Tuesday, 21 January 2014

St George Slaying the Dragon Named Mohammed

St. George slaying the dragon named Mohammed

Monday, 8 July 2013

Blogging may be light ...

Pogsurf is off for an eight day canal boat cruise, so blogging may be light until he resurfaces.

Enjoy the rest of the blogosphere until then.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Is this plagiarism?

The Internet is awash with rumours that PZ Myers has plagiarised his own work by lifting long passages from his blog and republishing them in book form. If properly attributed then this does not consist of plagiarism. Until now Pogsurf has been unable to get a copy of said book in order to check for himself; Waterstones in St Albans and Hemel Hempstead say the book does not exist.

So the question is, is requoting a private e-mail, which I wrote and sent yesterday, and publishing it here on this blog today plagiarism? Answers on a postcard please to the usual address.

Hello!

I've started the petition "International Humanist and Ethical Union: Revoke the award you gave to Professor PZ Myers in 2011" and need your help to get it off the ground.
Here's why it's important:  
Myers is a poor excuse for a humanist. He uses his blog, Pharungula, to smear, threaten and belittle those with whom he has ideological differences. The silencing tactics he uses are unbecoming of a professor, whose first duty is to foster rational debate. 
Myers has used his blogs to host threats. This borders on criminal activity and is clearly ethically unsound. Myers is a rape apologist who uses the taboo of anal rape culture to taint his opponents and to belittle those who challenge his views. 
The IHEU are so out of touch with this that in one early communication they wrote to me that:
"... Myers himself is well-known for championing language-sensitivity ..."
The IHEU should revoke their 2011 award to Myers, and make a public apology for their misguided behaviour for promoting as a humanist champion such a bullying and repulsive individual. 
You can sign my petition by clicking here.  
Thanks!  
Martin Wiesner
PS it is not very often I include my entire address book in a mailout, but this is one of those occassions.
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Examples of nasty pushback following the above e-mail

BC Humanists14:50 (15 hours ago)
Please remove us from your address book.

Answer: No. Then added to Google+ circle called "Wankers".

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

News Flash: Mermaid spotted near Co-op in North Watford

Amazing! 

A real live mermaid has just been spotted outside the Co-op on the St Albans Road in North Watford.

#BuriedTreasure

If you spot Justin Vacula holding an exactly similar looking one in Dublin this coming Sunday 30th June 2013 you will win a £10 spot prize.

Update 2nd July 2013
The £10 spot prize has been claimed by a Pirate Wench, who prefers to remain anonymous.
Competition closed.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Shivver Me Timbers!!1!

Avast Ye Swabs!

Shiver me Timbers, and Hoist the MainBrace!

There be trouble and storms ahead on the High Seas, landlubbers.

#BuriedTreasure
Click to embiggen
Poor old Capt. Blackbeard has lost his moral compass, and our #BraveHero Capt. Pogsurf intends to get it back.

Using the treasure map on the left, try to work out how Capt. Blackbeard will get from the land of morris men to the land of black gold.

Will he find his lost moral compass along the way, or will Pogsurf have to hand it to him on a party plate like a giant foam pie? We just don't know, and half the fun is just joining in and trying something new out.

Happy Sailing to all travellers worldwide. And watch out for pirates!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Interesting conversation from the internet's biggest coward



Another abusive e-mail

Regular readers of Pogsurf will know that we do not treat abusive e-mailers very kindly here. The most recent abusive e-mail comes from David Pollock who is Regional Coordinator, Europe for the International Humanist and Ethical Union. His e-mail address is david.pollock@iheu.org .

Between 10th and 25th June 2013 I sent a total of five e-mails on the subject of rape jokes and threats made by PZ Myers. Pollock says that the subject I refer to is "a crude but not uncommon trope". Pollock feels he is entitled to comment upon my psychological state, a common silencing tactic, and labels me "obsessive". For the record Mr David "Wanker" Pollock, the correct word is 'tenacious'.

Pollock's malicious communication has been forwarded to Hertfordshire Constabulary. The IHEU have been warned that any further abusive e-mails they send to Pogsurf will be published in full.