Daily Archive: 09 Nov 2013

Nov 09

My Life as an Atheist Outcast

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Andrea has become quite the atheist. She is now going by Nice Atheist Girl. It all started with a conversation we had. I mention it mostly because it is so rare that Andrea finds any idea I have compelling. This is in stark contrast to the way I …

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Nov 09

Muppet Mash

Look: normally, I’m not that fond of this kind of music. But this is Sesame Street and for whatever reason, I find it really compelling. It could be as simple as this: Grover. He was long my favorite Muppet and I was crushed when he did not show up on The Muppet Show, although I …

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Nov 09

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

I don’t know how I missed this all these years. At some point last week, Chris Hayes mentioned the sentence “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” Being the kind of guy I am, I went crazy with it. I even dreamed about it. It’s all syntax so it was very much like the …

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Nov 09

An Atheist in the Foxhole

I just read Joe Muto’s An Atheist in the Foxhole. What a great book! The guy can write. I just tweeted to him that he ought to write a novel. The story he tells in Foxhole is not all that interesting. But his telling of it is constantly exciting and often laugh out loud funny. …

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Nov 09

I’m Official in Love with Barbara Buono

Nov 09

Carl Sagan and the Cosmos

Today’s birthdays are way worse than they were yesterday. At least we had some good songs then. On this day in 1731, the surveyor and astronomer Benjamin Banneker was born. He wrote a number of the most popular almanacs of his day. But he is most notable for being a free black man. His father …

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