Well, This is Disturbing

The state of Wyoming voted yesterday on a measure that would have repealed the death penalty there. It failed. While I expected as much, the comment by State Senator Lynn Hutchings on why she voted to preserve capital punishment is exceptionally appalling. “The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty,” Hutchings said. […]

The Polar Vortex as Seen from Finland

People have asked me to comment on the polar vortex that’s freezing North America. Presumably this is because I’m in Finland, which has a colder climate. I think the expectation is that I’ll poke fun at people in the upper Midwest and Canada and tell them that they don’t understand what “real cold” is. I’m […]

Terrors of the Flat Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06bvdFK3vVU Don’t laugh. This is terrifying. It’s only 10 minutes long, but you need to watch this. You need to be aware that these people are out there. The real issue goes far beyond the growing Flat Earth movement, and toward general denial of science and the rejection of objective reality. This video is a […]

What’s Wrong with People? (Plastic Straw Edition)

Since I’ve been in Finland, I don’t think I’ve seen a plastic straw. People don’t seem to use them. When you go out to eat, they don’t automatically give you one. There are no straw dispensers where you can take one. Maybe you can ask for one, but I’m fine sipping my beverage straight from […]

We’re Basically Living in a Mr. Bean Sketch Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKOHJLs-mo So Individual 1 finally goes to pay a visit to the troops. First he “violated several diplomatic norms” and created an international incident, leading to Iraqi lawmakers demanding that the US withdraw from the country. Oops! He lies to the troops, telling them they haven’t gotten a raise in 10 years (I think they know […]