On Making Non-Factual Statements about Jon Kyl

Mockery can be fun. And when Stephen Colbert took to mocking Arizona Senator Jon Kyl yesterday, I had to join in on the excitement. Why was Kyl the target of Colbert’s mockery? Several days ago, Kyl took to the floor of the Senate to claim that 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s operations were abortion services.Continue reading “On Making Non-Factual Statements about Jon Kyl”

On the Sarah Palin/Larry King Interviews

About two months ago, the Internet was abuzz with a computer-generated video of a feline-woman who went into a story to buy an iPhone 4, even though she had no idea what it was. Having worked in retail for more years than I would like to mention, I can tell you that these conversations happenContinue reading “On the Sarah Palin/Larry King Interviews”

On New York’s Potential Next Senator

On TrekBBS yesterday, a poster, perhaps as a joke, perhaps in all seriousness, floated the idea of novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido to fill New York’s vacant Senate seat when Senator Hillary Clinton is confirmed next month as the next Secretary of State. Keith was left speechless by this turn of events. What say you, NewContinue reading “On New York’s Potential Next Senator”

On “The Goddamn McCain”

Consider Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. An aged hero confronts a new generation. He’s older, he’s slower, he knows that he’s physically no match. An artist has done an incredible job mixing portaits of John McCain with Frank Miller’s Batman dialogue and thought balloons from The Dark Knight Returns. If Frank Miller, circa 1985,Continue reading “On “The Goddamn McCain””

On Sousaphone Hero

We’ve all heard of Guitar Hero. At least, if we’re into video games, we’ve heard of Guitar Hero. It’s a game, comes with a guitar-shaped controller, and depending on how well you work your axe determines your score. I don’t recommend anyone pull a Pete Townsend with a Guitar Hero controller. I’m just saying. Well,Continue reading “On Sousaphone Hero”

On Intelligent Falling

A group of evangelical scientists have proposed a new theory for why things fall to the Earth–not gravity, but “Intelligent Falling.” From the article: Proponents of Intelligent Falling assert that the different theories used by secular physicists to explain gravity are not internally consistent. Even critics of Intelligent Falling admit that Einstein’s ideas about gravityContinue reading “On Intelligent Falling”