The “half” man of the sex jokes sit-com Two and a Half Men, Angus T Jones, has advised people to stop watching the filth that is the show from which he earns a reported $350,000 an episode. The show goes against his Christian values. But then he apologized. And then we hear that he’ll leave the show after this season.
I revisited the UFO story out of Denver that has gotten wide attention recently. The Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, has weighed in (as have many other skeptics). He actually got in touch with the reporter, Heidi Hemmat, who was responsible for the non-investigative report. He told her of an easy experiment that would determine if the objects are far from the camera and therefor very large and fast moving, instead of close to the camera and likely to be bugs…
Use two cameras! If it’s a large craft of some kind, far from the camera, it will be seen on both cameras. There! See? There’s a way to determine what the UFOs are.
Read Phil Plait’s blog on this topic here.
I have been watching old episodes of Law & Order through Netflix lately. There is one episode from season five called ‘Cruel and Unusual,’ which is about a severely autistic young man who dies while in police custody.
Without going into the entire show synopsis, ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) demonstrates in court how facilitated communication doesn’t work. I applaud the producers of Law & Order for getting this bit of pseudoscience right.
Here is a skeptical take of facilitated communication.
Movie Recommendation: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)
Second ad break bumpers: ‘White And Lazy‘ by The Replacements & ‘Back On The Chain Gang‘ by The Pretenders
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle