George Carlin picks apart religious traditions & superstitions: “Suppose they hand you an upside down backward Chinese Braille bible with half the pages missing [for you to swear to tell the truth on]. At what point does all of this stuff just break down & become just a lot of stupid shit that somebody made … [Read more…]
So often recently there have been news reports of people who use the internet to stalk people. Here’s a story about how one girl used the internet to find her rapists and prove their guilt. It’s the story of a horrendous act, and a girl’s courage to confront her smug attackers. She’s not named (she … [Read more…]
Proving that Hollywood is not the hot-bed of liberalism that many people would like to think it is, here is one woman’s list of the most misogynistic movies of the 21st century.
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…]
I don’t really feel that I’ve been pulling my feminist weight around here recently (and that big long post about American Gladiators really rose from my husband’s comment; I expanded it because I wasn’t certain all our dear readers knew what AG was). And that really also means I’ve not been pulling my blogging weight … [Read more…]
According to the folks at Global Orgasm, there’s some scientific connection between individual sexual euphoria and global conflict resolution. To put it crudely, they want you to fuck for world peace. The idea is to have everyone build to a collective mega-climax at the exact time of the Winter Solstice (that’s 10:08 pm, PST). According … [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.
I ran across this article today about how religion shapes language shapes attitude. It relates to the Arabic word/phrase “inshallah“, which my coworker explained as “if God wills it” but which can be used for many things. This article discusses how it is seeping into American consciousness &, perhaps, changing our attitude. I know I’ve … [Read more…]
FYI: The 80th edition of the Carnival of the Godless is up at the Jesus Myth. I haven’t had a chance to look at this one yet, so let me know if you all find any especially intriguing posts. I’m looking forward to reading them over a steaming hot cup of Joe sweetened with a … [Read more…]
One of my favorite Stephen Colbert videos just resurfaced; watch it now, before it disappears again!
While we’re at it, here are links to two other favorites:
Watch this one through to the end–it’s the only time I’ve both Colbert and Jon Stewart lose composure. Warning: lots of male anatomy and gay sex innuendo (but nothing explicit).
My brother forwarded a link to this video, which sent me into the worst case of cubicle giggles I’ve had in years.
“You understand why ’42’ and ‘AYBABTU’ are funny, and still laugh at both.” I laughed. Also: “You consider ‘Geek’ a complement. [sic]” There are 18 more. via SF Signal.