Month: June 2009
An Open Letter to Trader Joe’s Cashiers
Dear Trader Joe’s Cashiers,
When you are overtly gregarious with the person in line in front of me, but don’t say boo to my wife nor I, it’s slightly offensive.
The most you said to me was, “Here’s your receipt.”
I don’t care if my pro-evolution shirt offends you. At least say hello after giving the previous customer a verbal blowjob.
Best wishes in all you do,
Jeremy “Equal Customer Treatment” Witteveen
P.S. Don’t say that Jesus paid your tuition through college out loud again. That’s retarded.
P.P.S. Don’t forget how bad your turkey burgers are.
Gay Pride Chicago 2009 — Video
Bits of footage from Gay Pride Parade Chicago 2009 that I took.
Don’t forget to check out some of the pictures I took too.
Pritzker Pavilion 6-29-09
Motion Portrait taken at Pritzker Pavilion June 29, 2009.
These guys were having a blast. It makes me happy watching them be happy.
Gay Pride Chicago 2009
I went to the pride parade yesterday in Chicago. What a celebration of people. All people. No exceptions. No prerequisites. People from many walks, many faiths, many body types and many many idea sets. It’s not just about gay pride; It’s about human and sexual pride. It’s about family. It is a place of unconditional love. Wow.
Pictures below (more below the fold)
You’re a fanatic
In light of being called fanatical and full of fiery passion lately, this video makes me feel a little better. I was pretty offended at first, but it’s true. I am passionate about non-belief.
I wouldn’t stand by while a friend was abused by her boyfriend. Why would I stand by why she was mentally abused by something as unprovable and relentlessly damaging as religious teachings? I wouldn’t stand by. I would intervene.
The video is a bit verbose and long. The gist is this: “I may be labeled a militant, but there’s a big difference between militant atheism and militant religiosity.”
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Testimony — I am a rational person
I think this story from a guy nicknamed “LonestarGrandad” from “why won’t god cure amputees” is worth passing forward.
In particular, I like how the lonestargrandad says, “I am not a Christian, I am not a sinner, I am not a rebel, I am not an atheist. I am a rational person.”
Why did he come to this conclusion? Because he developed an allergy as a young man. Instead of those with “knowledge” in the church giving him the simple answer to his allergy, they prayed over him. Sent him magical cloths. He ended up being miserable, because at a moment’s notice, he might swell up and resemble elephant man. He couldn’t figure out the reason.
He could have avoided a world of adolescent misery and shame if he just went to the doctor.
Pass it along.
Was The Earth Designed For Life?
Edward Current needs to do a few stinkers before he hits on a gem. I think this one is still in the stinker category, but his efforts are always valiant.
Betty Bowers’ Film Festival Award
I really must meet Betty Bowers. What a delightful woman.
Here’s the gem from which she garnered the award.