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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 18 2011

Headline Muse, 9/18

Though the church fears the atheist danger There’s more risk from a friend than a stranger And when pastors compete With the church down the street Best beware of the dog in the manger! Headline: Man accused of killing wife, wounding 2 pastors Ok, it might be a stretch–Aesop’s “dog in the manger” basically growled …

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Sep 18 2011

Job Duties VS Voices In Head

Rose Marie Belforti was A brave and honest clerk Who said that God himself decreed She could not do her work To serve the state, her job required, But Rose observed a flaw— She could not serve New York; instead, She served a higher law She will not sign certificates When same-sex couples wed; The …

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Sep 18 2011

The Spiritual Guide To Losing

When life gives you lemons, when life steals your hope, When tragedy o’erflows your cup When suffering comes, amidst crisis and loss The key is to learn to give up. The things you’ve achieved, and the battles you’ve won Your possessions—your piece of the pie Your retirement savings from decades of work, It’s much better …

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Sep 17 2011

Headline Muse, 9/17

Like the small ones in every detail But at quite a remarkable scale Though their size is incredible At least they are edible The invasive Giant African Land Snail Headline: Miami Invaded By Giant, House-Eating Snails A very real problem… but perhaps one with a built-in solution: Cooking African land snails… Video at link, that …

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Sep 17 2011

Pluck It Out

If thy right eye should offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee You should sacrifice the bad to save the good But to rip up Bible sections, is to flaunt the lord’s protections So you shouldn’t do it, even if you could! Every word, nay, every letter, couldn’t ever be made better …

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Sep 16 2011

Texas Eats Puppy

Having dried up the lakes, and dehydrated guppies The governor now sets his sights on the puppies Since his prayer-fest for rain, which the whole region lacks, It’s been sunshine and drought, and the land now has cracks Not spiderweb cracks—that would almost be luck— Big enough that a puppy fell in and got stuck! …

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Sep 16 2011

Headline Muse, 9/16

It was carefully planned, not caprice, In the hopes that good will will increase So it’s all for the best; There’s no more Ron Artest— He’s officially Metta World Peace Headline: Artest’s name change to Metta World Peace approved Good for him, and I mean that sincerely.

Sep 16 2011

More Trouble For Giant Cuttlefish

As if things were not bad enough Point Lowly now has seals Who may decide that cuttlefish Make very tasty meals. For now, they dine on snappers, but They still are a concern With fur seals by the dozen… Will the cuttlefish return? Via email from John Morales, minutes ago, more bad news for the …

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Sep 15 2011

Headline Muse, 9/15

With a range of them all found together The question’s now “how?” and not “whether” And at last, you and I know Our favorite dino Was covered in pigmented feather! Headline: Dinosaur feather evolution trapped in Canadian amber Yeah, we knew already, but does this make the plastic dinosaurs I played with as a kid …

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Sep 15 2011

What Would An Atheist Do?

Inspired by PZ’s post, back just prior to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene hitting the east coast, about David Silverman’s appearance on Fox. Basically, Silverman was invited on so that the hosts could ask him how atheists prepare for storms, and then make fun of him for not praying. Of course, preparing for a potential disaster takes …

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