Tag Archive: oddities

May 18

Book Recommendation: Army Survival Manual

A while back somebody posted a request for book recommendations. At the time I couldn’t think of a good non-fiction one. I can think of several good non-fiction books, but most of them are too specialized for the general public to read. The DSM-IV, for example. It’s a great read, and an absolute must for …

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Apr 27

Ayn Rand Goes to Hollywood?

So Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie might be in a screenplay of an Ayn Rand novel. While Rand’s rampant sense of individualism lends itself to Hollywood egos, I’d like to ask Angelina Jolie what Rand would have to say about saving the children in Cambodia and whatnot? I try to think of a connection and …

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Apr 04

Man Boobs

It’s hard to argue with this guy’s logic. Then again, St. Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God sounds good at first, too. That is, until you really pick it apart. So I leave it to my compitent readers. What’s wrong with this argument? “I usually don’t send out pure opinion pieces, but let …

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Sep 06

Art and the "Jesus Event"

“An artwork that shows Star Wars characters nailed to crosses has sparked controversy before its public debut at a Melbourne gallery in two weeks. The Herald-Sun reports that the controversial piece called Crusci-fiction consists of a roomful of 25 replicas of robot C3P0 hanging on crosses.” At first I didn’t react very strongly to this …

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Jul 31

Search Me III

Occasionally I post some of the more interesting search engine queries that bring people here. Here’s July’s batch. Mo Cuishla: I’m amazed that this still such a popular search. Perhaps the DVD was released recently. Anyhow, it means “my darling, my blood”. do you walk to work or carry your lunch: Are these mutually exclusive …

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