Ed Brayton, scourge of the Religious Right and supernatural chicanery in general, is taking up the defense of Ouija boards against their detractors. Magic 8 balls are apparently on his approved list as well.
Look for future defenses of dowsing and astrology, but always remember: these are the scientific people.
Obviously Brayton thinks these are harmless party games--unlike activities that might appeal to more benevolent spirits, which, if you read Brayton on a regular basis, are to be roundly ridiculed and driven from the public consciousness.
With inconsistencies like this, I see trouble in his future. In fact, Brayton is normally a fairly rational guy--rationalistic actually. Something else must be controlling his keyboard.