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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 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 Apr 25. 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 Joan Denoo on October 9, 2013 at 7:01pm

My first year in high school and all four years, I belonged to Teen Twirlers, a folk dance group. We had costumes for each of the countries and had some pretty intricate steps to learn. I just tried to find the names of some of them, i.e. Tarantella, Schuhplattler, Virginia Reel, polkas, Tinikling, Irish jigs, Tango, Rumba, and stuff like that. You probably learned these as well.
I didn't like ballroom dancing.  I preferred learning about the cultures, experimenting with their foods, regalia and traditions. Didn't do any dancing after high school. Got interested in science, especially horticulture, and spent my first year and a half in college at the greenhouses or barns.  I am too clumsy for dancing. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 9, 2013 at 4:58pm

I like dancing in a group also Patricia, but I'm not good, so it has to be with someone I've danced with a few times before.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 9, 2013 at 4:51pm

Love the laughing cat Steph.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 9, 2013 at 2:24pm

Just in time for Halloween.

It's been used so many times it's become a scary movie cliché: an ominous, rustling sound in the next room. The person on the screen reluctantly opens the door and, suddenly, lets out a bloodcurdling scream at the sight of ... a cat.

Using scenes from such horror classics as "Friday the 13th," "Halloween" and "Pet Sematary" (as well as some non-horror hits like "Horrible Bosses" and "Romancing the Stone"), Alex Moschina created a fantastic supercut — "It's just a cat" — that includes no less than 25 cats.

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Comment by Steph S. on October 9, 2013 at 11:35am

loves scary Atheist Napoleon

thanks for all the music posts - very nice

sounds fun booklover

so it is Wed and the weekend is coming up

How is everyone ?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 9, 2013 at 2:40am

Tony, that "Chammak Challo" video is fun to watch and very colorful.  I found two things to be very interesting.  Everyone was very light-skinned and the lead male had searing blue eyes.  I wasn't expecting that from India.  I hope Bollywood isn't purposefully making such drastic changes to their performers in order to make their films more marketable.  I admit, I know absolutely nothing about Bollywood movies, so perhaps this clip is an anomaly.  I've watched independent films from India but not from mainstream Bollywood.  

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 9, 2013 at 12:08am

Mushrooms sound good in chili. Will have to try it.

I like the old song and dance movies from the 30's and 40's. Grew up watching them with my mom. Song and dance is still alive in India. This is from the movie RA.One. Chammak Challo.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 8, 2013 at 11:57pm

Patricia, I so wanted to be a tap dancer when I was a kid.  I grew up watching all those Fred Astaire and Shirley Temple type of movies and I've always loved the music from that era.

Sauteing the mushrooms first is a good idea.  I suspect that brings out more of the flavor. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 8, 2013 at 11:42pm

Here's a little gem I discovered.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 8, 2013 at 11:37pm

And now for something completely different.

Ian, try this when your back is better. 

 

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