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Surreal, I haz it

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

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

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

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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 booklover on January 6, 2014 at 6:58pm
How about "literally?" As in "I literally DIED when I heard that!" Ummmm, no you didn't. Ha ha
Or Whatever!!!!
Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2014 at 5:34pm

Another that drives me nuts is ''suck''.....this, that, or the other, sucks!  ARRRRGH......shudder!!!!!

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on January 6, 2014 at 5:22pm

30 Cats Who Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep-Fu

http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-sleeping-cats/

Comment by sk8eycat on January 6, 2014 at 2:32pm

Ew. Carl, I still hear that sometimes.  "Gag me" is another one. 

Sounds like someone who thinks the Kardashians are real people, and wants to be just like them.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 6, 2014 at 2:19pm

This is several years old, but one of the overused phrases that I found to be particularly annoying at the time was......."to die for." 

(Ex: The double-layer chocolate mousse cake was to die for.) 

Augh!!  Like fingernails on a blackboard.  Everything was to die for. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 6, 2014 at 2:17pm

What artistry!

What IS it about cats and paper? The big black cat we had back in the '70s and '80s LOVED to pull Kleenex out of the box...not just one tissue, he'd grab each one as it popped up, and yank it out of the box...and shred each one. One time he (must have...we weren't home) grabbed the end of the roll of TP in the back bathroom, and walked, or ran, through the whole house with it.  When we got home, the kitchen, dining room, den, living room, and at least one bedroom had been TP'd.  He was the funniest cat we ever had, and I did the right thing when I named him T. Devil.

Gourd!  I love the silly critters!  (As if you didn't know.)

Some like to sit on paper(s), too.  I've heard someone say if there's nothing in a big room but her cat and a postage stamp, the cal will sit on the stamp. (Hope it's not one of the self-sticking type stamps.  Heh.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 6, 2014 at 2:07pm

LOL  That's funny, Patricia. 

Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2014 at 12:55pm

......And of course blamed the dog!!!!! Hahahaha!!!!

Comment by booklover on January 6, 2014 at 9:51am

Adorable picture Carl!!! lol.  I agree with the banished-word list Felaine!  My daughter went downstairs yesterday and found our 4 cats and this roll of paper towels, lol.Sorry it's sideways!

Comment by Plinius on January 6, 2014 at 1:47am

I'm happy you take care of the cat first - and I love the picture Carl! Take care of yourself in all the cold!

 

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