The first video from the Women in Secularism conference is up! It’s a panel on the Intersection of Non-Theism and Feminism featuring Annie Laurie Gaylor as moderator, Sikivu Hutchinson, Rebecca Watson, Ophelia Benson, and yours truly:
My talk from Skepticon is now online! If you ever wanted a quick and dirty summary of basic genetic concepts, now’s your chance. I try to address a lot of common misconceptions about genetics and address some of the shoddy ways genetics is portrayed by the media:
That was my first time giving that talk. From the Q&A and questions I got afterward, I certainly know what sort of stuff I need to add, subtract, or explain better. If there’s still anything you don’t quite get about genetics, feel free to leave a question in a comments.
I feel like I should fight this, saying there’s only room for one internet meme to come out of Purdue…but it involves cute guys being stupid, so I can’t resist:
My thought of “And then they fell and snapped their necks” flitted away once I laughed at the guy hanging off the Amelia Earhart statue outside of the dorm I lived in for a year.
These videos crack me up. Not every dialect oddity applies to me since I grew up closer to Chicago, but it is pretty stereotypical for the rest of Indiana:
…I do this all the time. I always have to edit “anyways” down to “anyway” when I’m blogging. Mumble “prolly” instead of “probably.” And I learned from this video that it’s Meijer, not Meijer’s. Dammit.
Pop is the correct way, not soda. … and I have to try really, really hard not to pronounce “milk” as “melk.” I’ve given up pronouncing eggs correctly – they will forever be aygs for me.
Damn youuuuu Indiana!
My part starts at 1:14:
I have to keep reminding myself that I did this for the children. Hooray for Camp Quest! Take that, PZ!
And no, I swear I’m not a chain smoker. I lost my voice from having too much fun at the Secular Student Alliance conference. And yes, that’s the farthest I rode the bike. As in typical Midwestern fashion, a thunderstorm popped up and started to produce a torrential downpour.
Thanks, Ashley, for making the video!
A young child reacts to meeting his first gay couple:
“So that means you love each other!” Yes, yes exactly. You, child, have an understanding that exceeds most right wing politicians.
Amazing how people aren’t bigoted until they’re taught to be bigoted.
I want to see this so badly:
From the video description:
“The Waiting Game is about a guy who saves himself for marriage only to have his fiance leave him on their wedding day. He must now decide if it’s worth it to wait again.”
What the movie is really about: only getting married because you want to bang someone. Lovely Christian ethics at work!
Horrible morals aside, this film looks unintentionally hilarious – almost like an atheist parody of waiting for marriage. I’m not going to lie – I lol’d at the Ted Haggard cameo and “You need Jesus! With Jesus comes the wisdom of how to drive!” But it’s real, and they’re looking for people to fund the movie.
I’m torn. Is it okay to want 2 million dollars to go to a pro-abstinence movie if it will inspire ironic godless viewing parties?
(Via Friendly Atheist)
This amazing video was made in response to an article in Newsweek that claimed Grand Rapids, MI was a dying city:
I think what is really shows is that people in Grand Rapids have way too much time on their hands – but it’s awesome nonetheless.
I love blasphemy:
As anyone who’s gone on a road trip with me knows, I have a penchant for Disney music. Which is why this video makes me all sorts of happy, and I command you to watch it:
That guy has talent.
The Manifesto of Mother Monster:
I love Lady Gaga so much. One, I was raised on Madonna and disco, so I love me some dance music. Two, she’s fucking insane. It’s awesome. I have no idea what I just watched or what sort of drugs went into the creation of it, but I love it.
Though I have to admit…I realized the new video was released because PZ posted about it. I’m lapsing in my haggery! How was I not alerted to this sooner?!
…Alright, time to take a research break to dance around to this song a couple more times.