supergee: (thinking)
2017-05-28 05:30 am

Pariahs

Nifty graphics about the science heretics who were eventually proven right.

Thanx to Follow Me Here
supergee: (horse's ass)
2017-05-25 09:00 am

satirists cannot work under these conditions

NRA person says the way to deal with someone who has a backpack full of explosives is to shoot him before he does any harm. Also blames “gender-bending.”
supergee: (grandpa)
2017-05-25 06:28 am

When it changed

40 years ago a film buff took all he could remember of Buck Rogers, Seven Samurai, World War II movies (both sides), and the Masterplots guide to The Hero with 1000 Faces, and made a movie with lotsa battles, unprecedented special effects, and magnificent scenery that the actors sometimes blocked our view of. That’s when sf became sci-fi.

ETA: It was also the year that Terry Brooks cut the interesting parts out of Lord of the Rings and created not only a bestseller but a template for the infinite replication of fantasy product. Anus mirabilis, or something.
supergee: (bs)
2017-05-23 05:42 pm

Failed Sokal emulation

Publishing a deliberately bad paper on gender studies in a pay-to-publish journal does not prove that gender studies is a crock.

Thanx to Reason
supergee: (pastafarian)
2017-05-23 06:44 am

That picture

Some entries in the Glowing Orb caption contest. My favorite is “For clarification, this is not a Satanic ritual—The Church of Satan”
supergee: (holster)
2017-05-20 05:54 am

The Special Needs Presidency

Making it easy for Dolt45:
After four months of interactions between Mr. Trump and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged: Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span. Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention. Compliment him on his Electoral College victory. Contrast him favorably with President Barack Obama. Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign. Stay in regular touch. Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory.
Thanx to Charles P. Pierce.

ETA: My First Big Boy Trip,
by Donald J. Trump.
supergee: (carrion)
2017-05-20 05:43 am

Return

The new Twin Peaks may disappoint. Which is fine with people like me who believe that David Lynch began his career looking back at a shark he had jumped over.

Thanx to Metafilter