December 23, 2010

I Like Most Christmassy Music

Just putting it out there. The seasonal music is very comforting and enjoyable to me.
I like many of the songs about fictional characters like Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty. The stuff about the fictional character Jesus and Baby Jesus though makes me uncomfortable most of the time. I think it is partly due to me being brought up in a Jewish (non Christian actually) home, but the biggest reason is because of the emotions singers put into the fairy tale figure. That people buy into and even get so emotional over it makes my mind numb when I think about it too much.

My favorite song and version of it:

I'll say it again, MERRY CHRISTMAS. Nothing wrong with the expression. It is the same as wishing HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

December 5, 2010

Expect The Religious Right To Be Riled Up Over The Simpsons

I'm in the middle of my favorite time of the week, Sunday night, when I watch The Simpsons, Cleveland Show, Family Guy (not on tonight), and American Dad, finally followed up by Dexter (a show that I watch with my wife).

But man oh man, the last scene of tonight's Simpsons is something that will be talked about tomorrow from the water cooler to cable news programs.

Spoiler Alert: A human Katy Perry was in The Simpsons house. The Simpsons were Muppets for that scene. Katy was introduced as Moe's girlfriend. The last scene had Muppet Moe trying to jump up to give Katy a kiss, but gave up and decided to kiss her bellybutton instead, except he was kissing too low. Katy said "that is not my bellybutton...I didn't tell you to stop."

Yeah, really, this is what happened.

Did a quick search and found it on Youtube (it probably won't last very long so don't be disappointed if it says video removed):

Anyway, I expect the Religious Right to go berserk over this. Should be a fun day tomorrow.

November 29, 2010

What Stevie Johnson Should Have Learned

In case you haven't heard, yesterday, during the Buffalo Bills/Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football game, a Bills wide receiver, Stevie Johnson, dropped an easy to catch ball in the end zone during overtime. Pittsburgh went on to win.

He Tweeted the following after the game:

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The list of what Stevie should have learned is quite large. Here are a few off the top of my head:

1. It is hard to praise the Lord and catch a ball at the same time. Cut down the praising to a maximum of 24/6. After all, Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest for the Zombie worshipers.

2. Stevie had a three touchdown day the week before, and yesterday he dropped 5 balls, catches that my border collie would have made. This is evidence that either God bet on the Bills one week, and bet against them the next, or that God, even if one were to exist, doesn't give a crap about football, or the most likely of scenarios, that God does not exist, so Stevie should stop wasting his time worshiping.

3. Stevie should have learned that you need to focus on catching the ball regardless of who is helping him or not helping him. The week prior it was Stevie who caught those balls, and yesterday it was Stevie who dropped them. Quit shifting responsibility where it doesn't belong, that is far Lefty thing to do. See, the far Left and the Religious Right have more in common than you would normally think.

In closing, Stevie, if you read this, don't give up on learning, give up on praying, it is totally unnecessary.

H/T Kris The Sexy Atheist.

Stevie Johnson's Twitter page.

November 9, 2010

What is a Tea Partier?

I was asked what is the Tea Party today by my wife. She doesn't pay any attention to politics, especially US politics. I think she knows the USA has a relatively young black President and she can probably name him. But that is about it.

The question made me stumble for an answer. But I finally gave one. A Tea Partier is someone who says they want governmental change. Most of them say they want the government to stop spending and have less power over the individual. But most of them wouldn't have a problem if the government were to make it mandatory to teach creationism in schools and ban abortion.

Most of them have no idea what governments do or have a clue about Economics 101. And most of them are just looking for an excuse to get rid of a black President.

That is my answer, and I'm sticking to it.

October 15, 2010

Lets Forget Our Differences For A Minute

Whether you are an atheist, a young earth creationist, an Israeli, a Palestinian, a member of the Tea Party (oh wait I might have covered that one), a Democrat, a Marxist, a member of the GOP (might have covered that one three times now), a peaceful Muslim, a radical Muslim, tall, short, thin, fat, straight, openly gay, a closeted homophobe (I might have covered this one four times), etc., etc., etc., I really believe that this will bring an awe inspired smile to everyone.  Call it faith in mankind, or just call it entertainment: