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New Video Series! Episode 1: Rebecca vs. Jon Ronson

New Video Series! Episode 1: Rebecca vs. Jon Ronson

Thanks to all the kind people supporting me over on Patreon, I’ve been ramping up production on my YouTube videos. As part of this, I’ve started a new series where I interview some of my interesting and talented friends while we play Nintendo. The first episode is now live, in which I square off with Jon Ronson, author of many books including The Men Who Stare at Goats and screenwriter... »

Grabby Cabbies, Street Harassers, and Ferengi: About Last Weekend

Grabby Cabbies, Street Harassers, and Ferengi: About Last Weekend

Several years ago, I was living on my own in Boston (well, the ridiculously nicer town of Brookline, to be honest). I left a Somerville bar after the subway had stopped running, so I hopped in a cab for the fairly quick trip home. I love cab drivers, and when I’m in the mood, I like talking to them because so many are from places I’ve never been and have interesting stories. That night... »

Captain Janeway, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Us?

I believe that our resident astronomer Nicole will soon be posting about the new geocentric documentary, “The Principle,” but in the meanwhile, here’s a bit of a rant about that, plus our expectations of actors and how Kate Mulgrew is anti-abortion and that makes me even sadder. Close-enough transcript follows! PS: If you like these videos, why not become a Patreon supporter mayb... »

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Everyone here already knows that Jenny McCarthy is famous these days mostly for promoting the dangerous and continuously debunked idea that vaccines cause autism, as well as related misconceptions concerning both vaccines and autism. And everyone already knows that she continues to get a platform on television and in the mainstream media, regardless of how many times other people speak up about ho... »

Americans Ignorant of Their Own Religious Beliefs and History

Americans Ignorant of Their Own Religious Beliefs and History

It’s a new YouTube video! Enjoy. Close-enough transcript follows. Reminder: this video was brought to you by viewers like you, who support me over on Patreon! Pew Research has just released the results of a new survey testing US Religious Knowledge and guess what? A lot of people know jack shit about religion. Their own religion. 51% of white mainline and black protestants think “do un... »

Louis CK on Why Men Are Awful to Women

Louis CK on Why Men Are Awful to Women

Louis CK: you know who he is, you know he’s often hilarious and that he’s at his best when he’s talking about privilege in a way that can hit home even for clueless dipshits. He hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and his opening monologue was packed full of awesome commentary about the poor, women, and religion. Those of you in the US can check it out on Hulu: Here are... »

Open Letter to Ellen Degeneres: Don’t Promote Theresa Caputo, the “Long Island Medium”

Open Letter to Ellen Degeneres: Don’t Promote Theresa Caputo, the “Long Island Medium”

A new video! Close-enough transcript below. Hey Ellen. We need to talk about Theresa Caputo. She’s the “Long Island Medium” who claims to be able to talk to the dead, and you’ve had her on your show in the past and you’re planning to have her on your show again. To be fair, if Theresa Caputo can do the things she claims to do, it’s not just okay for you to promote her but it is your moral imperati... »

Quickies: Homeopathy Recalled for Containing Medicine, Sloth Exists for 45 Years

Quickies: Homeopathy Recalled for Containing Medicine, Sloth Exists for 45 Years

Amanda is busy working undercover in The Vatican, where she hopes to find out once and for all what the Pope wears under his robes. In the meanwhile, I have taken over the Quickies! Homeopathy company recalls products that may have real medicine: “In this case, however, the FDA found that the process Terra Medica used to make six of its products could introduce the antibiotic penicillin into... »

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