Atheists of the Puget Sound Shave Their Heads for Cancer Research

Rebecca Vitsmun, whom you all know from her memorable post-tornado interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, teamed up with members of the Atheists of the Puget Sound (in Washington state) on Friday as part of an event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. They all had their heads shaved to stand in solidarity with cancer victims, raising money for the cause along the way.

Here’s the before shot, with Bob Garcia (left), Rebecca, and Robert Ray:

And here’s the after:

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Louis CK’s Hilarious Monologue from Saturday Night Live Covered Heaven, Atheism, and God as an Abusive Husband

Last night, during Louis CK‘s Saturday Night Live opening monologue, he did an extended riff on religion that was just fantastic.

Check it out (sorry, non-Hulu people!) (Edit: Here’s a YouTube link while it lasts!):



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The TAM 2013 Interviews Episode 9: Ed Clint

On to Episode 9 of our series of interviews conducted at The Amazing Meeting 2013 — today’s episode is with evolutionary biologist Ed Clint.

One of my favorite moments from this interview was when Clint shared a hypothesis about why babies have a tendency to put objects in their mouths — it may be a way to build their immune systems from an early age.

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These Musicians Got Around Their Town’s Anti-Street-Performance Law by Forming the ‘Church of the Holy Kazoo’

Last fall, the Camden Council (London) considered a law, in response to a handful of complaints, that would make it all but impossible for street musicians to play their instruments:

… the council wants to restrict performances to between 10:00 and 21:00.

Under the proposals, anyone who wants to play a wind instrument — apart from the flute and the recorder — would need a special licence, as would all percussion instruments. Any form of amplification would be banned.

That proposed law led to a lot of understandably upset musicians, but it was passed last week.

Now, a few kazoo players think they’ve found a way around the law: They just created their own church:



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The War on Christmas is On! These Christians Are Angry That a School District Renamed Christmas Break ‘Winter Recess’

The War on Christmas (2014 edition) has begun!

Years ago, the Norwood Public Schools decided to change the name of “Christmas Recess” to “Winter Recess” since, you know, not everyone believes in Jesus.

Theresa McNulty is still pissed off about that:



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