This week I had the pleasure of attending a recital given by this extremely talented quartet of swiss-latino saxophones who boast the palindromic name of "saXas". The ensemble played jazzed-up versions of La Danza
, Historia del Tango
and Suite Hellenica
Mélanie Clivaz, founder of the ensemble and alto saxophone player, is hypnotic. While performing the Suite Hellenica
I could just imagine this delicate pale woman in a void in which she shined… Continue
Added by Rosa on July 26, 2008 at 2:30pm —
So far my experience with Atheist Nexus has been all positive. :)
I've met some cool people and learned a lot of stuff too, mostly depressing political stuff that I've had to then blog
You know, of course, atheists are more intelligent than bible thumpers
, right? According to Richard Lynn and 2 other smart guys, we are.… Continue
Added by Neece on July 26, 2008 at 12:41pm —
It's been reported this week that John "McSame" McCain has been cavorting with his potential V.P. candidates. One name that's supposedly high on his list is Minnesota Governor Tim "T-Paw" Pawlenty. If Dick Cheney was the dark emperor from 'Star Wars' this guy wouldn't just be his Darth Vader...he'd kill him in a bid for power and use the corpse as a chair.
Those outside Minnesota likely know very little about 'little Timmy from Maple Grove' so I felt the need to share this article… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on July 26, 2008 at 12:00pm —
[I first posted this lengthy review on my MySpace blog last year.]
I recently went to see an exhibition billed as "Ancient Treasures of the Holy Land" housed in the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park of Dallas. Fair Park has some fine museums, but the Embarcadero Building isn't one of them; it's just a general-purpose building with lots of space, usually given over to agricultural exhibits during the State Fair of Texas or various attractions during the North Texas IrishFest.… Continue
Added by Wordplayer on July 26, 2008 at 10:30am —
"Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that's something the Fuehrer would have done"
Courtesy of none other then Ben Stein. Who else could say something so earth-shatteringly moronic?
How about CNN's Glenn Beck? In conversation with Stein:
"I've been -- I've been saying that we're headed towards a Mussolini-style presidency forever"…
Added by Hessenroots on July 26, 2008 at 8:30am —
I've never had a dog with cancer before. We can't even think of treating this. Her lungs are shot through. The vet says that he's 85% sure it's cancer; if not, then it's something that can be "managed" with steroids. So she'd never be healthy again. She's only 5. She's the meanest little dog, always yapping and snapping at Xander, but Bonnie loves her dearly, and is, of course, heartbroken. She cried in my arms there at the vet's, even as he pitched an advanced diagnostic plan that he knew I… Continue
Added by HotMess on July 25, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Don't drink anything while watching this
. You will never look at Richard Dawkins the same way again...
H/T Greg Laden
and PZ Myers
Added by Brad Feaker on July 25, 2008 at 10:41pm —
I attended a funeral recently for a relative of a friend, and I saw a familiar type of service.
The deceased had lived 84 years, and the only things the minister mentioned about him in this memorial (though they were mentioned repeatedly and with due emphasis on their considerable value) were the facts that he was a serviceman (U.S. Navy, in both WWII and Korea), husband, and father (and grandfather and great-grandfather). That's about it.
Wait, not quite: There was also a… Continue
Added by Wordplayer on July 25, 2008 at 4:58pm —
There may or may not be a shred of truth in this, take it as you will. I'm not against Obama, just thought this was somewhat relevant to the Nexus.
Obama visted the western wall of Jerusalem earlier this week. Per tradition he left a small prayer tucked in a note inside a crack in the wall. Apparently it's not 'kosher' to… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on July 25, 2008 at 4:10pm —
I work in an office on the 15th floor of a glass-walled skyscraper. (Actually, I personally work in a cubicle in that office, but you get the idea.) There are few buildings in this area anywhere near this tall, and the region is mostly very flat, so the view from the windows is wide open -- and, at this time of year, quite pleasant, with lots of trees and other greenery dominating the surrounding neighborhoods, especially on our side of the highway.
Recently, we had a moderately… Continue
Added by Wordplayer on July 25, 2008 at 2:30pm —
I'm new to Atheist Nexus and looking forward to talking to like minded people. :)
I won't be posting in this blog much because I have my own blog that I keep... go visit me there if you like:
Added by Neece on July 25, 2008 at 12:39pm —
I find it very interesting when christians come to me with a computer problem, and I tell them to try prayer to fix it, that they won't even consider that as a plausible option.
Added by TravCav on July 25, 2008 at 9:54am —
I you have not seen this
I issue 1 warning - if you are drinking anything it will wind up on your monitor :-)
Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 8:53pm —
Pharyngula (aka PZ Myers) threw a cracker in the garbage
, along with some torn out pages of the Koran and The God Delusion. It is unclear as of yet whether he should be burned as Jew or burned as a witch
PZ's whole post is worth reading. As usual, I agree and disagree with various parts of it. The only thing I'll bring up is his caricature of… Continue
Added by essentialsaltes on July 24, 2008 at 4:23pm —
The catholic asshats are out in force at Pharyngula - they are posting massive comments 40K+ words of pope drivel in an attempt to crash the Science Blogs servers. It's time for a little activism folks - these are deliberate attacks on the SB servers. Support Professor Myers and the First Amendment. Please contact President Robert Bruininks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 3:44pm —
Last week the US congress finally managed to reverse a law prohibiting anyone with the AIDS/HIV virus from visiting or immigrating to the US. The Law was established in 1987 and codified into law in 1993, when conservative ideology labeled AIDS the "gay" plague despite scientific and medical information suggesting the illness was much more widely spread
The illness was used in conservative pulpits in America to preach hate against gay men, but the Catholic Church responded to the… Continue
Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on July 24, 2008 at 3:22pm —
Here is a link
to a great article by Austin Cline on his about.com atheism blog. Go read it - now!!!
Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 2:53pm —
One of my personal heroes of rationality, Professor PZ Myers, has finally put the infamous cracker out of it's misery...
Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 1:52pm —
Only Together Do We Exist. Only Together Do We Form A.
Added by Daniel de Culla on July 24, 2008 at 1:19pm —
I have been following the comment thread over at http://de-conversion.com/2008/07/22/i-never-wanted-to-be-an-atheist/ - and ran across the following exchange (names have been deleted to protect the guilty):
commenter 1 (a Christian)
Wow, the tone here is so interesting. Such great anger and pompousness, against God himself, even. Hmmm. He is not going to accept any of your excuses on Judgment Day. He is going to show you all of the ways he revealed himself to you quite… Continue
Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 12:30pm —