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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover yesterday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara on Saturday. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

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Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:50pm

Chris that's the funniest picture! Love it!

Booklover that cat looks so hungry.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:48pm

Yes Ruth - I am not liking the new format much at all. I used to go to the site daily - but now I just go whenever I think about it. I feel lost there now.

I wonder if there is a place to complain about that image Ruth. Maybe we should send a message to the webmaster about that picture.

Comment by Steph S. on October 2, 2012 at 7:46pm

So behind on the posts here. But never fear - I'm getting caught up right now. I will make sure to look at everything.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 2, 2012 at 7:34pm

Ruth, years ago I practically lived on the Cheezburger web site, but they've made so many changes in the past 6 months or so that I hardly recognize the place, can't find anything, and I flat "DO NOT WANT!"  I particularly dislike all the FlakeBook connections that they've added.

It just doesn't feel like "home" anymore.  So I don't go there, unless someone tells me to.  My sister still spends a lot of time there...she specializes in Trek LOLz...

Live long and prosper!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 2, 2012 at 7:16pm

Thanks for the great quotes Tony and Loren! And for the chuckle, Chris!

I'm upset because Cheezburger had a front page picture of a man smashing a woman's face, like it was something to cheer for. I always went there for cute cats, not to be virtually assaulted.

Is the cat with the really big bite yours, booklover?

Have a peaceful night, all.

Comment by booklover on October 2, 2012 at 4:49pm

That's true Lillie! 

@sk8eycat, that is a scary situation to be in.  We are in tornado country here, but there is also a fault-line, but I don't think it would do too much damage in my city.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 2, 2012 at 4:29pm

@booklover and Lille: I live in Southern California...I think most of my (English-speaking) neighbors would get the joke.  We know from experience that you can't "stop" it, but wish we could.  We're ALL sort of quietly biting our nails knowing "The Big One" is 25 - 50 years overdue.  1994 was bad enough.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Northridge_earthquake

Comment by Lillie on October 2, 2012 at 3:49pm

Or they wouldn't know you couldn't stop it.  (plate tectonics, that is)

Comment by booklover on October 2, 2012 at 1:31pm

Love your thought for the day sk8eycat.  I'll bet if you put that on a shirt, 3/4 of the people you ran into wouldn't even know what it meant.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 2, 2012 at 1:21pm

Thought for the day....  (I recently bought a book about Anne McCaffrey, one of my favorite wriers, and there was one photograph of her wearing a sweatshirt with the following)

STOP
PLATE
TECTONICS

 

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