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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 22 2012

An Earth Day Verse

By chance of birthWe’re here on Earth,More lucky than we knowWith such a brain As can explainThe way these things must go That life beganNot with a manNamed Adam, and his EveBut molecules In tidal poolsThat replicate and cleave To replicateIt is their fateAnd thus to reproduceThe Earth revolvesAnd life evolvesAnd all this, we deduce …

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Apr 21 2012

I. Love. This.

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From 1797, A Burlesque Translation of Homer. Two volumes, 360 and 432 pages respectively, of bawdy humor. No more dactylic hexameter, this one is in the far friendlier iambic tetrameter. It’s like I have a twin.

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Apr 20 2012

Zack Kopplin, Hero.

Zack started his fight while still in high school. Here he is, testifying in front of the Louisiana Senate Education Committee. (video, after the jump)

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Apr 20 2012

A Generation In Transition (The Times, They Are A-Changin’)

Religious affiliation of millennials.

We measured the people with surveys and polls Their political leanings, their spiritual goals Scientifically balanced, with proper controls We could see how the data were rangin’ And the answers we got from some two thousand souls Said the times, they are a-changin’

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Apr 19 2012

Goodbye, Levon

Levon Helm has died. On PBS.org’s “Sound Tracks”, there is an interview and a couple of videos from earlier this year. Makes me happy to see such music, and such happiness, so close to the end of his life; I have seen people his age (and younger) who seemingly lost any sort of enjoyment many …

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Apr 19 2012

National “Ask An Atheist” Day

It’s National “Ask An Atheist” Day again… So, just what is it that atheists believe? I can answer for myself, anyway…

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Apr 18 2012

Headline Muse, 4/18

You may laugh, you may snicker, or chortle, But some thought he’d discovered a portal— Now, eternal youth’s spark Has eluded Dick Clark, And we learn that the man is … mere mortal. Headline: ‘America’s oldest teen’ Dick Clark dies Either 82 years old, or approximately 16.

Apr 18 2012

They Love My Design!

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Well, that’s what the email said, anyway. Ah, automated letters. First, it’s not my design; it was designed by Michael McRae. Second, although I myself love it, I really wonder if the good people at CafePress really love it as much as they say. I was just tooling around on their designer software, and made …

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Apr 17 2012

Poems For Sale

I love this story (on NPR) Zach Houston runs his Poem Store (on any given sidewalk) with these items: a manual typewriter, a wooden folding chair, scraps of paper, and a white poster board that reads: “POEMS — Your Topic, Your Price.” For five years now, this has been his main source of income. Not …

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Apr 17 2012

Cuttlefishism II

Some of you may remember the discovery of the Cuttlefishism religion; I am happy to report that the founders have noticed our attempts at exploring their delightful playground. In a comment here, the original admin says: I’m the original admin for the site. If there’s enough interest I’ll go in and redo the site to …

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