Podcasting of Age, Episode 1: Joe Means No   15 comments

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Click the following link for the first episode of Podcasting of Age, where the theme is “Joe and consent”: https://soundcloud.com/user-956738444/episode-1-joe-means-no

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Posted 08/11/2016 by Emperor Norton II in Podcasting of Age

Mansun, or why I want you to listen to my favourite band   Leave a comment

Mansun. It’s a name that I always need to pronounce very specifically, otherwise people think I’m saying “Manson” and that I’m referring to Marilyn Manson. But behind this slightly annoying recipe for confusion lies my absolute favourite band throughout my entire life. And I’d like it if you checked them out too.

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Posted 04/02/2016 by Emperor Norton II in Challenging myself

Bad Medicine – internet style   Leave a comment

So a friend of mine said that he was addicted to the internet, but he felt this was a good thing. It allowed him to keep in touch with friends, to make new friends, to set up meeting old and new friends (he arranges cruises, so obviously he’s better at this than most), and so on.

So naturally, I had to write a song about this. And equally naturally, the melody would have to be “Bad Medicine”, because the internet is definitely about referring to the 80s. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted 23/10/2014 by Emperor Norton II in Challenging myself

Two interesting blog posts…   Leave a comment

So, I haven’t adressed any direct skeptical issues in this blog, and I’ll come back later to the reasons for that. But there are a couple of blog posts I’ve read lately which I feel compelled to comment upon, at least a little bit. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted 17/01/2012 by Emperor Norton II in Challenging myself

Cox vs. House, or merely naughty vs. complete arse   Leave a comment

Tv shows with doctors in them are pretty popular, and it’s easy to understand why. Doctors and nurses are easy to portray as heroes, everyone can relate to either being sick or knowing someone who has been sick, and the list of possible ideas for a show practically writes itself, what with all the different diseases they have to treat. Whether it’s a good or bad show, that depends, as always on the finished product. But the quality as such isn’t what I’m going to talk about today. No, it’s about the similarities and differences of two famous TV doctors, and why I think one of them has an undeserved big star amongst atheists. Read the rest of this entry »

Mythbusters and Bullshit   1 comment

There are no doubts about it, for the last decade, of the different type of  shows that has attempted to popularise skepticism, two of them have got much more attention than the rest. Mythbusters, and Penn and Teller’s Bullshit. Except that there’s really only one of them that actually is skeptical of nature, whilst the other appears to be as dogmatic as any tele-evangelist show I’ve seen. Read the rest of this entry »

On dogs and teaching people to think skeptically   Leave a comment

During slow days at work, I’ve watched what is collequially known as daytime television, although reruns of M*A*S*H and Scrubs certainly isn’t too bad in this context. And sometimes I’ve watched some videos of “The Dog Whisperer”. And you know, it’s not really that bad a show either. Read the rest of this entry »