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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 11 hours ago. 21 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 7:10pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:38pm

Carl, Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather are great! Such energy!  I wonder what condition their legs and joints were in as they got older? Can't even imagine doing such things with my legs at any time.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 6:04pm

sk8eycat the Hope and Cagney dance routine is great! Brings back great memories. 

Carl, I like the old timer, "You're the cream in my coffee". My Dad's dance band used to play that when I was very small, before WWII. Dad on sax and clarinet, my uncle on banjo, and others of their buddies played at granges and for school parties. My Dad's name was Jules, and in the second grade they read a book called "Jules the Drake". He became Drake from that day on. His band was Drake and his Ducklings. I gave his sax to my great-granddaughter this spring. She said all the valves work and only needed new pads and a reed. 

Patricia, what a sight, a saddled moose! They can be mean critters. Did you ever see them ridden? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2013 at 5:51pm

Sk8eycat, that's a GREAT clip.  Those two were very talented.  You never really saw Hope dance much....except for the occasion soft shoe.  He really was really a great tap dancer. 

You've reminded me of The Nicholas Brothers.  They are a favorite of mine. 

Watch:  Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 5:48pm

Oh dear! Forgive my typos, please. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2013 at 5:47pm

Animals Can Be Jerks - Supercut Compilation 2013!

I know we have seen this before, but I ran across it an want to share a laught with you-all. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 31, 2013 at 5:36pm

I still love seeing GOOD dancers (and Hope did  "moon-walking" before Michael Jackson was even born. Watch carefully.)

James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar's Club
Meeting back when actors were real performers.
Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56.
The year was 1955.


For the young folks, here is something
you’ve probably never seen before and,
unfortunately, you may never see again.

For us older folks, this is the best of the
best, and we had it for many years! This is a side
of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw,
but it shows you their enormous talent. Bob Hope, the
best of comedians, and James Cagney, mostly
cast as the bad guy, a gangster in the movies.

Click HERE to watch the video!
Comment by Lillie on August 31, 2013 at 4:35pm

Steph, I used to go shopping on Labor Day but have outgrown that.  Now that school is back in have to really watch the traffic, the cops, the buses and the kids.

Comment by booklover on August 31, 2013 at 4:16pm

Carl is right Joan!  I smiled all the way through that video!!!!  How adorable!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 31, 2013 at 11:50am

Oh my gosh, Joan.  That is a fantastic video!

 

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