Thursday, November 25, 2010

Things I'm Thankful For

It's Thanksgiving day here in America, the only holiday of the year I actually look forward to and technically participate in. Not because the day itself has any meaning to me, because it doesn't. But because sloth and gluttony are my favorite deadly sins. I know, I know, most of you go for lust and greed, but personally I think they're both overrated and besides, sloth and gluttony are easier and much more satisfying.

But a very small minority of people like to propagate the myth that Thanksgiving is really about taking the time to appreciate all the good things in your life, which is a load of crap! But I suppose I can play along for once. So please consider the following video my way of wishing all of you a happy Thanksgiving by sharing with you just a few of the things for which I am most thankful, things like gore and mindless violence!



This video also contains a set of briefly bared breasts (say that three times fast), you have been warned.

Posted by YouTube user:billycompany

Sunday, November 21, 2010

This Week's Compendium

Miracle Mike the headless chicken

On this week's compendium: The tale of Miracle Mike the headless chicken, Brewdog's end of history brew(available in squirrel or weasel), Takena Nagao’s “Chainsaw Maid”, artist Shove Mink's amigurmi exorcist playset, Rollins Band: volume 4, and many more. Visit Compendium oF Strange to view them all.

If you're already on tumblr you can follow the Compendium directly, if not, then you should use THIS LINK to join so the Compendium gets credit for the referral or you could just follow me on twitter or like my musician page on Facebook to keep up with all my blogs, bands, etc. Thanks and enjoy!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Richard Dawkins Reads Some Hate Mail

Saw this very funny video of Richard Dawkins on Pharyngula while I was catching up on what I've missed over the past few weeks and decided I wanted to share it here as well.

Posted by YouTube user:Prophiscient

Putting aside the obvious and at this point ubiquitous irony of messages filled with hatred and threats of violence being sent to non-believers in the name of defending some "loving god" and "virtuous faith", can someone please explain to me the purpose of hate mail?

In the great: to be a dick or not to be a dick debate, I'm WAAAAY over on the so called dick side of the aisle as I have no penitence for pretending to respect the many ridiculous things people choose to believe in. Nor do I feel any need to apologize for my own opinions and lack of beliefs or for the use of gentle, politically correct language to express myself. So I have no qualms what so ever with insulting someone or openly admitting your disdain or even hatred for their feelings or beliefs.

But taking the time to send someone a letter for the sole purpose of letting them know how much you hate them personally seems, not only incredibly narcissistic, but like a massive waste of one's time. Especially knowing that the vast majority of people receiving such letters are going to react to them the same as Dawkins and simply laugh about them and then go on to forget the message, along with the person who wrote it, ever even existed. So why bother? If you have nothing constructive to say, positive or otherwise, why waste the time to say anything at all?

I just don't get it.


Monday, November 15, 2010

But I'm Felling Much Better Now, Mostly..

So as you may have noticed I decided to take a bit of break not only from my blogs but from the Internet as a whole and just in case you were wondering, here's why...

Besides having spread myself a little thin with the addition of drummer for a death metal band -my first ever gig as a live drummer BTW- to my ever expanding list of ongoing personal projects. I also suffered a major software failure with my PC, a hardware failure on my iPhone, at best *intermittent access to the net thanks to the amazing service I receive from Comcast, and last but certainly not least- I managed to get myself extraordinarily sick for the first time in years with what I believe to be a mild to moderate form of Bubonic plague, or perhaps a case of the SARS.

But over the past two weeks I've managed to call in a backup PC, dug up an old mp3 player for my pod casts, and after enduring a week of discomfort and misery my body has finally begun to return to a normal temperature and I can once again swallow liquids without experiencing excruciating pain. As for the internet, even when it works the connection still sucks- but I'm kind of SOL on that one. So baring any further catastrophes, outbreaks, or distractions, following Thanksgiving I will be returning to my regular blogging habits, though to be honest you should probably expect the new drumming gig to eat into at least some of my blogging time for the next month or two as I learn all the new material. But rest assured I have not given up on the blog(s) I'm just a little busy (and phlegmy) at the moment.

More to come very soon!


*Ironically, the posting of this entry has been delayed several hours guessed it, a loss of internet connection, thanks again Comcast!!

Image Credit: SARS virus: Shutterstock

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Weird Things: Room 717

I've been linking back to these guys since I first launched the blog several months ago and have written about both as well as The Weird Things Podcast several times before. But this week's episode of Weird Things was extra special, and not just because The Godless Geek Blog was one of three listener sponsors.

In this week's special Halloween episode of Weird Things the guys put together an impromptu ghost investigation after Brian checks into not merely a haunted Hotel, but into the very room where the haunting is said to be centered. As always, this episode is loads of good weird fun and in the end, the guys manage to apply their own unique brand of skepticism to the subject at hand. This time through a series of simple experiments involving numbers and random chance to illustrate just how easy it can be to interpret simple chance as the deliberate actions of an unseen hand.

So if you haven't done so before now, then please take the time to check out, The Weird Things Podcast, as well as the rest of the various forms of entertainment Brian, Justin, and Andrew have to offer. And if you do decide to visit Weird Things for the very first time because of this post, or even if you're here because of my plug on this week's episode, do me a favor and leave the guys a comment letting them know you read about it here.



For more from all the guys at Weird Things, why not check out some of the following:

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Episode archive

Also be sure to check out, NSFW, and Scam School for more of Brian, Andrew and Justin.

And finally, why not pay Timothy O’Briant's a visit as well, since he also helped sponsor this week's episode of Weird Things.