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The Illusion of Knowledge

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” ~Charles Darwin, born this day in 1809                 *** *** *** *** While … Continue reading

Arizona Senator Finally Proves That Nobody Gives a Shit

Some people have a knack for making every problem they find just a little bit worse. Senator John Kavanagh of Arizona has  turned that knack into a science. There’s no problem so big that he can’t make it bigger, from police violence and sexual identity to medicinal marijuana and environmental clutter. Get to know him … Continue reading

Predicting The Winner of Tonight’s Debate

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” ~Mark Twain While you’re here, check out our new book on Amazon. ***

Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan

“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ~Carl Sagan While you’re here, check out our new book on Amazon. ***

The Week in Politics

THEY ARE BLINDING YOU WITH SCIENCE Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. Calling Mr. Wizard! This week, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio no doubt pulled out their Texas science books to brush up on God and creationism when they were appointed to lead the influential … Continue reading

VIDEO: Make Your Own Canned Whipped Cream

DO IT AT HOME AMERICA: Make Your Own Canned Whipped Cream! Welcome to Season #16 of Lester & Charlie’s endlessly instructive series that makes Heloise look like an amateur! In this installment, learn how to make your own canned whipped cream out of common household items in less than a minute. And have a dessert ready … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

SOMETHING IS IN THE AIR Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. This week, there were three important developments in the politics of climate change. First, House Republicans passed an amendment that forbids the Department of Defense from acknowledging climate change and from spending even a dime on … Continue reading

How Science Just Proved That Life Sucks

If, like us, you’ve been poking around second-hand furniture stores looking for just the right rocking chair from which to gripe about “kids today” and how everything is going to hell, we’ve got some good news for you: Science is on your side! See, it turns out that scholars at the Spanish National Research Council … Continue reading

Take our TV Triva Challenge

You probably grew up with television, but how much do you really know about it? While researching our last book — Please Stand By: Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns — we uncovered a lot of facts and trivia. Some of it we knew already but a lot of things took us by … Continue reading

BOOK: The Darker Side of TV’s Golden Age

Please Stand By: Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns You didn’t ask for it, but you’ve got it! That’s right, the short-awaited book that was listed on Amazon’s top #100 in “pop culture and art” for a whole day is here! Get your copy of Please Stand By: Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

HTML AND OTHER DISEASES A clue surfaced this week in the quest to discover how our citizens can elect the likes of Michele Bachmann and Ted Cruz to represent them. In a survey conducted among 2,300 men of voting age, participants were asked to define a handful of common technological terms. Turns out 1 in … Continue reading

The Blog So Good We Had To Run It Twice

Please Stand By: Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite TV Test Patterns You didn’t ask for it, but you’ve got it! That’s right, the short-awaited book that was listed on Amazon’s top #100 in “pop culture and art” for a whole day is here! Get your copy of Please Stand By: Lester & Charlie’s 50 Favorite … Continue reading

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