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We often think of corruption as something enabled with gifts of money or sex.

A lot of times it's just non-confrontational people going along to get along.
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Dr. Shogun Roboninja shared Skeptical Kitten's post. ...

— Products shown: Rainbow Academicat Shirt or Mug! and CATSA - Cats in space! - Color changing mug.

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There used to be a time when being a propagandist meant a good government job. Now, thanks to the internet, they contract out to guys who will work for pennies on the dollar or even just to announce their paranoid delusions.

Just another way they undermine the Unions.
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I've been thinking about that day when Adolf Hitler met Anton Drexler (the guy who started the German Worker's Party and practically begged Hitler to come to a second meeting. Boy, did that bite him on the ass) and what a magical moment it is when two crackpots meet and discover they are fellow travellers on the road to insanity.

Then I think about how that magical moment is happening hundreds of times per minute every day thanks to social media.

Then I wonder if liking this post is an example of that.
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If Krypton had a red sun, then wouldn't Superman's blue and red outfit look black and white under those conditions. Did the El family pack it in his ship because they thought it would look like formal attire? ...

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I find the accusation that atheists are arrogant a little odd.

Christians often assert that their faith makes them humble in the presence of the Lord...

... and then assert that the decision to abstain from masturbation makes them participants in an epic battle between good and evil that's taking place in another dimension.
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What's the protocol if someone's final wishes involves desecrating their body? ...

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"You can't bullshit a bullshitter." :

- The biggest piece of bullshit humanity has ever come up with.
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"Tickle your bum for a shilling, Guv'ner?"

This is what I think male prostitutes in England must sound like.
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No, Google, a trip to Safeway is NOT a photo opportunity. WTF were you thinking? ...

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One reason scams are so successful is that they often offer better customer service. ...

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Conspiracy theories allow the stupid to feel like they have it all figured out.
Trickle down economics allow the greedy to feel generous.
Religions allow terrible people to feel morally superior.
Racism allows the mediocre to feel extraordinary.
Homeopathy allows the medically ignorant to feel like they're healers.
Bigfoot allows urbanites to feel like adventurers.
Psychics allow the powerless to feel control.
Cults allow the oddballs to feel like they belong.

In the battle between changing ourselves and changing reality, the latter usually wins because it's easier.
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If anyone has footage of animal rights' activists throwing red paint on a biker in leather instead of a lady in fur, I would very much like to see that! ...

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You know what's funny? I don't recall a single person suggest we curb Irish immigration when the IRA was bombing London.

Draw what conclusions about the West as you will.
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If homeopathy works, does that mean old bong water has a higher market value than any of us suspect? ...

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There's a reason narcotics do not come in placebo form. ...

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I'm pretty sure any of us could do a better job of being Ben Affleck than Ben Affleck. ...

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Ah church... a place where charlatans are indistinguishable from the merely naive and the insane are indistiguishable from the merely indoctrinated. ...

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It seems to me that Trump supporters still like their man for much the same reason that the most irresponsible and dysfunctional adults amongst us are usually the favourite aunt or uncle at family reunions.

The problem is, they made their favourite uncle into their daddy, and one relies on daddy.
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I wonder how many seminary students ask how they can join the Anti-vampire Unit? ...

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Creationists have a problem with only one line of scientific inquiry: evolutionary theory. Atomic theory, chaos theory, gravitational theory, control theory, etc; they really don't have a problem with.

But theories beget other theories, and evolutionary theory is the bedrock of germ theory. Without germ theory, you may be perplexed why your kids or your livestock are getting sick. You may also be tempted to infer that it's probably the old widow that you didn't really like anyways messing with you and yours through magic, and the moral thing to do would be to hang her.

And THAT, my friends, is how Biblical literalism inexorably leads to witch trials.
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People have said that we are living in a George Orwell story. I disagree. If Orwell had turned in a novel about Trump, his publisher would've thrown it back at him because the President character would be too cartoonish for a writer of Orwell's sophistication. ...

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So let me get this straight: The same people who despise "the elites" for thinking they are better than everyone else also think minorities are "mud people". ...

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Dr. Shogun Roboninja shared Skeptical Inquirer's photo. ...

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We now live in a world where it is perfectly appropriate to respond to right-wing talking points with, "Go back to Russia!" ...

