Monthly Archives: April 2017

Entry 654: Braining Cats & Dogs

Well, the pet researchers are at it again, folks. I’ve previously reported on ridiculous studies that sought to determine whether dogs feel guilt; whether dogs are moral (I’m not sure you can have the first without the second); and the … Continue reading

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Entry 653: Black is the New Black

Hello, boys and girls! It’s Mr. Sciencemoron, back again with the latest developments from the world of “why would you want to do something like that?” Previously, I’ve reported on “pure” science like banging atoms into each other and creating … Continue reading

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Entry 652: Art Wars

From time to time in this blog, I’ve written about art or, more specifically, how easy it is to convince “cultured” people that various stuff is art, even if it’s only a canvas dipped in black paint or the bed … Continue reading

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Entry 651: Bodyless Head in Italian O.R.

Well it’s time once again to check in with our old pal, Dr. Sergio Canavero or, as I like to call him, “The Lunatic Italian Head Transplant Guy.” I first introduced you to Dr. Canavero in July of 2013 in … Continue reading

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Entry 650: The Post Post

This is officially Entry 650 of this blog, so what better time to revisit some old posts that have had recent follow-up stories in the news…in other words, events that happened post post. (In some cases, the original stories were in … Continue reading

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Entry 649: They Haven’t Got a Prayer

Well, with Good Friday and Easter upon us, and Passover well under way, it’s only natural that I do a post about atheism. Atheists in America have been flying pretty high since the presidential election, when their main theory seemed … Continue reading

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Entry 648: That Piñata Sure Took a Beating

Recently there was a flurry of activity in our kitchen. Our daughter, Casey, had come home to us, not because she missed her parents, but because she needed our massive kitchen island which, due perhaps to some overzealousness on our … Continue reading

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Entry 647: We’re All Alike Under Our Superhero Costumes

Recently I wrote about Conflict Kitchen, a Pittsburgh restaurant* that is trying to promote understanding between nations by introducing Americans to the cuisine of the countries that hate us. While its goal is admirable, I was thinking that there must … Continue reading

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Entry 646: Henny Youngman Tribute Post

Last month marked the 111th anniversary of Henny Youngman’s birth. He died when he was 91. (“The Doctor says ‘You’ll live to be 91!’ ‘I am 91!’ ‘See, what did I tell you?’”) In case you’re too young to have … Continue reading

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Entry 645: The Latest Thing in Electronic Banking: Money

Well, I just got a promotional flyer in the mail from Chase Bank that is just unbelievable. But it seems like they send me something like this every few years. I remember when I received their mailer informing me that … Continue reading

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