A Tip on Cows

A safety tip for city folk: Cow-tipping isn't a thing. Seriously. If you run across a field to build up enough momentum and somehow manage to surprise a cow (good luck, they are more attentive than you'd think) when you hit the side of the large, heavy animal, you will bounce off of it and it won't feel good. Then you have several hundred pounds of ambulatory beef and leather's full attention. By...

Snippet: “Feeling it”

Me: "So why are you pissed off?" Him: "somebody is giving shit for blowing off a freebie shoot." Me: "Why did you blow off a freebie shoot?" Him: "wasn't feeling it." Me: "Which means what in grownup?" Him: "it didn't pay and I didn't feel like going." Me: "I see. So, check me on this. You promised someone a shoot, then blew it off because you weren't 'feeling it.' Him: "so you're going to give...

Ponder: Religious Science and Scientific Religion

The only thing stupider than injecting religion into science is injecting science into religion. I came to this when I watched a documentary that reported that many scientists were rethinking the Big Bang theory, and as I listened to the reasons given, their disagreement stemmed from the fact that TBBT read too much like Genesis. Admit it, that's a stupid reason to rethink a theory; its simple,...

Third Verdict and Back to Death Row, 20 Years After Trial, Retrial and Acquittal

Justice is an interesting thing, I came across this case and had to boil down everything I read into this simple synopsis: US Army Master Sgt Timothy Hennis was convicted in 1986 of murdering his wife and her two daughters in a North Carolina state court. This conviction was overturned because of weak evidence and improper statements by the prosecution, he was acquitted unanimously at his 1989...

Big Balls in Cowtown

So there I sat at the computer and contemplated how far behind I was in everything, I owe an review of an independent movie made about the youth of Aragorn, son of Arathorn called Born of Hope to my fantasy Guild, I owe two articles about world building to my gamer’s site, and I’m horrendously far behind on my Good News Wednesday articles. Since I can look in the mirror and tell my editor on...