Here’s some incoherent ramblings.


Tried to brush my teeth this morning.  That felt the opposite of good.

Fortunately, the dentist gave me some pretty groovy drugs and I just took the opportunity to ingest one for breakfast (which is the most important meal of the day).  Yum.

What sucks is I have several submissions for the “This Needs to be Destroyed” awards.  No, seriously, check out this one from right here at Patheos comparing homosexuality to pedophilia.  If only it were a Catholic blog for ultimate irony…

For today though, I’m just going to lay about, make googly eyes at Michaelyn on facebook, and play video games.  My brain is not really up for writing much.

I picked up The Secret World for something brainless to do while I’m a zombie.  Who knew that the quests in that game actually make you think?  That’s no good.  I’m enjoying it though.  I wish they’d put as much effort into the character graphics as they did the environmental graphics.  But the skill system is excellent – my character really feels like an individual, and the environments are gorgeous.

Anyway, I’m rambling (that’s the drugs talking).  Have fun everybody!

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • pjmaertz

    When I was drugged up after surgery I played puzzle quest. Dragons and puzzles and rpg elements. The puzzles are easy as fuck too. I’d recommend it.

  • Glodson

    If you have Steam, which I think you do, check out the Binding of Issac. It is cheap, fun, hard, and full of dark humor. Plus, it pisses off religious people by simply existing. Take this suggestion with a grain of salt as I am something of a gaming masochist.

    And I cannot muster the courage to follow the link, I fear the stupid will hurt me in my flu riddled state.

    • Improbable Joe

      Good call on that link, it is the general evil amorality of Christianity coming through in bright shiny depraved colors throughout.

    • Nate Frein

      Gaming masochist indeed. I play BoI to humble myself any time I start to think I’m a decent gamer. After i die on the third or fourth level AGAIN i remind myself there are actually people who have beaten the game…

      (Although I’ve been told that I doomed myself somewhat when I purchased it with the Wrath of the Lamb expansion…)

    • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      For gaming masochism, try Super Hexagon. It’s punishingly hard but the time flits by while you try to nudge your little triangle through the spinning vortex of walls.

  • Jaketoadie

    You picked up TSW???

    Aw man, if you ever need a hand look me up (Thumye Waite on Huldra), I”d be happy to help out however I can. Sadly it will be a week or so before I can get back in since my video card melted and is out for repairs.

  • Rovin’ Rockhound

    EAT SOMETHING. Painkillers will make you feel like sh*t if you don’t eat.

    • John Horstman

      Really? Designer opiates just leave me feeling groovy and entirely not-hungry.

  • Colt

    Another thing for you to rip apart when you feel better: on KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny, on the local NPR affiliate, they spent the morning talking about the wrongness of the Boy Scouts’ antigay policy. The subject was Ryan Andresen, who also came out as atheist. As soon as THAT got brought up, Ryan’s dad started trying to assert that Ryan’s a good religious kid and everyone else talked about BSA being a religious organization. Absolutely no one drew a parallel between antigay discrimination and anti-atheist discrimination.

  • John Evans

    The Ravens quest in TSW… so good… so good…

  • Tim Wicklund

    If you do tear it apart, read the comments first. Someone takes Bill to task, while in a much less fun manner than you would have. He brought up some good points.

  • nakedanthropologist

    Do a movie marathon. The last time I was taking SuperFunTime meds I watched the entire Aliens series all the way through Alien Vs. Predator. Skip Requiem though, because it sucks creepy clown balls. Also, you may want to try some tepid/slightly warm coffee or tea. The caffiene will help to speed along the medicine throughout your nervous system.

  • baal

    grrrr argh

  • John Horstman

    How dare Bill Blankschaen denigrate the noble practice of fucking children by comparing it with sinful homosexuality? I’m outraged!

    Reading the comments and his responses, it does seem he’s actually confused about how a harm-based morality/ethics framework works due to sole dependence on the ‘received wisdom’ of Yahweh (actually preachers and apologists and Christian ‘philosophers’) to which he is accustomed.

    • Nate Frein

      Indeed. He seems dead set on the idea that unless the morality comes from “god”, it is completely transitory and subject to violent change at any moment.

    • Nate Frein

      Been sitting in moderation for the last hour. I know he’s seen the posts cuz he’s responded to other posts since I made mine.

  • Badland

    Fucking hell, Bill Blankstain is an abomination