Baby Jesus is found

This is straight from Fark.com, a baby jesus was stolen from a family's nativity scene 6 years ago and was found at a police auction this month. Not a big news story but this jumped out at me:
"Rather than spend more than $1,000 on a new set, Hoffman used dolls or her son,
Jack, now 10,as stand-ins for the last six years while Jesus was away from
his manger at the West Des Moines Police Department's evidence locker.
"Jack usually didn't last too long," Hoffman said. "It was hard to convince
him to lie out there in the freezing cold."

Holy Shit, now this could have been just a joke but if it's true than this is really, really disturbing. I really have no other comment, just had to write about this; also the cops did not connect the baby jesus being stolen and a baby jesus with a painted swastika showing up on someones lawn.


Pictures from TAM

Sorry about the crappy photo's, next year I'll bring a good camera

The t-shirt that I had signed by the SGU

The Autographs of the SGU

Me and Rebecca Watson from Skepchick and the SGU

Me and Evan Burnstein from the SGU

Paris: The hotel I stayed at.

Me and Phil Plait a few minutes after TAM closed

The shirt and name tag I got from TAM

Adam Savage signing DVD's

Me and James "The Amazing"Randi

Me and Bob Novella from the SGU

Me and Jay Novella of the SGU

Me and Steve Novella, Host of the SGU

One of Phil Plait's slides

Michael Shermer's talk

The SGU's live podcast (Had a front row seat!)

Steve's talk

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's keynote speech "brain droppings

of a skeptic", ran over by 30 minutes or so. At the end of

his time we all started begging for more.

Penn & Teller's Q&A session, "what do you think about enviormentalism?

"....................(look at each other)............... Don't know."

Blog Reopened

I probably should have said that I went on hiatus to begin with but after 7 months you probably figured it out. Now the blog will reopen and hopefully stay as such, I'm sorry about the huge gap but with school and home life being a little screwed up at the time, this fell by the wayside. Everything is straightened out now, so I should be writing a bit more often.

I just got back from TAM 6 and will be uploading pictures and a post about the meeting soon.