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Thanks to those who have shared their identities in these services I've been able to add several more of you as friends. Thanks for the connections.

Added by Jack Carlson on July 19, 2008 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Aeria Gloris

Inner Universe by Origa

This is the source for the opening theme from Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex, and is distinctly house in its stylings. I like it because the title sequence is filled with Major Kusanagi's dreams; you see what a girl, whose body was lost to her into adulthood until there was nothing human about her but her spinal column and brain, sees as she sleeps. The dreams of a cyborg. A girl who never had the time to change into woman; it was just… Continue

Added by warreno on July 19, 2008 at 6:13am — No Comments

One blogs is enough

Am not going to write much here, as I already maintain a blog. You can found it here: Pro-Science.

Added by Kristjan Wager on July 19, 2008 at 5:44am — No Comments

Grandmother of Dr. Who

Or not, perhaps. Delia Derbyshire was apparently responsible for the mix of Ron Grainer's Dr. Who theme in 1963, but damn, she did some other innovative, amazing work in the analog era.

Hit this link and listen to her piece under the 'Timeless' header; or just hit this.

That was last week, right?



Added by warreno on July 19, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

On the Quantity of Methane in Unicorn Emissions

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 — No Comments


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 — No Comments

Bumpersticker Seen Recently on an Escalade

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 — 5 Comments

My Upcoming Interview on HMF BlogTalk Radio

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 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.



Added by CultCinemaCritic on July 18, 2008 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Go Ahead and Brag

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 — No Comments

Why do Christians still love the Roman Empire so much?

Taken from my blog at

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 — 3 Comments

2012: Apocalypse Not.

Written by Joel


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 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 — 2 Comments

Is this MY SPACE?

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 — No Comments

For New Blogposts...

...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 — No Comments

just joined

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.
Best Regards,
Marilyn LaCourt

Added by Marilyn LaCourt on July 18, 2008 at 8:25am — No Comments

Coming Out To Family

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 — 4 Comments

The Nexus Mystery Theater

Tonight's mystery?

The appearance of little green dots on many, not all, of the images in the sidebar popup chat area.

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 — No Comments

I don't know what to do with myself...

I really don't...

I'm so smitten by this girl...she's just too much for me.

I love Kelly.

I love her 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 — 1 Comment

And now for ... The Invocation!

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 — 4 Comments


Added by Maria on July 17, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Blog?

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 — No Comments

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