ZOMG!!1! I saw this meme, or was it a tweet? Or a meme of a tweet? on the internet today, and it looked really urgent and seemed legit and everything, because it […]
Rocky Mountain Bog Monster
Lifelong student with interests a mile wide and an inch deep. Autodidact. Pedant, hopefully of the slightly more pleasant sort. Sharer of things learned along the way. Lately of a creative bent.
I am Ben Carson’s guilty conscience. With the way things have progressed recently, I have been feeling ever so worse than usual, and it was already pretty rough being me. People don’t […]
The New York Times, Breitbart, FOX News and more: clown cars on parade. Update 11/13/2016 11:26 AM MST: the letter has been found. Ms. Ember tweeted this morning, at 6:57 AM (probably […]
Unless you’ve missed every headline and item in your social media feed, you might have noticed that there’s a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth today. That’s okay. Get it out […]
According to Vox, police have killed over 2,000 people since Ferguson. Their map of fatal encounters illustrates the point with red dots. That made me wonder. What if cops were Skittles?
Yesterday, Big Think posted an interesting collection of Gallup Poll results, along with some commentary: Obama Actually Made America Great Again. Here’s the Data. To hear the rabidly irrational Obama opposition on today, […]
Bad science journalism is almost as bad as bad science, perhaps worse in some ways, insofar as it may popularize error where there had been none before. Carping about bad science blogging, […]
Let’s look at this. First, what’s the risk of death by terrorism?
“Thinking” about personhood. Mother Jones: Pence Signed a Law Requiring Burial or Cremation for Aborted Fetuses Pence, whom Donald Trump announced as his vice presidential running mate on Friday, signed the law […]
ZOMG, it must be a right-wing plot! Maybe. But Pew Research posted this data on the relationship between U.S. religious groups and their political leanings not so very long ago. Consider this […]