Sapient's picture

NBA players boycott viewers, we should boycott them.

When the NBA players went on strike and missed a portion of the 2011-2012 NBA season, I knew what I had to do.  But it's been hard.  My team (Sixers) are playing great, I would watch those games.  The NBA is full of excitement like Jeremy Lin breaking records and barriers.  The Thunder have young talent, the Heat are awesome to watch, and think of all the rooting against the Lakers I am missing out on.  The desire to watch is overwhelming me, yet my integrity and character instruct me to avoid these players who are out of touch. 
I tuned into a few NBA games, for a moment or two and every time I do I am overwhelmed by feelings of disgust as I watch these greedy self destructive men.  I still can't get over the fact that they insisted on 3% more in this type of economy (NBA Lockout 2011).  I can't get over that most of them came from nothing, that most of them know how important the game is to the communities they came from, and how they fought all their lives to play a game for a living, and refused to play it over a very small amount of money.  I can't get over the fact that they knew if they didn't play, and that if they took games away from the season they would end up with a smaller pool of money.  I can't get over their greed.  I can't get over their lack of humanity when they forced thousands of stadium employees out of work and to the unemployment line in this trying time.

Sage_Override's picture

The Latest Food Creation.

Everyone here loves bacon, I'm sure.  If you don't, you're not human and must be destroyed immediately (unless you're Muslim, Islamic or Jewish; you just have to be shown the error of your ways, in that case).  Bacon is one of those foods that goes well with pretty much anything; ice cream, waffles, donuts, cupcakes, chips, toothpaste...ok, maybe not toothpaste, but it still exists.  There is a bacon craze in this nation so bad that everyone is experimenting with new ways to infuse it with their favorite foods; some are a good idea, but most aren't.  Hence, the latest concoction to try and monopolize on the idea brought to you by a staple that needs no introduction in the fast food industry; Jack-In-The-Box.


I was a little surprised that JITB made the first move regarding this tasty breakfast treat because they aren't really known for doing something this crazy; we leave that to the likes of McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell.  Of course, they have threw me for a loop before with their "Jumbaco" campaign in late 2011 (two tacos in between a Jumbo Jack; was swiftly nixed) and their disturbingly good pumpkin pie shake AKA sugar coma on steroids.  Once more, they are shaking things up, and I mean that both ways, with the all new "bacon shake."


Sapient's picture

Conflict among groundhogs, humans and myth.

 Groundhogs around the world are in an uproar as conflicting nonsense reports are issued by humans who pretend to believe that a Groundhog can predict seasons. (do they actually believe this shit?)  The original groundhog (Phil) indicates 6 more weeks to winter.  But some copy hogs don't agree. 


According to folklore, Phil’s sighting of his own shadow means there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Had Phil not seen his shadow, it would have meant “there will be an early spring.”



Tadgh's picture

Banking woes...

Thanks to a fraudulently cashed $3000 check, I had to close a checking account and open a new one. So, my weekend was a little bit stressed. However, I got it all taken care of, and ordered some checks with the 'Mystery Machine' on them. 


Sage_Override's picture

Church Going.

These days, I've been pretty out of it and my writer's block has really escalated lately.  The only thing really keeping my sanity in check is music, it seems.  I'm not smoking weed anymore due to personal reasons that I won't go into, but I think I'm beginning to feel the effects of not indulging.  Not withdrawals or anything like that, but you notice a mind shift that happens after you stop and it becomes more and more gradual the more you discontinue use.  I have so much stress and confusion swirling around in my head that I can barely see straight.  In a nutshell, the future looks very uncertain for me right now and it terrifies me.  Hey, most people don't have the courage to admit that. 


Tadgh's picture

New titles (to me, at least)

While I still have two Hitchens books I need to tackle ('Love, Poverty and War' and 'Hitch22') I received three more books that I had ordered this week. These include Hitchens' 'Letters to a Young Contrarian,' Ayaan Hirsi Ali's 'Nomad,' and 'What's God Got to Do With It?: Robert Ingersoll on Free Thought Honest Talk & the Seperation of Church & State.' 
The questions remain - which will I tackle first? and How long will it take for me to get around to it? 

Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on any of these books? 


Kapkao's picture

(probably) Final blog entry: Borat Movie Soundtrack sale

Sapient's picture

Like this new logo?

 I've been working with a friend on a logo for the new website.  I've done tons of tweaking on this and really like where it's at.  I would like to know you're thoughts.  It might be more appropriate to refer to this as a header design for the site.




Tadgh's picture

Recovering nicely

While I am staying at my sister's house, and I do get headaches putting up with her, I am recovering nicely. 

I am going out tomorrow for lunch with several old friends, and had dinner with another last night. 

The thing I am waiting for is for my "patient advocate" - i.e., my sister - to find a cardiopulmonary rehab that accepts my insurance and is close enough for her to drive me back and forth. According to her, it is likely to be 3 sessions per week for 10 weeks. I will need to stay at her house until it is all over. This doesn't exactly make me very cheerful, but I can't really see that I have much choice in the matter. 

In other news, I got a new laptop and a new cellphone, so I have been having fun getting them all set up t my liking. 

Next thing is to start participating in some atheist forum other than facebook. 

Louis_Cypher's picture

The Haters: Volume Eight, Joseph Smith, Chapter 1

The early 1800’s were a time of religious upheaval in the fledgling United States, a time known as the Second Great Awakening that gave birth to a host of schisms, sects and whole new churches. The Baptists and the Methodist had a heyday, and even the staid Presbyterians and Anglicans saw their numbers swell.  

Anticipating the second coming, Advent churches arose, such as the Advent Christians and the Seventh Day Adventists. It was into this swirl of Christian primitivism mixed with the folk lore and superstitions of the country folk that Joseph Smith Jr. was born.

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