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Compassionate Investigation: An Interview With the Minds Behind “Oh No, Ross & Carrie!”

Compassionate Investigation: An Interview With the Minds Behind “Oh No, Ross & Carrie!”

This post was originally posted on Mad Art Lab and was written by Courtney Caldwell. I added in some extra photos to this post version that I took of Ross and Carrie cuz they rock. Who rocks, you ask? They all rock. Ross, Carrie, the photos and Courtney. So enjoy the interview and the new podcast you are going to be hooked on! Take it away Courtney… ____________________ I have a confession: ... »

Top Video Games of 2013

Top Video Games of 2013

It’s the end of the year! That means it’s time for lists! Hooray! I was a big gamer growing up, but once I got to college, I got sick of being harassed for daring to be a woman who plays video games and basically stopped gaming for years. I finally got back into gaming, and so I’m going to share my top video games of 2013 (in no particular order)! First, though, some questions! D... »

Ender’s Game Film May Not Suck?

Ender’s Game Film May Not Suck?

Yesterday, the Internet orgasmed with the release of the first trailer for the screen adaptation of Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic about a boy who murders things. Here’s the trailer: I’m so glad they used the Inception horn blast. I was scared for a minute that there would be one sci-fi blockbuster that didn’t use the Inception horn blast. As some of ... »

Fahrenheit 451: A Review

Fahrenheit 451: A Review

I’ve been amping up my reading of late, mostly catching up on sci-fi classics that I’ve missed or forgotten, and I’ve been posting reviews over on GoodReads. I wasn’t planning to even write a review for Fahrenheit 451 because it’s such a tiny, well-known, much-read book that I didn’t think there was much to say. And then I got to Bradbury’s notes at the en... »

Happy Endings – The Final Twilight Movie Review

Happy Endings – The Final Twilight Movie Review

Once upon a time, there was a young, naive girl. The girl had only a few friends and so nobody warned her when, in all innocence, she stumbled upon an evil that would bring horror and fear into her life for years to come. When she first was exposed to this thing, she had misgivings, of course. But, being young and eager to try new things, she went forward to learn more, believing that knowledge co... »

Book Review: Spider Silk

Book Review: Spider Silk

Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating.  Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig.  2011. Yale University Press. Spiders evoke a lot of complex feelings from humans.  In a survey of teenagers asked about their top fears, spiders ranked #2–right after terrorist attacks.  A quick comparison of “kill spiders” to kill insects” on G... »

Bomby the beetle

Epic Creationist FAIL: Bombardier Beetle Book

Oh My. For years I’ve heard about the kid’s book “Bomby the Bombardier Beetle“, published by the Institute for Creation Research.  You might remember them as the  folks that suggested teachers of evolution should be hanged or drowned, rather than let them expose children to evolution. My sister the librarian happened upon a withdrawn copy of this book in a library sale, and... »

ICYMI: June 3-June 9 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: June 3-June 9 on the Skepchick Network

I know you’re busy. It’s Monday. You’re starting your work week. Don’t worry. These Skepchick Network highlights will give you a booster shot so you can survive talking to your woo-peddling co-worker at the water cooler. »

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