Satire / parody

Ellen Ripley … Eat’Cher Heart Out!

Ellen Ripley … Eat’Cher Heart Out!

Astronomy, autonomy, awareness, Challenge, citizenship, civics, community, conflict, constitution, Cosmology, critical judgment, declaration of independence, Ethics, Fear, Fearless, Freedom, humor, in memory of, law, republic, Robert Muller, Satire / parody, Science, Secularity, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the late Bill Paxton, Trump, Uncategorized
In the honorable tradition  of Edward Snowden, I now undertake to disclose to you, loyal readers of your ever-vigilant Skeptic-In-Residence, certain facts that, thanks to indefatigable and painstaking minutes of web-surfing research, I became privy to concerning a clandestine space project directed by NASA, the Defense Department, the CIA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech, the National Examiner, National Enquirer, Star, Sun, Fate magazines, and similarly venerable  print media-of-record, with indispensable assistance from their counterparts in Canada.  The intent of the project was to send an unmanned craft to rendezvous with, explore, and even return a sample or a small asteroid with which the earth had a near encounter in early 2013. Despite the cloak of official secrecy that h
Micro-Hands, Micro-Evidence, And Micro-Waves

Micro-Hands, Micro-Evidence, And Micro-Waves

activism, Astronomy, Big Bang, Challenge, citizenship, civics, Civil War, conservatism, Consitution, Cosmology, Creation, critical judgment, Current Events, doubt, Emancipation Proclamation, epistemology, Evidence, humor, Kellyanne Conway, Laughter, Milky Way Galaxy, news, physics, Presidency, puns, Rationality, Resistance, Satire / parody, Science, Thermodynamics, Trump, Uncategorized, Universe
It doesn't happen very often that a mere chance utterance ends up subverting the secrecy surrounding what one would have thought were the most clandestine matters pertaining to the security of the Nation. For example, there was the dropped cigar case, containing Gen. Robert E. Lee's detailed plans for the approaching Battle of Antietam, the sheerly accidental finding of which by a lowly Union Army private fundamentally altered the outcome of the battle, contributing to the Federal victory and thereby convincing President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Now we have Kellyanne Conway's ill-advised oh-by-the-way reference to "microwaves" as the medium former President Barack Obama used to spy on the goings-on in Trump Tower during the run-up to the 2016 Election. Since the
“Downton Abbey” Is Back … Well … Sorta-Kinda …

“Downton Abbey” Is Back … Well … Sorta-Kinda …

critical judgment, culture, Downton Abbey, humor, immigration, Islam, jokes, Laughter, Politics, Religion, Satire / parody, secularism, soldiers, Uncategorized, war, World War I
For the benefit of those of you who have been vacationing somewhere outside the orbit of Neptune for the past year or two, and whose sub-space radio went belly-up, be it duly noted that you have missed the most momentous television event since the last episode of M*A*S*H, arguably even more momentous: the end of the epic series Downton Abbey, about the trials, tribulations, triumphs, and failures of a late-Edwardian English dynasty, the Crawleys, headed by the seventh earl of Grantham, Lord Robert Crawley and his wife the Lady Cora. The Crawleys are of such stature as to make Mitt Romney look like Oliver Twist by comparison – “Please, sir, may I have some more caviar-and-Ritz-crackers casserole? And with a magnum of Chateau d'Yqem next time?Thenks awff-leh!” – and even came through the