The show has been away for a couple weeks, because of the Fourth of July holiday, but I was still busy. The company I work for started cleaning a new building (NASTY! More on that later.) and I posted five blogs.
The blog topics:
A special post for the Stuck in the 80s blog about George Hrab’s podcast featuring his acoustic version of Yes’ ‘90125.
The janitorial service I work for started a new property, which is a good thing, but that building had been grossly neglected. I went on about just how bad the restrooms were to get cleaned up. The restrooms were thick with dust and the toilets and urinals were disgusting. There were 11 restrooms. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the restroom in ‘Trainspotting’ (see picture). A few of the worst restrooms were 2s, most were 3s, and one was a 5.
|Not as bad as this, but close.|
I talked about skepticism and the open mind. I reminded listeners that skeptics (big S, little S, whatever) have open minds, they just require better evidence than anecdotes and other fuzzy evidence. I had a friend make the remark that the Skeptoid Podcast gets “smarmy and belittling” toward people who have beliefs and ideas unproven by science.
Ah, the arrogance.
Sharon Hill of Doubtful News wrote a nice piece about this open mind argument.
Movie Recommendations: An Honest Liar (2014)
First ad break bumpers: ‘Guess I Must Have Been In Love With Myself‘ by Pete Shelley & ‘And I Moved‘ by Pete Townshend
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle
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