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Two cannibals are eating a clown and one says to the other, “Does this taste funny to you?”

January 1, 2018 | 30 Comments

Register Your Predictions For 2018

As has been our tradition these many years, it’s time to register our predictions for the coming year. We look at how well we did last year later this week. (As early as tomorrow, depending on the Stream schedule.)

Stretch your minds. Remember that forecasts which are not perceived by the “average” man as difficult receive little weight. Saying there will be a murder in Chicago, says this fictional homme moyen sensuel, is like saying the SPLC will identify a new “hate” group. And thus the guess receives little weight in the standings. Say instead that Hillary pleads guilty to a felony, which no man expects, and receive the Grand Prize. If it happens.

Here are my pearly prognostications. What are yours?

1) I was wrong about China coming to blows with a regional neighbor last year, but I repeat the prediction this year. I do not mean war. I mean armed contretemps.

2) Dennis Rodman completes his “transition”, migrates to North Korea, and guides Rocket Man into choosing seven interesting tattoos. The flunkies who follow Kim Jong-un with notebooks emulate their leader. By July, all North Koreans will sport a lower lip piercing and a tattoo of a nuke launching on their left cheek, and a holocaust of Japan on their right. But since the ink comes from China, a pandemic of various skin diseases will ensue.

3) Bill Nye will “come out”. Seriously.

4) Donald Trump will, at the close of the year, still be President.

5) As in the Stream article, I still predict the “Supreme” Court waffles on mandatory cake-baking for sodomitical celebrations. We saw that the evil (not just wrong: evil) folks on the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the killing, crushing $135,000 fine for not baking a cake. Say it slow, and think of your bank account when doing so: one-hundred-and-thirty-give-thousand dollars. For not baking a cake. Repeat it. This is a punishment that fits the “crime”? Can even the appalling Anthony Kennedy be happy with it? Or does he wish it higher?

6) I don’t think DSM-VI will appear in 2018, but given (the not-universally loved) DSM-V contains the politically incorrect diagnosis of gender dysphoria, and given things such as Trump’s incorrect decision not to challenge trannies in the military, some prominent group of psychologists or psychiatrists will announce a man believing himself Napoleon must no longer to be considered a mentally “ill.” Did I say Napoleon? I meant woman.

7) Non-statisticians will continue to love p-values more than statisticians. (Because they are magic.) Even though everybody is free to buy the inestimable Uncertainty and learn the Third Way of probability, AI, machine learning, statistics.

8) Poland leaves the EU, or publicly and loudly begins threatening the process. Hungary announces they will be next.

9) The Islamic city-state, or rather Protectorate, Malmö is formed. I jest, but only just. Sweden will, in some official sense, declare certain areas of its once sovereign territory Islamic. The near-daily bombings and routine mayhem will force this upon them. It would happen in France, too, except France is too big, whereas the livable land in Sweden is small.

10) Pope Francis exits.

Only predictions made over the next two weeks will count. And please, please number them and point to the source (if necessary) that can verify them.

December 31, 2017 | 17 Comments

Happy New Year!

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December 29, 2017 | No comments

Top 10 Blog & Stream Posts of 2017

Here they are! The most desperately awaited Top 10 Posts at WMBriggs.com of 2017! This is followed by the even-more-exciting Top 10 Stream Articles.

These are counted by post statistics, and not actual reads, which I don’t know. Many come to the blog each day (maybe 1,000) and do not “click into” any posts, and instead read them on the home page. As such, I have no clear idea how many people read any single post.

Stream articles are counted separately, because, obviously, they are read there and not here.

I can’t count reads, but I can count shares and individual clicks. That gives rise to this list, on which I am delighted to say are three guest posts!

To 10 WMBriggs.com Posts

10. Eliminate The P-Value (and Bayes Factor) Altogether & Replace It With This

9. Reaction: Anthony Esolen’s ‘Out of the Ashes’ Reviewed

8. Number Of Christians Against Biblical View Of Same-Sex “Marriage”

7. Don’t Be A Conservative: Be a Reactionary

6. An Open Letter To Milo Yiannopoulos — From A Friend (Guest Post)

5. Would A Secret Society Lie? The Freemasons Part I — Guest Post by Ianto Watt

4. Why Is Rape Wrong? Science Has No Answer

3. Countering The Claim That Francis Is An Antipope — Guest Post by Fr. John Rickert, FSSP

2. The Theory of Diversity Explained

1. To Put America First Is To Put Our Planet’s Climate First

Top 10 Stream Articles

Counting Stream views is also difficult, since I again can only see a rough measure of shares and not the actual statistics. With that caveat in mind, here’s the list!

10. Prediction: Supreme Court Will Punt in Fake Marriage Cake Case

9. March For Science Descending Into Farce

8. No, The Size of the Universe Does Not Prove God Doesn’t Exist

7. March for Science a Dud

6. Is the Trump/Russia “Dossier” the Fake News of the Decade?

5. Normalizing Incest and Other Perversions: It’s Already Happening

4. Politico Wants to Know if Trump’s Academic Supporters Regret Their Choice. I Don’t.

3. New ‘Children’s’ Book Has Prince Charming Finding ‘True Love’ With Farm Boy

2. NOAA Whistleblower Claims Data Were ‘Adjusted’ to Make Global Warming Seem Worse

1. Washington Post to Christians on Christmas Morning: Jesus Didn’t Exist

December 25, 2017 | 4 Comments

Merry Christmas!

As Tiny Tim said so well: A Merry Christmas to us all. God bless us every one.

You readers are the best present I could get.

A most sincere thanks to followers and deep gratitude to the blog’s supporters.

Look forward to seeing you in the new year!

(I am woefully behind in my emails. Please forgive me.)