Yearly Archives: 2007

Hitchens on the Religious Test for Public Office

Article 6 of the Constitution forbids a religious test to qualify for public office.

However, what Article VI does not do, and was never intended to do, is deny me the right to say, as loudly as I may choose, that I will on no account vote for a smirking hick like Mike Huckabee, who is an unusually stupid primate but who does not have the elementary intelligence to recognize the fact that this is what he is.

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On the Rocks

Use rocks to cool your scotch rather than ice:
 On the Rocks

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Man Almost Kills Self with Vodka rather than Give It Up

The incident occurred at the Nuremberg airport on Tuesday, where the 64-year-old man was switching planes on his way home to Dresden from a holiday in Egypt. New airport rules prohibit passengers from carrying larger quantities of liquid onto planes, and he was told at a security check he would have to either throw out the bottle of vodka or pay a fee to have his carry-on bag checked as cargo. Instead, he chugged the bottle down — and was quickly unable to stand or otherwise function, police said.

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World’s Highest Tennis Court

 Worlds Highest Tennis Court

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Put the FSM back in Chrifsmas

 Put the FSM back in Chrifsmas
via Boing Boing

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Romney Has a Bizarre Idea of Freedom

Freedom requires religion? That doesn’t sound very free to me.

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British Takedowns

Morissey has an editorial on the Guardian’s website about the sad state of and his bad experience with the NME. You have to love phrasings like this:

I am writing this to apologize unreservedly for granting an interview to the NME. I had no reason whatsoever to assume that they could be anything other than devious, truculent and unreliable. In the event, they have proven to be all three.

I am becoming more and more of a fan of the high-minded British takedown. There’s something about really biting remarks that – as an American, maybe – take a half-instant to put together, due to some bit of complicated grammar. The last book I read was God Is Not Great, which is Christopher Hitchens’ book-length takedown of unreasoned belief. His dry descriptions of the horrors that are in the Old Testament are pretty amazing.

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If Your Husband Ever Finds Out…

 If Your Husband Ever Finds Out...

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Dino Mummy

Scientists are busy examining the world’s most intact dinosaur mummy. The specimen still has its entire “skin envelope,” which coincidentally is the name of my new band.

We are…. SKIN ENVELOPE!! [bwaaaaaa….]

UPDATE: Ok, here’s a much better article on it. via Boing Boing

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Astronauts Have Had Sex in Space

For the record, astronauts have had sex in space.

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