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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 30 2011

Atheist Crowdsource

I’m looking for writingThat’s cool, or exciting,Or just has a nice turn of phraseThat’s calm, or frenetic,Or even poeticThere’s so many wonderful waysYour favorites, selected,Compiled and collectedFor use, any way you see fitSo it’s time to get cooking–Keep writing! Keep looking!Go find all the best, and submit! The background: Cuttlefish University does not have an …

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May 29 2011

Two More Days

For two things, actually–first, to decide which side gets to break out a razor, in the battle between Team PZ (a one-man-gang to be reckoned with) and Team Underdog (aka Team Awesome). For current totals, see PZ’s post here. The consensus is, PZ is an evil genius. The second thing is, I just found an …

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May 27 2011

The Monster Of Morris

The Monster of Morris was loved and adoredHe commanded the awesome Pharyngula hordeWhen he mentioned the contest, the mighty crowd roared“We are stronger than even Chuck Norris!”But the balance of power must soon be restoredWe’ll defeat the Monster of Morris! The call echoed over the length of the landFor the underdog team, it was cluster’s …

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May 24 2011

Good Night, Spirit

The New York Times is reporting that Spirit, everybody’s favorite* presence on another planet, is finally to be abandoned. After exceeding the wildest expectations of its builders, Spirit finally gave up the ghost a little over a year ago. Nasa has been sending a daily call since then, with no answer, and tomorrow will be …

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May 24 2011

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan

He’s 70 today. I was late to the table in becoming a Dylan fan; couldn’t stand his voice. Now, it doesn’t bother me so much, and there is no disputing, the man has a way with words. Anyway, others have said much more intelligent stuff about him and today’s lap of the odometer, so I’ll …

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May 23 2011

Apocalypse When?

With Harold Camping’s second strike,His wounds were self-inflictedCos holy Jesus didn’t likeThe date that he’d predicted; He’s tried again! Oh, what a shame!But this time, it’s October(Too bad it’s not a drinking game;We’d none of us be sober) You guessed it!

May 22 2011

Harold Camping’s Success

“Harold Camping Fails Again”The global headline hollers–But no—his fraud’s a great success…“Success” defined in dollars Call me cynical, but I suspect there are two things Harold Camping loves more than Jesus. Money and attention. If we define Camping’s success or failure in terms of these two standards, he is a tremendous success. He took in …

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May 21 2011

Of Headlines and Deadlines

News outlets struggled to capture the RaptureWith interviews, videos, photos and suchIntimate details make writing excitingSo everyone aimed for the personal touch Editors laughed at the deadline in headlines—Lunatic out-groups are always fair game—Some woman attempted to slaughter her daughters;I doubt that the newsies will shoulder some blame Watching the rapture was once fun. I …

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May 20 2011

20% Off Sale!

I didn’t plan this, but it showed up in my mailbox–through the end of this month, you can get 20% off of the regular price of The Digital Cuttlefish Omnibus. If you are buying in bulk (yeah, right), you can save up to 50 bucks. Remember, it’s the perfect graduation gift, or end-of-the-world I-told-you-so gift, …

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May 20 2011

Wrong-Again Harold (A Camping Song)

Wrong-again Harold had made a predictionWrong-again Harold was once again wrongWrong-again Harold believed in a fiction,But wrong-again Harold kept chugging along. Wrong-again Harold had plenty of moneySo wrong-again Harold bought billboards and suchPeople who saw them all thought they were funnyBut wrong-again Harold, he didn’t care much Wrong-again Harold misled the believersWrong-again Harold expressed no …

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