I lol'd

lol’d. [Read more...]

American Airlines fucked this one up

I hate Delta Airlines.  They suck immensely.  But I’ll still fly them if they’re cheapest for whatever group bringing me in to speak. Well, American Airlines has just squirmed their way beneath Delta in my eyes.  My speaker page at the SSA has been updated to say that I will not fly AA until they [Read More...]

Put a caption on this one too

There were a lot of captions submitted for the last pic of me and Matt from out Texas debate.  Someone just put a new one up that also screams for a caption. I can’t tell if it looks like we are about to make out or if he’s telling me not to fuck this up… [Read more...]

At Kent State tonight

As soon as I have time I’ll do a post about my talk at Dundee Crown High School yesterday.  Short story: awesome!  Those students were spectacular.  Also, it was national Day of Silence, and plenty of students had tape over their mouths advocating for gay rights. I spent the day trading magic tricks and singing [Read More...]

Skepticon, always pushing the limits

We all know about Skepticon, the monster in-your-face, take-no-prisoners atheist convention right smack dab in the middle of the bible belt.  It’s the place where people like me, PZ, Greta, and Rick Carrier (look at all those FtBers!) go to haul out the claws and shred anybody who conjures the audacity to look us in [Read More...]

Here comes the ban hammer

I recently accepted a blogalog with a commenter named cl.  It has proven frustrating due to the endless and superfluous minutia of just trying to get a conversation started (such as demands that I define “evidence”). I recently received an email from Adam Lee over at Daylight Atheism. OK, so here’s the deal with cl: [Read More...]

Wanna karaoke in Chicago?

Ok, so I’m speaking at a high school activism fair in Chicago tomorrow.  The activism fair is closed to the public, but I arrive in Chicago tonight and, word on the street is that there will be shenanigans. From Andrew trip of the Depaul Alliance for Freethought: So, plan is to start things off at [Read More...]

Happy Ask an Atheist Day!

Today is Ask an Atheist Day!  Got questions?  Go ahead and ask an atheist! Don’t know where we get our morals from?  Ask us! Do we worship Satan?  Ask away! Do we hate religious people?  Now you can know! Spread word far and wide, and give support to local SSA chapters who are running Ask [Read More...]

I don't wish to give Bank of America a penny

The message from BoA CEO Brian Moynihan was a clever hack and forgery.  HELP SPREAD THE WORD.  A lot of people, including myself, have been taken in by this.  I’m leaving my post below the fold so it can be read, but it was in response to the forgery. [Read more...]

Blogalog phase 1

Cl has graciously accepted my invitation to blogalog.  Here is how it has begun. After he volunteered and I accepted I wrote… If we’re doing the existence of god, you wanna go first? Cl responded… I was just thinking about that. Why don’t we try thinking outside the box a little bit? It’s just that, [Read More...]

Getting your money's worth

DrB- Remember that time I said you should contact your representative, and handed you an easy method of getting their phone number? Of course you do, because you clicked that link and said “Oh yes, that was the post with some fool dressed up as a hot dog.” I’ve come across a site which I [Read More...]

Let Obama know about Jessica Ahlquist

The White House is accepting nominations for the Citizen’s Medal. The 2012 Citizens Medal will recognize U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs, including individuals: Who have a demonstrated commitment to service in their own community or in communities farther from home. Someone who has engaged in activities that [Read More...]

Skeptics of Oz is this weekend!

Atheist conferences are everywhere!  All the time!  We’re taking over! If you’re around Wichita, KS this weekend, stop by Skeptics of Oz! [Read more...]

Commenter Mark on how the church is helping those with mental illness

Speaking of taking comments to blog posts, Mark gave us this one regarding therapists. Secular culture has a lot of catching up to do in this regard. There are churches that offer free courses on lay counseling as a Sunday School curriculum. So, what you get is armies of people equipped at a basic level [Read More...]