meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Stonehenge’s Better PR

Here’s a nice array of ancient calendar observatories but unfortunately, as usual, for the Hibernian Isles it skips over all the really meaningful stuff and focusses on Stonehenge. I blame Spinal Tap for much...

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Mr Smiley vs Mr Simley

I find it a startling example of nominative determinism that when WalMart punts a spokesman to defend its attempt to trademark the Smiley Face, his name just happens to be Mr Simley.

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Prance On Ye Merrie Foole

Just as absolute monarchs of old had their court jesters, with deliberate comic idioms as a mock reflection of the King’s, so today we have the prancing Stephen Colbert. Also as one big download....

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Kirkuk A Go Go

Hundreds of Shiite Muslim militiamen have deployed in recent weeks to [Kirkuk] — widely considered the most likely flash point for an Iraqi civil war — vowing to fight any attempt to shift control...

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Mummy Baby

The mummified body of a baby kept by a Concord, N.H., family has drawn attention from investigators … The current keeper of the baby, Charles Peavey, said the tiny mummy has been passed down...

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MCAT Done Gone

Updates have been a little sparse of late because I was in deep, deep cram mode for the MCAT. But that is past. Big changes are afoot…

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Marie Clare Does Realdoll

Marie Clare ran a piece on guys who fuck dolls (basically a repeat of this Salon article). The idea that a certain set of people would rather fuck a completely submissive humanform analogue rather...

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Decidedly Un Moo Tastic

Scientists have confirmed that prions, the mysterious proteins thought to cause chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer, latch on tightly to certain minerals in soil and remain infectious. The discovery that prions stay deadly...

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Extra Credit

Tampa Police raided the Sigma Delta Pi sorority house at Westborn College. Twenty three women age 19-24 were arrested on charges that included pandering, hazing violations, racketeering, and recording sexual acts without the permission...

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Bah Humbug

Google suspended my advertising thingy on the right side of the page. So whoever decided for a laugh to click the cancer lawyer ads like 5000 times, thanks but no thanks. If you must...