John Oliver and #MarlonBundo goes viral

Marlon Bundo

So the story here is that Mike Pence, the vocally anti gay rights VP, is backing a children’s story written by his daughter about his pet rabbit Marlon Bundo. John Oliver’s team wrote and published a similar book with a similar look and feel, but in their case Marlon Bundo is a gay rabbit. Proceeds from … Read moreJohn Oliver and #MarlonBundo goes viral

Bill Maher: the Moral bankruptcy of Evangelicals

Bill Maher

Let’s take a break from my normal postings and spend 5 minutes today with Bill Maher. He has a few words concerning third rails … Thanks to Trump, piety itself has ceased to be a third rail in American politics. How could it anymore when the world’s least godly man has been so fully embraced … Read moreBill Maher: the Moral bankruptcy of Evangelicals

Happier Times: President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Obama has a sense of humour

Whatever your politics might happen to be, you simply can’t deny that the man had (and still has) both class and dignity, then enacted that special magic of combining all that with a sense of humour. Well OK, some might deny it, but they tend to be the same folks who deem reality, science, and … Read moreHappier Times: President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Solid and liquid cats wins 2017 #IgNobel award

Each September the #IgNobel awards, a parody of the Nobel Prize, gives out awards to the weirdest bit of real research that has taken place in the past year. While the award itself is satirical social criticism and not a real award, the research it highlights is quite real. It’s also not new, this has … Read moreSolid and liquid cats wins 2017 #IgNobel award