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Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 20 2012

Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters

hitchhikers guide to the galaxy book cover

I wanted to link to my recipe for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters in another post I’m writing, and I realized I’d never blogged about it. My bad. Here it is, with the story. When I was about to turn 42, I of course wanted to serve Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters for my birthday. Not the …

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Sep 18 2012

Ends Wednesday! Raise Money for Camp Quest/ Secular Student Alliance/ Foundation Beyond Belief – without spending a dime!

The fundraising contest ends Wednesday! Vote now! And if you’re on Reddit, upvote it! As of this writing, Camp Quest is very close to doubling their grant money from $10,000 to $20,000! And the SSA is just a little above the line for keeping their $50,000! So let’s make that free money happen! And to …

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Sep 18 2012

The Zen of Outlaw Movies

Bonnie and Clyde movie poster

Ingrid and I were watching Bonnie and Clyde tonight, which she had never seen and I hadn’t seen in years. It struck me, watching it again, that, despite all the violence, in some ways it’s a very Zen movie. And it occurred to me that there’s a similar Zen quality to lots of outlaw movies. …

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Sep 17 2012

6 Things Cat Owners Dare Not Think About

Comet and Talisker tussling near my neck

My editor at Catster: “How do you deal with cat hair?” Me: “Selective inattention.” Selective inattention. For cat owners, it applies to more than just cat hair. As a general guiding principle of my life, I am in favor of facing reality as directly as I can. But as a cat owner, there are times …

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Sep 15 2012

“Erotic whimsies”

Excuse me. “erotic whimsys.” The Blaze, Glenn Beck’s “news” website, ran a piece about Sextravaganza, the atheist sex-themed mini-con I’m doing at the University of Utah tomorrow (Saturday). The Blaze piece is basically just a rehash of a story the Salt Lake City Tribune ran about Sextravaganza, with a scare headline slapped onto it (“What‘s …

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Sep 14 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” Now at American Atheists Store!

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? cover

My new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, is now available at the American Atheists online bookstore! Their store website is slightly wonky, but if you go there and select “New Products” in the left sidebar (NOT “Newest Items”), it’s right there at the top of the …

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Sep 13 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” – Review Copies for Media!

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? cover

Are you a blogger, columnist, reporter, reviewer, podcaster, radio host, or otherwise in the media? If so — are you interested in reviewing/ reporting on/ interviewing me about my new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 9 Things That Piss Off the Godless? A limited number of review copies of Why Are You Atheists …

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Sep 12 2012

Greta Speaking in Salt Lake City at “Sextravaganza,” Sat. 9/15

I’m speaking this Saturday in Salt Lake City, along with Dr. Darrel Ray and Dr. Lisa Diamond, at the Sextravaganza event put on by SHIFT (the University of Utah’s secular student group). My topic: “Atheism and Sexuality.” If you’re in the area, come by to hear me speak, buy my books, and say howdy! CITY: …

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Sep 10 2012

Help three secular charities get BIG grants with just a few clicks!

chase community giving

This is a guest post by Noelle George, Operations Manager, Foundation Beyond Belief and co-host of the Parenting Within Reason podcast, and by Kate Donovan, 2012 Fall Communications Intern, Foundation Beyond Belief and blogger at Teen Skepchick. In between checking your email and the latest updates on your Facebook wall, can you spare a few …

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Sep 10 2012

Comment registration now on

I have turned comment registration on. Commenters must now register to comment. I’m not happy about doing this. I prefer to have as few barriers to commenting here as possible. But recently, one or more people have been maliciously commenting under other commenters’ handles, including my own. Some of these malicious pseudo-comments have simply expressed …

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