Archives August 2010

It sucks to be a predator

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

And you’ve got people. Billions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs. —Spike

Consider the vampire as a creature bound by the Law of Conservation of Energy.

According to the MadSci Network (how can I not trust these guys?), there are about 700 [kilo]calories in a liter of human blood. A vampire ...

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Dead to rights

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

The City of Minneapolis will pay $165,000 to seven zombies, and their attorney, to settle a civil-rights lawsuit. The seven, during a protest against “mindless” consumerism, had been “walking in a stiff, lurching fashion and carrying four bags of sound equipment to amplify music from an iPod when they were arrested by police who ...

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Atlas mooched

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Using a GPS logger—that is to say, using a satellite network that is funded by American taxpayers and available free of charge to everyone all over the world—some chap named Nick Newcomen has created an advertisement for Ayn Rand’s books.

Is there a store in the Boston area that services irony meters ...

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Translation from PR-speak to English of the Anti-Defamation League’s “Statement On Islamic Community Center Near Ground Zero”

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

We regard freedom of religion as a cornerstone of the American democracy, and that freedom must include the right of all Americans – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other faiths – to build community centers and houses of worship.

If we tried to use any legal maneuver to prevent this community center from being built, we would be ...

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