Professor I. Noah Better explains the mysteries of the universe, pop culture, sexual dysfunction, proper nutrition, Canadians, discrepancies in local soil samples and pretty much anything else which your curious but hardly functioning mind would like to inquire.
The UMTYMP site contains a lot of weird, satirical, essays and stories. Definently check out the stuff I wrote about Christianity. A Conversation About the Birds and the Bees in Ancient China is also pretty decent.
The hallowed halls of academia may have filled with a dizzying array of counter-culture fashion since the 1960s, but like its fellow fashion statement the corduroy jacket, the academic beard continues to hold fast to the faces of many an academic.