Remember Prop 8? For me, the wounds are still raw (current status: overturned but implementation stayed; trapped in the appellate process [English: not legal but in effect]). I went to a school that threw its 501(c) out the window in the name of religious zealotry and continues to treat some of its students as second-class. … [Read more…]
These words make me cringe. As though that’s a compliment. As though the opposite is an insult. But I ran across this recently and it struck me as being a perfect sentiment: I’d do her. If, like, she were still alive. And would have me. [Obviously, this was about a historic figure.] “And would have … [Read more…]
The awesome Cobwebs over at Art of Darkness (she also runs a fantabulous store at Shadow Manor) is hosting the 3rd annual Secret Santa Can Suck It, a virtual gift-swap. It’s not the swap that’s virtual, it’s the gifties. Last year, I got an amazing Cthluhu Makeover (I’m virtually wearing my tentacle dress right now) … [Read more…]
The above photo is mine, from a Prop 8 protest. I post it because of my description: “I got a little freaked out at one point when I realized the cop to protester ratio was pretty dang high.” This defined the police action last night against #OccupyLA Many police officers must experience a powerful tension … [Read more…]
Many of us have mixed feelings about Occupy Wall Street. I personally get excited at any signs of life in America’s normally apathetic citizenry, but have been confused and maybe a bit turned off by the festival atmosphere and the initial incoherence of the movement and its participants. We expect sound bytes: where’s the political … [Read more…]
Um. This is why teh intarwebs were invented (yes: this counts as national security). After having watched that, you’re allowed to watch the original. But I will bet money you won’t be able to.
Because Sinfest is that awesome, Tatsuya Ishida just did a sequence on the patriarchy and male privilege. They start here. Thumbnails and commentary below the fold.
(Though Steve might suggest that we reboot.) To the man who made this anti-consumerist feel less guilty about buying some products, and to the Buddhist who made me feel more attached to these possessions more than any other. He gave me the tools that I use to connect with other souls, to create and convey … [Read more…]
Two recent internet interactions: Anonymous Dude on Twitter: Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist. -C. S. Lewis My reply: Funny, I don’t feel rage-filled. Maybe C.S. Lewis was projecting. Facebook “friend”: Don’t you think this might have something to do with women’s biology? It would … [Read more…]
This is my live-blogging post for my attempt to produce a comic in 24 hours or less. Mainly, I’ll share tweets and images here. 05:45am: I had planned to start at least two hours earlier. I’m getting coffee, and then clock starts at 6am. Good morning. 24-Hour Comic Day: join in via Google+ hangout here: … [Read more…]
In less than 36 hours, I plan to participate in 24-Hour Comics Day. In a nutshell, this Saturday is set aside for masochists to create a 24-page or 100-panel comic within 24 hours. I plan to start as early as I can–3 or 4am if I can, and to live-tweet-blog-video it throughout the day and … [Read more…]
The subject of Perfection In Heaven has been crossing my path recently, most likely via a podcast (Atheists Talk (iTunes link) by Minnesota Atheists, Ask an Atheist, the Atheist Community of Austin‘s Atheist Experience or Non-Prophets (iTunes link), or FFRF‘s Freethought Radio). This is the proposition that (a) we are fallen, imperfect beings unworthy of … [Read more…]