The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

JADE HELM: Texas rebels train kamikaze armadillos for coming federal invasion

HOUSTON—In an empty parking lot behind a suburban Cabela’s, they’re preparing for war. There’s a retired Marine who did two tours in Afghanistan in the far corner, teaching five local … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Everybody panic: expert says Yellowstone Supervolcano could ‘destroy the United States’

So people are freaking out because (a) the Yellowstone supervolcano blows up every 600,000 years, (b) it would turn North America into a sea of ash and create a mini … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Prepare yourself for the robopocalypse

So this robot can walk, carry heavy objects — and hurl those heavy objects at your noggin. This is either (a) the best thing ever or (b) Step No. 4,932 … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

DECAY, a zombie movie made by real scientists

Not just any old scientists playing with beakers in the lab or whatever. No. Brilliant boffins who work at the world’s greatest superconducting super-collider made this zombie movie, using the creepy … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Joss Whedon + politics + zombie apocalypse = EPIC WIN

Joss the Whedon, I am impressed by your funny and interesting zombie apocalypse shebang. I salute you, and would happily save a space for you on the armored school bus … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Why doomsday preppers are DOING IT WRONG

There’s a big trend on the Glowing Tube of not just (a) reality shows, but (b) reality shows involving extreme people. And it doesn’t get  more extreme than people devoting … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 15 Comments

THE WALKING DEAD walks into Dumb Movie Land

Movies make people dumb. Not the people watching movies, unless that movie happens to be TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART 5 or whatever, in which case yes, your LSAT scores will … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 14 Comments