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Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius 15 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 4 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 20, 2012 at 6:09pm

Cats and dogs.  Dogs and cats.  And now for something completely different. 

Comment by dr kellie on June 20, 2012 at 6:05pm

The rain we are getting is coming in from the Gulf.  It is so hot and humid now that my glasses fog up when I step outside.

Comment by Steph S. on June 20, 2012 at 5:34pm

Funny ones there Paula! Thanks!

Comment by Paula T. on June 20, 2012 at 5:16pm

Rain would be very welcome here.  Another day in the mid 90s.  At least the humidity is low, but I'd much rather have my house open, instead of closed up and shuttered!

 

This made me LOL

funny pictures - Y U SO CHEAP, DOG?

Comment by Steph S. on June 20, 2012 at 4:55pm

Hey everyone! It's looks like we might get some rain here today.

Comment by Tammy S on June 20, 2012 at 1:02pm

That's very cool of you sk8eycat! I watched an HBO documentary last night that I taped Monday night called "One Nation Under Dog" - which I think everyone should see. Watching and listening to those poor babies being gassed as they cry out to the other dogs for help, was hard to take, it was an awful,  hard to watch scene in a fantastic documentary about our fascination with dogs as pets in the U.S.

I think you'd probably really appreciate three of the rescue workers they follow in the documentary, definitely heroes each of them.  Thank you for what you're doing!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 20, 2012 at 11:28am

@ booklover & Lillie:   It really isn't much.  Honest.  I feel guilty that I'm not out there helping with the actual rescue work, or fostering some cats, or something.  But all I can seem to do is condense 2-page press releases (PR people are so wordy! I think all that overdone info tends to turn readers off) into bare-bones single paragraphs so that Lori can squeeze them onto two pages of print.

I just woke up, so I think it's time to nuke some breakfast and get to work.

 

See y'all on Friday.

 

Or maybe Caturday.  In the meantiime:

DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S LOOKING!

Comment by Steph S. on June 19, 2012 at 10:54pm
Funny lol Patricia! I love it!
We will miss you sk8eycat!
Helping animals is a good cause.
Comment by Lillie on June 19, 2012 at 10:16pm

We will miss you, sk8eycat but appreciate the contribution you are making to homeless pets.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2012 at 9:53pm

Note to all my friends: If I seem to be more absent than usual lately it's because I'm doing my bit for The Pet Press this week.  I'm not a touch typist, so I have to work slowly to make sure I get addresses and phone numbers absolutely correct for all these rescue orgs that want their fundraisers and adoption events publicized.  I think it's the least I can do for all the hardworking people who find forever homes for all the dogs, cats, and other pets that have been dumped in shelters ... that don't have room for them.

Got it?  Good!

KTHXBAI

 

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