Parallax's Blog (8)

Laisse Faire Capitalism

I would like to disabuse some of you of the idea that the decimation of the economy is the fault of free market Capitalism.

What you have been witnessing is not the result of free market capitalism but rather the purchase by those whose best interest is served to influence those that can choose not to enforce laws that are already in place.

Now maybe what's popping into your head about now is "Well there you go, less regulation has resulted in more corruption." In a… Continue

Added by Parallax on May 3, 2009 at 4:42am — 3 Comments

What's the big F'in deal?

Is it really a big fucking deal that I'm an Atheist and I sell Mary Kay? I mean all I'm trying to do is earn extra money in order to pay off my car and get Mary Kay half price (I've already been using MK for years).

Lately I've been kind of snickered at by my Atheist friends regarding me being part of such a blatantly Christian organization. They haven't forced me to pray and I haven't forced them to not pray around me.

Pffft, if you can't please everyone, you've got to… Continue

Added by Parallax on April 12, 2009 at 10:48pm — 6 Comments

Thing I'm thinkin' about.

I'm thinkin' bout changin' up my page. Suggestions?

Added by Parallax on April 8, 2009 at 6:01am — 1 Comment

On Pets and People

Like many Americans, I own pets. Yet I think I'm kind of a looney when it comes to my pets since I don't like the term "own'" for these little furry or scaley beings that share my home. Yeah, I paid money for them...But I think that term is a little insulting to the furry American that lives with me, rent free, in exchange for cuddles. I often find myself pondering our relationship and what it should be. Do any of you do this?

Before I get into my thought processes when pondering… Continue

Added by Parallax on September 13, 2008 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Death Sentence

I just got done watching the movie "Death Sentence" with Kevin Bacon and a full on cast of people too desperate for money to pass up the script. Oh, and John Goodman too.

I have to start off by saying that I'm pretty sure Hollywood was experimenting here. "This time" the executive says "We'll be pairing Fox News watching 60+ city dwelling executives with a group of various 14 year olds. Some of these 14 year olds probably play too many FPS's, others have heard so many stupid myths… Continue

Added by Parallax on September 3, 2008 at 10:56pm — 4 Comments


I have heard this term thrown around so much that it's really lost all meaning.

Geek used to mean that you were smart, and knew way too much about things that the popular kids, when you went to high school, would have thought were stupid.

Not so much anymore, apparantly, as I just heard some guy refer to himself as a "sports geek." That would be awesome if maybe he was up on all the stats and played fantasy baseball or something, but no, he just plays a lot of sports and… Continue

Added by Parallax on August 27, 2008 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

Infidel Guy

Loving the Infidel Guy podcast. I heard Kristy on there just recently...very cool!

Today I heard the one with the christian that called in for a very lengthy discussion with the Infidel Guy...every time they tried to pin him down, he'd come up with the same ole christian dodges.

Very helpful in my own life!

Added by Parallax on August 16, 2008 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Misquoting Jesus.

Yeah, it's an hour and a half long lecture on the origins of the Bible, but it doesn't even seem to matter since it's so very interesting. I'm hoping to go down to my favorite (read that as 'only decent') book store in this podunk town and pick it up.

Hopefully because it has the word 'Jesus' in the title, the bookstore will carry it. This town is full of fundies. There are 4 or 5 churches within walking… Continue

Added by Parallax on July 22, 2008 at 11:55am — 2 Comments



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