Humor

The new "Ted Turner" song

"Ted" calls his name Service is his fame Turner turned World News Into a 24-7 game! As the world turns So Ted's passion burns Humanity loves him such His charity widely churns. Ted must love hilarity Color B&W to clarity Why to fuss her ...

Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Dec 15 2008 - 2:20am

A Shock For Rock- Head Banging Is Bad For Your Head (And Falling For This Is Bad For Your IQ)

It must be December.   Those cheeky pranksters at BMJ are at it again, this time releasing an authentic-looking study that says head banging is bad for your head.   Let's see how many media publications that basically print news releases without bothe ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2008 - 10:47am

UFO Religion Forced To Cancel Mega-Orgy- And Other Christmas Stories

What happened to tolerance and diversity?   The Raelian movement, a UFO religion who believe we were  created by aliens, were going to promote world peace by having tons and tons of sex but they had to cancel it due to pressure.  I mean literally tons of ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Dec 24 2008 - 7:54pm

2008 Science Retrospective: Science Journalists Need Some New Clichés In 2009

There was a big development in science this year, yet most people missed it.   It wasn't induced pluripotent stem cells or global warming or Barack Obama securing 99% of the scientist vote despite his belief that vaccines cause autism, which caused ev ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 25 2010 - 4:05pm

Geometry in Chicago

Even on this side of the Atlantic, we have noticed: Burris, standing at the governor’s side, said he’s eager to get to work in Washington “to face a convergence of parallel crises.”  One’s first thought is that either in Chigaco or Washington the geometry ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Dec 31 2008 - 1:00pm

If you can't beat the scientific method, then sue it

Or just try to change the law: There's the famous false story of the state that tried to redefine the fundamental mathematical constant pi to 3, but of course no one would ever be that stupid. Though, in Indiana in 1897, they tried to pass a law setti ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Jan 8 2009 - 3:43pm

Rational comedy for an irrational planet

Bay Area comedian Brian Malow has entertained both science-literate and lay audiences for more than a decade with science-centric stand-up humor in his show, "Rational comedy for an irrational planet," according to a San Francisco Chronicle artic ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Jan 13 2009 - 12:10pm

Thank You, Yahoo! Answers

I just randomly came across this Yahoo! Answers page with more "Election" questions at the bottom: Well Yahoo!, I'm glad we have that resolved. And why is "Aliens" capitalized? Is Sigourney Weaver here?? ...

Blog Post - Chris Rollins - Jan 20 2009 - 7:58pm

Companion Guide for Men's Guide To Dating Geek Girls

I came across this brilliant and scarily insightful guide to dating geek girls and queried Boyfriend on whether he was aware of said guide. He wasn't, which makes it more amazing that he has succeeded thus far in not breaking any of the set-forth rule ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Jan 21 2009 - 6:17pm

SPAM Haiku (Caution: Spiritual Rather Than Scientific Value)

The art of haiku poetry originated in Japan, with roots stretching back to the ninth-century or earlier. According to the US Census of 2000, people of pure Japanese descent make up 16.7% of the population of Hawaii. Residents of Hawaii annually consume nea ...

Article - Garth Sundem - Apr 28 2009 - 1:47pm