It Sounds Like Bart Simpson Is Shilling For Scientology

But it’s just the woman who voices him using his voice for their nefarious purposes: Fox is having a cow over an automated voicemail message left by Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, recruiting attendees for a Church of Scientology event, reports USA TODAY’s Gary Levin. In the message, Cartwright, who introduces herself as [Read More…]

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Make Your Own God Billboard!

Like that nifty billboard campaign of messages from God that was all over the place earlier this decade, you can make your own now! If you make any and send them to us, we’ll post them if we like them! Great find by The Friendly Atheist. [Read more…]

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Peter Suderman Nails Snyder’s Watchmen

I love a great review.  In what follows Peter Suderman manages to sum up the core problem of Snyder’s film version of Watchmen in less a paragraph: The sensibility behind it is puerile in the extreme. Say what you will about Moore and his book, at least he had a story to tell and something [Read More…]

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Roadkill Toys

The perfect gift for the psychopathic child who has everything: [Read more…]

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Oba-“mom jeans?”

Allahpundit is delighted that he might have started the latest meme. [Read more…]

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Feminism and Vampires

Feministing breaks down Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Twilight, and True Blood for their implicit (and explicit) views on sex.  While comparing and contrasting True Blood and Twilight, Latoya Peterson drops this tidbit, which is the first thing to make me curious to peek at Twilight (though I’m 99% sure I still won’t): In both series, [Read More…]

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“Fed up with all this ‘I want to make out with my boyfriend Jesus’ music.'”

Rod Dreher stresses that he has nothing but good will towards Evangelicals and does not mean to bash them but nonetheless relays these interesting critiques of the movement from a couple of former Evangelicals who wound up becoming Orthodox after disaffection with contemporary Evangelical marketing and practices: I pointed to a particular megachurch, and told [Read More…]

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What Species Are The Italians and The Irish?

PZ Myers watches FOX and Friends so we don’t have to: Brian Kilmeade is, for some unknown reason, trying to dismiss a study that found that married people were at a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. his reasons for dismissing its applicability to Americans are bizarre. BRIAN KILMEADE: We keep marrying other species and other [Read More…]

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What About Him?

A couple clips of Rebecca Walker’s article on meeting Michael Jackson at 14, on experiencing life to his soundtrack, on gawking at his sordid personal implosion, and, finally, on responding to his death: Why Michael approached me in a room full of superstars after the show I will never know. Perhaps because I was the [Read More…]

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