Our culture has become possessed. Not by a “demon” or any other imaginary entity. No, the culture is possessed by the allure of exorcisms, and we have organized religion (led by The Catholic Church) to thank for this contamination.
Halloween is on the horizon, and we are once again inundated with stories from and/or about people who really do believe that ghosts, goblins, devils, vampires, and zombies (among other “scary” things) are real. As such, there is no shortage of ridiculous comments to suffer. Please suffer with me, here are five doozies!
We’ve been told by many listeners that they wish our show was longer in length. 80 minutes per week is not enough for some people. So what would we talk about if the show were longer? Well, lots of things, including more news items! There is always more news we can talk about on any given show, so it is a careful process of selection as to which news items make it to the show, and which ones don’t. The ones which do not make it hit the proverbial “cutting room floor”, so once again, here are a few of the news items which might have otherwise made the show if, say, our show was 100+ minutes in length.
“Another method (of depopulation) is disease infection through bio-weapons such as Ebola and AIDS, which are race targeting weapons. There is a weapon that can be put in a room where there are Black and White people, and it will kill only the Black and spare the White, because it is a genotype weapon that is designed for your genes, for your race, for your kind.” – Louis Farrakhan
According to the Harry Potter Wiki, “Riddikulus” is a charm that is used in defense against a Boggart. It causes the creature to assume a form that is humorous to the caster, thereby counteracting the Boggart’s ability to terrorize. And in the real world, it is a phrase used to describe something that is absurd. So to help showcase the absurdity of some muggles, here are the latest top 5 “Riddikulus” comments.
In preparation for our two SGU recordings at Dragon Con 2014, we had to record episode #477 earlier than normal, almost a week ahead of our usual schedule. Because so much science and skeptic news occurs every day, it means we sometimes miss on some very interesting items which might have otherwise made it to the show. Here’s a small sample of some of the items we might have otherwise covered:
Another week, another batch of ridiculous things people have been saying. This week features statements pertaining to Robin Williams, the public education environment, UFO’s, life after death, and haunted dolls. Without further delay, here were the top 5 most ridiculous comments from the past week:
While watching a television show about mining for gold, I learned that one of their many techniques for collecting gold is to wash the mats they work with using clean water, for it sometimes reveals fleck of gold among the sifted dirt. That’s a pretty good analogy for our cutting room floor each week. Here are some of the gold flecks we would have enjoyed covering in episode 475: