Category Archives: News

Poe's Law

If you’ve never heard of it, there’s a “law” out there called Poe’s Law which states: Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is uttrerly [sic] impossible to parody a Creationist in such a way that … Continue reading

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More News Story Complaints

I was reading this story today about droughts in Texas. It caught my eye because the first line said “LUBBOCK, Texas” where I used to live. The fun part about this story is that there’s nothing even close to Lubbock … Continue reading

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Dogs and Trash Companies

The items in the title are not linked. They are two things that piqued my interest in this morning’s daily news email from the AJC. One: They’re using dogs to chase geese away from the City of Atlanta water reservoirs. … Continue reading

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Tour de Georgia Canceled

The 2009 Tour de Georgia, a multi-part cycling race akin to the Tour de France, has been canceled. It was apparently due to financial considerations. This is disappointing on a purely selfish level. Watching the race was a lot of … Continue reading

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No Worse Person to Lead

Governor Sarah Palin has got to be the recent political world’s biggest scam artist. She has certainly risen to her level of incompetence. For example, I present a quote, concerning the Federal Bailout and her opposition to…something about it (I’m … Continue reading

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WizKids goes Kerplooey!

If you’re a fan of the Pirates trading card game, I recommend some thinking. WizKids has gone under. What this will mean for their various lines of products? Who knows. But I wouldn’t be willing to bet that any particular … Continue reading

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Newsweek. Campaigining. Obama

Doubtless this will be making the rounds, but Newsweek has the inside scoop on the campaigns of both candidates. I’ve only gotten through page one of the first item, but so far it is worth it.

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Polling Location Demographics

In an exhaustive survey of one polling location, this intrepid researcher notes that the poll worker average age was about half what it was the last few times he voted. There was an honest-to-god teenager working the poll when I … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike

If you’re not familiar with the Boston Globe’s Big Picture series of photo essays, you should be. I’d like to preface this post by saying that I in no way support or endorse the sarcastic nature of the next paragraph. … Continue reading

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People don’t pay attention to the weather outside their immediate vicinity unless it’s a catastrophic incident that makes national/international news. Thus we have Tropical Storm Fay, which isn’t bothering me personally at the moment but sure is causing headaches for … Continue reading

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