Monthly Archives: September 2008

Look At Me Still Typing When There’s Science To Do

We’re still here, we’re just busy as all get-out. More later when we’re not swamped. In the meantime, what have you been busy with?

Rinse Cycle Not Included

This is the last one, I swear. All I ask is that you watch it to just past the 1:40 mark.

Also, He’s Not Here to Make Friends

It turns out it’s not just Top Design contestants spouting alternafacts about history. Here’s VP candidate Joe Biden on the current economic crisis.

“Part of what being a leader does is to instill confidence is to demonstrate what he or she knows what they are talking about and to communicating to people … this is how […]

We Also Always Clapped on 1 and 3

Growing up in the Southern Baptist church, I often heard (from others, mind you, not my parents) that we shouldn’t dance. They said it was because dancing was sinful.

Now that I’m an adult, I realize there are other reasons why you might not want to dance.

Does this make up for yesterday’s video?

(the original source)

Another Great Quote From Bravo

“Sweet, ’cause my hands can use a break. My hands look like a Polish potato farmer during, like, the famine.”

—Top Design contestant Eddie Ross, from Greenwich, CT

First I learned about the Chinese and the Hiroshima bomb, and now this. By the end of this season I’ll have a whole collection of alternafacts about the world. […]

I Bet I Could Have Beaten Him at Call of Duty 4, Though

People often say that war-themed first-person shooters are completely unreasonable. No one person, they point out, could really do what your in-game avatar does.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Major Robert Henry Cain, recipient of the Victoria Cross. His weapon of choice was the Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank (PIAT), an early rocket-propelled grenade launcher. During the Battle […]

Sadly We Occasionally Run Low on Christian Ska

Sometimes our non-Christian friends ask us what our church services are like. It’s always hard to describe them in words, which is why I’m glad a friend of ours pointed us to the video below. Our services are exactly like this.


For the Record, I Don’t Like Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

When I was in middle school, I was–well, “pudgy” would be the kindest word for it. I weighed about what I weigh now, but was half a foot shorter. I resembled Jerry O’Connell in Stand By Me. When I went to Space Camp, staffers took a picture of me in the Moon gravity chair. I […]

What I Learned in Japan About Parking Your Bike

The English translation on signs does not necessarily tell the whole story.

If It’s My Fault, Where’s My Pile of Filthy Lucre?

“Wall Street has rocket scientists creating securities…. A scientist sort of in the back room with lots of test tubes and bunsen burners–they’ve created monsters. They’ve created these securities that no one has a handle on.”
Nancy Kimmelman, former Wall Street economist

That’s right, it’s all our fault. We’re done creating V-2 rockets to rain down poorly-aimed […]