Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

Ok, So Maybe I’m A Little Envious

It’s not like I would wish harm to befall him, and thus open up his staff writing position at The Nation. But Calvin Trillin, well, comments on things, in verse, and makes a living at it. You can see where I might have mixed feelings toward the man. He was on the Daily Show last …

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Nov 28 2012

Bill O’Reilly Does The Same Damn Thing He Always Does…

Seriously, I had to check the calendar. Billo had American Atheists president David Silverman on, and… Oh, go see for yourself. Or, frankly, don’t. You already know the dance. The steps are the same, the music is the same, the dancers are the same… only the date has changed. Dammit, if Billo can do it, …

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Nov 27 2012

More On The War On Christmas

The latest silliness from Pat Robertson and from Bill O’Reilly has been making the rounds–Lawrence O’Donnell offers a simple counter-example (video at link) to the claim of the bitter, hateful atheist who wants everybody to be miserable at Christmas the end of December. That counter-example? Ricky Gervais. In a 2010 article in the Wall Street …

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Nov 26 2012

Wait–Voting Again, Already?

It’s Time–that is, it’s time for Time, If I could make that clear For me to plead for votes, in rhyme, For Person Of The Year. Yep, Time Magazine is getting ready to name their Person of the Year. There are the usual politicians (failed and successful), the usual power brokers (failed and successful), the …

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Nov 25 2012

In Sincere Appreciation Of My Readers

First, read this (rather lengthy but excellent) comic. I agree with a great deal of what is said there about the creative process. Sadly, I’m a bit more obsessive than the artist is–I do try to have something up every day, or nearly so. (Which, when you see his example of “if I had to …

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Nov 24 2012

In Which I Agree With The Pope… A Little

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed The pope says believers are being misled The stars in the sky look down where he lay The pope says it didn’t quite happen this way The cattle are lowing; the poor baby wakes The pope says the story is full of mistakes I love thee …

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Nov 22 2012

A Happy Thanksgiving

… because the cuttlekids are home. So, since I can’t cook a meal for you, a special side-dish here, serving as another reminder that what I do is not poetry, and that proper poetry is (or can be) delicious.

Nov 19 2012

Santa (Monica) Won’t Let Jesus Come To Town

“The atheists know how the game’s s’posed to go; That’s the only reason they won it” You see, all good fools know that reading the rules Is the best way to solve a whodunit Now this ruling means our nativity scenes Are in violation of laws! But I’m filled with doubt— could you point the …

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Nov 19 2012

Celebrate World Toilet Day Today!

Today is so special—I don’t want to spoil it For all ‘round the world, it’s the day of the toilet The loo, bog, or crapper, the privy, the John The can, lav, or potty… the list can go on The commode, the latrine, or the porcelain throne How odd that it’s so euphemistically known— How …

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Nov 18 2012

Food Dreams

I found myself eating, last night, in a dream, These most wonderful scones, served with real clotted cream And a strawberry jam that was fit for a king… I awoke to a fridge that contained not a thing. … well, close, but not quite 100% accurate. The fridge has all sorts of things in it… …

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