Monthly Archives: January 2012


One of my favourite odd films of 2011 was Rubber. For 2012, the director, Quentin Dupieux, is preparing Wrong. Wrong had its debut last week at the Sundance Film Festival. Their synopsis. Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize … Continue reading

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Alien vs Predator

There have been 4 Alien movies and 2 Predator movies and 2 Alien vs Predator movies. The quality of these movies ranges from ‘classic’ to ‘gawdawful’. One thing all 8 have in common is a considerable amount of killing from … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theorists

We all know a conspiracy theorist. Someone who believes that information is being withheld by government or some mysterious group that controls the government. From the Illuminati to the alien in Area 51 the the Assassination of JFK, to the … Continue reading

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Pedantic Linguistics

I have often been accused, and rightly so, of being pedantic. This will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows me. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal wrote a comic just for me.

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How the Vatican Handles Corruption

A recent article on Yahoo News describes how the Vatican handles evidence of corruption. The answer, surprise, surprise, is exactly how they have handled child abuse. They ignore it and punish the person who brought it to their attention. Carlo … Continue reading

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Warning Labels for Journalists

It is all too common for journalists and editors to publish articles that really need to be fact checked or investigated further than what makes it into print. In order to deal with the problem, Tom Scott suggests some labels … Continue reading

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Another Psychic Scam

Last fall, I wrote about a psychic scammer in California.¬† Today, our scammer comes from Windemere in Orange County Florida. Priti Mahalanobis, a college-educated mother of two who ran a business, was having a rough time. Her father’s company was … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons

From Married to the Sea

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Jesus and Mo and Free Speech

The right to freedom of expression is enshrined in Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and … Continue reading

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Belief in Witchcraft and Child Abuse

From the Guardian UK, comes a story about the rise of child abuse tied to witchcraft¬† The information comes from social workers. Child abuse linked to ideas of spirit possession and witchcraft branding is a growing phenomenon, according to evidence … Continue reading

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