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Posts on ‘December 1st, 2012’

Saturday video break: Smooth Criminal

Song #41 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Smooth Criminal”, originally by Michael Jackson and covered by Alien Ant Farm. Here’s the Gloved One: That’s the radio edit – my Youtube search shows that the full version of this song is more than nine minutes in length. I’ve never been much of a […]

The payday lenders’ new tricks

You really need to read Forrest Wilder’s story about the latest scheme by payday lenders to skirt regulation. As serendipity would have it, I had stumbled onto the latest mutant creature in the wild and wooly world of Texas payday lending. “What you’ve come across is really important,” said Ann Baddour of Texas Appleseed, an […]

DRT vs OAG: OAG wins

Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that the Daughters of the Republic of Texas have conceded in the fight over how the Alamo has been maintained. In a news release Tuesday, the Daughters acknowledged recent troubles at the shrine and vowed to use a critical report issued Nov. 20 by the Texas attorney general’s office […]

So you say you have Bigfoot DNA

I have one thing to say about this. A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that […]