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I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

I Wonder if Male Dung Beetles Ask for Directions?

| January 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

Have you ever gotten turned around, without a map or handy GPS, and had to use the stars to navigate? Well, congratulations, you are the equal of the mighty dung beetle, which can not only use the Sun and Moon to get around smartly but also the Milky Way itself. They may be down in […]

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Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

| January 18, 2013 | 2 Replies

Matthew Yglesias is the business and economics correspondent for Slate Magazine. He is also a fierce partisan progressive who has worked for the far-left new media outlets Think Progress and Talking Points Memo. Which Matthew Yglesias do you suppose tweeted this today, the professional economics writer or the partisan hack? How many of the people […]

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Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Reply

The hidden treasure in this story is not that Megan Fox is delightfully strange, oh no. It’s that she could, if the stars align correctly, make the greatest show currently on television completely awesome. Bigfoot, Leprechauns and the Loch Ness Monster are all real, according to Megan Fox. The Hollywood bombshell opened up about the […]

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It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

It’s No “Turkey’s Away”, but At Least You Know…

| January 17, 2013 | Reply

I’m not sure he intended this, but I’m finding Randall Munroe’s weekly “What If” articles more interesting than his regular comics. This week’s article, on if you can cook a steak by dropping it from a great height is not just interesting (in a “hey, you can win a bar bet from this” sort of […]

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Go Broncos! Seriously! Please Don’t Eat My Soul!

Go Broncos! Seriously! Please Don’t Eat My Soul!

| January 12, 2013 | Reply

You will root for the Denver Broncos this weekend, loudly and with the vigor of a zealot or this will come to you in the middle of the night and reap your soul. That is a real statue (though the pom-poms are obviously not) nicknamed Blucifer. It stands outside the Denver International Airport, which staff […]

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The Sun Is Out and The Shack is Alive!

The Sun Is Out and The Shack is Alive!

| January 7, 2013 | 6 Replies

Did you notice anything new about The Shack? Like a theme different in a few ways?  And some new stuff all the way up at the top of the main page? And new sidebar widget thingies? And a whole lot of blank space where more widget thingies that will contain cool links and maybe a […]

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#LowInformationVoterThoughts: A Hashtag Game that Helps the Left

#LowInformationVoterThoughts: A Hashtag Game that Helps the Left

| January 7, 2013 | Reply

The term “low-information voter” has been around politics for a couple decades. I believe I first heard it in the mid-1990s from Democrats who couldn’t figure out why voters would put Republicans in office when clearly (to them) Democratic economic policies were in their best interests. Thomas Frank wrote What’s the Matter with Kansas as […]

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Barack Obama and the Office Malcontent (Or, a Rant with No Conclusion)

Barack Obama and the Office Malcontent (Or, a Rant with No Conclusion)

| December 29, 2012 | Reply

It won’t surprise you to lean that I don’t think much of our President, but it may surprise you to learn that my dislike is not limited to what he does but who he is. Now, I don’t dislike many people personally; you can count on the fingers of both hands the people I dislike […]

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R.I.P. General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

R.I.P. General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

| December 28, 2012 | Reply

This is sad news indeed. 2012 has, apparently, decided to take as many good people with it on its way out as it can.

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Clearing the Browser Tabs — In Which I Get My Podcast Guest-On

Clearing the Browser Tabs — In Which I Get My Podcast Guest-On

| December 27, 2012 | 2 Replies

So I did a couple of very cool podcasts over the past couple of weeks and I want you to listen to them. I’ve been told I ought to “be out there” more than I am and this, I believe, qualifies as being out there. But only if you listen and share the links and […]

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