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Leftovers

SGU-24, our flawed gem of a webcast, has come and gone. During the show, quite a few viewers were chatting on the various IM channels were calling for more, such as SGU-48 and even a few cries for SGU-72.  While those exercises in insanity will never come to be, there were a few things which I prepared [...]

Welcome to the SGU 24-Hour Show!

For the last several weeks, I have been working with some very talented folks (and most excellent friends) at making the SGU 24-Hour Show a reality. It’s your escape to reality! I am helping run the event, along with Mike Lacelle, Doug Sobon, Cortney Bergin, Mikey Grenier, and of course the Rogues of the SGU, [...]

In The Words Of Perry

In preparation for the SGU-24 show (just a few short days away) I’ve been reading through some old articles that Perry DeAngelis wrote for the New England Journal of Skepticism.  As I read his articles, I can hear his voice clearly in my head reading these to me, and I am taken back to the [...]

Michele Bachmann: Vaccines cause mental retardation

Move over Jenny McCarthy.

You’ve probably heard about the HPV vaccine debate by now. Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry has been taking heat for his executive order that young women be offered Gardasil to inoculate against the virus linked to cervical cancer.

This isn’t the place to debate the wisdom of “being forced to [...]

An aphrodisiac to murder over

Yarchagumba is a parasitic fungus that infects the larva of ghost moths. Nearly every piece of that sentence is upsetting. Similarly, the physical appearance of yarchagumba looks more like a discarded prop from a John Carpenter film than something you’d want to stick into your body:

 

Next to the fountain of youth, the search for sex-drive [...]