Archive for April, 2009

UFOs

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

I thought I had posted about the show UFO Hunters but can’t find it in the archives. Short story — while I was home for the holidays, I caught some episodes and it was easily one of the stupid most pseudoscientific shows I’d ever seen. They spent an entire episode making noises about what was obviously an F-16 making a sonic boom. They probed an “impact crater” that was clearly a sinkhole. It was hilarious.

Which is why this story, about some guys faking a UFO incident, warms my heart. It’s completely with clips from UFO Hunters.

What The?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Indoor penguin pool? Indoor penguin pool.

Jenny From The Blech

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Orac fisks Jenny McCarthy’ latest interview in which she says, no kidding, that kids should get measles to assuage her fantasies about autism.

Abandoned

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

This story breaks your heart. A trust company that organized surrogate motherhoods has pulled a Madoff on their clients. So far, there have been no resulting abortions. But a lot of people are going to be out a lot of money over this — not to mention the emotional strain to both expectant parents and surrogate mothers.

Ugh.

Wednesday Linkorama

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
  • Joe Biden, gaffe machine.
  • The Economist, usually a very sober publication, is souring on Obama. I must admit some his recent policies are souring me as well.
  • Reason noted my hero Norman Borlaug’s 95th birthday by posting one of the most fascinating interviews they’ve ever done. Here’s hoping we keep Norman around for another 95 years. He’s the anti-Ehrlich — a incurable optimist who was right about everything. And he’s still working to battle the rust fungal epidemic in Africa.
  • You know, I want schools to be safe, but banning any physical contact is absurd. Kids thrive on physical contact.
  • GM is talking about bankruptcy. Couldn’t they have done this before we gave them $14 billion?
  • Oh, that liberal media. Gotchya.
  • I have to agree with McArdle. Yes, technically, some of the plans being promulgated by the Obama Administration represent the economic side of fascism. But what’s the point of making that distinction? To bring Hitler into the equation. The socialism moniker will suit the discussion just fine.
  • Don’t Touch

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

    This whole business of whether Michelle Obama touched the Queen is matter of supreme indifference to me. I don’t give a rat’s ass for monarchs and I severely doubt most of the British public cares. This is only of interest to that odd and annoying group — Royal Watchers.

    Villains

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

    Cracked goes over six men where were vilified beyond what they earned.