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TIL in 1990 disabled activists got out of their wheelchairs and crawled up the steps of the Capitol, inconveniencing Senators to encourage a vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act. (
Originally Published July 28th, 2015, 04:40 AM

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mandatory Minimums (HBO)
Originally Published July 27th, 2015, 01:30 AM

Atticus Finch is RACIST? – Go Set a Watchman (by Harper Lee) Summary & Analysis – Thug Notes
Originally Published July 25th, 2015, 08:00 AM

My Depression.
Originally Published July 22nd, 2015, 05:06 PM

A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Originally Published July 20th, 2015, 10:49 AM

Luna Lovegood from yesterday's Table Talk (
Originally Published July 16th, 2015, 08:45 PM

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@TPRJones: from @NASANewHorizons to @NASA - "Yeah, yeah, I'm fine! Now leave me alone I have more work to do."
Originally Published July 14th, 2015, 07:58 PM

from @NASANewHorizons to @NASA - "Yeah, yeah, I'm fine! Now leave me alone I have more work to do."

Originally Published July 13th, 2015, 07:00 PM
After decades of increasingly confused arguing, Pluto is reclassified as a "dwarf Pluto."

Why are GMOs Bad?
Originally Published July 10th, 2015, 03:48 PM

Bringing the Zoo to You!
Originally Published July 10th, 2015, 12:37 AM

Dark Science #49 - Exode
Originally Published July 8th, 2015, 02:00 AM

Dark Science #49 - Exode

Originally Published July 7th, 2015, 11:00 PM

Nothing's changed except the platform.


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I can't think of a better way to watch Jaws. (
Originally Published July 2nd, 2015, 08:44 PM

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How Do Bikes Stay Up?
Originally Published June 30th, 2015, 10:00 AM

Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.
Originally Published June 16th, 2015, 12:04 PM

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Originally Published June 7th, 2015, 11:00 PM

These are from Emerald City in Seattle Washington.


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jtotheizzoe: The Truth About Toilet SwirlWe’ve all heard the...
Originally Published June 3rd, 2015, 11:06 AM


The Truth About Toilet Swirl

We’ve all heard the claim: The water in flushing toilets and draining bathtubs swirls in different directions, clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on whether you’re in the northern or southern hemisphere. It makes scientific sense, at least when you factor in the Coriolis effect, the same rotational force that makes Earth’s hurricanes spin and winds swirl in hemispheric-dependent fashion, but is it true for toilets?

Destin from Smarter Every Day and Derek from Veritasium teamed up to answer that question once and for all. Turns out toilets and bathtubs aren’t quite enough to answer this question, so they upgraded to “expertly engineered kiddie pool” and put the famous claim to the test. The answer is going to blow your mind!

It gets better, though. Derek and Destin made synchronized videos. You can get the answer by watching either video from Smarter Every Day or Veritasium on its own, but you really should visit this page and watch them together, the videos will explain how to sync up your swirly viewing experience.

This video experiment has been in the works for three years, and I just want to be the first to stand up and applaud. If you’re not subscribed to both these channels, I just don’t know what you’re doing with your life. This is an awesome experiment, and some great knowledge that you’ll be able to wow your friends with.

Thanks so much Joe!!

@TPRJones: Too funny not to share: NASA thought Sally Ride needed 100 tampons for a week in space "just to be safe."…
Originally Published June 2nd, 2015, 11:34 AM

Too funny not to share: NASA thought Sally Ride needed 100 tampons for a week in space "just to be safe."

Op-Ed: Thank You, Angelina Jolie, For Celebrating Our Kids Who Are ‘Different’
Originally Published April 1st, 2015, 11:12 PM

I wrote a blog post for this week, but instead of being published here, it’s published as an Op-Ed on Entertainment Tonight’s website. Check out the links below to have a read.  Op-Ed: Thank You, Angelina Jolie, For Celebrating Our Kids Who … Continue reading

New Atmospheric Effects In Kerbal Space Program
Originally Published April 1st, 2015, 03:54 AM
New Atmospheric Effects In Kerbal Space Program

An exclusive look at a forthcoming enhancements to the atmospheric effects in Kerbal Space Program. We've got used to the reentry heating effect and the approximation of the Prandtl-Glauert...
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@TPRJones: What the hell, @MGM_Studios? James Bond: In Service Of Nothing is clearly fair use and you know it. Why do you have to be such shitheads?
Originally Published March 11th, 2015, 10:20 AM

What the hell, @MGM_Studios? James Bond: In Service Of Nothing is clearly fair use and you know it. Why do you have to be such shitheads?

