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Hey guys.

I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

Other folks have offered to take over but I don't really feel comfortable with that. Quit while you're ahead, sez I.

Anyhow, I payed for another year of hosting, so the archive of podcasts will be available for at least that long.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks guys and gals! It was AMAZING.



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Comment by moJoe on September 30, 2009 at 3:41pm
Just a heads up for you guys over here (I'll post it on the website too,) I probably won't be doing a show this week, and if I do, it will likely be late and will probably be a bit more focused on the convention and not so much on the news news. But, I may have some interviews for you guys!

Also: I will be doing a travel log on YouTube. If someone wants to embed the movies in posts here or in the comments section, that would be cool. Doing it from by Blackberry would be a royal pain in the ass.

The videos will be posted here.
Comment by Joe Tomberlin on September 30, 2009 at 2:07am
WHAT! Did you miss the bigger story here Sacha? "Ms Hirsi Ali has been attached to a conservative think tank in Washington DC."

New discussion coming!
Comment by sacha on September 29, 2009 at 10:05pm
Comment by Amanda (Freckles) on September 28, 2009 at 2:06pm
Good to see that you're going. I'm behind on the podcasts so just heard and sent you some $$$ - use it for whatever you think you need it for and don't think twice about it. I desperately want to go and can't so I want to hear all the tawdry details!
Comment by Luke on September 28, 2009 at 1:54am
Who's up for sending him cash for some "medical" marijuana whilst in California. Get a few red-eyed, squinting, giggling, hiding from the camera, paranoid pics.
Comment by John Secular Smith on September 28, 2009 at 1:13am

Perhaps now I'll have to send you money specifically to sober up so you don't die/get too drunk to do a show for us. I, for one, what to see the monkey dance! =P
Comment by moJoe on September 27, 2009 at 10:33pm
First of all, thank all of you guys for the support. I was pretty shocked how many people donated to the cause! I only hope I can reciprocate with a drunken Richard Dawkins interview to make it all worth it for you guys. =P

So far I am up to $372.00! I wasn't able to afford airfare, but I was able to get train tickets, so I am humping down their on Amtrak, which should actually be rather pleasant so long as I can find an electrical outlet early and monopolize that sucker with all the electronics I am going to bring to keep me busy.

I have actually considered Twittering my whole trip which I might do. I am pretty certain that I am going to post at least one blog entry per day on the Atheist News blog if I can get an app that lets me make blog posts from my Blackberry. I'll look into it and keep you guys posted.

So, to answer your question: I am going. The money left over after the train tickets will go toward accommodations.

Two members of the podcast posse explicitly instructed me to spend their money on getting drunk while I was in California which gave me an idea that will ease my conscience on the topic of donations and my drinking slush fund: if you prefer that I spend the money that you send me on booze at the after-parties, put it in the PayPal comments and I will personally send you a unique picture of me getting drunk. The larger "Party Only" donations I receive, will get the pictures where I am the drunkest. It takes a lot to put me down, but if I get enough "Party Donations" I'll probably end up passed out with sharpie graffiti all over my face and my hand in a warm bucket of water.

So, if you want the truly humiliating/compromising photos that you can use to blackmail me with later, don't hesitate to go big with the party fund, but otherwise, I am not going to spend the donations sent to me to help me get there on getting me trashed. That would be kind of a dick move. So if you have already sent in a donation and you really just wanted to help get me there and feed me, don't fear! I won't drink up your donations! ;)

Thanks again guys, this is totally fuggin awesome and I am really excited! I don't think I have left the state in two years. :P

Your humble servant,
Comment by Louis Davout on September 26, 2009 at 1:13am
Stop by Joe's. I'm sure he would give you a free poke in the eye. :)
Comment by Jason Burchfield on September 26, 2009 at 12:59am
Wait....I don't get a prize for being member number 1000? WTF?
Comment by Aiden on September 25, 2009 at 11:21am
I know why Jesus is smiling in that picture... Where do you think her right hand is?

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