Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 30 2011

On Arming for Armageddon

This is what I wrote before the new year that was to bring about the end of all things. ON ARMING FOR ARMAGEDDON What you don’t know won’t hurt you–it will kill you. Sign in U.S. Air Force training facility. Then said he unto them…he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and …

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Dec 28 2011

On Taking Hold by Letting Go

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. Omar Khayyam. The Tao that can be talked about is not the true Tao. Tao Te Ching. The universe has changed …

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Dec 27 2011

An Observation on the Existentialism of an Anonymous Lemming

An old man caught a lemming once That was trying hard to die; Before it finished its last plan, He took it home to fry. He flicked its little head right off, Prepared it for the pan; “Now his meat can serve some use,” Thought the little man. “He’d aimed to end up his own …

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Dec 26 2011

On the Disposal of Human Remains

Here lies an atheist, all dressed up and no place to go. Humorous tombstone ________________________________________ Today’s cheery topic treats what to do with your carcass when you are dead. Like it or not, one day you will have to be disposed of. Animals don’t make a fuss of this fact; they go off and die. …

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Dec 25 2011

Tomorrow is Boxing Day

The great vortex that is Christmas 2011 is petering out in the exhausted malaise of its celebrants, with presents and paper and ribbons and bows strewn everywhere about and gluttony proving the reason for its inclusion in the catalog of the Seven Deadly Sins. Tomorrow Christmas will be forgotten for another year as dazed players …

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Dec 24 2011

Have Yourself an Atheistic Christmas

It is Christmas Eve, and I have almost lived through this year’s annual greatest of holidays. At midnight, Christmas will begin, and twenty-four hours later it will end. It will be over! But not yet. At this writing, the world is shutting down in anticipation. The 24 Hour Kroger closed at 6:00 pm. Gas stations …

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Dec 22 2011

The Reason for the Season

December 22, 2011 Offensive humor is more powerful than defensive politeness. That is when you are, as we are, under religious attack. There is to be, in this blog, as much offensive material as I can tastefully write.I don’t care if you “get” the jokes or not or why you think they are jokes or …

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Dec 21 2011

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Religious Christmas is a festival of humans who tearfully celebrate unfulfilled expectations. This blog will usually contain new material. However, the following classic (hopefully) Edwinian writing has been in demand every Christmas since its first publication as a “Kagin’s Column.” In response to numerous (maybe three) requests that it be repeated now at this holiday …

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Dec 20 2011

A Blog In Time

I am as excited as a priest in Chuck-E-Cheese over my new blog.  That was funny wasn’t it?  I thought so when I first heard it.  Have no idea where it came from so I can’t ascribe credit for it.  Maybe it is now part of our spiritual heritage.   Someone said Einstein said something to …

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Dec 19 2011


This is my first blog from the front porch of my new blog home. I give thanks and appreciation to all of those who worked with, or worked around, my electronic ignorance and my behavioral eccentricities to make this blog actually happen. A number of my writings, and other postings, from an erratically fed former …

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