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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

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Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

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The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

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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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 12, 2013 at 11:15am

I remember guys trying to get me to hold the gunny-sack while they beat the bush to drive a snipe into the sack.  I didn't fall for it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 12, 2013 at 11:07am

Getting caught up here.....Happy Anniversary, Melinda!  Cheers to you and your guy.  :)

LOVED the 'Invisible' animals, Felaine.  I had to google 'snipe' to see what I was looking for.  All these years I thought it was just a mythical animal.  As boy scouts we were sent on snipe hunting missions in the dark on camping trips.  Never caught one despite numerous supposed sightings.  Yes, Dr Kellie, these events often ended with lots of laughing and screaming and kids running around like Keystone Cops in a dark field.   

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 12, 2013 at 11:06am

I couldn't find the snipe either, until I looked at Steph picture and looked for that.

I thought the deer was a turkey before I read the caption and looked for a deer.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2013 at 10:46am

Balloon furniture -ouch! Thanks for the snipe pic.

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:42am

sk8eycat there's a Common Snipe picture for you.

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:40am

sk8eycat, I would love for you to re-post your invisible animals to my Wildlife and Bird group. We would enjoy that.

I can put the links here for you.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/wildlife

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/birding-birders-and-all-things-birds

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:37am

Love the cat cartoon booklover.

Comment by dr kellie on January 12, 2013 at 7:03am

I never knew snipe hunting was a prompt for finding a make out spot, but I do remember many fun nights taking girls on snipe hunts.  It was always funny and usually ended in a herd of girls screaming and laughing and running through the woods.

Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2013 at 3:28am

Wonderful pics Sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2013 at 1:01am

Steph, should I re-post the "invisible" animals to your Animals group?  I have a similar link for "invisible" owls, too.

Ruth, I think the snipe is white with a long skinny beak. 

I used to think snipes were a myth...sending innocent teens out on a "snipe hunt" was an unfunny prank played on camping trips... "snipe hunting" also meant driving to some secluded spot to "make out"  As in going to the "submarine races."

That was the mid-1950s.

 

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