Archive for category: Quack of the Day

Jesse Jackson Jr.: The iPad Is Killing American Jobs

April 18, 2011 | Quack of the Day, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m going to divert myself from my normally safe topics of conversations, and briefly wander into a matter of politics, because Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has been getting a lot of press lately for his astonishingly stupid remarks about the iPad costing American jobs. Jesse Jackson Jr.: The iPad Is Killing American Jobs. Sigh. First […]

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I can appreciate sarcasm…

June 16, 2005 | Bad Science, Politics, Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you can as well, try checking out this Open Letter to the Kansas school board who is struggling with the idea of teaching so-called “Intelligent Design Theory” in their science classes. I am writing you with much concern after I read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design to […]

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Ministry uses dinosaurs to dispute evolution

May 22, 2005 | Bad Science, Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Quote of the day: Ministry uses dinosaurs to dispute evolution “I consider Ken Ham the most informed creationist in America.” Jerry Falwell The very definition of damning with faint praise.

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Oh Good Lord…

November 22, 2004 | Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

We’ve seen plenty of games, chock-a-block full with violence, sex, sex and violence, but I must admit that it never dawned on me that someone would make a game out of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I mean honestly, did someone pitch this idea? Was there some session where this project percolated to […]

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Talking Boards Patents and Trademarks

August 19, 2004 | Link of the Day, Public Domain Resources, Quack of the Day, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

For some reason, I found a reference to an early patent on Ouija boards, and with a bit of digging, came up with this page of Talking Boards Patents and Trademarks. Most of these early patents declare it a game, rather than a legitimate way to contact the dead. Using pat2pdf, I extracted a few […]

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Low Cost Cruise Missile Designer Seeks Job

July 9, 2004 | Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, I Kid You Not, Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Bruce Simpson, designer and builder of a low cost, homebrew cruise missile, has posted a rather interesting plea to sell his services. He claims that after the New Zealand government shut down work on cruise missiles, his family has been placed under significant economic stress, and he is how willing to design low cost cruise […]

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The Rapture and Armageddon

March 20, 2004 | Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

A couple of days ago I was driving around and caught an interview of Tim LaHaye on NPR’s Fresh Air program. LaHaye is the author of a 12 volume fictional series called Left Behind which centers around the Christian fundamentalists belief in Armageddon and the Rapture. He’s written a billion other books, including this self […]

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Which is scarier?

December 8, 2003 | Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s quiz time: which of these do you find funnier: this cartoon or this one? Scary fact: one author actually believes his cartoon.

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Ark of the Covenent Found!

January 29, 2003 | Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I am fascinated by pseudoscience, creationism and all sorts of other leger de brain that people engage in. Occasionally I end run accross websites that don’t really deserve Quote of the Day status, so I’ve created a new Quack of the Day to take its place. I was inspired today by Anchor Stone International. There […]

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Noah’s Ark Found!

January 29, 2003 | Quack of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

I am fascinated by pseudoscience, creationism and all sorts of other leger de brain that people engage in. Occasionally I end run accross websites that don’t really deserve Quote of the Day status, so I’ve created a new Quack of the Day to take its place. I was inspired today by Anchor Stone International. There […]

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