Category Archives: religion

“Why I’m An Athiest” by Ricky Gervais

I enjoy the various comedy projects of Ricky Gervais, but I also appreciate his interest in rational thought and scientific reasoning. This week, Ricky wrote an essay for the Wall Street Journal explaining why he’s an athiest. Whether you agree or disagree with his views, I think it makes for an interesting read.

Check it here.

- Greg

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, GUYS

well, fox news really pinned the nail on the donkey this time. or something. here’s some kid talking about his near death experience, where he found out that everyone in heaven is young (PHEW, no wrinkles guys!). he also got to meet john the baptist, god, and jesus. why wouldn’t they all be together? and caring about this kid at all. this definitely makes sense.

here are some choice quotes:
‘god is a very very big person. he can actually fit the entire world into his hands.’

reporter: ‘wow. so many people want to know what you now know. what about jesus?’
kid: ‘well, jesus, he had a rough but kind face, sea blue eyes, and a smile that lit up the heavens.’

reporter: ‘and what about old people? they are not in heaven, right?’
kid: ‘nope, just young adults.’
then the dad says: ‘the good news, gretchen, is that when you’re up in heaven, it’ll be the young version.’

AMAZING. THIS TRULY IS AMAZING. video after the jump.

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I LOVE ALEC BALDWIN

how awesome is this guy?

nataliebeth

news with natalie 08302010

time for an update! here are the most important things of the day (if you happen to be looking at the world through a kaleidoscope, like i am).

ONE: corgis on a treadmill? why??? check out this adorable video. i know there are really only two corgis…but are there really only two corgis?! YOU decide!

TWO: iowa contributes to national news? this is definitely newsworthy. iowa state used their carillon to play lady gaga’s BAD ROMANCE. the video is over five minutes long (which may be longer than the actual song), so don’t waste your time watching it. just revel in the fact that iowa is once again leaving its mark on this amazing nation.

THREE: angry man tries to pay his property tax with 33,000 pennies. i love this story so much, but that’s really all there is to it. he went to the treasurers office and tried to pay his $330 property tax, in pennies, but was DENIED. justice? where is the JUSTICE? if you want to read more about this amazing story, check it out here on gawker.

FOUR: oh my godddd, can you even handle this photograph? i love this so much, mostly because of this quote: ‘once the shock wears off, i’m sure she’ll say yes.’ yeah? are you sure? who is this guy anyway? it doesn’t matter. anyway, in reference to this photo, i say mostly because let’s not forget his amazing pants, tan, or tattoos. his dead stare makes me wish he was asking me. but i digress.

FIVE: this faaaantastic gem of a german man, thilo sarrazin finally broke the silence about jews, and said that ‘all jews share a certain gene.’ yeah? cool! maybe we should put them somewhere where they can all be together, comfortably. maybe…in a…camp! sorry thilo, someone already thought of that. read more on that here.

well, that’s that! see you next week for news with natalie!

love always,
nataliebeth

Laconic Oration – November

Here are a bunch of images from Natalie and My image-blog: Laconic Oration.

All of these are from the month of November, which was a busy month over there. We found a bunch of great items that needed to be shared. This selection is just a very small fraction, so if you like looking at things, go to the blog.

ps- click here and here to see small collections from September and October.



















more at http://laconicoration.tumblr.com

scott

Mickey Mouse in the Gurs Internment Camp

There was once an internment/refugee camp in France that went by the name of Gurs. During WWII, after France joined up with the Nazis, Camp Gurs became home to non-French Jews and other “dangerous” people. Although this was a concentration camp, and obviously not a nice place to live, the people within Gurs were able to create for themselves a community that thrived on the arts. One prisoner, named Horst Rosenthal, created a couple of comic works before his death. One was titled “A Day in the Life of a Resident: Gurs Internment Camp, 1942″. I can’t find much about this one, but the other one, which a lot of people seem to love, is called “Mickey Mouse in the Gurs Internment Camp – Published without Walt Disney’s Permission.” Here are some panels:








you can read more about it in a paper titled: Mickey Mouse in Gurs – Humour, Irony and Criticism in Works of Art Produced in the Gurs Internment Camp.

scott

via Boing Boing, Scribd, and Disney History.

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Iowa loves gays

sorry about this. hate to be one of those people who just posts a link to some other article, but… i wanted to share this and don’t have time to write a long opinion piece to go with it.

Iowa Court Says Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

feelings?

scott

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Kosher

Sometimes I think Judaism is the least unreasonable religion. And then something like this happens:

http://wcbstv.com/food/non.kosher.frankfurter.2.965310.html

My favorite part is that they threw out all the equipment that made eye contact with the non-kosher meat.

HELLO! Ann Coulter!

here are some videos that will give you a good feeling:

(taken from |LACONIC||ORATION|)

nataliebeth

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Re: Games I’ve Beaten

These are most of the games I can recognize as beaten. I might have beaten more but I have a habit of getting to the end of a game and never actually beating it (ie Final Fantasy Tactics) Here goes…

  • NES
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Contra
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Final Fantasy
  • Faxanadu
  • Shadowgate
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Batman
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Mega-Man
  • Mega-Man 2
  • Mega-Man 3
  • Mega-Man 4
  • Adventure Island
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Battle Of Olympus
  • Battletoads
  • Boy and his Blob
  • Crystalis
  • Double Dragon
  • Mickey Mousecapade
  • Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
  • Super NES
  • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
  • Disney’s Aladdin
  • Mega Man X
  • Super Metroid
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Game Cube
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Nintendo DS
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
  • Sega Genesis
  • Streets of Rage
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Beavis & Butt-head
  • Contra: Hard Corps (syke!)
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mutant League Football
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Playstation
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix (Beat every song on at least Hard difficulty)
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Incredible Crisis
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Silent Hill
  • Playstation 2
  • Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
  • Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
  • Dynasty Warriors 2
  • Dynasty Warriors 3
  • God of War
  • God of War 2
  • Katamari Damacy
  • Metal Gear Solid 2
  • Punisher
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Silent Hill 4
  • Games I’ll Never Beat
  • Robocop Vs. Terminator (Sega)
  • Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2)

-Cecil