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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 24 2012

Adam Savage’s Reason Rally Speech

I heard great things about this on twitter while he was speaking. Very nearly teared up at the end, watching it. Embedding has been disabled for this video, but watch it here, on youtube. EDIT–Commenter Articulett points us to a very nice video of part of Tim Minchin’s performance. Also via Articulett, Nate Phelps’s speech. …

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Mar 24 2012

Reason Rally Envy

There are many reasons I am not there today, but I hope all who *are* there have a great time. Same goes for next week’s Rock Beyond Belief. And more and more events all the time! Anyway, I posted this recently enough, so I’ll just point at it today, as what I would have contributed …

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Mar 23 2012

Angry Atheists

“Every atheist I’ve met has been an angry, spiteful wretch— It’s as if, between our minds, they build a barrier.” But… if everyone you met would soon fall victim to a plague, The conclusion we would reach is… you’re a carrier. If the element in common isn’t evidence or sense, Isn’t logic, isn’t fashion, isn’t …

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Mar 23 2012

“Woodstock For Atheists”–NPR’s Reason Rally Article

Not a bad article, actually. With all the usual stuff you’ve come to expect in the comments. (more…)

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Mar 22 2012

Headline Muse, 3/22

The cops have to pick up the slack They’re too worried ‘bout media flak You can’t be a goodie While wearing a hoodie So shoot him, for “walking while black”. Headline: Uproar over Florida teen’s death focuses on race No, I wouldn’t have chosen that headline for this verse. That headline is what showed up …

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Mar 22 2012

It Just Goes To Show You, It’s Always Something…

I once met a fellow whose face would turn blue As he thundered “I’m tellin’ ya, brother— When I look at the things people tell me are true… If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.” “To doubt the Big Bang—why, the notion’s absurd— The trick is, before the Big Bang was God’s Word” (more, after …

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Mar 22 2012

A Dog-Gone Shame

Some things are just too good to be true. Eternal Earthbound Pets, it seems, was one of them. All the sordid details, after the jump:

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Mar 20 2012

Dutch RCC Castrated Boys Who Reported Abuse By Priests

You say you’ve been molested; Your attacker is a priest— We’ll get you into treatment Till your nightmares have decreased We’ll speak your name to Jesus And we hope he hears our calls And if praying doesn’t do the trick… We’re cutting off your balls. infuriating stuff, after the jump:

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Mar 19 2012

Damn The Torpedoes!

I’m mapping a strategy; finding a way— Point B’s where I’m going; I’m starting at A. I may be traversing some tricky terrain; Without proper planning, the odds are I may Start running in circles, or struggling in vain So I’ll call it a frictionless plane I know what the point is I’m travelling to; …

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Mar 18 2012

Is “The Walking Dead” All A Metaphor?

We struggle in vain to distinguish a MassFrom your typical Zombie behaviorAs they guzzle down red by the bottle or glassAnd delight in Filet of Our Savior. Perhaps it’s a matter of what’s on the menu;Your Catholic is more of a snacker,But if you feel teeth on your shoulder, why, then youKnow zombies want more …

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