Math, is it just for the cool kids?

DrB-   “If a baseball and bat cost $110, and the bat costs $100 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?” [Read more...]

Old school gamer dropping a truth bomb

I had an N64 as a kid.  It was the straight up shiz!  Fuck Playstation 1!  The only reason people owned a PS1 was for Final Fantasy VII anyway (ok, also Tekken). Sega Genesis or Super NES…now there’s a debate… [Read more...]

ffffffffffffffffor real?

Christina here… Oh, One “Million” Moms… you are a parody of yourself. I got a new email from One “Million” Moms today. I couldn’t help but laugh. While children are starving, being raped, or being abused, One “Million” Moms chooses to use their collective agency to police commercials and media. Their concern is over this [Read More...]

Anybody want to sit with the superstars?

I got my speaker book for the Freethought Festival in Madison this weekend and on page three I saw the following sentence. Seats will be reserved for speakers in the front row of the lecture hall. Ugh, class distinction.  So I wrote back and asked the organizers if I could give up my seat.  They [Read More...]

Update on the Osteen situation. They lied even worse than we thought.

I’ve added the following update to the post on Joel Osteen and his wife visiting a public elementary school today. From one of the people keeping tabs on the goings on at Amidon-Bowen. I was lied to by the Vice principal. He told me to my face when I asked, “What will be read?” that [Read More...]

Time to put on my game face

Holy balls!!! I just took another peek at the schedule for the Freethought Festival in Madison this weekend.  Look at the session I’m in… I guess I should be happy that the Confronting Religion session is so strong.  But seriously?  I’m in the same block with PZ Myers, Hemant Mehta, Matt Dillahunty, Valerie Tarico, and [Read More...]

I knew it

Ok, so we were worried about Joel Osteen visiting a public elementary school.  Like Bradlee Dean, they said they were going to keep it secular.  However, for people who have a vested interest in converting children it’s just a difficult cheese to swallow that they’re going to the school just to pull weeds and read [Read More...]

Make everything better

Man, there’s been a lot of aggravating stuff to write about lately.  As an antidote to the badness, I offer this video. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always this button.  Have a good day, everybody!  Changing the world is a slow process, but look back just ten years and remember we’ve made a metric [Read More...]

School bringing in prosperity gospel anti-evolution preacher, Joel Osteen

Why? Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why!!?? Ok, here’s the deal.  Joel Osteen is headed to DC to pray with some people.  Big whoop.  But beforehand he’s gonna swing by a local elementary.  I got this email from a concerned parent. So in advance of his crusade, he’s coming to the school [Read More...]

Hate first, then help if you've got spare time.

DrB- I found this a few days ago, but forgot to ever do something with it. To start, the bible does have an overwhelming amount of sexism, war, violence, genocide, rape, and general things decent humans recognize as “bad.” However, there’s a few notes in there about helping the poor, loving your neighbor, social justice, [Read More...]

Anybody coming to Madison who wants an awesome place to stay?

I’ll be yapping in Madison, WI this coming weekend.  Just got this comment from Sastra. Hi, JT. I was really looking forward to meeting you in Madison this weekend, but my sciatica is acting up and I’m going to have to cancel both my convention and hotel reservations. Regarding the latter, do you or your [Read More...]

Don't say gay bill dangerously close in Tennessee

What the hell, Tennessee?  First creationism, now this nonsense. Under the measure, elementary and middle school teachers would be prohibited from discussing sexual activity that is not related to “natural human reproduction science.” “I have two children — in the third- and fourth-grade — and don’t want them to be exposed to things I don’t [Read More...]

You ever get déjà vu?

Via the Christian Post. A Pennsylvania high school is facing a legal battle to keep its monument of the Ten Commandments, which it has had for decades, after an atheist group threatened to sue the school district for violating the separation of church and state. Wait a minute.  Didn’t we already plow this field?  Didn’t [Read More...]

Active rest

Yesterday my trainer introduced me to the idea of “active rest.” If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking that’s a little oxymoronic.  If you’re active you’re necessarily not resting.  This is why you don’t catch people doing sit ups while also napping.  Immediately I thought it was yet another fitness misnomer. This website says active [Read More...]