I went to San Dimas Car Show today
Andrea: How was the car show?
solo1: Well, I learned just how much I don't give a shit about cars.
solo1: So there's that.
Atheist death threats on Fox News Facebook page
abaldwin360: [SOURCE] American Atheists argue that inclusion of the 9/11 cross and the exclusion of representations suitable to non-Christians constitutes a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Apparently for many self identified Christians, the request by atheists for fair and equal treatment under the law was too much to handle. The...
By Any Means Necessary
Let me explain how freedom and equality work. They will not happen through peaceful means. There is no way to talk an oppressor out of oppressing. The oppressed population will have to rise up and cause damage. This will be obvious to everyone except current oppressors and the historically illiterate. No one ever gave anyone freedom or rights because they deserved it - those things have to be...
This is Peter Game of Thrones Dinklage and Nick standing beside Simon Pegg is my career Frost in probably the funniest scene in Penelope, a fairy tale for grown ups. Christina Ricci plays a girls with a pronounced pig’s nose who can’t find someone to accept her for who she is, despite the best, fevered, over-compensatory efforts of her mother. If you like seeing lots of people jump...
A Made-up Word
I like to invent words. I store them on my Fake Words page. It might seem stupid or pointless, even if you realise that every word you know and read and speak was at some point made up by someone, somewhere. Why can’t that someone be me? And why can’t that somewhere be Fake Words? Here are some other people who have invented words which, unlike mine, stuck: Jeremy Bentham -...
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through American...– Isaac Asimov There are entire states full of people who cannot separate facts from opinions, and seem to be proud about lacking that essential life skill.
thedailyizz: wildstalli0n: An 8-year-old girl...
How To Cause 'Network Difficulties'
solo1y: Hey Isa. What is the news with you?
solo1y: I've moved in to my new place and am surrounded by ants and Chinese people who don't speak English.
solo1y: But on the plus side, I can reveal that the Chinese for "ants" is 'ma yee'".
solo1y: I don't want to sound like a bitch, but I feel like I'm carrying this conversation.
solo1y: I don't mind. I often have long and hilarious conversations with myself on lonely Saturday afternoons when everyone else is gone to the beach.
solo1y: I don't know why they go. Everyone's all "Wow let's go to the beach yay sand yay sea" but they're always glad to be back.
solo1y: Why not just NOT GO?
solo1y: Fools. Anyway I can't swim.
solo1y: I don't want to swim. Swimming is for losers.
solo1y: They say you should swim so that if you fall into a pond you won't die, but when you think about it, nearly all the people who drown are swimmers.
solo1y: Also, not being able to swim saved my life one time.
solo1y: But I'm saving that highly entertaining story for another day.
[isabella logged out]
…the best ideas anyone’s ever had; that’s science… and...– Bill Nye, in an unintentionally amusing interview with Fox.
They thought until the year 2000 that a baby went to limbo, causing unbelievable...– Stephen Fry, during a debate on the Catholic Church with Ann Widdecombe.
I wish you would make some capital instead of just writing about it.– Henrietta Marx to her son, Karl (no, really). Related: The wisdom of Paula Hitler.
National Atheist Party? →
brittanibotulism: Being an Atheist doesn’t automatically make you a better, more well-rounded and morally upstanding person. Yes it does.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts...– Charles Bukowski, echoing a concept elucidated perhaps with less eloquence by Bertrand Russell and perhaps with more eloquence by WB Yeats.
Trolling is a art form
And just like any other art form, 90% of it is shit.
there was a massacre on an island in Norway. 91...
I don’t really care about Amy Winehouse, but this Norway thing is amazing. It looks like the attacker was a conservative Christian. After this conservative Christian terrorist attack, is it acceptable for Norway to bomb the Christian conservative heartland? Does this mean that Norwegians can now execute a campaign of discrimination and racial profiling that targets conservative Christians?...
