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Scaremare: can Hell live up to the Hype?

There’s a piece in today’s Guardian about Scaremare, a Hallowe’en Haunted House run by evangelical Christians: After being chased by clowns with chainsaws, grim reapers and ghostly ghouls, [visitors] are taken to special ‘preaching tents’ where they are encouraged to accept Jesus Christ into their lives. If they decline, they’re politely informed that when they […]

Jungle dahn the boozah

A quiet evening out with the research group. Drinkies.

Romentum, Winertia, and Moneyball Moments

There is much talk among the beltway pundits of “momentum” saving Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign, and our Chief Scientist-Decepticons are pushing back hard. The conflict is being called Politics’ Moneyball Moment. Nate Silver, regrettably, appears to have confused the concepts of momentum and inertia. (For those who don’t have their Handy Pocket Book of Physics […]

An Ideal Gas of Bouncing Sheep

Null Models are Science’s most elegant lies, explaining the most Intricate of God’s Handiwork as merely Ghosts in the Noise. A good Null Model protects a Mortal from Divine Wonder, by filling them instead with a sort of Bland Ennui. In Satanic Media Relations, it is the ultimate stalling tactic. The ideal gas theory is […]

Why we must be careful about letting Mitt Romney kiss babies

This video (featured by Max Headroom in the first episode, back in 1984) reminds us of the early promise of robots, and also that you should never let your audience backstage.

Would the Real Max Headroom PPPlease Stand Up

Version 1.0: Version 2.0: Are we sure it’s an improvement?


More from the Presidential Debate.