Kimberly Daniels Must Be a Dumbass

The Christian Broadcasting Network published, then retracted this ignorant essay by guest contributor Kimberly Daniels: [cached here] Witchcraft works through dirty hearts and wrong spirits. For example, most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches. Do people really believe that 1) there are witches and 2) they’d […]

Kiwi Mayor Suggest Paying People Not to Breed

Is it eugenics if it is voluntary? Or coerced? Or bought? “That there is a group within our society who give their children no hope nor opportunity from the moment that they are born,” the regional mayor wrote on the New Zealand radio website where he broadcasts as a talkback DJ. “That these ‘parents’ are […]

It’s Fall, F-ckfaces

From McSweeney’s: I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on some fucking gourds and arrange them in a horn-shaped basket on my dining room table. That shit is going to look so seasonal.When my guests come over it’s gonna be like, BLAMMO! Check out my shellacked decorative vegetables, assholes. […]

Trucks, Trees and Gallons of Ink

Der Spiegel: Yes, newspapers are dying, but that’s not “journalism” in any more than a historically affected way. Newspapers are dying because of their ridiculous and last-century overhead involving trucks, trees and gallons of ink. Information is not dying, nor is the public’s desire for more of it. Just because we don’t buy buggies anymore […]

Wal-Mart Starts Selling Caskets and Urns

Yeah but at Costco I can get a 16 pack of Charmin Ultra-soft: The world’s largest retailer wants to keep its customers even after they die. Wal-Mart has started selling caskets on its Web site at prices that undercut many funeral homes, long the major seller of caskets. The move follows a similar one by […]

Brother of Afghan President on CIA Payroll

I’m glad the CIA learned their lesson: Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years, according to current and former American officials. The agency pays Mr. […]

Darwin and Culture

From Nature: The public reception of scientific ideas depends largely on two factors: people’s ability to grasp factual information and the cultural lens through which that information is filtered. The former is what scientists tend to focus on when they give popular accounts of issues such as climate change. The assumption is that if they […]