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Preach

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

I Am an American Atheist

Friday, November 26th, 2010

I’m proud of this video Dave and I edited up in a few hours. If you don’t get the reference, check out this – well, atrocity from a few years back: I am an American

Totally worth your two minutes.

This Sunday Sunday Sunday!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

As soon as we get back from the Rally, it’s Improv time! Sunday, noon, UCB Theater (at 26th around 8th) – if you don’t come, numerous furry animals will die awful, un-cute deaths.

Atheist Web Comic Launched

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Hey web followers – you know it was time for something more hard-core than poetry to drop over here – well here it is.

Check it.

Atheists are Parasites – Open

Monday, September 6th, 2010

We all have someone we fantasize meeting in a restaurant and with whom, having argued, we are so victorious that our opponent runs of punching walls. Mine is Glenn Beck, the shock-jock who won big by yelling about 9/11. However, one of the things that bothers me the most is the way he, like many pundits (on both sides) take for granted that they can bring on a guest whose opinions are blatantly awful, nod and agree with them, and then act as though they, the hosts, are moderates on that topic. In this clip, Rabbi Daniel Lapin makes the frankly Hitler-ian comment that Atheists are parasites. His point – that atheists are benefiting from the religious culture of our country. From abortion-clinic shootings, from Muslim and Christian terrorists? Gay bashing? What exactly, are we benefiting from?

Fraud Alert Fun

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I have been selling a few things on Craigslist recently to prepare to be back in NYC more full-time. Mostly small stuff – a DVD player, a lawnmower – but in the process, received two clearly fraudulent requests. Both indicated that I must take the posting down immediately and their desire to make the purchase immediately. Both were, mysteriously deaf and therefore unable to communicate via telephone. Both wanted to wire money.

What I don’t really get is why the wire would be such a useful scam. Wouldn’t the scammee not just cancel the order before it could be processed once they found out? And why go through the trouble? Or maybe that’s just it – you go through almost no trouble and even if you’re rewarded once, you net serious cash for an hour’s worth of work.

Anyway, I came to a great video after Googling around a bit on it – what makes it great is just the style and tone of it. Good job, FTC.

An Oft-Debated Map

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The map below has been refuted and re-legitimized by many sources. A very decent round-up of the debate is here: http://sq.4mg.com/stateIQ-income.htm, but I’m showing this map because in the end, it’s pretty close – even after all the debate. Of course, there are population density considerations, as well as the clear and obvious point of correlation versus causation – that is, it is more likely that the same factors that cause lower income levels cause lower IQ, which might or might not be the same factors that cause people to vote or believe in certain patterns.

What I’m interested in, though, is religion – how does that tie into the IQ numbers? More on its way!

Arizona, USA

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The new legislation in Arizona so sickens me that I can’t comment on it. Please watch MIA’s comment on it below:

The Bush Legacy

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Nothing to say about this one.

Oh, XKCD, how you capture the moment…

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

9/11

I’ve been meaning to write more recently, but I’ve been busy busy.  Instead,  I will just point out that it’s both almost Halloween and almost time for my high school reunion.  Suck it, monkeys.