Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Nerd to the End

Eternal Image, a custom funerary company, is now taking orders for Star Trek photon torpedo coffins and Federation-logo cremation urns.

There's something just a little creepy about this, but what the hell. At least it's a novel way to squander your kids' inheritance.

(h/t Gizmodo)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bad Week for 9/11 Truthers

That 21st Century version of UFO abductees, the 9/11 Truthers, who believe Americans were behind the World Trade Center attacks, had a fairly bad week. First, they got their asses boosted from the liberal Bill Maher's audience for being obnoxious and disruptive.

As if that weren't enough, the ultra-conservative David Horowitz was speaking at an Islamofascist Awareness Week meeting in Madison, WI when this Truther grabbed and held the floor, until the audience took matters into its own hands.

Although it was fun to see middle-aged Maher charge up the steps, I thought the Midwest crowd's chant of "Asshole! Asshole! Asshole" was much more effective.

Hey, freedom of speech doesn't mean you get to hijack some else's podium. We're all capitalists here - buy your own.

UPDATE: It isn't getting any better for these foaming lunatics. Even Ol' Bill is getting testy.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

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