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If Santa Claus was a real person, holiday decorations would have a serious North Korean vibe. ...

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"So, where do you see yourself in 20 years?"

- The interview question that kept Hitler from being accepted into the Vienna School of Fine Arts.
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SJWs: Never miss a protest; can't be found on election day. ...

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I like to believe the best in humanity, but if an alien crashed on Earth and asked me if I would guarantee my fellow humans won't dissect him, I don't think I could. ...

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How do you get someone to be a human sheild?

You tell them they're leading the parade.
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I'm concerned that I may be getting too likeable, so let's talk about Santa Claus:

First, I reject the notion that he's neccesary for children's enjoyment of Christmas. No child, upon receiving a bike for his birthday, ever said, "Yeah, it's a nice bike and all, but I wish a magical being gave it to me instead of, y'know, the people that love me." Kids LOVE free stuff, regardless of circumstance.

But you know whose eyes light up talking about Santa? The parents'. They will go into great detail of the lengths they go through to prank, literally, the most unsophisticated minds in the household. Hiding the presents, leaving out cookies for effect. Some will even cosplay if the kid gets too skeptical. Grifting a child gives them such a smug sense of superiority that they will fly into a rage if another adult doesn't agree to be a co-conspirator.

"You ruined Christmas for the kids!" Nope, just for you.

Also, if you think it's an effective behaviour modification tool, you're hooked on a lazy parenting technique.
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Wilderness tip for urbanites:

Unlike your co-workers, wild animals do NOT like being addressed directly or sustained eye contact. And for Chrissakes... DON'T extend your hand in greeting.
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Dr. Shogun Roboninja shared United Humanists's photo. ...

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Bullshit is the giant steaming turd you love to receive because it comes packaged in very attractive gift wrap. ...

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I washed my dish rack, but now I don't know where to put it to dry. ...

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They have faith healers, but they don't have faith mechanics. ...

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How is it that Netflix killed off Blockbuster Video outlets, but not Source Adult Video outlets? ...

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"Whatever" is a very empowering word to a teenager.

So intoxicating that 20 years later, their kids go unvaccinated and they vote against their economic interests.
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Society 1956: "Just think... advances in technology will mean one man will be able to do the work of several, and wages will increase accordingly."

Society 2016: "You want a higher wage... for what? All you do is sit around and push buttons!"
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The society that doesn't allow for the free market of ideas will have difficulty problem solving and thus, is living on borrowed time.

However, like any other market, the consumer benefits from product testing. Also, like any other market, bad products can be sold with the right packaging.
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The only thing we can truly claim as private property is the space between out ears. It is also the property we're least likely to defend. ...

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Expecting to go through life without hearing a dissenting opinion is a privilege one usually expects when one is a dictator of a country, not when one is merely full of shit. ...

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Oh ancient ancestors... you were simultaneously smart enough to figure out how the universe operates on magic and yet too dumb to build a pyramid without alien intervention. ...

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A lot of bullshit about how the universe works is marketed to women. A lot of bullshit about women is marketed to men. ...

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I wonder how different the greeting card industry would be if the word "angel" had been translated as "human-bird hybrid" in the KJV of the Bible. ...

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It has occurred to me that I have never tasted cooked owl, nor do I know of a restaurant that serves it.

How did owls not make the cut?
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All extremism finds its genesis in a sense of humiliation. The question is: Are you humiliating someone for dumb reasons, or are you feeling humiliated for dumb reasons? Everyone asked would tell you no. ...

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There's been a lot of talk in this province about uniting the right. What they really mean is an alliance between the Chamber of Commerce and Social conservatives. Such a union can only be maintained temporarily until an issue divides them, since one makes their money by fulfilling desires and the other by supressing them. ...

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They say you shouldn't shop for groceries when you're hungry, but according to the police, shopping for clothes while nude is the greater offence. ...

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Me: Hey businessman, what's got you so glum?
BM: They want to raise corporate taxes. Things are tough at my work as it is.
Me: What's wrong?
BM: My sales department can't find enough qualified buyers.
Me: Would you support raising wages so people could afford more and participate more often in the economy?
BM: No. Socialism is theft. Besides, my productivity sucks because I get a lot of workers coming in late.
Me: Would you support better infrastructure and public transit?
BM: No. Socialism is theft. Besides, my R&D department have failed at providing me with innovative new products.
Me: Would you support the arts so that your creative minds don't have to live in a culturally sterile environment?
BM: No. Socialism is theft, and I don't want to screw myself.
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Information that will NOT be well received:
1. Your spouse is cheating on you
2. You have no talent
3. Your body odour is offensive
4. Your beliefs are wrong
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History has judged Hitler harshly, but in fairness he did kill Hitler. ...

