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Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 26 2013

Vote for project about Fox News Brainwashing

There’s a project up for project of the week on IndieWire and it’s about how Fox News brainwashes people and how to fight it.  Let’s go Pharyngulate it so this important work gets more attention! http://www.indiewire.com/article/vote-for-project-of-the-week-will-it-be-of-by-for-brainwashing-horror-or-water  

Oct 25 2013

Atheism as Social Justice

Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights and opportunities. Sarah Jones wrote a post yesterday about why, despite the fact that she’s an atheist, she is not a secular activist.  This made me think long and hard about how our movement receives wonderful activists who agree with us …

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Oct 11 2013

20 Random Things Friday

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1. The threat of 30 has been looming over my head, but Hank Green has cheered me a bit with the concept of Logarithmic Aging.  ”So that you have more birthdays when you’re younger, when you like birthdays, and fewer birthdays when you’re older, when you don’t wanna think about em!”  Brilliant. 2. He is, …

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Oct 10 2013

Lindsey Graham finally responds on ACA shutdown

Two weeks ago, fearing the impending shutdown, I sent my congressman and senators an email about the ACA and why it was important to me.  I got e-mails from all three of them — Tim Scott and Joe Wilson both sent me on topic responses, but I just got a form letter from Lindsey Graham …

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Oct 02 2013

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, transcribed by a Mac

Yesterday I tried Middle English, so today, nonsensical English seemed to be the next best thing. Twist Briley again the slightly toes, Did jarring gimbal in the wave: Almonds you were the Bora Groves, And the mom race outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the closet catch! Beware the judge of …

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Oct 01 2013

Canterbury Tales in Middle English, transcribed by a Mac

Once, long ago, Ms. Markham, my eleventh grade English teacher, made me memorize the beginning of the Canterbury Tales.  In Middle English.  Because it was basically a rote memory task that required repetition, it’s a parlor trick I still have in my memory banks.  I was playing around with my Mac transcription function and greatly …

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