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Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

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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

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Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2013 at 12:47am

Damn.  It's difficult trying to type with a cat on my lap.  The previous post is full of typos.  Sorry.

Pumpkin will only sit with me when I'm at the keyboard...

 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2013 at 12:43am

Got this made up as a poster that was captioned, "GRAMMAR. It's important." IMO it should have been, "PUNCTUATION. It's important." But, I' one of those nerds like the woman who wrote, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a bestseller that's ONLY about correct punctuation.  It's also hilarious.  anyway...

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2013 at 12:29am

Silver bullets were supposed to be for killing werewolves.  I think.  The wooden stake for a vampire has a whiff of Druidism.  (I used to have a friend who would tell door-to-door undergodders that she was a Druid. Stopped most of them cold.)

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2013 at 12:14am

No silver bullets, or was that for another beastie?

Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 10:24pm

Vampire Hunting Kit - I saw that in a movie about Vampires. They really did used to believe in that stuff.

Thanks sk8eycat.

Hi booklover - so lots of snow there?

Comment by sk8eycat on February 26, 2013 at 6:05pm

A friend just forwarded this to me:

Vampire Hunting Kit.

I did a Google Image Search (because the one Jo sent me was lifted from InYourFaceBook), and there are pages and pages of the things!

Travelers in the 19th century would purchase ‘vampire hunting kits’ in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe. The kits would contain a wooden stake, Bible, crucifix, pistol with lead bullets, gunpowder, garlic and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires. Interestingly, these kits predated Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other written accounts of vampires, pointing to the strong oral history component of the undead bloodsucker.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 26, 2013 at 5:47pm

Steph, I love "...that's enough."  My Pumpkin does the exact opposite; if I stop petting him, he tries to snatch my hand, with claws extended, as if to say, "That's NOT enough!"

Gotta send that gif to all my other cat-fan friends.  (I don't know why I can't get any of them to join this group...or even stop by for a visit. 85% of them are atheists.)

Comment by sk8eycat on February 26, 2013 at 5:39pm

To Hitch, wherever you aren't, today people DO have an idea or two about what is going on (cause and effect), and most of them prefer to be in deep denial.

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Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 5:00pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 26, 2013 at 4:57pm

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805,

The photos have copyright claims and I could not get copie...they are so pretty, I invite you to enjoy their beauty with me.

 

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