Carl Sagan sings the hits

August 31, 2010

Where we have strong emotions, we are likely to fool ourselves.

From Cosmos Episode 5.

And yes, this goes for me too.

James Randi Speaks: Conjuring w/ Barbara Walters

August 31, 2010

If it says it on the back of a truck, it must be true

August 31, 2010


Leaked Tapes with Catholic Sex Abuse Victim Make for Sad Reading

August 31, 2010


Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally – Interviews With Participants

August 31, 2010

As most of you know, I like this group doing these interviews. Sure, sure, they’re talking to some dim bulbs and returning to them often. But the interviewer isn’t being disdainful or disrespectful. He’s being quiet and listening. His objective is to let the interviewees talk.

If you’ve ever done interviews before, it’s HARD. And this guy’s patience is formidable.

He didn’t choose people that didn’t look like they didn’t know what they were talking about. Except for the woman with her feet propped up in the chair, most of those people appear like regular joes. What trips me out is that all of them seem to have received the same talking-points memo.

Thanks, Glenn!

He saw that it was good

August 30, 2010

Check out this cool, 8-bit style animation about the biblical version of creation. The link will take you away from Le Café. If you want to follow along, you can read one of the two different biblical creation accounts here.


The ending flash-forward is a good one. It reminded me that I’ve always found it weird that the character of god — who is supposed to be all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving — would create something so beautiful and good only to let its fall from grace be silly (a talking snake, a naked couple and a fruit) and then thousands of years later destroy everything in a cataclysmic event only to have the minority of believers make it into a bizarre utopia called heaven.

Haven’t you ever heard that stupid argument for Christianity that says, “We have freewill. If God didn’t give us a choice, life would be soooooo boring. God knew what he was doing when he gave us choice.”

Yet all those people who say it think it’s going to be great to not have a choice once they reach heaven.

Make up your minds. Either love the choice or hate it. I thought everything was black and white with believers.

Quote of the Day

August 30, 2010

In response to the John the Baptist sings the blues post, Glock said:

Sounds like something a dominatrix would say to come off as cryptic.

It’s like the kids trying to feed me at my house

August 30, 2010

Our Love’s in Jeopardy

August 30, 2010

On the way to Carbondale with Tina, Michael and Jason, I was trying to think of the 80s video in which the main guy’s wedding goes awry. The bride turns zombie, and the whole situation becomes a horror scene.

I couldn’t think of the song, and I knew if I called my brother he’d remember. I remember watching this video many, many times as a wee tot. To remind Jon what video I was asking about, I said, there’s a part where there at the church, and he’s being pulled by the leg. The guy grabs a piece of the pew and rips it off only to use it as an air guitar.

Of course Jon says, “Umm … is it “Our love’s in Jeopardy?”


John the Baptist sings the blues

August 30, 2010

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.

John the Baptist as written in John 3:36


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