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The Fall Of Frig

It’s Friday, and that means that… oh, hell, it’s Friday, so who knows what anything means at this point? The work week has driven out most of any sense of direction that we started with on Monday morning.

According to an article by Ethan Doyle White, in a recent issue of the journal Preternature: Critical […]

Baking The Queen’s Cookies

When the royal family advises me about how their web site is going to track me, it leaves me feeling like simply turning my back on Elizabeth and walking straight out of the room normally the next time she comes to visit. […]

Fewer Brits Christian

In absolute numbers, the number of Christians in England and Wales declined by four million, while the population in general rose by 7 percent. The number of people who described themselves as Jedi, followers of the religion of Star Wars, also declined, to 177,000. […]

Coronating Lionheart

Violence took place 821 years ago today should remind us that those who launch attacks against Muslims are likely to enjoy violence against Jews as well. […]

London’s New Motto

On every street in the center of town there are multiple cameras aimed in multiple directions, making it impossible to have a moment of privacy. […]

Map of Higher Than Expected Sea Level Rise

Scientists currently meeting in Copenhagen are discussing how predictions made about likely sea level increase now appear to have been too conservative. They’re now predicting sea levels of about a meter over the next 90 years. […]

As UK Public Slides into Government ID Tracking System, Some Resist

In my college days, the red diaper babies who taught my social science classes loved to refer to Europe, especially Northern Europe, for examples of what the United States could be if it would only shed its capitalist blinders. Wouldn’t everything just be better?

Not everything. To be sure, there are areas in which European […]

The Mysterious Flying Cough Drop of 1991

Nobody knows what this flying lozenge was, and that’s pretty cool. It’s good to know that there are some things we don’t have answers for. […]

Creationist Bait

There was no Intelligent Design necessary to get these worms to evolve the capability of eating soil that contains high levels of heavy metals. Natural selection did the trick […]

No Time for McCain to Debate, Just Time to Meet Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild

John McCain doesn’t want to debate with Barack Obama. He says he just doesn’t have the time. John McCain says that he has to rush off to Washington DC right when the debate would be and, um, singlehandedly save the entire country right then and there.

Funny thing. John McCain doesn’t have time to debate […]