Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hunter S. Thompson & The Rum Diary – My Literary Conceits

October 30, 2011
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Hunter S. Thompson & The Rum Diary – My Literary Conceits

I try to avoid hero worship, because I don’t think anyone’s ideas and opinions are above skepticism and question. But I do have my over-romanticized ideals and literary conceits. I’m fine with this. One of my conceits is the Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, whose book, The Rum Diary, is…

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October 27, 2011
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Rebecca Kiessling’s Zygotes and the Denial of Non-Events

October 26, 2011
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Rebecca Kiessling’s existence resulted from a tragic event. Conceived after her mother’s rape more than 40 years ago, she was born after her mother sought two abortions and later gave her up for adoption. Now an attorney and a mother of five, she actively supports the “personhood” movement, which seeks…

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The Reptile Man Saves the Day – Twice

October 24, 2011
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The Reptile Man, Richard Ritchey, with one of his snakes.

A 15-foot python is not a good pet, especially if you have a cat, says Richard Ritchey, also known as “The Reptile Man.” Ritchey appeared at my children’s school fundraiser last Saturday, and displayed several reptiles to an enthusiastic crowd of youngsters and adults. The following day, Ritchey pulled a…

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Weekly Insolence

October 22, 2011
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Reflections, comments and gratuitous insults directed toward last week’s newsworthy people and events. The Bad News A contestant at the World Scrabble Championship demanded officials strip-search his opponent because of a missing game piece. He thought his adversary was hiding a letter G. First, the thought of a world championship…

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A Great Way to Get Rich!

October 21, 2011
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I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get tired of saying goodbye to all of my Christian friends. But I guess I’ll have to perform the formality a few more times, because the delusional end-of-times prophet Harold Camping is wrong again. I’m curious what he’ll say tomorrow. Perhaps…

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My Zombie Attack Plan

October 20, 2011
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I’ve often wondered what I should do if I found myself in the middle of a large metropolitan area during a zombie attack. I know how to survive if I’m lost in the woods, caught in an avalanche, or watching the movie Yentle, but the undead? I’m at a disadvantage…

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The Birds and The Bees Explained – Sort Of

October 19, 2011
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This video explains why I don’t look good naked:

Link courtesy of: PZ Myers

My Haunted House Experience

October 18, 2011
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Every year during the month of October, many American’s build labyrinthine structures out of plywood and old sheets. They fill them with strobe lights, blackened pathways and secret doors. They inhabit them with painted creatures, costumed harlots, and even a clown or two. People come from miles around to be…

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Weekly Insolence

October 15, 2011
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Reflections, comments and gratuitous insults directed toward last week’s newsworthy people and events. The Bronze Butt Award A pair of bizarre events occurred this week in such a coincidental manner that I could almost believe this absurd story of Bigfoot moving to Russia. (I didn’t even know he was looking…

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