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Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 28 2008

Ahoy, There! The Ship Be Sailin’ Tomorrow!

Ye don’t want to miss the boat, now, do ye? I know ye be nursin’ a turkey hangover, an’ ye might be wonderin’ where all the rum’s gone, but elitist bastards stop for no ill and no holiday. Get yer links in to me, or ye’ll be regrettin’ it. I’ll be watchin’ for ye until …

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Nov 28 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Um. Ew: What media genius in the Chambliss campaign approved this spot? Because nothing says “I deserve your vote” quite like inappropriate contact with a prepubescent girl. And, um, “Big Daddy”? Geebus. You know, it wasn’t a bad ad until the end there, when he mashed his hand all …

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Nov 28 2008

Progress Report: Oops

43,101 I was supposed to be much further along tonight, but I made the mistake of deciding to go back and bung in the list of famous atheists, with little thumbnail bios. Sounds simple, right? No. Not when you have to sort through some rather extensive lists, which you whittle down by well-known names, further …

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Nov 28 2008

Friday Favorite Exchange This Week

Crap in a hat, I nearly forgot it’s Friday. Time for something favorite, and the choice is easy: you guys. The vast majority of my commenters here are outstanding. One of the absolute joys of writing a blog is having a comments section, in which you often say things that make me laugh, weep, think, …

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Nov 28 2008

Wu Li: Five-fold Path to a Story

I. My Way Stories change their writers. They shape us as surely as we shape them. They set us on paths we never thought we’d follow. When I left home for college, I thought I was writing a quest novel. But the story was already changing, and so was mine. I’d figured on an English …

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Nov 28 2008

Airport Security: Ur Doin it Rong

If you want to get contraband past TSA, you’re better off with a with a pocket knife than Peter Pan: When Jessica Fletcher was flying home to New York from Las Vegas, she went through the usual security rigamarol just like everyone else. She knew all the usual rules and regulations, but still found herself …

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Nov 27 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. What fucking discourse? Everybody’s off eating themselves into oblivion, arguing with conservative relatives, and giving thanks, it seems. I’ve got a thimble’s worth of political news for those of you who just can’t get enough, and some fun stuff to compliment your turkey hangover. What am I giving thanks …

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Nov 27 2008

Progress Report: Nearly There

42,031 Yepper. Less than 8,000 to go, and only 1/2 day of work standing between me and a completed book. I could probably even sneak out for Thanksgiving, but not if I want those last 8,000 words to be more than useless babble. The bits that are left require research. So home I stay, and …

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Nov 27 2008

Going Home for Thanksgiving? You Might Need This…

I need to see about collaborating with this delightful progressive on future projects: Oh, Lordy. It is that time again. Thursday is Thanksgiving— the official kickoff event of the 2008 holiday season. For a lot of progressives, these festivities also mean that we’re about to spend more quality time with our conservative relatives over the …

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Nov 27 2008

An Observation

I’ve just spent the last couple hours reading Christian bullshit spewed out in secular threads, and it has led me to consider revising my book. Here is the revised version of How to Talk to an Atheist in its entirety: “You know what, don’t bother. I didn’t want to talk to you, anyway.” Sigh. At …

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