Category Archives: Culture

Discussions on the culture that pervades human society.

Stone tips or not?

I'm a big fan of the MythBusters and have watched every single episode of the myth-busting show. Given the things they are testing all the time, I've always wondered if they ever work with those in academia to publish some of their results in peer-reviewed journals. I also subscribe to Research Blogging for blog posts that talk about papers discussing current research, as part of my effort to find stuff to include in Science Gossip, my "meta-blogging" site for science news.

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The 11/3 Project

I often watch The Daily Show, and Jon Stewart's recent tribute to Glenn Beck was just so awesome that I have to mention it on my blog. He just emulated Glenn Beck so well that I could very well imagine Beck saying the exact same things. It probably wouldn't be funny at all if you've never had the misfortune of seeing Glenn Beck speak, though.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
The 11/3 Project
www.thedailyshow.com

The sad thing is that the arguments used in the eight-minute parody are just as strong as the ones Glenn Beck's fans swallow hook, line, and sinker all the time. Unless his fans think his show is actually a comedy ...

Troubling rumors about a TV personality

There are troubling rumors that a certain TV talk show host raped and murdered a young girl in 1990. I do not believe this to be true, but the lack of response concerning the matter from said talk show host is disturbing. If he did not commit these horrendous crimes, then why will he not deny these allegations? Is it possible that these rumors are actually true?

... I'm not sure why, but there seems to be something horribly wrong with this way of thinking. But said talk show host argues like this all the time, so this line of thinking has to have something to it, right? It can't be the case that a famous person that has his own television show talks nonsense on a regular basis, can it?