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Monday Night Free Fire Zone

Jindal-Newman

The smashing pic above this post is the latest production of the elves in our art department. We’ve been saving it for Bobby Jindal’s announcement that he’s running for President, but he may not get around to it and we didn’t want the thing to go to waste. So there it is.

Aside from that, for your reading pleasure, we found a pair of letters-to-the-editor in the Daily Courier of Prescott, Arizona. Both letters are introduced with this editorial note:

[The two letter-writers] have agreed to today’s point-counterpoint essays in an effort to put to rest the debate between them.

Both letters are headlined Creation vs. evolution – who is right?, and there’s a comment feature at the end with over 20 comments so far. We don’t know who the two guys are who wrote the letters; it doesn’t matter. The first is wildly creationist, and other isn’t. They’re pretty good reading, and we’ll leave you to enjoy them on your own.

Now it’s time for an Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. Use it for discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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News Vacuum Free Fire Zone

There isn’t anything of interest going on out there. Our vast news sweeps haven’t turned up a thing. The Drool-o-tron™ is quiet. Ol Hambo’s website doesn’t amuse us today, and the Discoveroids are boring.

It looks like we’ll have to entertain ourselves for a while. Therefore, this post is an Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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Happy New Year — 2015

2015

Our final post for the year is pretty much a repeat of our traditional year-end posts.

Your Curmudgeon will be spending the holiday with his two splendid dogs in the fabled CITADEL — the Curmudgeonly Institute for Tactics, Advocacy, and Defense of the Enlightenment Legacy — the secret global nerve center for monitoring events throughout the Creosphere. That’s where your Curmudgeon is headquartered in his luxurious underground control room.

We’ll close the year with two of our essential reminders. In accordance with your Curmudgeon’s non-judgmental, sensitive, and compassionate nature, we post the following:

Warning

Creationists who read this blog may experience some or all of these symptoms: headache, fainting, dizziness, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, high blood pressure, mood swings, paranoia, delusions of persecution or martyrdom, chronic fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, slowed thinking or impaired concentration, speech impairment, sexual dysfunction, memory loss, hypertension, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, recurrent and persistent obsessions (ideas, thoughts, impulses, or images) that are ego-dystonic, or intense, repetitive, compulsions that are excessive and unreasonable.

If you experience any of these symptoms while reading this blog, and such symptoms last for more than four hours, it is strongly recommended that you discontinue reading and promptly seek professional assistance.

And of course we have to add our guarantee of quality:

Self-Proving Truth Certificate

Everything written by the Curmudgeon in this blog is true. The presence of this Certificate is your proof. Our logic is undeniable.

And here is your official, year-end Intellectual Free Fire Zone for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. And beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it. And Happy New Year!

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Christmas 2014

What you see is our traditional holiday graphic, with which your temporarily jovial Curmudgeon wishes a Merry Christmas to one and all. The creationists expect us to post some kind of Bah, Humbug! message, but we always enjoy confounding them.

We were hoping to put up a picture of Aaaargh! — one of our two splendid Dobermans. He’s officially named Argos, Ulysses’ dog in the Odyssey. We’ve been trying to get a pic of him wearing a Santa hat, but he hasn’t been cooperating. If we are successful, we’ll add it to this post.

Aha — we’ve got it! He’s not wearing the hat, but this is the best we can do. He’s under our desk, which is his customary location:

Argos Santa hat-3

You’re likely to have other things to do today, so we expect lower traffic than usual. Also, because our kind of news rarely gets reported on Christmas, this may be our only post today. But if we should find anything of interest, we’ll tell you about it.

Please use the comments as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s interesting. Say what you will, but do so tastefully and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it! And Merry Christmas!

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