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Bad News: Clarkson’s Cock Rides Again!

A few weeks ago I gave a BadNews talk at Ignite Liverpool, a cool evening where people from all manner of backgrounds give 5-minute talks on something that interests them. Here it is, for your viewing pleasure.

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Caption Competition #20

Greetings and salutations from the Caption Competition department! We hope you’ve all had a great Christmas and New Year. Our last picture was of a decidedly Christmassy nature and we got some great responses. However, the clear winner was also the first entry to hit the stands. Clear, to the point, and it had a good pun. We like a good pun. It was from Rich, and it was this:

No room at the bin.

Well done, Rich! We hope winning this competition has made your Christmas ever so slightly more Christmassy. It probably hasn’t, but then Santa doesn’t exist so someone’s got to put the effort in, haven’t they? Next year, we’re going to deliver copies of The God Delusion down the chimneys of unsuspecting houses. Or something by Jane Austen just to fuck with people’s heads. Either way, we’re going to own Christmas next year!

So, slightly later than intended, here is the latest Caption Competition, with added furriness. What should be the caption for the picture below?



Science, Music and The Beauty Of Nature: Polar Live!

If you’re stuck for something to do this weekend, I strongly recommend you check out Polar Live, right here in Liverpool. It’s an awesome-looking project, where the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing over a beautifully-shot documentary about life at the poles, which will be shown on a HUGE screen in HD. Essentially, it’s going to be unique, unusual and utterly beautiful, I think.

Don’t just take my word for it though – here’s a clip which gives you a taste of what it’ll be like:

I can’t wait to go myself, it looks really brilliant – something of a stirring, wonder-filled way of saying ‘this is the only planet we have, and we’d damn sure better look after it’.

The whole thing is being organised by a brilliant chap who goes along to the Greater Manchester Skeptics, who explained the show to me:

As Jacques Cousteau said, it’s easier to protect what we love. Polar is, first and foremost, a great night out. The rest is there for the audience to discover, if they so wish.

Tickets are still available if you move fast. I have mine already, and I really can’t wait.

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Caption Competition #19

Last week we showed you two stills from our recent live edition of Skeptics With a K and invited you to be witty, as we do. The chosen winner this time round is Nate, who simply stated:

This is why podcasts are audio only.

Who can argue with that?

You may have noticed that it’s Christmas! So, in keeping with the spirit of the season we have a typically Christmassy picture for you. Whilst we have your attention we’d also like to wish you all the best for the new year from all of us here at the MSS. But more importantly…

What should be the caption for the picture below?



Caption Competition #18

Ahoy there, fellow skeptics! It’s been a while, due to scarcity of funny pictures and that life thing getting in the way. Hope you’ve all coped without your weekly diet of caption-hungry photographs?

The winner of our last competition is Wyn, who provided this caption:

Drug squad prepares for reclassification of meow meow.

Congratulations to Wyn. Your cheque for a million pounds is in the post.

As some or all of you may be aware, we recently streamed our latest episode of Skeptics With a K live, in conjunction with real-time interaction via twitter with our faithful fans. We not only streamed the audio but the visual, too, so you were able to see, thanks to the wonders of the internet, the complex technological juggernaut that is the recording of our popular podcast. It may have seemed like three blokes in a back bedroom talking cobblers, but that’s just because you all need glasses.

To celebrate that special episode of Skeptics With a K, we have two screengrabs of the recording itself, courtesy of Hayley Stevens of the British Anomalistic Research Society. Hayley is our Skeptics in The Pub speaker for tomorrow night at Liverpool Skeptics in The Pub, details of which can be found here. It will no doubt be a highly entertaining talk, which all of you should attend, especially if you entertain doubts about the way in which some paranormal investigators ‘investigate’…

You can leave your captions for either/or of the pictures, or both if you wish. The choice is yours. But leave them in the comments fields below if you can. It gets difficult to track entries that are left on Twitter.

So, you all know the score by now: what should be the caption for the picture(s) below?



Caption Competition #17

The winner of last week’s competition is Paul Smout, who delivered this offering:

And STILL nobody takes the community support officer seriously.

Congrats to Paul.

And now from daleks to cats and dogs…

What should be the caption for the picture below?