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maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2013 at 12:47am

Tony CarrollOverview Effect

Patricia, Bria Cox; 

The Flying AtheistNOVA: Earth from Space

bookloverSecular Creed; 

All precious pearls with information and beauty beyond describing. 

Thanks, dear friends. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 23, 2013 at 12:03am

Several people have had problems with posting pictures from webmail such as Yahoo Mail. (The picture that works for you, but not other people, is coming from your private email account.)

The solution is to download the picture to your own computer (right click and "Save picture as..." or something similar), then use that copy in your A|N post. The second button in the toolbar, "Add Image", in the group to the left of bold, italic, etc., lets you browse for a picture on your computer and upload and include it.

Oh, and it doesn't hurt to repeat this advice about passwords: words in a dictionary, including foreign-language dictionaries, are NOT good passwords. Hackers routinely use word lists to guess passwords, and they automatically add variants like "!nc0rrect".

A better tactic is to take letters from a memorable phrase, such as "The Flying Spaghetti Monster likes chocolate chip cookies with extra hot sauce", giving TFSMlcccwehs.

(from Abstruse Goose)

Comment by Steph S. on February 22, 2013 at 10:18pm
Cute pics booklover and Ian. I'm catching up on posts here.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 10:04pm

Sk8eycat, you seem to have a history of not being able to post your cartoons correctly.  You're reminding me of "Uncle Don Reads the Funnies" from radio days.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 10:01pm

Thanks, Ian.  I just read the wiki article and it prompted me to Google "hamsters and chocolate" with the following result:  Feeding hamsters chocolate.   I didn't have dogs or cats in my house as a kid but we always had a collection of gerbils or hamsters, and I knew that I was NOT to feed them chocolate.  I never knew why until today.  Isn't the Interwebs awesome?!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 9:59pm

If you can't see "Senior Brilliance" (yeah...I Copied it from an email, and I DO have Ya-effing-hoo Mail), it's a photo of two white-haired women grinning at each other. 

The caption says, "My memory really sucks,Mildred, so I changed my password to 'incorrect.'  That way, when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me...'Your password is incorrect.' "

I can certainly identify with that! 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 22, 2013 at 9:37pm
Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 6:47pm

Senior Brilliance

Comment by sk8eycat on February 22, 2013 at 6:46pm

I think it's the's a heart stimulant, I think.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 22, 2013 at 6:39pm

Chocolate is poisonous to gerbils and hamsters, as well.   Why is that?


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