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Monthly Archive: June 2007

Jun 30 2007

Geraldine Fibbers’ “Richard”: Atheism in Pop Culture

I’ve been paying attention lately to pop culture depictions of atheism. Not so much to the usual dumb stereotypes of atheists — cynical, hyper-rational, dismissive of emotions, unable to make a leap of faith, yada yada yada — but to pop culture that seems to be depicting an atheist or atheist-friendly viewpoint. One that’s been …

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Jun 29 2007

And speaking of contra dancing…

Contra dancing is easy to learn, friendly to beginners, and welcoming to people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. And it’s enormously, boisterously, ecstatically fun. It’s grand DIY non-corporate fun, a natural anti-depressant, a chance to meet and mingle with folks of all ages and genders and sexual orientations, in a friendly, attitude-resistant environment, …

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Jun 29 2007

Getting Older Means Never Having To Care About What’s Cool

A friend recently sent me a YouTube video clip from American Idol, and I was struck for about the eighty zillionth time by how out of touch I’ve become with contemporary pop culture. When I was in my twenties, it’s not that I liked every top 40 recording artist or Top 10 movie. But I …

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Jun 28 2007

Tag, I’m It! Eight Short Posts About Greta Christina

Susie Bright tagged me in one of these damn online tag games. Actually, I kind like these blog tag games — they get me thinking in different ways, and they give me something to blog about when I’m running dry. This one is peculiarly intense, though, and took a fair amount of work. Here are …

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Jun 28 2007

The First Good One: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up at the Blowfish Blog, and this is how it starts: We talk a lot about The First Time. As a society we’re a little bit fixated on it. Losing your virginity, and the person you lost it with — it’s a rite of passage that we’ve made important to …

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Jun 26 2007

Lost Girls: A Review

I wrote this review for Adult FriendFinder magazine, but for some reason the publication got delayed, so the reprint rights only recently returned to me. Enjoy! Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie Top Shelf Comix, ISBN 1-891830-74-0. $75.00. It’s not just that it’s surprising — although it is. The first printing of “Lost …

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Jun 25 2007

The National Porn Sunday Elephant

No, really. I swear, I am not making this up. It sounds like one of my stranger dreams. “I dreamed that a right-wing Christian organization was trying to stop pornography by carrying a giant inflatable blue elephant from town to town.” I was almost tempted to file it in my dream diary. But this is …

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Jun 25 2007

The Problem of Suffering

Note: In this post, I do something I don’t often do — namely, make an argument for why I think religion is mistaken. Or classic Christian religion, anyway. If this is something you think you’ll be offended by, now might be a good time to stop reading. The classic big argument against the existence of …

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Jun 23 2007

Jesus Cry and Cream Pie Sex: How Did You Find My Blog?

I’ve started looking up the search parameters people use to find my blog, and I thought I’d share some of the funnier ones with y’all. Just today, we had: “what does jesus cry mean” (linked to Mitt Romney: Gay Marriage Makes Baby Jesus Cry) “barack obama illuminati” (linked to The Erotic Illuminati! — wow, are …

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Jun 21 2007

Christian Spanking Porn: The Blowfish Blog

(I don’t really talk about my own sex life in this piece, but it may still be too much information for family members and others with, you know, boundaries. So be advised.) This one is a doozy, folks. If you read only one piece I write this week, make it this piece. It’s Christian Spanking …

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