Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

the new AFA Forum


The new on-line Forum for the Atheist Foundation of Australia is in beta testing as I type this. Here is a foretaste of the good things to come, said to a fundy by our newest member JohnO...

"The lord is your shepherd eh? What does a shepherd do? He looks after a flock of sheep so he can fleece them and sell them for meat."


The new AFA Forum... Coming to the internet January 8th. (or so). Hope to see you there!!!

newest book in the Left Behind series

A must have for all conspiracy buffs and those concerned by the coming economic collapse. Frankly, since America now has a black President it will be Armageddon any second now and everybody should read this book. :P

Are the end times near? Is the Rapture really just around the corner? Could Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson possibly be right? About 1 billion people among us believe, yes, absolutely.

And that means one thing: investment opportunities!

For those who are not as expertly versed in the Book of Revelation, Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman, authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane, helpfully offer both illumination and advice: What exactly is the Rapture, anyway? How is it different from the Tribulation? Who are the Antichrist, the Four Horsemen, and the 144,000 male virgins, and what do they want? And, most important, how can I make money during the 7 years of societal breakdown before Armaggedon?

Taking the familiar form of a how-to investment guide, HOW TO PROFIT FROM THE COMING RAPTURE instructs those readers who will certainly be left behind (Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, less ardent Protestants, and many more) on how to exploit the inevitable demise of the world in order to make a tidy profit. Sure, the rivers and seas will run with blood, locusts will swarm, mountains will move all over the place, and famine will strike. But for the five billion of us left behind, the post-Rapture world will be a time of even more unique investment opportunities.

Monday, December 29, 2008

thought for the day

Thanks to OzAtheist for this one. :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

it's raining men

It really was raining men in Shenzhen China. And some poor bastard trying to deliver chinese food died in the down pour.

The 52-year-old cyclist, surnamed Li, was making deliveries from his fast food restaurant when the suicide jumper landed on him on Thursday afternoon.

Good grief!!!! Maybe if they had banned that song this sort of thing wouldn't have happened. The government needs to protect us from these crazed suicide jumpers.

Would this qualify as a murder-suicide?


Friday, December 26, 2008

LOTR and Star Wars

I am a huge fan of Lord of the Rings, particularly Peter Jackson's extended edition release of the movie trilogy. However, I'm not so attached to them that I don't appreciate a good piss take of the movie. For example- in Clerks 2 ...

Posted here strictly for reference because the one I really want you to see is this one...


Always end on a laugh and as 2008 is almost over, figured this would be fun! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Linus and the Meaning of Christmas

Merry Xmyth fellow bloggers! :)

Hat tip to Atheist Momma for this clip. Cheers! :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

when is it ok to hate gay people?

Found Luis CK clips over on Reed's blog. Dammit, another gem to add to the pile. It's like being a dragon hoarding all these little pieces of treasure I find sprinkled in the manure pit of the internet.

Ewww. That rhymed, but not really in a good way.


my xmyth card

Found this on Tracey's site. Had to have it for my own.

I liked this one as well.

I never lied to my kids about Santa and my 15 year old daughter and almost 12 year old son still look forward to Xmyth and wonder what "santa" will bring them knowing full well who Santa is. Never lie to your children.

OzA sent me this. He thought I could relate. I can.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

truth in headlines

Just saw this headline teaser. I wonder if they meant to combine the two.

The Duggars welcome their eighth daughter, and 'The Biggest Loser' crowns a winner.


Yep the clown car has sprogged again. Was it really 9 months ago when the blogging world had a field day with this yutz?

*shakes head*

how time flies.

christmas looking a bit bleak?

Brighten your holidays the same way Santa does...

With a large bottle of vino.

Now about Rudolph's red nose.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Australia- it's the Aussies

The wildlife


The land itself

But it is the people that make it spectacular!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What is Twitter to you?

I thought twitter was a form of group texting. Rather generic random comments thrown out by people you know so you get interesting little tidbits of their day.

At least, that's how I use it and who I've signed up for.

But there are complete strangers who subscribe to me and I don't even know how they've found me. Or why?????? Then I click on their profile and they are following 750+ people and have 900+ followers.


There's no way they are getting updates from 750+ people delivered to their cellphone. And there's no way they are reading all of those from their computer. Unless they truly have no life, but how would they keep up on that many conversations????

I can see signing up for a political figure you are interested in and why that person would have thousands of followers. But then to turn around and find that person following 800+ people, what's the point of that? Is that giving your stamp of approval?

Also, the strangers that have signed up for my twittering never comment to me or respond in anyway, which suggests they aren't reading. So why sign up at all? Is it a way of hinting that they want me to follow them?

I think I'm some how missing the point with twitter.

What is twitter to you?

on my way home

I am spending today (Wednesday) packing and will spend tomorrow (Thursday) driving home.

