Category Archives: Media

Harry S Truman

A few weeks ago I finished David McCullough’s Pulitzer prize-winning biography. I started the book mainly because I enjoyed McCullough’s history of the Brooklyn Bridge, and when I find an author I like I try to read his other books. Even though I think some of Truman’s policies as President were misguided, and I despise [...]

Did John McCain Speak at Bob Jones University?

Numerous bloggers think he did.

Where Are the Skeptics When You Need Them?

It’s good to know Tom Hanks, star of the new movie The Da Vinci Code, isn’t being pestered by his fellow worshipers:

Not Sure I Get the Parallel

Are they saying that using Visa is like drinking spoiled milk?

A Truly Hale-bodied Little Piece

Well, maybe that’s just a bad pun. But remember that series of diamond commercials a few years back, which featured people in silhouette wearing diamonds? The accompanying soundtrack was reminiscent of chugga-chugga baroque concertos, and (such as it is) it is probably the greatest claim to fame of composer and jazz musician Karl Jenkins. This [...]

Ads for Astigmatic Adults

There’s a scene at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey where powerful space aliens place astronaut David Bowman in a zoo designed just for him. They’ve constructed it from his memories, so it looks mostly like an Earth hotel room, but it’s not exactly right. In the book version of the film Bowman looks [...]