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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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Adam Savage’s speech delivered to the Harvard Humanist Society

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

If Daniel Dennett is right— that there’s a human genetic need for religion— then I’d like to imagine that my atheism is proof of evolutionary biology in action.

Read it here.

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Even though I’m putting a tremendous amount of work into my final projects

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

… I’ll take the time to leave this here. I’m far to the left, and could never see myself going past ‘unsavory’ (although I probably do that once every couple weeks as it is).

I’m giving a speech about libertarianism at school tomorrow – ditching the anecdotal tripe that gets so many people in trouble and focusing on the philosophical side of things. I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll go with the “we’re not stupid tea-baggers” angle or just avoid it altogether yet. Definitely going to mention taxes, drugs, anti-war and free-markets. Those are big sellers – the rest is details. I’ve been told not to mention abortion and I’m just going to leave prostitution out (although I may imply it). Really, it’s just a hodge-podge of the more compelling, simple arguments I could find.

Next week I have to perform Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon and Bing Crosby’s Beautiful Dreamer. It’s a small, easy crowd; ought to be a blast. After that, there is just a couple of essays to finish up and I can get back to work on Hobson’s Choice (it’s slowly returning to life).

I’ll probably be relatively silent until the first of May. Cheers!

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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The Masters – What the hell is this crap?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Last year during the golf tournament that millions seem to enjoy, I lived about a quarter mile from the course. It took me over two hours to get to the grocery store one night when I forgot it was going on. I ended up all the way across town avoiding detours and bullshit. It was not pleasant. No errand was pleasant that week.

This year, I live a bit further away and didn’t have to deal with anything except tourist assholes clogging up the bars. Which wasn’t really so bad; tourists don’t know a good bar from their ass. I think… Phil won? It was on Sportscenter last night but I wasn’t really paying attention to the golf stuff.

Needless to say, this week is basically dreaded by most people (who don’t like golf) around here. It’s also spring break at the local state U. I just kind of tuned it all out.

Maybe I should have actually blogged about it as a local guy who has no idea what is going on. I’ll be long-gone from this city next year, so I guess I missed my chance.

The one thing I do know is that the Augusta National course isn’t on Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’10 for the Xbox 360 and I have no idea what it looks like. Nor will I ever. And I’m fine with that.

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Saturday, April 10th, 2010

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Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Monday, April 5th, 2010

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Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010

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