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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

Tags: surreal

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

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

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

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2013 at 2:12pm
Spud, thanks for the translation of Hasa diga eebowai.
I used to say shizenkopf ... you know how we little old Victorian ladies get away with things!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2013 at 2:01pm
Comment by Idaho Spud on March 4, 2013 at 1:31pm

Thanks Joan.  I don't remember seeing that entire bit before.  It's the funniest bit of the Carol B show, and one of the funniest of any show.  For my taste, Tim Conway was funnier than all the rest put together.

Comment by Steph S. on March 4, 2013 at 12:43pm
Lula is adorable - such a beautiful cat booklover. I love that Lolcat you made Ruth! Very funny!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 4, 2013 at 10:07am

Lula is cute. I made a Monday LOL for you all.

Comment by booklover on March 4, 2013 at 9:05am

Thanks Carl! She doesn't hide when it's just us at home though. She lets me hold her at night, usually until I fall asleep!!!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 4, 2013 at 9:00am

Thanks for the Carol Burnett clips.  Very funny.  Her show was always a Saturday night staple in our house. 

Melinda, Lula is an absolute doll.  Too bad she hides herself. 

Comment by booklover on March 4, 2013 at 7:37am

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you all have a good week.  I am counting the days until vaction which starts saturday.  We have a house-sitter for our doggie and 3 cats.  I told him he will never see one of the cats.  Lula only likes the 4 of us, and she'll be terrified that a stranger is here. Poor Lula!  Here is a pic of her.  She will be 11 in April.

Comment by Steph S. on March 4, 2013 at 5:42am

Thank Joan for the funny Carol Burnett Show link.

Comment by Steph S. on March 4, 2013 at 5:42am

Good Morning all.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

 

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