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Can You Decipher this Minecraft Reference?

When one of my kids logged into play Minecraft yesterday, this message appeared:

I laughed out loud in recognition. My challenge to you in cultural archeology: can you explain (or better yet, recall) the meaning of the statement on this screen?

I Am A Liberal. That’s Why I’m Joining The Republican Party.

If I have to join the ranks of the Republican Party to put the breaks on Donald Trump’s growing movement of Anglo-American nationalism, that’s what I’ll do. Am I making the wrong decision? […]

Africa Doubter Challenges the World: Show Me a Single Marvel of Africa. What Can You Show Him?

“Where are these marvels? ONE.”

“GIVE me ONE astonishing marvel produced by Africans, Somalians, Ethiopians, Kenyans..whatever (IQ is about the same on AVERAGE). Is that difficult to answer? I guess so. Because if it was not….you would had already providing a list of marvels!!”

— So challenges Frank, who believes that Africans “perform very poorly […]

A New Religious Icon For Pier One

As I saw this statue of an elephant sitting in the meditating posture of the Buddha, for sale in a Pier One store, I thought:

When are we going to see Pier One sell a giraffe nailed to a crucifix? Why don’t we see that yet? Why shouldn’t we?


Any Other Windows 10 Horror Stories Out There?

Two weeks ago, I “upgraded” from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, drawn by the promise of…

a) talking to a computer like Jean-Luc Picard, and

b) relief from the slow, pointless Start screen.

For two weeks, I tried to make Windows 10 work. I enjoyed calling out “Hey, Cortana” for about fifteen minutes, and a […]

What Looks Like a Strobelight and Sounds Like a Whoop Tone?

A photo of a sign taken in Boston. What is it? Do you know?

Did Stephen Hawking Really Say that Believers in God are Standing on Ground as Solid as Scientists?

This morning, J. Clare Peteet posts the following in a comment to Irregular Times:

J Clifford, science admits it cannot tell us what caused the Big Bang….

The famous astrophysical scientist, Stephen Hawking, says, “Anyone who chooses to believe in a Universal Creator is standing on ground as solid as a scientist who denies Creative […]

Some Questions for Evolutionists (and my Answers)

Over at the website, old earth creationist John Thomas poses some questions for “evolutionists.” Although I’m not an “evolutionist” in the sense of an unquestioning slavishly faithful adherent, I do think that evolutionary biology has managed to explain a whole lot more than any other alternative within its domain. I think that would […]

In What Way Does A Killer Cyborg From Outer Space Fit With A Game That Introduces Children To Gambling?

Can you explain how killer cyborgs from outer space fit with a gambling gateway game for children? […]

Gotta Be Tailgating?

You breed dogs to sell in Ontario; you drive like a freak in Cato. Your chattel incessantly hump legs; I watched you incessantly hump bumpers. You make those who purchase your dogs promise not to spay or neuter right away; your need for speed right now endangers lives on the highway.

“Gotta Be Goldens,” you’re […]

Jeb Bush Fact Check: Is Declining Worker Productivity to Blame for America’s Economic Rut?

Jeb Bush said it July 8 in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader:

New Hampshire Union Leader: Anything specific?

Jeb Bush: “We’re working on a strategy to, that’s kind of under, let’s say, my aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4% growth as far as the […]