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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2012 at 7:52am

I love those puns, Sk8eycat. Every read any Piers Anthony or Spike Milligan?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 14, 2012 at 8:39pm

@Steve

LOL!  Thanks! (And I just remembered a dreadful pun from one of spider robinson's stories. 

A "Mad Scientist" invented a self-reproducing, mammalian robot that could nurse its offspring.  It had tanks for the mammaries.

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[ducks for cover - skitters out of room]

Comment by sk8eycat on January 14, 2012 at 2:09pm

@Steve: Thanks for the condolencces.  I've loved Pyrex cookware all my life, and the loss of one piece is sort of like losing a friend.

The good news is that it didn't shatter completely, and when it slipped out of my hand, it hit the side of the sink near the garbahzhe disposal, so any little splinters went down the drain.

But yesterday was a weird day all over.  Lots of stupid little things happened...the stupidest was that just about the time the grocery delivery guy arrived at 4PM, I developed a bad case of the shakes...loss of coordination, etc.  I'd been so freaked out all day that I forgot to eat, and my blood sugar was down there with Basement Cat.

Well, now I do have a freezer full of food, and I should make a belated resolution not to pay attention to other people's stupidstitions.

I'm now going to start another discussion: Jessica Ahlquist, in Rhode Island is being threatened (anonymously, of course) about the lawsuit over the school "prayer banner."

Comment by Chris Dodds on January 13, 2012 at 10:56pm

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!  I would just like to say this, if the Broncos win the Super Bowl, I'll post a video of myself on this network Tebowing.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 13, 2012 at 2:59pm

@ Dr. Kellie: I just bought a replacement on eBay.  I didn't bother to bid, just bought it. Plus, we had a pair of the small saucepans (which I paid for in the first place), so it's not like she's going to suffer till the new one gets here. 

Maybe she'll learn to wash things and put them away as soon as she's through using them. 

Hah! Never happen. She's the only person I know who, when she wants a second cup of tea, what I would call a refill, has to get another clean cup out of the cupboard. By the end of the day, the right-hand sink is full of used mugs, dishes, pots, etc.  And the countertop is getting crowded. I don't touch any of it.  I learned a long time ago to clean all my stuff as soon as I'm finished with it.  Easier.

(I also alternate between cooked-from-scratch meals and microwavable frozen low carb entrees...she can't/won't do that. Frozen ready-to-eat food is "suspect." So... I've lost 25 lbs in the past year, and she weighs at least 100 lbs more than I do. She looks like the "before" woman in those Sensa pop-ups.)

Sorry.  I needed to b^tch a little.  Clears my mind.  Living with a 67-year-old Aspie is an adventure in frustration.

Comment by Paula T. on January 13, 2012 at 2:30pm

I love it when the 13th lands on a Friday!  That GIF is great!  

I may just start telling people my favorite color is green, dogs are my favorite animal, and my favorite numbers are 13 and 666 ;)  hehe

Comment by dr kellie on January 13, 2012 at 1:59pm

I don't know, sk8ey.  Years ago, a gf broke one of my favorite pyrex pieces, and I was pretty grumpy.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 13, 2012 at 1:55pm

Oh, shirt!  I forgot!  No wonder I dropped and broke a Pyrex saucepan this morning.  (My sister had left it in the sink overnight...without even rinsing it out...I just wanted to get it out of the way, but I'm losing the feeling in my hands, and....  The Drama Queen is grumping around the house as though I'd killed Jesus.)

Comment by Steph S. on January 13, 2012 at 11:09am

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 6, 2012 at 3:40am

i aint' hangin' round here no more! ~ ; )

 

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