(Crossposted here and here)
I’m arguing with this guy on Facebook. And then this happened.
Fun fact: the day prior he interviewed me for his comparative religion class. I have a feeling I won’t be presented fairly.
(Crossposted at Kajed Heat)
The religious often accuse atheists and other reality-based folk of being emotionless half-Vulcans, incapable of appreciating art and beauty.
This billboard by the Minnesota Atheists does not help our case.
Being an underemployed graphic designer, this kind of infuriates me. I would love to do an atheist billboard mockup. Pay is preferred, of course, but I have volunteered my services for atheist and political causes in the past. And I’m not the only one. Hell, a few months ago JT Eberhard had a contest for a Secular Safe Zone logo. He’s gotten a lot of entries and I certainly hope most of them aren’t as bad as this.
Even if you’re stingy with hiring a designer, there are options such as JT’s method. There’s really no excuse for this.
You can adopt an atheist too! For just a measly $14.50 an hour!
Bill Donahue, spurred on by David Silverman’s Skepticon talk, has an idea to win potential Christians aware from the freethought base- the Adopt an Atheist campaign.
Hereâ€™s what our campaign entails. We are asking everyone to contact the American Atheist affiliate in his area [click here], letting them know of your interest in â€œadoptingâ€ one of them. All it
takes is an e-mail. Let them know of your sincere interest in working with them to uncover their inner self. They may be resistant at first, but eventually they may come to understand that they were Christian all along.
I don’t know if he expected atheists to call his bluff, but we sure did. JT Eberhard has even provided contact information and has offered himself for adoption.
I propose that those of us Joplin Freethinkers who are interested, join in and do the same. I’m crafting an ad right now.
This is Karley. She’s a 25-year-old unspayed Redheaded Feminazi/Atheist mix. Housebroken, energetic, not good with small children.
Anyone wanting to attend the Reason Rally in Washington DC on March 24th, there will be a bus leaving from Springfield, Missouri. The bus will cost $130 per person. You can buy tickets to the bus here: http://reasonrally.dcrallybus.com/Travel/From/SpringfieldMO
(Crossposted at Kajed Heat)
You know what I’m thankful for? I’m thankful that I got all these goddamn ponies done.
I’m especially grateful to the ones who use iconic logos in their work. Instant cutie mark!
Also, those rumored to be involved with babies somehow.
I have no idea if this pun works or not. I think I went mad and just started lumping letters together.
Dan Barker is NOT jumping. In fact, he is in the middle of an epic pratfall that he hasn’t realized is happening yet.
Richard looks all hardcore. But I imagine anyone with Joss Whedon tattooed on their ass would.
I had never heard of this guy and didn’t get to attend his talk, so all I had was a small photo and a rumor that he liked tea. I hope to make up for my lack of knowledge by giving him badass steampunk wings.
Did I get everyone?
It's my pony, and I'm sick of puns. So Kaje it be.
If you recognize my cutie mark, I’m willing to bet that you did NOT play with My Little Pony when you were little. Unless you borrowed some for your dinosaurs to eat.
(Crossposted at Kajed Heat)
The last batch of Skepticon ponies will come. I still have to do Dan Barker, Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald, Spencer Greenberg, Hemant Mehta, Darrel Ray, and Eliezer Yudkowsky (thanks Wikipedia!) and it looks like I have my work cut out for me. I’m not familiar with some of these people, as I didn’t attend the last day. If you’re one of these people and have a horrible horse pun or cutie mark in mind, let me know! I will also have a post on how critical thought affects my social anxiety, and vice versa. And the Skepticon post proper.
But! Have to work! So here’s a video for Thanksgiving. It’s about skeptics giving thanks, shot by the Dallas Fellowship of Freethought. I pop in at the 8:30-ish mark. Enjoy!
I didn’t expect the previous ponies to take off like they did. I mean, I plugged the hell out of them on Twitter, but still. Anyhoo, I made some more before I have to go to work.
You have no idea how tempted I was to make the cutie mark a pair of quaking boobs. But then she was all like “NO BOOBS” and then I was all like “AWWWWWWW!”
Sam Singleton doesn’t get a cutie mark, because he makes people hate crime us.
How can Spock be a special talent? Julia Galef knows how!
The last two are cheating, because they spoke at Skepticon 3, not 4. But this pun was so obvious. A good half of the work in these things is coming up with horse pun names. Also, Amanda was in the audience so I’m counting it.
Another Skepticon 3 speaker. Did you know that in MLP:FiM, black people are zebras? I think that’s horseshit. Normal (read: white) ponies can be unicorns, pegasi, earth ponies…black people are stuck with zebras. After all, we must other the non-whites even in kid’s cartoons! Well, fuck you canon. Debbie is a earth pony.
I’m still compiling all my thoughts on this year’s Skepticon. Quick preview: AWESOME.
But before I do that, I must share these. They were inspired by these My Atheist Pony shot glasses, designed by Katie Hartman and Kelley Freeman to promote the event. I love them, but we need more. MORE DAMMIT. So I made more with General Zoi’s Pony Creator. Here they are.
Pony Z Myers