Message from the bottom.

You’ve probably noticed, but ever since going into my latest downturn mental illness-wise, I’ve been unable to write anything of substance.  Even the post about separation of church and state was cobbled together from where I’d written about it elsewhere.  I can’t seem to conjure up any eloquence.  It feels like I’m trying to communicate [Read More...]

Breaking the Law? Fraud? Endangering lives? Doesn't matter, CAUSEJESUS.

DrB- JT works daily with school administrators breaking the law by discriminating against atheist student groups, or promoting sectarian prayer. The FFRF works daily with city councils and other government bodies breaking the law with church/state violations. But sometimes, you come across a new low. The lead pastor of the Victorious Pentecostal Assembly Manchester has [Read More...]

How to identify a shitty journalist.

Using Fox News as a case study. Of course, Fox is not the only culprit (even if they’re far and away the biggest one).  CNN has recently been guilty of this as well. [Read more...]

What if we treated every illness the way we treat mental illness?

This is pretty powerful. I’m up and down right now.  I thought I was doing a lot better this weekend, but today has been very difficult.  I’ll write more on it later. I want to write when I’m in the middle of a downturn because I want people to get a glimpse into what it’s [Read More...]

Thirteen years of hard work means less than a pseudo-curse word.

The Valedictorian of an Oklahoma high school is being denied her diploma.  What crime did she commit?  She had the unrestricted gall to utter a word with a universe of impropriety stuffed into a single, wretched syllable during her graduation speech: “hell.” Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Oklahoma’s Prague High School back in May of this [Read More...]

Turkey's gotta eat too.

My parents have a bird feeder on the deck, literally about eight feet from the doorway. Yesterday they looked outside to see this and mom immediately snapped some pictures. [Read more...]

How can you tell if you don't understand evolution?

Because we’re a completely normal couple, Michaelyn is reading her textbooks early (she knows the way to get me all hot and bothered) and sharing tidbits with me over skype. She just came across this in her biopsychology textbook: “Many critics of evolution say that it is only a theory, but anybody who makes, or [Read More...]

Tisha UnArmed shows you ALL THE THINGS

Christina here..   So, pretty soon I’m going to be uploading and interview JT and Tisha did a few months ago – as soon as I finish editing it (I need to get rid of some audio noise and add some pics of her artwork and stuff – yes, she is an ARTIST. Mostly watercolor [Read More...]

Review: ParaNorman

You know how sometimes you’ll be watching a movie and think, “An atheist totally wrote that line.”  Well, ParaNorman is full of them.  It was a great flick to which I’ll be dragging Michaelyn the next time she visits. ParaNorman was made by the same group that produced Coraline, and it has a lot of [Read More...]

First open NFL thread of 2012-2013

I want to start with talking trash about how good the Raiders are going to be.  Then I just can’t bring myself to be that dishonest. Then I want to talk about how there’s a real chance they’ll make the playoffs this year.  Ditto. There’s so much turmoil and a new, untested head coach in [Read More...]

Sometimes I think I'm so witty

Hey, err’one. Michaelyn here. With class starting on Monday, KU campus is full of frosh who just moved into the dorms. Hawk Week started last night which means all the student groups got to set up tables and advertise for their organization. I love tabling. Last night I set up shop for the Society of [Read More...]

God on Trial

I found this video some friends and I made in college back in the day.  It made me smile. [Read more...]

Less than a week to Guild Wars 2!

Fair warning: next Saturday at midnight PDT I will disappear.  My girlfriend and family will be able to contact me, but otherwise I will be paying no heed to the world outside of Tyria for the whole weekend. I have decided on my class.  It was a toss up between a warrior and an engineer.  [Read More...]

Birthday karaoke!

I was sitting and thinking to myself that I haven’t actively celebrated my birthday in so long that I have no idea what to do.  I’ve just been sitting here in a disheveled stupor, spacing out at my monitor ever since I woke up. Then, it occurred to me: the local karaoke joint loves me.  [Read More...]