commented on Leo Tolstoy Witnesses a Beheading
If we're going to have capital punishment, it should be administered by beheading. In public, by the governor of the state. Using a sword, Saudi-style, takes a certain amount of skill, so perhaps an axe would be better. I'm looking at you, Rick Perry - let's see how tough on crime you really are.
commented on People Are Upset About Bill Maher's Comments About Noah (and Copernicus)
I was fairly sure by age 11 that religion was all a big con, but I wasn't about to "come out" to anybody about it. I do not understand to this day why my extremely conventional churchgoing parents had a copy of Letters From The Earth in the house, but they did, and once I got my 11 year old hands on it, I became an out-and-proud unbeliever.
commented on I Almost Died While Listening to Coldplay
The Little Drummer Boy. Any recording. As if there weren't enough reasons to hate Christmas without it. At least I won't be running the risk of it being the last thing I hear until next September.