Getting a better handle on the forums: As part of the 20+ site prep, we've been doing some way overdue improvements and maintenance to the forums. Today, the dev team put in some new anti-spambot measures, added strikethrough and spoiler code to posts, and created a support thread for bug reporting. Most importantly, we removed the "when were you born" question from the forums sign-up process. Anybody who was not able to log in (because you could not prove you were at least 13) should now be able to re-send their confirmation email and activate their account at This will be the only username and login you need for the new website, and the forums will stay essentially the same as they are.

And the link to the support thread is

Comic for 10/20/14

I remember many of my friends sporting Flying Spaghetti Monster bumper-stickers or crocheting Flying Spaghetti Monster hats or what have you. So I thought the Flying Spaghetti Monster would make a perfect Movie-Thor parody. But when I checked with my wife and Leah, they had absolutely no idea what the Flying Spaghetti Monster is. Man, I remember when we had some cultural touchstones around here, many many moons ago. Anywho, follow the links for details. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is a anti-creationist symbol with humorous origins and has started it's own "religion." The More You Know...