Just Like The Christians: An Interview with the Emperor Julian

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[In the midst of a large Pagan convention a time machine appears and within it stands Julian the Philosopher, the last pagan emperor of the Roman Empire. Equipped with a babelfish he begins conversing with with the convention organizers, who are a bit miffed he landed in the midst of the reiki workshop. Quickly they realize they have a unique opportunity, install him in front of a podium in an auditorium for modern Pagans to ask him questions.] So what was paganism like back in your time?In … [Read more...]

Embarrass Me. Please.

I really want the Patheos Pagan Facebook page to reach 4,000 by Saturday, September 22nd. We are so close, and I really want to hit that number. I am willing to embarrass myself to reach that goal.So here's the deal: if Patheos Pagan on FB reaches 4k likes by the 22nd, I will do a happy dance video for the entire length of a song. You get to vote on the song. (As of writing Bohemian Rhapsody is in the lead followed closely by Sexy and I Know It.)But wait, there is more: if we reach 4,500 … [Read more...]

Fresh Snark: Spreading Some Love (and Hate) on Polyamory: Married & Dating’s Episode 6

Jen is literally the only reason watching scenes with the quad is bearable. Maybe because her reaction is in tune with the reaction of the audience so often.

With a large mug of coffee and plenty of coughing and sniffling, I steeled myself to watch episode 6 of Showtime's Polyamory: Married & Dating. I was genuinely expecting to hate it as much as episode 5. I didn't. So today we have snarky bullet points with what I hated, followed by what I loved, and then some thoughtful analysis. If you are one of the people who really hated my review, go read this instead. Jessica Karels writes really thoughtful reviews. Unlike mine.Throwing Some … [Read more...]

Fresh Snark: What I’d Love To See On Showtime’s “Polyamory: Married and Dating” (Possibly NSFW)

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I had a day full of errands yesterday and more today, so I'm not going to get into any heavy topics today. However, I have been thinking about Showtime's Polyamory: Married and Dating, simultaneously dreading and looking forward to the next episode. So I've been thinking about what I'd love to see on the show this week. Some folks were a bit confused about the snark warning in the title, so if you don't like it when I'm mean then I highly recommend you go check out the in-depth serious reviews … [Read more...]

Musical Geekery, Funny Geekery and Um… Some Geekery

I don't have enough of these videos to make a "13 things" out of them, but I think they are marvelous. Certainly a good way to brighten your day!  … [Read more...]

Fresh Snark: Showtime’s “Polyamory: Married and Dating”

What is up with the 90's hair? I don't understand...

First things first, I know a bit about polyamory. I know some wonderful poly folks and have a lot of respect for that lifestyle choice. But I'm no expert. I'm not poly myself, mainly because I detest talking about feelings and relationships, but also because I find one man a lot of work and can't imagine having time or energy for two or three. But for the purpose of watching Showtime's Polyamory: Married & Dating I decided to play dumb. What would I learn about polyamory just from watching … [Read more...]

Slacker Paganism

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I like things to be just so. Perfect mood, perfect atmosphere, perfect time and perfect focus. Life, however, has other ideas.Often I will end up sabotaging a diet or a meditation program because of an off day. We've all been there. You succumb to the candy bar and then think What the hell? and grab a slice of pie while you're at it. Happens in our spiritual practice as well. You miss meditation one morning or a single devotional act and then you feel like since you've dropped the ball you … [Read more...]

Best Fundraising Idea EVER

I follow some atheist blogs so I knew a big fundraising campaign was gearing up for the Secular Student Alliance. Mostly it's bloggers who are urging their readers to give, but Crommunist over at Freethought blogs went one better: he's doing Youtube cover video requests in exchange for donations.I found it amusing to watch him do a cover of Josie and the Pussycats, and got a kick out of his rendition of Eye of the Tiger.As I watched the videos I quickly realized this was the best … [Read more...]

Laughter is Holy

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Months ago I began doing something which became dubbed lolPagans (who coined that?). I snagged images of Pagan-ish characters from television and film, added some witty text and posted it online. The most popular one was from Practical Magic:And in the "time honored tradition" of memes, I found others had gone before me: And others followed after me (no longer recall who made this originally):I thought that was hilarious, however you feel about the issue. Last … [Read more...]

On Being Internet Famous: A Tip From Half Of Your Audience

I just unsubscribed from a popular tech feed on all platforms: Twitter, Facebook, G+ and Youtube. The person behind the brand produces quality content and I have enjoyed his videos, to the point that I endure his excessive self-promotion. It's seriously a never ending cascade of Look at me! Subscribe! Watch my videos!People gotta make a living, and if I appreciate your work I will submit to this neediness in order to be updated on your latest work. I prefer people who manage to self-promote … [Read more...]


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