Bones is one of my guilty pleasures, and seeing him on there as her father always made my skin crawl. I've always wondered whether or not that was the idea, but every time he appeared I spent the whole episode wishing he would die. » 10/24/14 2:07pm Yesterday 2:07pm

The only way in which it is "incompetent" is that it is not putting everyone who was at risk of contact with Ebola in quarantine. It is a calculated risk that is expected to be mitigated by our extensive monitoring and response infrastructure. However, much of this country doesn't ever want to hear about calculated… » 10/23/14 9:49pm Thursday 9:49pm

VELOCITOR HAS BUT 4 WHEELS. Those who say he has only two or three wheels are but venomous snakes who seek to obscure the true way. Worse yet are the dirt-men with their tales of a six-wheeled Velocitor. I don't know about you, but I don't want my children raised around that kind of heathenish claptrap. VELOCITOR HAS… » 10/23/14 10:40am Thursday 10:40am

It bears pointing out that Sikh daggers for children are generally blunted. It's about as dangerous as a pencil. The real problem isn't a kid with a little toy dagger, it's the zero tolerance policies that expel kids for doodling weapons or bringing a nerf gun to school. » 10/23/14 10:29am Thursday 10:29am

Hey, someone finally managed a worthy successor to the C-130 design. And it only took them 60 years! Let me note that 1. that aircraft is gorgeous, and 2. for the price of an F-35, you could buy one of these, and that two-flight of AMXs in the bottom picture, and have $50M left over to buy another KC-390. The rest of… » 10/22/14 5:38pm Wednesday 5:38pm

Let's put it this way: the very best light we can put on this is that he is so totally terrified of Scott Walker's right wing nutjob brigade that he's unwilling to even answer a question for a constituent if she's a Muslim, for fear of getting kicked out of office. When the best-case scenario is bigotry enforced by… » 10/22/14 5:17pm Wednesday 5:17pm

When a thread gets derailed on a board, you close it and open a new one. Whatever good intentions Gamergate had as a discussion of ethics has been completely overwhelmed by the degree of hate and — dare I say it — butthurt on the side of the "gamers." Burn it down and build anew. » 10/22/14 5:13pm Wednesday 5:13pm

Texas has spent the last 20 years concentrating as much of the military-industrial complex as possible within their borders. That's no accident. They're already prepared for this: tanks, aircraft, fuel, raw materials. It's all there. Cut hard east, "amicably" annex Georgia, Florida (at least down to Tampa), North… » 10/22/14 1:44pm Wednesday 1:44pm

The only mystery left regarding his endless bullshit is whether he believes it himself. I lean toward yes. He probably thinks he's pioneering a new medium: sincere bullshit. Someone should break it to him that it already exists, and it's called "modern art." » 10/22/14 12:08pm Wednesday 12:08pm

They should partner with next SimCity to create an export function: convert your city into a printable/downloadable plan, with sections marked with their corresponding 3D-printed pieces, and an itemized list of the pieces needed to build it. » 10/22/14 12:05pm Wednesday 12:05pm

Aretha Franklin is a lion in winter. Attacking her doesn't reveal her failings, only the shortcomings of her critics. As far as I'm concerned, she ought to sing whatever she wants, whenever she wants, however she wants, and we should count ourselves lucky to witness it. » 10/22/14 12:01pm Wednesday 12:01pm

What Beyoncé does is objectification on her own terms. If Annie Lennox, or anyone else, has a problem with that, it's understandable. That objectification isn't feminist. It's also understandable that Beyoncé will continue to live her life and conduct her business on her terms, which is feminist. » 10/22/14 9:21am Wednesday 9:21am