Teach the Controversy!

I’m all about teaching alternative theories to evolution, so I bought a T-shirt to prove it.  (Hey, if you buy the T-shirt, it makes it so).  Wearscience.com has some great designs promoting “Teach the Controversy”, including the aliens-built-the-pyramids, the-devil-planted-fossils-to-trick-us, and the earth-as-center-of-the-universe.  They even have a design of the Great A’Tuin for you Discworld fans out there.  You can read more about the Teach The Controversy “Intelligent Design” campaign to discredit the crackpot theory of evolution here.

Personally,  I believe that if we teach “Intelligent Design” in schools alongside evolution, then we must include theories that aliens created us. See The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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And for you crazies who believe in science, Wearscience also has a series of designs right out of 50’s B-movies.  You can also customize your designs;  I added “I Believe in Science” to the back of my shirt with a scientist blowing up the moon on the front.  Link

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This Ad is so Gay

And I don’t mean “gay” like some straight people say to mean “lame”, but “gay” as in “I can’t believe they marketed this to straight women”-gay.

But seriously, it’s amazing to me that some people think America is out of control, that we need to increase censorship of the media; but sexuality has been in advertising practically since the printing press was invented. And this ad is a great example.

And I don’t even think the ads in Out magazine are this racy. So I just wonder in what magazine these were advertised.

UPDATE: Thanks to a little sleuthing from my pal Jenn, this apparently ran in Life magazine. You can see more ambiguous (and not-so-ambiguous) advertising at commercialcloset.org.

Originally uploaded by Mamluke.

That’s One Angry Liberal

I recently read a post on Boing Boing of C.B. Shapiro’s “Hark, the Angry Liberal Sings”. Here’s an excerpt; you can read the whole thing on Boing Boing. When listed all together like this, it kind of puts things into perspective and does make a little angry… I feel like I need to go out and campaign or something.  But for now, I’ll just share it here.

Oh, and if these things don’t make you worry about the state of our country, perhaps you’d enjoy this site instead. The rest of us are angry.

“I’m angry about the shredding of the constitution…illegal wiretaps…falsified intelligence…secret prisons… use of torture as an accepted means of interrogation…Terry Schiavo…the war on science…denial of Global Warming…the fascistic secrecy of our elected officials… presidential signings that declare the President above the law…the breakdown of the wall between church and state…the outing of a clandestine CIA agent for purely partisan political gain…the corrupting influence of K Street… the total sell-out of the legislative process to corporate interests… appointments of unqualified cronies at every level of government…Harriet Miers…Brownie…Abu Ghraib… Scooter …the complete mismanagement of the war in Iraq…the lies about the complete mismanagement of the war in Iraq…the grotesque budget deficits… the pathetic response to Katrina… a civil rights division dedicated to undermining civil rights…an environmental protection agency that refuses to protect the environment… (Take a breath, Angry Liberal Guy.)”

Stephen Colbert is a Genius

If you haven’t already heard, or if you’ve heard but haven’t watched it, you should check out ThankYouStephenColbert.org. Stephen Colbert is one of the funniest and most brilliant comedians around. I loved his completely straight faced delivery of BS on The Daily Show and now on The Colbert Report.

He spoke at the White Correspondents Dinner on Saturday (4/28/06), attended by such luminaries as President Bush, Antonin Scalia, and my idol, Karl Rove. He completely lampooned the administration and its lackeys.

Well, you just have to watch it:
(pay special attention to Part 1 when introducing Colbert, the emcee says to the President, “tonight, no one is safe”; Bush’s expression is telling, I believe)

Update 5/4/06:
The videos were removed from YouTube.com due to “copyright infringement”. Try visiting C-Span’s site for a video.