Apparently I have hip-deep snow the length of my driveway and will be parking on the street. That should make carrying in a carload of stuff in sub zero temperatures interesting.


It's been a long time away from home and I'm really looking forward to getting back. I've stopped in on a few blogs, but really have missed participating in comments etc...

Still haven't done Sean's meme from October and pretty sure I've missed at least one other one as well. Will spend LOTS of time reading blog archives when I get back... cause that's just how I roll. :) As XO would say.

All things permitting, I'll be up and running again in 2 days.


I miss you all as well!!!!!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Islam is Fucked Up Part 8

Obviously Fiery is away and stuck on dialup so I doubt she's seen this video. I'm sure she would want to add this to the "Islam Is Fucked Up" series so here it is...

"Scientific" Proof that Woman cannot Talk and Remember Simultaneously

Dickhead alert! *Snerk*

Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani: Allah said, with regard to women bearing witness: "If two men are not available, then a man and two women, such as you choose as witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her." Some heretics communists and other atheists ridiculed [this verse], saying: How come a man's testimony equals that of two women? They used this to mock [the Muslims]. The Muslims used to respond that women are subject to menstruation, when their endurance and mental capacity for concentration are diminished. When a woman witnesses a killing or an accident, she becomes frightened, moves away, and sometimes even faints, and she cannot even watch the incident...

[Fiery's comment here] I can't wait for this!

I'm imagining Fiery is wishing she could download it before she dies so she can comment :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

6 Random Things about Me

I got tagged by OzAtheist for the six random things about myself meme. Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you. (That's the underliney bit at the top.)
2. Post the rules on your blog. (That's what yer reading.)
3. Write six random arbitrary things about yourself.(That's what yer on pins and needles waiting for. GET ON WITH IT!!!!)
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (nag nag)
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. (Oh for fuck's sake I'm on DIALUP!!!!!)
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up. (Yoh! OzA! My entry is up. If this announcement doesn't count, I'm also sending the info. via twitter.)

Random Fact About Fiery #1- I let a pro-lifer have it on the phone today. She called up wanting to play a recorded message for my mum that was a matter of "life and death" urgency. When asked what the subject was, she said abortion. I said, "Abortion is a horrible...horrible...horrible thing... to prevent. Abortions should be available to women to prevent unwanted pregnancies and unwanted children." and then I added a very bright and cheery, "THANKS!" Click. I wish I'd had time to think of a better answer, but that was mine off the fly.

Random Fact About Fiery #2- I don't give a rats arse about getting the mail. Some people compulsively check every single day (or have to because of the quantity they get). We have a post office box where our mail is delivered (no street delivery) and I send my daughter to check what's there about 3 times a month.

Random Fact About Fiery #3- I love sorting things and putting things in order especially books. Best job I ever had was as a used book store owner and dealing with the books we got in on trade- sorting, organizing, shelving. YAY!!!!! In fact, when I'm cleaning house and I find a deck of cards I always sort them by suit then by rank. You'd be appalled if I told you the method I use.... every time.... Red above, black below, bumpy on the left, smooth on the right. In other words, from top to bottom Hearts/Diamonds/Clubs/Spades. *snerk*

Random Fact About Fiery #4- I play the flute (and have since 5th grade) and love performing. But I can't bring myself to practice if I don't have a performance coming up. Yet I'm happier when I play. I even majored in music education at university but didn't complete the degree as I got pregnant with my son and didn't want to teach in a public school.

Random Fact About Fiery #5- I just found out that my parents could upgrade their internet service for about $45 a month. Fingers crossed that they say yes!!!!!!

Random Fact About Fiery #6- Every time I get on the computer my cat Neko comes to sit on my lap.

Bonus Fact about Fiery- several people are going to be surprised and possibly even disappointed that none of these facts were about sex. It was with great restraint that they were not. :P

Let's see... as to who to target as most of the bloggers I know have already been infected with this meme and I know that even on dialup. *rolls eyes* Yeah, I'm about 3 weeks behind the times.

And Sean- your meme about blogging's effect on me is next on my list. :)

XO- Ya up for it? Or are ya feeling all crotchity since Dash left?
Protium- Yes. I know. You can't be bothered. But I bet you can come up with some interesting bits about yourself.
Harry Nads- You can leave it here if you're so inclined. :)
T&A- gets a mention because I miss his blog like crazy and hope things are well in the friendly skies.
LaLibertina- who recently showed up again on Atheist Nexus, some of us knew her as EvolveIntoBirds. YAY!!!!
Richard- Put the brandy down and tell us about yourself. :)

Monday, December 1, 2008





as to be nearly




Can't even check in on my most favoritest blogs (if you're reading this, it's yours) *sigh*

And forget browsing LOLCats. AARRRGGGGHHH!!!!!

This is to let you know I'm alive, I'm well (if a bit stressed) and I miss you like crazy.