The fact that creationists appear to think "the universe was made by an invisible person who you can't see, but who wants you to worship them and is very concerned about your sex life" is a valid, comprehensive and informative answer to the question of "where do we come from?" may explain why they seem to struggle to… » 12/09/14 12:29pm 12/09/14 12:29pm

"Well," said Varys to himself, as he settled himself onto the Iron Throne. "That was a messy business. If the dragons hadn't finally turned on Daenerys and Jon Snow and that nasty little dwarf, I don't know what I'd have done. It wasn't hard to get those besotted twins to do each other in, but I have to admit that… » 12/09/14 10:28am 12/09/14 10:28am

Actually, a lot of them sound like they're happening right now. Take the Kali Yuga summary: "wealth being considered the sole measure of virtue, shitty kings with tendencies to kill women and children, a plethora of barbarians put in charge of things, plagues, famine, pathological lying, false religions, droughts ..." » 12/08/14 10:39am 12/08/14 10:39am

Add to that the fact that animal wastes from industrial farming are significant pollutants in some areas: spills of manure from pig-farming in the US, for example, have been responsible for fish kills and destructive algal blooms. And then there are all the antibiotics that industrial agriculture pumps into their… » 12/04/14 3:26pm 12/04/14 3:26pm

That dark, snowy forest — doesn't it look a little like Westeros, north of the Wall?

Yes, folks, the incredible truth can now be told. J.J. Abrams is going to deliver a Star Wars/Game of Thrones crossover. And it makes total sense. For starters, both "Game of Thrones" and the original "Star Wars" feature a one-handed… » 11/28/14 10:24am 11/28/14 10:24am

No, no, it's cool. The rolling robot isn't at all like Vincent. He has actually been imprinted with the personality of Jar-Jar Binks, and gets a ton of screen-time and dialog.

Better yet, the robot is actually carrying some of Jar-Jar's DNA. The goal of the heroes' quest is to deliver the DNA to Kamino, in order to… » 11/28/14 9:50am 11/28/14 9:50am