Dumb

The clock is tick-tick-ticking off its judgments. Tick – stupid. Tick – Hey, stupid. It’s new. I bought it for six bucks at the local five-and-dime. La Virgen de Guadalupe smiles serenely from its face, held aloft by angels.

Black Swan, White Swan... Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Formal logic might be the blackest of magics (and it makes for the most excruciating of reads). Just try figuring out the Black Swan Problem. Read a ton of obnoxious articles by formal logicians – who I imagine wear capes and brood in towers while they go about their dark art of turning language into math – without pushing your thumbs into your eyeballs until they pop.

Donald Duck: High Priest of the Illuminati

Conspiracy theorists are dreadfully thorough, but I guess most of them missed this one: Donald in Mathmagic Land, the 1959 Disney featurette starring Donald Duck which teaches us about the Pythagorean cult, the pentagram, the Fibonacci Sequence, and the Golden Ratio.

Jack Kirby And Comic Book Mysticism

You may not recognize the name Jack Kirby, but if you’ve ever argued with your friends over who gets to be Cyclops when you were playing X-Men in your backyard, then you’ve been touched by his creations.

Eye of the Skeptic

Those “I’m always right” types absolutely need faith, or else those vicious doubts start creeping in. Not only will you find faith in the religious mind, calling God a fact, you’ll also find it lurking in the atheist, saying He isn’t. Come to think of it, anyone who uses the word “fact” so easily must be pretty faithful, at least when it comes to their own nonsense.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mutter Boxx Episode 03 - Duncan Trussell: Motion Sickness

Comedian, spiritual seeker, and podcast OG Duncan Trussell tells us about Buddhism, reminds us to forgive ourselves, and teaches Josh how to quit smoking (he’s working on it. Promise).
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mutter Boxx Episode 2 - Dr. Paul Harrison: Egypt: POP! (or The Other Isis)


This week finds our humble host at the mercy of author, actor, archaeologist and Egyptologist Dr. Paul Harrison. Paul schools us on the subject of race in ancient Egypt, breaks down the Osiris/Isis/Horus/Set myth, and describes a world without Facebook.
Horror!
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