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Jul
10

The Best Ad in the Universe

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For the last year, I have been listening religiously to The Biggest Problem in the Universe – hosted by Maddox, and Dick Masterson. The premise of the podcast is that every week, they bring in two to four problems, and the audience votes on which is the biggest. This type of discussion is right up …

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Jan
02

New Year, No Fear

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Many New Years’ Resolutions are quickly broken, but a good one to stick with would be to give up living in fear. So says Dr. Phil in yesterday’s episode.1 Every year, we make resolutions. We make resolutions, but we never keep them, right? Come on, be honest. We make them about losing weight, exercising, getting …

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Aug
24

Top 5 End of the World Simpsons Episodes

The Simpsons is making all kinds of headlines as of late, with every episode ever being aired back-to-back on the FXX network. To announce this marathon, they’ve aired this commercial, with a post-apocalyptic theme—illustrating, of course, that with everyone busy watching The Simpsons, no one would get any actual work done, and societal collapse is …

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Jul
11

All About the Supermoon

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If you’re looking at the moon any time today and tomorrow, you will notice a 30% size increase. This is one of those times that the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie. Check out this 5-minute clip from this morning’s South Florida’s First News with guest Susan Barnett talking to hosts Jimmy …

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Nov
17

What Planet are They From?

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[image by Eduardo Barreto, for the cover of DC Comics Presents #87] In The End-of-the-World Delusion: How Doomsayers Endanger Society, I cover one of the doomsayers’ favorite such prophecies: that a mysterious planet like Planet X (Nibiru) will crash into the earth. This theory was first proposed by Nancy Lieder in 1995, who claimed that …

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Jan
26

Which is the Correct Term: “Denial” or “Skeptic”?

Doomsayers assert not only that they have stumbled upon the truth—that the world’s end is going to occur soon—but also that anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs is merely in “denial”. The doomsayers have the truth, and everyone else is simply denying that truth. Let’s take a look at some of the doomsday theories and …

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Dec
19

Saying “I Told You So”

In case you were unaware, or haven’t seen any of the Mayan calendar countdown apps or websites, there’s not much time left. In only a couple of days, the madness will be over and we can get back on with our lives. It will turn out that the message in my book, The End-of-the-World Delusion: …

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Dec
02

Top Ten End-of-the-World Songs

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One of the many creative ways in which we express ourselves is through music. As people, we write songs about just about everything—and the end of the world is no exception. So here are my top ten songs relating to the end of the world! Some take the position that it’s here, others take the …

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Oct
19

Do Debates Matter? World May End Before Next President Takes Office

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both wasting their time—no matter who wins the election this November, there won’t be anything left to rule come December 21st when the Mayan calendar ends. That’s the position of doomsayers who believe that 2012—in addition to being an election year—also spells the end of the world. Justin Deering, …

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Aug
10

Voter Fraud = Zombie Apocalypse

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Recently in South Florida, two women were arrested, charged with committing absentee ballot fraud. In a city that makes it illegal to possess more than two ballots that belong to other voters, they were caught with over thirty. Voter fraud is certainly not unique to the state, and indeed is nothing new. Allegedly, voter fraud …

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