Crossposted from my pad
Yes, another reply to a riposte from James Lileks of the Minnesota Star-Tribune. If it keeps up at this rate I might have to add another category.
Thursday he was in rare form, and opened with a nice salvo:
Another day in the Land of Inversion, where the obvious is not an option.…
Added by warreno on July 19, 2008 at 3:28am —
Today was full of suck, with many users being very needy, and day 2 of no long distance in the office, so I spent all day on the phone with vendors. Oh, and one of our sites backups hadn't worked properly since last july. And some shadow copies were disappearing faster than I could recover data from them.
And I found Limewire on a users machine who is always bitching about how her compy doesn't work.
And a hard drive died. So yeah, suck ass.
Also, I'm on Twitter, at Able_X.… Continue
Added by Michael Becker on July 18, 2008 at 10:21pm —
I was driving down the street the other day and got stuck at a red light behind a gigantic Escalade. I went through the usual thoughts about how much gas the car was guzzling, how much the owner paid for fuel every week, whether or not he or she actually needed
said Escalade for driving around the suburbs. Then I noticed this bumpersticker on the back of the behemoth:
In the Event of Rapture, This Car Will Be Driverless
And I thought, "Wow, when that happens,… Continue
Added by Laura on July 18, 2008 at 6:51pm —
Hey Folks! Just figured I'd drop you all a line to let you know that I'll be interviewed this coming Sunday the 20th on HorrorMovieFans.com Blogtalk Radio at 7:45 PM Central Time. I'll be discussing the book and Wildside Cinema as well as participating in some fun indie horror chatter. Continue
Added by CultCinemaCritic on July 18, 2008 at 6:25pm —
Oh, the insufferable necessity of being constantly reminded of how many members are on at any given point in time. AN swaggers, drunk with new found popularity. Actually I think they just put that on peoples pages where nothing else is going on. Let's face it, Fridays arent the best blog days, work crews tend to blow off even more steam than usual and who wants to miss that carnival. It's so nice to know that my simpatico host, AN, and I share a similar vice, OCD. I'm addicted to blogging and… Continue
Added by DaVinci on July 18, 2008 at 5:43pm —
Taken from my blog at http://beinghuman.blogs.fi
The freedom on thinking and the general development of societies have always been following a common path. The Greece of antiquity reached unprecedented achievement in science and arts when their religion did not really stall the development of the free thought in this society.
When thinking became freer, there was an explosion of ideas and also a new kind of economic vitality that made the material improvement of this… Continue
Added by Jaakko Wallenius on July 18, 2008 at 4:56pm —
Written by Joel
THE WORLD IS GOING TO END DECEMEBER 21, 2012!!
Well, no, probably not. There is a good chance this is wrong. This 2012 Apocalypse hysteria is not a small nutjob movement based on fuzzy thinking and very little compelling evidence, it is in fact a very large nutjob movement based on a fuzzy thinking and very little compelling evidence. Need proof of that? An Amazon.com book search for "2012" generated 91,450 results. So one can conclude that there exists a… Continue
Added by Metro State Atheists on July 18, 2008 at 4:27pm —
It seems that this place is more like My Space for atheist than I thought. Lots of discussions, but little in the way of blogging.
I feel rather giddy about meeting so many like minded people. I sure hope we can make this a primary blog place. It would be nice to get in on the ground floor.
I am a Xangan, I like their format which seems more conducive to conversations than it is for meeting people. I guess there are only so many things any blogsphere does, which expresses itself… Continue
Added by DaVinci on July 18, 2008 at 12:00pm —
...look to the left under RSS. I just don't have the time to post them there and here. Sorry kids.
Added by IsThatLatin on July 18, 2008 at 9:17am —
I am looking forward to some lively discussions.
However, I have a personal rule, "listen before talking". So I will listen for a while before offering my two cents.
Added by Marilyn LaCourt on July 18, 2008 at 8:25am —
I recently got back into Irvine after a trip up through a large swath of NorCal to visit friends and family. I really have two sets of family up there; one is my "older brother" (met many moons ago through the Big Brother/Little Brother program) with his family in the Bay Area and the other is the group of actual genetic family in the Sacramento area.
I've mentioned being an Atheist and being a member of Atheists, Agnostics, and Rationalists at UC Irvine to my brother and his family,… Continue
Added by Alex Uzdavines on July 18, 2008 at 1:48am —
The appearance of little green dots on many, not all, of the images in the sidebar popup chat
They aren't on friends of mine. Are these people being marked for some sinister plan? Have they been chosen, anointed? Does the dot mean, "this person has money"? Nope, can't be. I notice my own pic has a green dot on it.
Feel free to add your own favorite delusional and/or paranoid fantasy here as a comment. Or you can be a total downer… Continue
Added by Jack Carlson on July 18, 2008 at 12:00am —
I really don't...
I'm so smitten by this girl...she's just too much for me.
I love Kelly.
I love her so...so very much, and she loves me too. It's really more intense than any romance I've ever had in my life, and it's something I don't want to ever give up.
I don't really care if this blog isn't about atheism, or social issues; it's my blog, so I'll do whatever the hell I want with it, damnit.
There's just...such an electrical charge… Continue
Added by Sage Hitek on July 17, 2008 at 11:01pm —
Wow, this is the first blog I've ever done!
“And now.... for... The Invocation!”
Rats. And while the heads bow, mine remains tall, and while the eyes close, mine roam the room for another who may reject the nonsense as I do; some common soul. But as is often the case, either there are none or they aren’t brave enough to de-cloak. I’ve done this “look around” lots of times.
And then the Pledge of Allegiance. Usually, when… Continue
Added by Tracy on July 17, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Added by Maria on July 17, 2008 at 5:30pm —
There's a blog on here? This is quite like myspace, isn't it? Only less moronic. Hmm.
Added by Claire Donnelly on July 17, 2008 at 4:07pm —
Do you support the OUT Campaign
? Have you ever purchased one of those spiffy scarlet 'A' t-shirts
I'm currently putting together a brochure for the OUT Campaign and I'm looking for pictures of atheists sporting their 'A' t-shirts to include. If you've got any of yourself or your friends, please send them my way, and you… Continue
Added by Sage on July 17, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Well, apparently when PZ Myers came to Atheist Nexus so did several hundred of us minions. I'm not quite sure how I feel about being a minion, I mean, what should I expect AS a minion? Are there benefits? Free sex? Virtual settings like these are always fun the first day or so, but what about next week, or the week after?
Last thing of this sort I joined was Verve Earth, which was cool, you get to see where other bloggers are around the world much llike a google earth format, but you have… Continue
Added by DaVinci on July 17, 2008 at 3:15pm —
I suppose I'll put a little more about myself here in case anyone is interested. I've pretty much summed up why I'm here in my "About Me" section, but that doesn't really capture me and what I'm about. I'm not so much a fan of defining my self by what I'm not; I'd rather define myself by what I am.
I was born and raised in a small town in south Alabama called Opp, a city best known for it's annual rattlesnake rodeo. That is exactly what it sounds like. A bunch of rednecks playing… Continue
Added by Jeremy on July 17, 2008 at 2:00pm —
They're here and they're flooding the Nexus! :P
Jeebus! 300 members in like what? 4 hours?
I mean, look at this, they've got the newest group
and it's already heavily populated.
Added by Db0 on July 17, 2008 at 12:30pm —