: comics funny politics)

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links for 2006-12-06

December 6th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

The Post-Rapture Post
“Do you know someone who is in danger of being “left behind” because of a sinful life?… Just write your letter and it will be hand-delivered immediately following the exodus of the pure from the Earth.”
(tags: christianity religion funny)

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links for 2006-12-02

December 2nd, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Screw you…
… Letter “E.”
(tags: funny story)

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links for 2006-11-29

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Holiday peace-sign wreath sparks fight
I am SICK and tired of the ongoing War on Christmas that… uh… right-wing, Christian, suburbanites are waging. Wait. That can’t be right.
(tags: War_On_Christmas religion crazy_people war)

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links for 2006-11-28

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Slashdot | The Warhammer Online Team Responds
Look ma, I’m on Slashdot (with some other folks)! I even have my VERY OWN TROLL. I feel so loved.
(tags: me slashdot Warhammer gaming)

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links for 2006-11-27

November 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Canadian Burglar busts Canadian pedophile.
“A Red Deer man has been jailed after an outraged burglar spotted massive amounts of child pornography on his computer and called police.” That’s one badass burglar.
(tags: weird crime)

Beyond Belief 2006 video archive
Videos from the Beyond Belief conference. Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins and their various posses.
(tags: Richard_Dawkins Sam_Harris [...]

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links for 2006-11-24

November 24th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

The Penguin Blog
Blank covered editions.
(tags: art literature Penguin books)

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links for 2006-11-15

November 15th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Sorry folks…
…but oral sex apparently violates the Patriot Act.
(tags: Patriot_Act t terrorism sex)

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links for 2006-11-12

November 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Kiwi!
Godspeed, beautiful kiwi. Godspeed.
(tags: video sad)

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links for 2006-11-09

November 9th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Libertarians - The Ralph Naders of the Right
“Glum Republicans might turn their attention to the Libertarian Party to vent their anger…In two of the seats where control looks likely to switch, Missouri and Montana, the Libertarian party pulled more votes than the Democratic margin of victory.”
(tags: politics libertarian)

The Peculiar Art of Mr. Frahm
Art Frahm was [...]

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links for 2006-11-08

November 8th, 2006 · No Comments · Daily Links

Season Shot - Ammo with flavor.
While brining a turkey is an effective and delicious way to season it from the inside out, SHOOTING a turkey to accomplish the same task is a thousand times better (even if it is an obvious joke).
(tags: cooking guns)

Election-day homemade video montage: Freedom.
I’ll be damned if that old George Michael [...]

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