Daily Show: The Perils of Science

It's a video sort of day. This is just too fantastically good for every person on Earth not to see. Aasif Mandvi does the deed. … [Read more...]

Soldiers and Dogs and Love Without Gods

In honor of "Rock Beyond Belief" at Fort Bragg:     … [Read more...]

Iron Sky

Came across this trailer for a movie coming April 4. I've heard NOTHING about it, but it looks like something I'll want to see on the big screen. Space Nazis? Ooh, baby, I'm on board. … [Read more...]

Fanboy Strikes Again: Spider-Man Trailer

Coming July 3rd:   Plus, a little bonus, snaked from Token Skeptic. Ha! Fantastic! … [Read more...]

Hey! Avengers Trailer!

I buried this at the end of a previous post. I suspect its totally awesome total-awesomeness escaped certain of the FtB audience, who probably glanced at the FtB home page and found only a vanilla headline, and thought: Meh. But here, again: Avengers! Fucking Avengers!! Coming May 4!!! I am so there for the midnight showing. … [Read more...]

May 3: National Day of This and That

The National Day of ... huugh ... (sorry, I just threw up a little bit in my mouth) Prayer is this May 3. Wikipedia explains the event this way: The National Day of Prayer (36 U.S.C. § 119) is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". Fortunately — man, talk about your happy coincidence! — there's also a National Day of Reason on the same day. I say fortunate not … [Read more...]

Give ‘Em a Million Years and They’ll Have Their Own Space Program

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Remembering MLK

This first video always brings me to tears. The second one, made for the film "Freedom Writers," is just fun. … [Read more...]

Values … Without God

The Foundation for a Better Life, at Values.com, has some TV spots I really like, about human values. The unexpected part is that, as near as I can tell, the purpose of the videos is to introduce viewers to simple lessons about decent behavior ... without at the same time attempting to shove Jesus down your throat. A sample: I couldn't figure out how to embed this one, which I could only find on the original site, but it's pretty good too. Something I said in my book Red Neck Blue Collar … [Read more...]

Jaysus. And I Thought Coming Out as an Atheist Was Hard.

Maybe you've already seen this. A young man in the military, stationed in Germany, calls his Alabama father. Can I tell you something? Will you love me, period? Dad, I'm gay. Kudos to his father, too: Dad, you totally rock! Makes me kind of ashamed I occasionally conceal the fact of being an atheist. . http://youtu.be/DVAgz6iyK6A … [Read more...]