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Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 30 2010

A Sinister Plot

It happened again, just this morning,As Winter took over from FallI find thirty-two gloves for my right hand;For my left, I find nothing at all. As I bike from my home to my officeThough the weather’s exceedingly niceI arrive with my right hand all toastyBut my left, like a large block of ice. Is it …

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Nov 29 2010

Cyber-Monday?

It doesn’t seem quite fair to me, but it appears that Lulu (where my book is available) is having a CyberMonday sale–today only, 25% off any purchase (30% off purchases of $750 or more, for anyone who wants to buy 38 copies of my book). To those people who already have their copies on the …

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Nov 28 2010

One Stop Atheist Christmas

Looking back over the years, I find that I have written quite a bit for christmastime. Of course, I post them as the day draws near, and typically far too late for anyone to send them out as cards, or (more likely) as a response to somebody’s chain-letter, spam, facebook rant, or Fox news story. …

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Nov 26 2010

Cuttlefish Omnibus

It’s the latest in technology, delivered to your doorLike the internet, but portable—why, who could ask for more?All that Cuttlefishy goodness, but in one convenient bookWhat a marvelous invention; don’t you want to take a look? You can take it to the mountains; you can take it to the park;With a flashlight or a candle, …

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Nov 24 2010

Tolerance Of Atheists (Just Not By That Name)

So I was driving along last night, listening to the radio, and the local NPR station was playing a rerun of a program on Robert Putnam’s book “American Grace: How religion divides and unites us“. “Religion, in general, is a positive contribution, I think, to civic life”, begins Putnam. He notes that America is very …

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Nov 23 2010

Just In Time For Black Friday

I’m exhausted. I could keep tweaking this until some time next year, or bite the bullet and post this now. So… that’s right; all your squidmas shopping worries are over. It’s the perfect gift for both friends and enemies alike! Note–this is not volume three, but rather a three-year collection, with over 300 pages of …

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Nov 21 2010

At The Airport

I was heading on vacationAnd I needed transportationFrom location to locationSo thought I’d hop a planeBut the flying populationHas a modern obligationBorne of fear and desperationThough it goes against our grain At the port of embarkationThere’s increased investigation(With attendant irritation)For our safety, so they say—Using X-ray radiationIn a new configurationTo assist examinationAnd to get us …

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Nov 17 2010

The Night Before (The War On) Christmas

Well… today was a little bit better. I’m no longer 4 or 5 weeks behind. Now, I am a mere 2 weeks behind. Practically skating. Anyway, while I was working, I noticed a few more stories (again! it comes earlier every year!) about the War On Christmas. It seems to me that the fundamentalists who …

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Nov 13 2010

Not The Book For Me, Thank You

How is it that work multiplies so? What sort of reproductive strategy does it use? Wouldn’t you think it would be in danger of killing off its host? Anyway, what I’m saying is that the hiatus continues, and it remains Cuttlefish Pledge Week. So for now, another favorite from the archives–not as old as some, …

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Nov 11 2010

I Know Just What You Are Thinking…

So, Cuttlefish Pledge Week continues. All that really means is that the real world continues to pile work on top of me, so I’m here at the office while Cuttlefish University is on holiday. Maybe I’ll even get caught up a bit. From way, way behind to just way behind, probably. Anyway. Today’s choice of …

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