Virginia Military Institute To De-Person Stonewall Jackson, Re-Attribute Quotes in Soviet-Style Purge

VMI, the famed Virginia Military Institute that employed Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and played an integral role in America’s Civil War, has moved to de-person the General in a Soviet-style purge of the school’s Confederate history, going as far as to rip Jackson’s name away from his own quotes which emblazon a portion of the […]

Male Weightlifter to Compete in Olympics in Women’s Super Heavyweight Category

A biological male will be allowed to compete at an Olympics weightlifting competition in the women’s super heavyweight category. Laurel Hubbard, a 43-year-old New Zealander, used to compete in men’s weightlifting but after REPEATEDLY LOSING he ‘transitioned’ in 2013 and now competes against women. Hubbard has angered many in the weightlifting world in the last […]

Herd Psychology

From 1960 to 1975, Allen Funt hosted a TV series called Candid Camera. The show secretly filmed people doing peculiar things. In addition to being hilarious, the show highlights how inane behavioral traits drive our actions. For example, the episode Elevator Psychology exhibits how humans tend to follow the lead of others. In market parlance, this is […]

Bill Gates says ‘NO’ to opening vaccine patents

Vaccines developed by pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Moderna enjoy global protection under the World Trade Organization (WHO). Considering the scarcity of the medicines, there have been increasing calls from countries like India and South Africa, international relief organizations and public figures to waive those protections so that poorer countries can get better access to […]

Follow the Science!

  On the evening of December 12, 1799, George Washington, who at that time was 67 years old and happily retired from public life, came down with a minor cold and sore throat. The next day he lost his voice and began having trouble breathing. On the morning of December 14, his wife Martha sent […]

What Is This Crazy Woman Cackling About?

In Joker, Todd Phillips’ newly imagined origin story for the infamous DC villain, Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a downtrodden man who erupts into uncontrollable laughter at the most inappropriate moments. As the film progresses, the audience learns that his outbursts are the symptom of a brain injury. And while the script never names the […]