'Stupid Things' Archive

Solipsism, Again

February 10th, 2010 / Critical Thought, Science, Stupid Things / 24 comments

An article forwarded to me by a friend brings up the old New-Age argument, this time dolled up in ...

Renewable Energy Must Get Priority Over Conservation

January 3rd, 2010 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 54 comments

Solar showdown in Calif. tortoises' desert home In a redux of the Cape Wind debacle and other misguided public opposition, (previous article) dumb environmentalism is again standing in the ...

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America’s Water

September 13th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 10 comments

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America's Water via New York Times ...and they're getting away with it. Even Obama's EPA can't seem to get a handle on the corruption, bullying and intimidation ...

Glurge: “If You Are Not Ashamed, Pass this On…”

August 24th, 2009 / Religion, Stupid Things / 20 comments

My wife just mentioned a term I hadn't heard before: Glurge. But I've certainly experienced it. Now you can, too...   You're welcome. The image below is exactly how this ...

Sanctuary in the Skies

February 11th, 2009 / Psychology, Society, Stupid Things / 11 comments

The sky is falling. Or so it would seem, listening to the wails of outrage from frequent travelers for whom ...

Abstinence Marriage Challenge Draws No Takers

October 23rd, 2008 / Humor, Newswire, Religion, Stupid Things / 10 comments

A "challenge" promising $10,000 for a wedding to couples who agree to abstain from sex and undergo religious counseling is going down in flames. No one has stepped up ...

Mormons Blackmail Student Over Diploma

October 20th, 2008 / Newswire, Religion, Stupid Things / 13 comments

Apparently, diplomas are conditional and can now be revoked at will. If there was ever a better argument for secularizing all colleges, I haven't heard it. This action also ...

Nimby Ninnies

August 17th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Psychology, Stupid Things / 37 comments

An article on CNN describes the "plight" of a man who doesn't like wind turbines: He hates the sight and he hates ...

Carbon Belch Day: When Morons Attack

May 28th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Psychology, Stupid Things / 22 comments

Carbon Belch Day: When Morons Attack Conservative grassroots group Grassfire.org wants people to waste as much energy as possible on June 12 by "hosting a barbecue, going ...

Why I Moderate Comments

May 17th, 2008 / Newswire, Religion, Stupid Things / 9 comments

Name: jeff bob | E-mail: joshy793@aol.com | IP: 71.252.132.111 | Date: May 13, 2008 Al gore is a hoax. All he did was restate an opinion. ...

Coptic Christians Starve American Exchange Student

February 28th, 2008 / Newswire, Religion, Stupid Things / 9 comments

HALLOWELL, Maine - Jonathan McCullum was in excellent health at 155 pounds when he left last summer to spend the school year as an exchange student in Egypt. ...

The Ludicrous Penny

January 30th, 2008 / Humor, Stupid Things / 21 comments

Stupid Thing: The Penny Why it's stupid: Money that's not. Costs 1.2 cents to mint. Need handfuls to buy a cup of coffee. Bad rationale: Sentimentality, Hoarding Short-term solution: ...