Mischke show notes: May 1, 2009

  • It's a genuine piece of news. Not the Onion, not some SNL gag: CNN reports today that "the more people go to church, the more likely they are to support torture." If this isn't the single most damning indictment of American Christianity I don't know what is.
  • This sort of fits into the quirky, odd, funny category, until you imagine that you're in the same room with this guy, tied to a bedpost. Then it feels somewhat less quaint. You perhaps fear he's a serial killer and that this is his usual pattern of behavior just before breaking out the machete.
  • It's official. Fish do indeed feel pain. When you hook 'em, it hurts like a son-of-a-bitch. So let's find a new way to catch 'em. Nets? No, we'll leave those for the Natives. Instead, let's simply encourage the fish to jump into our boats. Not possible you say? Watch this:

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