Actual Proof There Is No God

Probably the best banana-eating, beer-drinking, nose-harmonica player in the world today: This is actually pretty cool, don't you think? Kudos to the gentleman for developing the act! And I'm sure he got there -- just as do all the skilled surgeons and rescue workers, nurses and firefighters who come second to Jesus when the thanks get given out -- with a lot of mundane, absolutely non-mystical, very hard work. … [Read more...]

Don’t Eat This.

dog soup

Okay, pretty much anything with a dog on the label is going to make me think "Not food." You don't really have to go any farther with lots of descriptive verbiage on the label. But this ... No. No, no, no. . . . That's the last time I send the roommate shopping.     … [Read more...]

Facebook Memes #2

Warbucks copy

I tinker up these things occasionally, just for fun. … [Read more...]

Short Stack #21

Maple Syrup on Pancakes

This 2013 thing hasn’t worked out all that well for me. I’m considering saying Screw It and moving to 2014. Still thinking. Maybe in a month or so, if things don’t improve. __________ Wahoo, Christmas season! Inflatable Santa and Frosty! Inflatable Rudolph and Snoopy! Inflatable Penguin and Husky, Scooby and Teddy and Charlie Brown! And most of all, Inflatable Snow Globe with Real Floating Snowflakes Action! Bring ‘em on! I’m READY!! __________ Just this morning, I … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Thanksgiving? Hint: Not Supernatural Superbeings.

thanksgiving dog

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Hope you’re having a good day with friends and family, or finding something equally nice to do on this cold wintery day here in the Northern Hemisphere. (To those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, why haven’t you invited me down and sent me a plane ticket, you stingy bastards!?) Weird Family Memories sparked by Thanksgiving: I had an Aunt Esther on my mother’s side who had an entire room of her house in which children were not permitted. It had a big … [Read more...]

The World Is Ending. Michele Bachmann Says So.

BACHMANN

I love this quote from the Daily Kos story: Rep. Michele Bachmann is a member of Congress. She's one of the people currently celebrating the shutdown of the American government as being a fine thing. She is on—and I am not making this up—the House Intelligence Committee. This is a person who gained so much respect in her home district, where people KNOW her, that she has been repeatedly elected to public office -- first the Minnesota state senate, later the U.S. House of Representatives -- … [Read more...]

Can’t … Resist … Dazzling … Original … Nature … Song

You're gonna love this. Just relax and let it ... enter your mind. Yes, this is what foxes really sound like. … [Read more...]

Hey, Where’s Our Motorcycle Gang??

Reason Riders X

We DO want to fully engage society with the beautiful possibilities of atheism, right? I just don't see how we can do that without our own nationwide motorcycle club.                       And if you DO do this, I demand to be a charter member! Also, I'll need a motorcycle. Seriously, I think this would be a pretty cool thing to do. It could also get some serious publicity. (BTW, this … [Read more...]

Me-me-meeeem!

Uncool

I've been meme-ifying over on Facebook lately. Just little nothings I tinkered up in Photoshop, and most of them no great shakes in the graphic design department — or even in basic message. Apparently you have to click on an image, and then click on it again, in order to see any one of these full-size. The top three are the coolest. If you have time for nothing else, take a look at those.   … [Read more...]

Wikipedia Does Days: May 26

Augustus_Statue

Didn't like history in school. Did. Not. It was just this droning recitation of dates and wars and such, people I didn't give a hoot about doing obscure things to each other while wearing weird clothes and armor and stuff. I don't know why it never got across to me that it was all real — real people doing real things. Probably it was all the fault of my teachers. Yeah, that must be it! Anyway, I dutifully memorized the dates and the events, and fired them back on tests, and did pretty good, … [Read more...]