This weekend I attended an exercise in gender. One of my cousins is getting married next week & her sister threw her a party designed to piss her off. It didn’t work, but we all had fun regardless. There was a penis cake, a penis wand, penis straws (in fact, somewhere an aunt of mine … [Read more…]
(overheard between a drunken John & a drunken xJane at last night’s Abney Park concert) Background: Yesterday, xJane was sitting around, slightly ill, and generally feeling sorry for herself. Whilst innocently watching Emmy consideration DVDs, she received a call from John, who asked if she was busy (she was not) and if she was interested … [Read more…]
By now, many of you will have heard that one of the Vatican’s astronomers has indicated that there might be life on other planets. Even that they might be without sin. Many of my favorite science fiction books involve the intersection of religion and space travel (Dune and Ender’s Game chief among them). But really, … [Read more…]
(Hello, this is Zach Alexander — you may have read my Leaving the Garden post, and this is the first of a few guest articles I’m posting while John is otherwise engaged.) “The stuff that really brings people together, and makes us happy to live together, originates from a caring and thoughtful mind that’s been … [Read more…]
A fantastic set of artistic works that capture, in a snapshot (I use the term loosely, more often in a 60’x40′ canvas) the kinds of things that get through out daily, weekly, every five minutes, &c. Many of these I would love to buy prints of (I especially like Paper Bags and Jet Trails). Spark … [Read more…]
We’ve covered ultra short SF stories. Now, to memoirs. The specific topic is green memoirs but I think any memoir will do. Mine: Courtyard: a communal herb garden. Gone.
First, there was John’s dabbling in mapping lolCats onto traditional religious images. Then, the folks over at Cracked gave us some awesome lolReligion interspersed in their 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On (scroll down for the lolDog in need of a Catholic exorcism). But it didn’t stop there, oh no! Someone linked John … [Read more…]
God’s (i.e. Google’s) view of Biblical events (including the Crucifixion, the crossing of the Red Sea, and Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden) as imagined by the Glue Society. Via Creative Review.