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Are Bison Predicting A Yellowstone Volcanic Eruption?

This morning, over at the right wing conspiratorial web site, Before It’s News, they’re predicting that the Yellowstone National Park could soon see massive earthquakes, and perhaps even an eruption of the Yellowstone volcano. Such an eruption would be a very serious event, killing 90 percent of the people living within 1,000 kilometers of Yellowstone, [...]

Ironies

This weekend, the Ending Spending Super PAC reported spending almost 100,000 dollars to influence a congressional election in North Carolina.

I read last night that a fellow named William Empsen wrote that there are seven types of ambiguity – not six or eight.

What ironies have you recently encountered?

Is There Another Species Of Humans – Homo capensis – Enslaving Us All?

The use of cradle boards and other apparatus with young children has been used at different times of human history to purposefully create elongated skulls, flattened skulls, bulbous skulls, and other unusual cranial shapes. [...]

Argument From Oliver Wendell Authority

“Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court, 1927

So said the long-serving, widely respected Supreme Court justice. Can’t you just hear that basso profundo. Cast James Earl Jones for the reenactment. Cast Morgan Freeman.

“It would be strange if it could not call upon those who [...]

Alien Space Probe? Beings Of Light Around The International Space Station?

A group calling itself Secureteam10 claims to have “footage showing a very large flying object” approaching the International Space Station. A video posted by the group does indeed show something odd in the same frame as an external shot of the space station.

What that thing is, it’s impossible to say. It looks and behaves [...]

Do Not Fear To Be Eccentric

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, because every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

It isn’t good advice just because Bertrand Russell said it… but it is good advice.

Detroit Institute Of Arts Orchestrating Depopulation Program

Lisa Haven of Pakalert Press has published revelations that blow the cover off the Great Lakes arts community. It’s a genuine conspiracy that stands out among the long record of failed predictions and weird paranoia that typically characterizes Pakalert publications.

Haven’s research has uncovered evidence of a secret plan by the leadership of a museum [...]

Tracking The Leshy

The Leshy can be identified by a missing right ear, as well as the absence of eyelashes and eyebrows. [...]

Wherefore Monday

Goal for the day: Use the word wheretofore correctly, inconspicuously, in conversation with the same person twice.

Exterminate The Dalek Commemorative Coin?

Most nations are happy to put the face of a national leader or an iconic animal on their currency. Not New Zealand.

The Kiwis have chosen to place the image of a cybernetic monstrosity that seeks to kill all humanity on their money. They have minted an official Dalek commemorative coin, including, as you [...]

You Just Didn’t Hope Enough

That sure is a lovely, comforting yellow flower. That sure is a lovely, comforting notion.

And yet, despite the considerable hope Christopher Reeve communicated, over and over, it wasn’t possible, was it? It didn’t happen, did it? He never walked. He’s dead.

The message behind the faux-serenity yellow-flower making its way across social media [...]