Tag Archives: Mythbusting

RIP: The Amazing Randi

Before Mythbusters there was the Amazing Randi hitting the talk-show circuit in the Seventies and Eighties (definitely that decade). Although Randi didn’t prove or disprove those implausible stories involving hairspray in the toilet or JFK was killed by a ice bullet, … Continue reading

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RIP Grant Imahara

A belated farewell to Grant! A person who helped push the boundaries of Science and Science Fiction! Most of us will always remember him for his contributions to Mythbusters until the network decided to cut the budget. Seems that White Trash Under … Continue reading

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Are you pondering what I’m pondering Adam?

I think so Jamie, but isn’t Social Media Expert just another term for Internet Marketer? Yet another great mash-up for the Nineties’ greatest vermin comedy team as Science’s best debunkers in a world filled with crap “reality” TV and a fact-impaired electorate.

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(Heretics Guide to) The Mormons by David Fitzgerald

The book has its built-in audience and the author knows this. So beyond airing the Mormons’ obvious and odious dirty laundry, Fitzgerald provides arguments on conversing with followers of this American-based denomination, which is a generous designation. It kicks off with … Continue reading

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Another reason why banks suck, real dividends

I don’t know if other credit unions like mine (CEFCU, I’ve been member for 21 years now) pay dividends at the end of the year. This is something I’ve come to modestly expect, usually it’s a few bucks because I only … Continue reading

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Subversives by Seth Rosenfeld

This book was 30 years in the making thanks to the FBI stalling over the numerous FOIA requests Rosenfeld made; my review felt almost as long, I finished reading this in May and I had to rewrite this at least twice. … Continue reading

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All is OK down in Austin

The recent shooting is on CNN.com (I imagine the same for TV), a minor front-page story on The Guardian and nowhere to be found with the New York Times (we’re not on a coast with a Spago’s). Anyway, things are fine. The … Continue reading

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1864: Sherman’s march to the sea begins

Today is the 150th anniversary of General Sherman’s controversial move to deliver the killing blow to the illegitimate Confederate regime. I’ve heard a couple Confederate apologists over the years in Austin bring up the horrors of Sherman’s forces: theft, arson and … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday Carl Sagan

Had he beaten cancer and carried on, it would’ve been his 80th. Sagan wasn’t always a genial figure since it was disputed about the lawsuits he may or may not have filed against Johnny Carson, Apple, etc. He’s probably also … Continue reading

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Bummer on fusion news

Near the anniversary of the cold fusion nonsense, some operation belonging to Lockheed Martin may have made the news about their “breakthrough” on getting real fusion to happen in a decade. I knew it was too good to be true because … Continue reading

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Happy First Day of Fall 2014

To me, Labor Day is the official end of Summer and kick off to Fall. Being a Midwesterner, school would agree since its beginning tended to coincide with this arrangement. In Austin, it’s at least a couple weeks away. Phew! The … Continue reading

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