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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2013 at 1:23am

My education is surely lacking. I have not seen these before.

TOMMY TUNE

and

Charles "Honi" Coles performs the New Low Down 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 1, 2013 at 1:06am

I remember a long time ago reading a comment comparing Tommy Tune to Charles "Honi" Coles.  Amazing eloquence in just a few words:

"Tommy Tune danced all around the stage; "Honi" Coles stood in one place and made the stage dance around him,"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv_52J67pIw

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2013 at 12:58am

sk8eycat I have not seen that movie before. I like Sammy's dancing and singing. He is wiry and agile. Thanks.  

Comment by sk8eycat on September 1, 2013 at 12:46am

How to disrupt a church picnic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T61PTlfcnpQ

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2013 at 12:21am

Patricia, I thought I did a pretty thorough search for Kelly dance scenes, but didn't find ones in which he shone. Singin' in the Rain is a favorite of mine as well. I looked again and still don't find a good video. The search is on!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 10:39pm
Patricia, I bet you have a lot of dvd's; what is your favorite of Flatley? I couldn't find a piece I liked by Kelly, he was doing more acting than dancing. Do you have a favorite of his?
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 7:10pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:38pm

Carl, Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather are great! Such energy!  I wonder what condition their legs and joints were in as they got older? Can't even imagine doing such things with my legs at any time.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:04pm

sk8eycat the Hope and Cagney dance routine is great! Brings back great memories. 

Carl, I like the old timer, "You're the cream in my coffee". My Dad's dance band used to play that when I was very small, before WWII. Dad on sax and clarinet, my uncle on banjo, and others of their buddies played at granges and for school parties. My Dad's name was Jules, and in the second grade they read a book called "Jules the Drake". He became Drake from that day on. His band was Drake and his Ducklings. I gave his sax to my great-granddaughter this spring. She said all the valves work and only needed new pads and a reed. 

Patricia, what a sight, a saddled moose! They can be mean critters. Did you ever see them ridden? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2013 at 5:51pm

Sk8eycat, that's a GREAT clip.  Those two were very talented.  You never really saw Hope dance much....except for the occasion soft shoe.  He really was really a great tap dancer. 

You've reminded me of The Nicholas Brothers.  They are a favorite of mine. 

Watch:  Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather

 

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