Barbaro Brand Hot-Dogs

30 01 2007

This Denver Post article had a headline that I think is perhaps more than a little misleading:

Colt loses fight for life

It refers to the race horse, Barbaro, who was recently euthanized.  The way I see it, you can’t shoot me in the head with a shotgun and then say, “well, he just lost the fight for life.”


Quote of the Day – Seneca

30 01 2007

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


The Evangelical Sex Life

30 01 2007 has a great video clip of Ted Haggard – you can check it out here.

Bill O’Reilly Thinks it’s Unfair

29 01 2007

This weekend I listened to Terry Gross’ interview of Bill O’Reilly.  During the interview, Bill gets upset, cries about how it isn’t fair, and leaves.  I don’t know if he is unwilling or unable to defend his positions – but ranting about how it isn’t fair – about the different treatment that other guests get – only proves his relatively low maturity level and does nothing to make me want to listen to his opinions.

I’ve noticed that this is a common fault of Mr. O’Reilly’s.  He gets offended whenever his position is challenged and responds with an aggressive rant.  For an example, just watch his show (if you can stomach it).  His reasoning is hardly that – instead of reason he relies primarily on the fallacies of appealing to emotion and to authority.

For those masochists among you, here is a link to his website.

Quote of the Day – Bertrand Russell

27 01 2007

I wish to propose for the reader’s favourable consideration a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly paradoxical and subversive. The doctrine in question is this: that it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.

Bertrand Russell

Quote of the Day – Clarence Darrow

27 01 2007

I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.

Clarence Darrow

Brain Injury Cures Addiction

25 01 2007

There will be a paper published in the Journal of Science on Friday that reports that if you damage a certain part of a person’s brain they instantly loose the desire to smoke.

The study was of stroke patients, (so no, they didn’t go around hitting the heads of smokers with baseball bats) and suggests a way to actually treat addiction – a pretty big breakthrough. 

As someone who has quit the hard way – this sounds great.  I’m constantly fighting the urge to smoke – so if I just jab this paperclip right about here . . .