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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 4 Replies

Am I so old and not know the definition of aphrodisiac, and its historical definition being based on Aphrodite, that her name came from the African drugs that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used for sexual enhancement? Dhu!  Aphrodite, ancient Greek…Continue

Tags: Africa, Lady, Victorian

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 20, 2015 at 10:31pm

Sk8ey - I actually liked Carrey in Liar Liar. And you're so right about Lucille - by a strange coincidence I just saw a trailer for her Mame last week and she was waaaaaaaaaay too long in tooth and claw for that role.

Ian - Groucho was absolutely the pinnacle of comedy. My favorite line ever was I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception. He was just subtle enough to sleaze many a ribald line past the ever-vigilant censors. Reginald Perrin was priceless as well.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 10:19pm

I don't think I've ever seen anything Jim Carrey has ever done.  The last movie (DVD) I have seen was the second "Harry Potter" film.  *YAWN*  (And too much yelling n the beginning.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 20, 2015 at 9:58pm

Always been a Marx brothers fan, me. The right combination of verbal and visual wit. I grew up with more radio than telly so the verbal has been the most important. For instance, I love Blackadder but don't really care much for Mr. Bean.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:57pm

Jerry Lewis was good in "My Friend Irma."  Period.  At least I thought so at the time.   I was 9 years old.....

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 20, 2015 at 9:51pm

Joan, thanks for sharing that clip!

There's a discussion in "How To Do It!" about embedding videos, with instructions on specifying start and stop times if you want to highlight just one section.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:39pm

Carol Burnett was funny, AND she had a great supporting cast, and didn't hog all the laughs for herself.

Did you ever see the mini-series she did for CBS...."Fresno"?  A spoof of "Dynasty" and other prime time soaps  It kinda flopped, but I thought it was hilarious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno_%28miniseries%29

The whole thing is on YouTube somewhere.  I thought it was a riot because I've driven through Fresno too many times.  (If they'd done something like that here when we first moved to Burbank, it would have been just as crazy. There was a huge vineyard and winery just 1 block up the hill from us....tacky, tacky, tacky.)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 20, 2015 at 9:34pm

Grossest and most puke inducing slapstick of all - Jerry Lewis.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:22pm

Lucille Ball was a talented woman, and I hated seeing her play an idiot.  I also never understood WHY "Ricky" loved her.

THEN Hollywood made one of the biggest mistakes ever....they starred her in "Mame" when she was visibly too old to play Beauregard's mother.   Gaaaahhh!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2015 at 9:07pm

I want to share the first 27:47 minutes of this video. How do I do that? 

Matt Dillahunty vs. Israel Rodriguez: Whence cometh our Morals?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:04pm

I hated "I Love Lucy" and "The Honeymooners" because of all the yelling.  And the subdued slapstick. 

 

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