On Zombie Walk: San Diego
solo1: I spent the day in San Diego. It's comic con this weekend.
N: did you see anyone cool?
solo1: I was keeping the head down.
solo1: They unleash zombies into Downtown.
N: i'd say it'd be a laugh
solo1: Well they told the citizenry if you fake-shoot them they'll fall over.
solo1: But Downtown is where the homeless people live.
solo1: And given that to most people, zombification is basically making yourself look as homeless as possible...
Words That Don't Exist In English III
keenpeach: nevver: 1. Zhaghzhagh (Persian) The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage. 2. Yuputka (Ulwa) A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin. 3. Slampadato (Italian) Addicted to the infra-red glow of tanning salons? This word describes you. 4. Luftmensch (Yiddish) The Yiddish have scores of words to describe...
hayjulay asked: We keep buying moldy pita bread.
I couldn’t nail it down, but I knew there was something ‘off’...– Brian Purcell (my father), remembering Adolf Hitler. Yes, my father is that old.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not...– TS Eliot, superpoet of the twentieth century.
Every Conversation I've Ever Had With A Religious...
Me: So you're saying you know how to get to Narnia from here?
X: Well not here, exactly, but yeah.
Me: What do you mean not here?
X: I know how to get to Narnia from San Diego.
Me: The main problem there is Narnia is fictional, but leaving that aside, we're not in San Diego, we're in Los Angeles...
X: How do you know we're living in Los Angeles? This could be San Diego.
Me: I've been here for years! I think I know where I am.
X: But you can't *prove* it.
Me: I can't *prove* it, but that doesn't mean we're living in San Diego.
X: Yes it does. If you can't prove we're living in Los Angeles, then we're living in San Diego, and I know how to get to Narnia from there.
Me: I don't know why you're obsessing about Narnia anyway. I could give it a miss really.
X: Give it a miss! But it's a wondrous magical place full of fantastical creatures and whimsy!
Me: It might be, but I'm just not feeling it. And you seem to think that this is San Diego and not Los Angeles, so maybe you're not thinking clearly about the other stuff too.
X: My thinking is perfectly clear. You've already admitted that you can't prove this is Los Angeles. If you don't want to go to Narnia there must be something wrong with you. Any sensible person would love to go to Narnia.
Me: Well I'm sensible and I don't give a shit about Narnia.
X: Why do you hate Narnia?
Me: I don't hate Narnia...
X: You hate Narnia. And you hate me because I want to go there.
Me: Wait, what? I just said I don't give a shit about Narnia. And I didn't care too much about anyone who wanted to go there either, but now *I'm* the bad guy? How did that happen? Did I miss that meeting?
X: There was no meeting. This is just the way things are. If you don't want to go to Narnia from San Diego, there's something wrong with you.
Me: Well why can't you just leave me alone and go to San Diego and Narnia then!
X: It doesn't work like that.
On The Evolution of Species
solo1y: Also I've learned how to get rid of ants forever.
solo1y: Make sure there's no food lying around anywhere.
Heather: and can you move on to banishing fruit flies for me?
Heather: that's the project I'm doing tomorrow.
solo1y: Fruit flies I assume are on the same job. Looking for food?
solo1y: I hear they're fun for biologists because they reproduce so fast you can actually direct their evolution in a lab.
Heather: Not so fun for Elisabeth
solo1y: Given a few years, you could probably arrange for one of them to have wings shaped like the letter L.
solo1y: And then they would be loserflies.
JH: no matter how many times i try to argue about it she'll never change her mind
solo1y: I would never bother arguing with her. I'd just keep saying the same thing.
JH: THATS ARGUING
solo1y: Is it?
solo1y: I thought arguing would be a back and forth debate.
JH: well that is a type of arguing. but saying the same thing over and over again while the other person is replying with the same thing over and over again is arguing too.
solo1y: I would never bother arguing with her. I'd just keep saying the same thing.