It’s a wholesome, heart-warming Christmas scene. Or is it? More is going on here than immediately meets the eye. Can you supply a fitting caption?
I spotted this sign yesterday outside a Home Depot in Rockland, Maine: You read that right: “Spring Black Friday” will be held on all days of the week, over eleven days beginning on a Thursday and ending on a Sunday. And whereas “Black Friday” refers
I had always considered the Walt Disney company, especially in its 20th Century incarnation, to be staid, conservative, safe, dull, and obvious. That assessment falls away in the face of Disney’s My Very First Dictionary, copyright 1989. The book was open to the page you
How much does Yale University pay a professor to paraphrase the cliche that “100 million people can’t be wrong”? Fully tenured Yale Professor Keith DeRose explains in the New York Times why Christianity deserves more respect from atheists than Pastafarianism deserves from Christians: “I think
U.S. Senator Jim Risch Tweets today: I intro'd legislation in Jan '13 to get Boko Haram designated a terrorist org-took admin too long. #BringBackOurGirls http://t.co/NuInoeFPK5 — Senator Jim Risch (@SenatorRisch) May 6, 2014 Hang on a tic with me here while I try to figure
What is Americans Elect doing? At one level, we know what Americans Elect is doing: it intends to run the first-ever corporate privatized presidential nomination in little more than four months’ time. But on the path to that nomination, it’s rather unclear what Americans Elect
Biblical scholars have examined a photograph and concluded that it is evidence that Jesus Christ has returned to walk the earth.
Bizarre: Obama Admin sez Hurry with Patriot Act Re-Up, or we won’t be able to use Power we’ve never used
The reasons for quick reauthorization of provisions of the Patriot Act have moved past dubious, through the paper-thin wall between rational and irrational, and straight into the land of the bizarre. In a letter written yesterday to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Director of
Lost in the kerfuffle about Carl Paladino’s anti-gay remarks is the reason he gave them in the first place. Carl Paladino, the Republican Party nominee for Governor of New York State, delivered virulently anti-gay remarks in New York City as part of a deal to
Maine Republican gubernatorial nominee Paul LePage couldn’t possibly have been more upfront this year about his advocacy for putting creationism in public schools. Asked “Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?”, LePage’s complete response was,
PawPaw writes to us today with helpful scientific information about Barack Obama: He is 50% white, 44% Arab and 6% Black. I wasn’t sure at first whether to believe PawPaw or not, because he didn’t include any documentation of this claim or any links to