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Which Things Should You Be In Harmony With?

Are we to be in harmony with the nature of shopping malls? How about being in harmony with the nature of a pile of dirty dishes? [...]

Are Those Leaves On Your Skin, Or Is It a Crust?

Which vision is a better motivator for you to want to use a scrubbing goop in a jar? Leaves or crust? [...]

Sign #572 We're Not Freaking Out About Boston

Peppy clarinet music on NPR News. What are the other 571 signs?

Tom's Hypotheses of Doom: What's Your Assessment?

If you’ve read Irregular Times articles for any length of time, you’ll know that the writers here can be fairly dour, glum, down in the mouth, pessimistic, cynical, jaded and bleak at times. But next to our regular visitor and commentator Tom, we’re downright rosy. Seeing some of the same trends we see, Tom has [...]

What was your favorite April Fools' Joke This Year?

Among all the April Fools’ jokes you encountered yesterday, which was your favorite? Share the good ones.

The favorite I encountered yesterday was actually mounted last year:

The beauty of this April Fools’ joke is that everybody thought it was created by the BBC, but actually it was created by a prankster named Greg [...]

That Evil Century

A respected author wrote, “The evil methods which men use to get ahead in our century clearly show that their aims cannot be worth much.”

What century do you think this author was writing about, and what evil methods do you think we’re being referred to?

What is The Name of The Law?

“Stop in the name of the law,” they say. But…

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Uber Alles Boy Scouts ?

A question of political tactics: In the effort to persuade people to boycott the Boy Scouts for their discrimination against homosexuals and atheists, would it be useful for me to point out that, in their decision to ban gays from their ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has common ground with the Nazi Party?

Bigotry [...]

Fact Check: is Lewiston, Maine riddled with Crime since Somali Immigrants Came to Town?

When I listen to people talk about the most “dangerous” places to live in Maine, the city of Lewiston constantly comes up. You wouldn’t want to live in Lewiston, people tell me. All the Somalis have made Lewiston a dangerous place to live, they say. You can see these kind of remarks online, too:

Madeleine, [...]

What Do You Need A Meditating Frog For?

Pier1 stores across the United States are selling mass-produced statues of frogs, cats, and turtles that appear to be meditating, holding postures typically associated with Hindu or Buddhist sages. Who would buy one of these statues? Where would they put the statue, and for what purpose?

What Is Discrimination Against The Unborn On The Basis Of Race?

In the U.S. House of Representatives last week, Congressman Trent Franks and a long list of Republican cosponsors introduced H.R. 447, “A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.”

Discrimination on the basis of race against anybody sounds [...]