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You're a Doctor now? ...

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Privilege, like love, is largely invisible. You can only measure the hole it leaves behind when it's gone. ...

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I must've had a helluva time in the womb because I cannot remember a thing from that period! I blacked out for 9 solid months! ...

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What if every conspiracy theory can be traced back to a single shape-shifting lizard who infiltrated the Illuminati and used the CIA to disseminate the false narratives through chemtrails? ...

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Authority without accountability is the recipe for tyranny. ...

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I thought I was having a stroke, but it was just one of my lightbulbs burning out. Crisis averted everyone! ...

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You know, I hear a lot of people suggest we put our CF-18s back in the Middle East to bomb ISIS (perhaps even put some boots on the ground) They say they want this because ISIS is evil and they are oppressing the populace in evil ways. Yet, I do not recall even the most war-mongering politician suggest we invade South Africa during the Apartheid era.

Draw your own conclusions about the West from this interesting fun fact.
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So Monsanto will be the subject of a "tribunal" from Anti-GMO activists.

In a related story, Nickelback will be the subject of a war crimes trial from FM rock DJs.
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Regarding the Paris attacks and the Planned Parenthood attack:

The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.
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Meditating/Praying for world peace is like masturbating to get an orgy invitation. ...

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To all you conservative chickenhawks who are full of righteous anger because Trudeau isn't bombing the bejeezuz out of ISIS, I would remind you that they were funded by Saudi Arabia. You know, that oppressive regime that Harper sold a bunch of armoured fighting vehicles to?

Mind you, Mulcair was going to call him on that during the election, but the unions told him to STFU because it would cost Canadians their jobs.

Political ideology isn't a spectrum, it's a circle. Sometimes it doesn't matter if you go all the way to the left or the right, you wind up in the same place.
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Prestige: A buliding material used to reinforce echo chambers. ...

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Trolling ISIS websites:

PRO: May sow the seed of doubt in the mind of a true believer.
CON: You're constantly seeing ads for Arab dating sites ever since.
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In the Venn diagram of trigger warnings and spoiler alerts, there is much overlap. ...

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I would like to make a movie with Sally Fields and Shirley McLean where they go back in time with battle robots and help Genghis Khan conquer Asia.

I would call it Steel Mongolians.
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Ain't but two kinds of folks that made my life hard: Children of extreme poverty becuase they couldn't function in society, and children of extreme privilege because they didn't know how society functions. Take money from one to eliminate the other. ...

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Egos are remarkable things. They grow more powerful as they become more fragile. ...

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I don't believe in traditional medicine, but I do believe in traditional dentistry.

I've got a guy who only uses needle-nose pliers and whiskey, and only charges 65% of what "Big Tooth" will gouge out of you.
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Pride comes in two flavours:

The first kind is the good pride that recognizes your accomplishments, or the accomplishments of your group. It is the source of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

But then there is the second kind, the bad kind. This is not based on anything except a zealous avoidance of anything perceived as humiliating, and it often thwarts your prosperity. It's why someone in terrible circumstances would refuse to accept a government "hand out" to maintain an imagined streak of self-reliance while the children starve. It's why some people have violent reactions and nonsensical arguments when they are questioned on something they said or did, thus destroying their credibility and possibly social bonds.

As a skeptic, I am committed to changing my mind on any topic if I am presented with new evidence or a flawlessly logical argument. It frees me from the demands of my ego and it feels liberating. I see no shame in listening to what people have to say, explaining myself, or the need to share resources for the benefit of the collective.

In fact, it is a source of pride.
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I reported one of my neighbours on the Barbaric Practices Hotline. But that's what you should expect if you serve me tea with water that is cooler than 100 degrees Celsius. Go back to your hut! ...

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How terrible that the period of global climate change is coinciding with the invention of the internet.

Not only is our world burning, but our feelings are getting hurt.

Truly this is the most trying time in humanity's history.
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