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Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 27 2011

The JesusWeen Story

I won’t wear a costume this JesusWeen eve— The lord is my shepherd; I shall not deceive This holiday’s different for folks who believe For folks who have Christ as their savior I won’t be a hero, cos Jesus comes first I won’t be a villain, cos Satan’s the worst I won’t ask for candy; …

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Oct 27 2011

Headline Muse, 10/27

See, I don’t want my prices to rise But it’s worthless if nobody buys As I calculate cost, I’m admitting—I’m lost! What’s the right rate to charge to tell lies? Headline: This Way to the Séance A strange story in the Wall Street Journal. Just another profile of a small business owner… in this case, …

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Oct 26 2011

Oakland Lullaby

MSNBC anchor: “In Oakland, police fired tear gas to calm down the crowd.” Hushabye, hushabye, rest your sweet head The tear gas is fired, the rioters fled, The bullets are rubber; we’re saving the lead Hushabye, hushabye, darling… Hushabye, hushabye, close your sweet eyes The tear gas would give them a sorry surprise So looking …

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Oct 26 2011

Headline Muse, 10/26

Though some see the number and mourn Others look at their sadness with scorn Is it yes, no, or maybe, To celebrate “Baby Seven Billion” about to be born? Is it cause for some big celebration? Or for policy forcing castration? Seven billion to feed And we still feel the need To contribute to more …

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Oct 26 2011

But It Was Supposed To Be A Parody!

In the New York Times today, an article on a Mississippi constitutional amendment on the ballot, which would define personhood as beginning at conception. The amendment in Mississippi would ban virtually all abortions, including those resulting from rape or incest. It would bar some birth control methods, including IUDs and “morning-after pills” that prevent fertilized …

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Oct 26 2011

Dawkins Flatters Jesus

No self-esteem deficiencies For Dawkins, I can see: “A man as smart as Jesus Christ Would clearly think like me” hmmm… If Jesus was as smart as that, He knew he was a faker— A man as smart as Jesus was, Today, would be Jim Bakker. If Jesus heard the voice of god, The man …

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Oct 25 2011

Good News, Political Pundits!

The news is bad; a daily bummer But just when you thought that you’ve never been glummer A candidate rises who couldn’t be dumber: His name’s not Joe; He’s not a plumber He’s one of those guys; he’s one of those faces That keep popping up in the strangest of places Like campaign stops and …

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Oct 25 2011

Headline Muse, 10/25

From the days of the Cold War’s unease Through the eighties and nuclear freeze It just sat there, in storage— Now retired from war-age It’s the last of the B53s Headline: Last Cold War-era B53 dismantled in Texas Very carefully; anyone who knew what the insides looked like had long since retired. Or died.

Oct 25 2011

And I’m An Atheist!

Sometimes, people just like to piss me off. I need to start making a list. Today’s entry is the person who writes a long letter to the editor (why, yes, it was just yesterday I read it) about how we shouldn’t care if there is “under god” in the pledge, or “in god we trust” …

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Oct 24 2011

Oh, Wow. Four Years.

I just noticed that yesterday marked the 4th anniversary of The Digital Cuttlefish going public (I had collected a few of the things I had posted on Pharyngula on the site privately, before figuring “what the hell?”) I’m still a tiny little cuttlefish in a vast internet ocean, but I honestly never expected to last …

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