Archive for January 19th, 2008

Sin, Sex, Secret Societies

| January 19, 2008 | 9 Replies
Sin, Sex, Secret Societies

Last night I saw The Da Vinci Code for the first time.  I had read the first chapter of the book some time ago and frankly it so did not capture my imagination that I haven’t picked it up since.  Years before, I’d read Holy Blood Holy Grail, the book upon which most of Brown’s […]

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Does Madison Avenue seek to stunt the emotional growth of men?

| January 19, 2008 | 5 Replies
Does Madison Avenue seek to stunt the emotional growth of men?

That is the conclusion of this article by Lakshmi Chaudhry, published by In These Times: But where “lad lit” authors disguise the dumbing-down of adult masculinity with witty prose, advertising executives are less subtle. Commercials for cell phones, fast food, beer and deodorants offer up an infantilized version of masculinity that has become ubiquitous since […]

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50 atheist aphorisms and bumper sticker slogans

| January 19, 2008 | 1 Reply
50 atheist aphorisms and bumper sticker slogans

This compilation is provided by Living the Scientific Life.  This is definitely not any sort of ecumenical outreach program.  Here are the first seven slogans: Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry Too Stupid to Understand Science? Try Religion. There’s A […]

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