Category: Unrelated

A Bunch of Random Shit, vol. I

Victorian computer command center organ cockpit desk thingy

My friend Jason refers to his own ‘random stuff’ posts (which I intend to mimic here) as RCIMT, or “Random Crap In My Tabs”. Most of what I intend to put into this post is from tabs currently open in one of my browsers. Some of those tabs have been open for weeks, waiting for …

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Still Here

Yes, I’m still here. I haven’t been feeling well lately, which leaves me with little enthusiasm for making posts that scathingly blast one thing or another. Back to the doctor on April first, then maybe I can get back on the road to posting regularly. —Dan

The Bane That Is No More

It seems that my Evangelical Blogstalker took time today to respond to several comments on the This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things post. He left no fewer than seven responses from 10:37 to 10:50 am (Eastern Time). I’m going to take a look at them one at a time. I won’t leave any …

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Don’t Give Up

Once in a while, it’s good to listen to this song. The lyrics are printed below. I’ve always enjoyed Peter Gabriel’s work, from his years with Genesis to his more contemporary music. httpv://

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Happy Halloween! – “A Diagnosis of Death” by Ambrose Bierce

For your Halloween enjoyment (or not), I present a short (8 minutes 27 seconds) audio presentation of Abrose Bierce’s short story “A Diagnosis of Death”. Click on the title below to start playback. A Diagnosis of Death by Ambrose Bierce – Read by Dan J The MP3 file is 5.8 MB in size. Feel free …

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Relatively Unrelated Has Been Added to The Atheist Blogroll

Relatively Unrelated has been added to The Atheist Blogroll. You can see the blogroll in my sidebar. The Atheist blogroll is a community building service provided free of charge to Atheist bloggers from around the world. If you would like to join, visit Mojoey at Deep Thoughts for more information.

A Birthday Celebration for Mike!

As an atheist, I don’t celebrate religious holidays. Christmas, despite the name, has become a secular holiday for most people. Unfortunately, that leaves us with fewer days throughout the year for celebrations. I think it’s a good idea to make up for it by celebrating more heartily on other days, like birthdays. Today, for instance, …

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I’d like to welcome some people to the real world, but they aren’t here yet.

Mr. Pink and the World's Smallest Violin

I recently saw an article in the Washington Post, entitled “Squeaking by on $300,000“. Squeaking by… on $300,000… I think I could “squeak by” on that kind of money. Let me say this first: I do not begrudge anyone their earned income (provided that income is not derived from an illegal source). Let me say …

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Generalizations about Japanese Culture: Help Save Bing!

Held Hostage in Versus

Bing Haubrich has made new friends in Japan, but they want to keep him there! In fact, they have threatened to hold him for ransom unless his American friends and family do two things: Answer questions about Japan/Nippon culture and cuisine. Donate money to help his mother pay the plane fare for his trip. It …

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Some things are wrong for all the right reasons

Moot Point - from Dueling Analogs - Copyright 2009 Steve Napierski

I wasn’t aware of what was causing the problem with Twitter late last week, only that there was a problem. Some of you just won’t get it. You might have to have some knowledge of /b/ to truly appreciate the genius of this comic. There are some details on the comic’s original page, Moot Point, …

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