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To the person who got here by searching for “michele bachmann legs”…

Posted by That Other Mike on 17/08/2011

… Ew. Please go away.

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Quick Hits

Posted by That Other Mike on 16/09/2010

A few things which have interested me recently:

If you saw a blind, three legged, 29 year old horse win the derby… you'd say the race was fixed. On the other hand, I'm rather amazed at the people who are praising the Heller-McDonald decisions. For example, The Brady Organisation which will happily point out that the decision doesn't preclude reasonable regulations. In fact, the Second Amendment protects a civic right, that is it is supposed to ensure that the Article I, Section 8, clause 16 militia remains armed and has fuck all to do with "gun rights".

A pictorial history of the Oval Office – I found it weirdly fascinating.

From the Council of Secular Humanism, an interesting article about the blindspot which humanists sometimes have about the supposed monolithic nature of Islam; it makes for interesting reading:

[S]ecular humanists have not been entirely clear-eyed about Islam. While supporting critical inquiry, many secularists have also been partial to simplistic representations of the Muslim world. Indeed, some popular secular literature opposing Islam is hardly distinguishable from Christian and neoconservative polemics. Secularists have been too eager to seek immediate doctrinal causes for Muslim problems. In doing so, many critics have been tempted to identify an essential “true Islam” that is antagonistic to reason and liberal values.

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Days 12 & 13

Posted by That Other Mike on 13/09/2008

Days 12 & 13 are combined, as per last week, because I regularly visit a family member on a Friday evening. If you’re interested, we drank some beer, watched some comedy panel shows and watched some boxers pummel the living shit out of each other. A good night, in other words.

I’ve been trying to look a little more deeply at the vegan lifestyle this week, and not always succeeding. It’s quite interesting to see the workings of a subculture which you’ve never before seen in any much detail, by which I mean that you see all kinds of interesting arguments. It’s like hearing a fight in a language where you’re sort of competent but not fully fluent — you don’t get all the references and idioms, but find yourself fascinated despite yourself.
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Posted by That Other Mike on 10/04/2008

It’s been a while since we had one of these, and I just found this one the other day, and the craziness just leapt out at me like a giant… Uh… *searches for simile* Like a giant rabid badger in search of a cheeseburger. That’s how looney the blog is — I had to come up with the most insane simile ever to describe it.

Our internutter for this post is Disinter, who operates a blog which is just a grab bag of craziness. He1 is apparently nuttier than squirrel shit: it’s like the guy is going through a a bingo card of right-wing conspiracies and talking points. I assume he gets to shout out, “BINGO!” on a regular basis.
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Latest search weirdness

Posted by That Other Mike on 24/02/2008

Weird and unusual terms people have used to search in the last week:

dinosaur noises
hitchens and coren
fidel quits
medicine blog
odd medical procedures
tooth abcess
why should i believe in jesus?
good doctor
disadvantages of one chamber parliament
mike huckabee for president
chuck norris
ben stein is an idiot
yorkshire goth
lawrence vibrator
tricks for smart baby guinea pigs
reaction towards prostitutes
atheist chesterton believes
odd science stories
most common nouns
jeremiah ch. v.
conception takes place on odd dates
rowan druid women
plurality voting disadvantages
jessica curlett
purpose of fire olympics
your mum hottie
english makes me feel good
roman catholicism and communism
nonsense homeopathy
prostitution,uk, human traffic, harman
“compact gtl”
prostitution reaction
bbc look east. suffolk murders
blog of the week award
cow lemming
a jackass
“compact gtl” explosion
meaning believe jesus
anime girl dildo
communist christians
big big fat ben
chuck norris photos
“christian communism”
donkey in a bathtub
are there any arguments against hybrid c
weird stats

I’ve linked where I have a clue what the hell someone actually came up with. Some of the terms are just genius, though: tricks for smart baby guinea pigs, english makes me feel good, donkey in a bathtub.

Not to mention that dinosaur noises has come back again. Someone (or lots of people) is searching for that very regularly.

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