This week on the Virtual Skeptics:
- Bob’s going to need a bigger boat;
- Eve knows what your pet thinks of you;
- and Tim is gonna piss people off.
Host Brian Gregory is joined this week by…
- Bob Blaskiewicz – CSI’s Conspiracy Guy web columnist, blogger for Skeptical Humanities and Swift Blog contributor
- Eve Siebert – Editor and blogger at Skeptical Humanities and contributor to Skepticality
- Tim Farley – JREF Fellow, founder of Skeptools, Skepticality contributor and creator of What’s the Harm
- Sharon Hill is out this week at an undisclosed location for safekeeping.
Anyone watching live can ask us questions on YouTube or by using the #virtualskeptics hashtag on Twitter.
From the Fossil Guy:
Wil Wheaton–yeah, they pissed off Wil Wheaton:
Historical Finnish cookie importation:
Sites that stole Bob’s “jumping the shark” joke before he thought of it:
NY Daily News: “Did Shark Week jump the shark? Discovery Channel defends airing ‘Meglodon’ ‘mockumentary’” http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/discovery-channel-jump-shark-article-1.1419880
StarPulse: “A.M. Roundup: Jump The Shark Week” http://www.starpulse.com/news/Victor_Smith/2013/08/06/am_roundup_jump_the_shark_week_jeopard
Discovery Blogs: “Shark Week Jumps The Shark: An Open Letter To Discovery Communications” http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/?p=3325&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DiscoverBlogs+%28Discover+Blogs%29#.UgHHqqVkgTP
Donald Prothero at Skepticblog: “Discovery Channel Jumps the Shark” http://www.skepticblog.org/2013/08/07/discovery-channel-jumps-the-shark/
Doubtful News: man kills devil dog
Doubtful News: (Homeopathy and the healthy hound):
Doubtful News: snake kills kids
Doubtful News: Pet Psychic
Skeptical Humanities: The Good Cat Spell Book Reviewed by a Cat with Pictures of Cats
The technical analysis of The Block Bot:
Tim’s post from 2011 in which he shows how to pre-emptively block people
Brian’s Robot links:
Flying Walking Robot Turns Wings Into Legs
Gasbot Sniffs Out Climate Destruction With Lasers
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