An Early Life Of Crime
Here‘s a blog I wrote about the Ghost of Capt. Kidd toy.
After a brief sidetrack about the gravestone for Uncle Ben in the Spider-man movie, I related an interesting controversy in the skeptic/atheist community this past week. Skepchick Rebecca Watson mentioned being made uncomfortable about being hit on by a stranger in an elevator at 4am. She didn’t make a big deal about it, but Richard Dawkins did.
Dr. Dawkins jumped into a comment thread on PZ Myers’ site and sarcastically belittled Rebecca complaint. Richard was being a dick and didn’t get it. Judging by the many, many comments on several blogs, many people did get it.
This should make for an interesting TAM 9 this coming weekend.
On the local news tonight was a story of a young woman who was found murdered at the side of a nearby highway. The report featured two of the woman’s friends placing a memorial near the site where her body was found. An ex-boyfriend is suspected in the murder. One of the friends said she is “in a better place.”
A better place?! Is she suggesting that the ex-boyfriend (allegedly) did the victim a favor? Well, of course she wasn’t. Still, I made my observations as to the situations where the “better place” statement would work more properly.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Seconds’ by U2 & ‘Epic’ by Faith No More
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Inside A Fireball‘ by Hunters & Collectors & ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle