My Life Has Been Turned Upside Down

Have you ever learned something that, after you learned it, changed your life in such a fundamental way that nothing could ever be the same again. Well, here’s what did it for me: Singer Patti LaBelle (that’s right: Lady Marmalade) runs her own football league–the LCFL, or LaBelle Community Football League. Roll that around in your head for a minute. More …

Darwinists: "See!? See!? We Told You!"

A cat-sized skeleton fossil is now purported to be the “missing link” between humans and early mammals on the evolutionary chain: This is an exciting and validating day for scientists everywhere.Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said: “Thislittle creature is going to show us our connection with all the rest ofthe mammals.” “Validating”?  I thought this was settled science. More …

Should You Forward That Email?

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A Great Environmental Statement, If You Don’t Have to Actually Drive Anywhere

Top Gear‘s Jeremy Clarkson reviews Honda’s hybrid, not as the salvation of Mother Earth, but as, you know, a car: It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing into a tree, on purpose, so I didn’t have to drive it any more. … Normally, Hondas feel as though More …

7 Quick Takes

The excellent blogger and borderline superhuman time manager (more on that below) Jen at conversiondiary.com hosts a weekly feature called “7 Quick Takes Friday” in which she posts 7 pithy remarks to her blog and encourages others to do the same. I think this is a great idea, because bloggers collect a lot of ideas that aren’t quite big enough More …

The Torture Question

There’s been a lot of talk about torture lately, and in every discussion, the implicit assumption is that torture is something that no civilized society would ever, ever do under any circumstances. Even people on the “pro” side of the debate aren’t really torture supporters. They still say torture is horrible, they just argue either a) whatever was done, it More …

Get Your Chrysler Memorabilia Now

The Truth About Cars blog is doing a great job of covering the American auto industry’s spiral down the crap hole. Keep an eye there to see the latest shenanigans, which are entertaining in the same way as watching someone get hit in the ‘nads with a wiffle ball. A tidbit from today features a report that bankers are turning More …