@TPRJones: I love this commercial:… #LikeAGirl Well done, @Always
Originally Published February 3rd, 2015, 04:12 PM

I love this commercial: #LikeAGirl Well done, @Always

[Comic] 12-27-07: Victims
Originally Published November 23rd, 2014, 03:55 PM

Nose Grows Some
Originally Published October 6th, 2014, 08:41 PM

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That's Not Real Christianity
Originally Published July 8th, 2014, 02:30 PM
"Hello:I lived in Topeka and went to KU. I’m writing because I read the story about you... I watched your story...and...I don’t want you to give up on making the movie because of what I’m going to tell you.

Last year my mother and my sister and me went to a concert and Westboro was there with their signs. We were celebrating my sister’s birthday that night since she was 14. Even though we grew up in Topeka we had never seen the people and the signs up close until that night and we had to walk close by them to get in the building for the show. Two of the boys in the Westboro people and a woman picked on my sister and said mean things to her because she was kind of a tomboy. We went on to the concert but my sister was crying about what the boys and the woman said to her. Two days later my sister hung herself on the rod in her closet. She left a note that said she was gay and dying in the closet was easier then living in it. Those signs and the hateful things that Westboro did killed my sister. Three months later my mom overdosed on pills and was in a coma for two weeks until she died. She thought my sister dying was her fault because she made us go to church and they taught that gay was bad...

From a friend"

Saying anything beyond this seems to dilute the impact.  I've deleted some content in the interest of protecting the author. 

At the same time this letter came to my attention I was reading a blog by a friend. The blog wasn't what stirred me though. I mean, the blog was great...her blogs are always great...but it was the comments on the blog that got me thinking. Specifically, it was one of those comments where someone insists that Westboro isn't real Christianity, most Christians aren't that way. Then the commenter goes on to explain that "real" Christians don't hate, they just think that some behaviours are evil and those who engage in them will  suffer exquisite torture for eternity.  

See the difference?

Well I sure as hell don't!

For the young girl in this letter, I can guarantee-damn-tee you that the difference was lost on her. I have no doubt that this girl spent years listening to the teachings of "real" Christians as they played word games that let them feel good about hating, while sending her the loud and clear message that she was evil and would suffer for it.

It's times like these when I grow weary of the bullshit. It's times like these when I am disgusted that someone wants to parse words and try to carve out a middle ground where they can justify their kinder, gentler hate while people are dying! I don't give a damn about any particular version of fantasy/religion when I imagine the real world reality of a parent finding their child hanging in a closet, or when I try to put myself in the shoes of this writer as she struggles to come to terms with the real world loss of a sister and mother.  

Ideas have consequences. Don't you dare get on your self righteous  horse and try to tell me that your version of hate isn't just another version of hate.  If you follow "I don't have a problem with gay people" with a " but", you are responsible for the death of this girl. Period!

There is no middle ground here folks. Either you accept that every human on this planet has the same rights you do, or you are complicit in the deaths of those you would trod underfoot.

Two Birds, One Magical Girl Stone
Originally Published January 20th, 2014, 12:05 AM

Two Birds, One Magical Girl Stone

Before she left to fulfill her oath to Nickelodeon, Monica left me with a flash drive filled with anime. I’m no stranger to stuff, but I’m also not really a fan. I’ve seen my Narutos and Champloos, but I find the genre a little too frivolous on the whole. I was given a choice selection, though, so I’ve been working my way through. First is this Madoka show that’s been going around for months now. The “price” of turning into a Magical Girl sounds like a sweet deal to me, but of course it isn’t somehow. These school girls don’t know how good they’ve got it with their real magic. Honestly, the thing I like most about the show is that cat thing you can see in the comic. It’s pretty fucking cute, and you guys can share thoughts! And it’s so small. Just like a little Pokemon genie who grants wishes and let’s you kill monsters.


Texts From Sick Paul
Originally Published January 17th, 2014, 05:02 PM


Graham: Sorry you're still feeling rough. But at the same time, happy to have you on board, Snotzilla. I think you'll fit in well.


Graham: Good, good. And how are you at CSS?


Graham: Okay great I think we can work with that. Well, I look forward to working together.


Graham: Super.

Attack Ads, Circa 1800
Originally Published September 16th, 2013, 02:59 PM

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