Monthly Archives: May 2012

Darwin Award goes to…

…the snake-handlin’ preacher-man from the hollers of West Virginia, who didn’t realize that lightning does strike twice…and so do timber rattlers: A “serpent-handling” West Virginia pastor died after his rattlesnake bit him during a church ritual, just as the man … Continue reading

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Quotable: Aldous Huxley on war

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Holy shit, literally

Today in Don’t Drink the Water OR the Kool-Aid, this little odd-news item from India: Thousands of believers flocked to a suburban street in the west of Mumbai in March, when drops of water began to fall from the feet … Continue reading

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“Sugarbabe” life goes sour: a cheat is not so sweet, after all

Okay, I’m going to try veerrrry hard and restrain my Schadenfreude here while I share some very sad news with you: Holly Hill believed so strongly that humans are not built to be faithful that she appeared on television and … Continue reading

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RoboCons: the ultimate professional agitators

Two little items, both related. First up, from the National Pest, we learn that a certain SupposiTory who “won” by unfair means is stomping his widdle feet and suing to keep a trophy to which he is not entitled: A … Continue reading

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Two Ecuadorable items

First up, some excellent video from this past week, when Julian Assange interviewed the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, for his RT/Wikileaks talk show: And then, germane to the subjects touched on in the Assange interview, this item from Contrainjerencia: … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: I’m never in the dark…

…’cause my heart keeps me well informed: Undoubtedly my favorite Robert Palmer song, with its cool instrumentals, introverted theme, and weirdly wonderful, recombinant-DNA lyrics.

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Wankers of the Week: A fenceful of dumbass

Crappy weekend, everyone! And a special Memorial Day weekend shout-out to all my good readers in the US. Ghad, you people have a lot of remembering to do down there in the United States of Amnesia. Fret not, because I … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging Too: Casserole protest in Montréal

A beautifully shot music video of the pot-banger that’s making the rounds of the Internets as of this afternoon, according to the HuffyPo. This is the kind of protest they call a cacerolazo in Latin America…literally, a “big one with … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Aló Presidente turns 13!

A brief look back at the first episode of Chavecito’s call-in TV/radio show, Aló Presidente. On Venezuelanalysis, Mexican philosopher Fernando Buen Abad tells us why this show is so significant, and why it needs to go further: Perhaps one of … Continue reading

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