Some Fun Pseudoscience

I do enjoy personality tests even though they often read like horoscopes to me. Meaning, they often produce results that more or less apply to every human on the planet and, once primed to see yourself in the result, it’s easy to fool yourself into feeling “seen” by anything that Read more…

Breaking: Bert and Ernie Are Puppets.

If people want to think of Bert and Ernie as lovers, there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them. And I don’t think there’s really any harm in thinking that. In fact, I guess if it helps someone to think Bert & Ernie are gay, then they should go on thinking that. But I think this whole dustup is pretty dumb because Bert and Ernie just are not gay. As characters, they are not written to portray fully-developed human beings with sexual/romantic feelings at all. They’re written to portray children who are best friends and that’s it.

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News in Slow

Learn and practice listening to foreign languages with News in Slow. The episodes are short (usually <10 minutes) and the speakers go over current events and then do a quick language lesson.  It's quick, interesting, relevant, and helpful.  Oh. And the speakers speak VERY slowly so learners like me can follow along.