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On Here Is A Gallery Of Things That Might Cause The Next Pandemic!

Meanwhile, roughly 6 million bats have died of bat-to-bat transmission of white nose syndrome (actually a fungus). Cute pictures in the slideshow, though!

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0

On What Sound Does The Weirdass Frog Make?

Everything about this is delightful.

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Moved To A New City To Be With An Emotional Vampire

Can we get an Awl "SET HIM ON FIRE" tag?

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm 5

On Courtney Love At The Courthouse

I just don't have a witty way of pointing out that the constant confusion between Francis and Frances bothers me.

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On Why Do So Many Romcoms Use Songs By The Cure?

"For good measure, I considered an equivalent British band, The Smiths."

Tags: UH OH

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm 4

On Nepotism, Slavery And Inheritance: The Tale Of Bushrod Washington

I can only imagine the delight with which the modern political satire world would greet a justice named Bushrod.

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm 1

On Let's Make Thanksgiving Better

This is America and I don't need Big Government to improve the holidays for me. I murdered my entire family, and so can you. Bootstraps!

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I'm 40 And No Man Would Want Me Now!

"If you’re not married by 40, there are usually a few possible things Wrong With You"

A productive and generous attitude!

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm 1

On Also Included In The Teaches Of Peaches Is This Music Documentary

So good.

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm 1

On Why Are We So Terrible At Contacting Aliens?

I was an early participant in SETI@home, as well, but abandoned it after a few years because after doing some thinking about the way that first contact has gone down between culturally different groups of humans, I decided that the answer to "how are we ever going to handle face-to-face interaction without a catastrophe?" was not one I wanted to be a part of.

Also, I have always felt that the Aracibo message was some kind of scientist joke. Even as a kid I thought "*I* can barely tell what this stuff is supposed to be, how is an alien going to?"

Basically this article is relevant to my interests and thank you.

Posted on October 19, 2013 at 12:02 am 0