Being Polite
Jul24

Being Polite

I still haven’t given up on my dream of becoming an hilarious web-based comic strip writer! Behold! The Cyclops Toast and Jonathan Livingston Flashunit in “Being Polite!” Okay, now I’ve given up on my dream of becoming an hilarious web-based comic strip...

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American Motels
Jul05

American Motels

Not only would I like to live forever, I’d like to have lived forever. I want to see everything that ever was, is, and will be. Sadly, stupid mortality will get in the way and my experience of the universe will be incredibly limited. I’ve seen some impressive things (and a lot of crap too) but not enough for my liking, and every time I look back at historical photos or writings or consider the various scientific...

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Portsmouth Skeptics In The Pub
Apr16

Portsmouth Skeptics In The Pub

At the risk of treading on the toes of Strong Island which does a sterling job of talking about and promoting local endeavours in and around Portsmouth, and at the risk of talking about and promoting local endeavours in and around Portsmouth (something really quite alien to these particular interweb shores), and at the risk of linking the upcoming royal wedding with critical thinking and pubs I thought I’d just promote a local...

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Richard Madeley’s Ghost Cat!
Apr05

Richard Madeley’s Ghost Cat!

I was lucky enough to listen to everyone’s favourite Madeley, Richard, on the radio on the way into work today. This experience came about through a combination of me always listening to the radio while commuting, choosing to tune into Radio 2, and the time being a little after eight in the morning during a period when Richard Madeley is sitting in for Chris Evans in his regular slot. You will note that these matter-of-fact...

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The English Tea Ceremony
Nov13

The English Tea Ceremony

I’m something of a drinks expert. Something. Ask me anything about any drink and I can impart some knowledge about it. Water? Hard water tastes better than soft water. There! That’s some quality drinks expert knowledge right there. Real ale? Awesome! That sort of drinks expert analysis only comes free right here. Campari? Satan’s bitter, bloody spunk. I feel your mind expanding with these tidbits of expert knowledge....

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Do Vaccines Cause Autism?
Oct16

Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

Reproduced with permission from the neOnbubble Know You Some Science series of student learning guides. What Is A Vaccine? The name "vaccine" comes from the latin word vacca meaning "cow". A vaccine is a microscopic, biological crib note written on leather that includes diagrams of a disease along with suggestions for defeating it in glorious intracorpus battle. The vaccine is introduced to the body in any of a...

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