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How old were you when you first watched porn?
RavenCT comments on Jan 30, 2018:
18 years old. I went to a college that was 90 percent male. We women would get together on a Friday night and watch one or two VHS tapes, And drink. It was a lot of fun actually? Though some of the movies were abysmal. The one with David Hasselhoff in it sticks in my head though,
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
@RavenCT Well, they love him in Germany. Maybe that says something!!!
This could go for either gender. :) Just a great one liner, had to share
DavidNoel comments on Nov 8, 2017:
I recently posted on Facebook this statement "Religion if the Tool of the Psychopath", and I had a really bad reaction from a person who must be Christian, but who calls herself an Agnostic.
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
@mistymoon77 Why, they are trying to "save" us, no doubt. Totally for our own good, of course! (LMFAO!)
This could go for either gender. :) Just a great one liner, had to share
phxbillcee comments on Feb 1, 2018:
This guy is hilarious. If you don't mind some "sick" jokes, see his Netflix special "Thoughts & Prayers". I miss his Comedy Central show.
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
@mistymoon77 My kinda gal! I saw above that you've heard some of his stuff, so you are forewarned. His Eric Clapton joke from that special is surely twisted, & that's just one "dead baby" joke!
Well I blocked my first "Jesus freak" on here, I tolerate that stuff on social media because there ...
EllenDale comments on Dec 26, 2017:
I blocked a person trying to bully me into meeting him offsite to be able to discuss personal and intimate subjects. I found he had tried it on at least one other member and reported him and blocked him. So ladies beware--you'll notice that while he claims to be American, the wording is not in ...
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
Someone trying to pressure you to meet them, or, for that matter, to pressure you about anything should definitely be reported right away. "Gee-Zeus freaks" are one thing, harassers another kettle of fish entirely! Not cool at all!!!
Space dust, even worse (for astronauts, anyway)... [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Feb 1, 2018:
One of the many reasons why think that colonization of the moon or Mars is not viable.
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
It's a hurdle to be overcome, that's true. Along with proper shielding from cosmic rays/solar radiation both on the voyage & while on either the moon or Mars, & the problems associated with reduced gravity.
How old were you when you first watched porn?
RavenCT comments on Jan 30, 2018:
18 years old. I went to a college that was 90 percent male. We women would get together on a Friday night and watch one or two VHS tapes, And drink. It was a lot of fun actually? Though some of the movies were abysmal. The one with David Hasselhoff in it sticks in my head though,
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
If not, there's always the lobotomy option! Anything would be better than "The Hoff" stuck in your head, especially in a porn!
The Great Filter... [youtube.com]
Druvius comments on Feb 1, 2018:
My suspicion is that intelligience such as ours is an evolutionary dead end.
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
You may be right. If so Earth will have a few billion years before the sun goes red giant to come up with something else that may work out better!
New movie coming out, "Isle of Dogs", directed by Wes Craven. it's animated but seems like a great ...
Charles1971 comments on Feb 1, 2018:
No, you misheard the title of the movie. It's actually "I Love Dogs". :P
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
Good one!
How old were you when you first watched porn?
RavenCT comments on Jan 30, 2018:
18 years old. I went to a college that was 90 percent male. We women would get together on a Friday night and watch one or two VHS tapes, And drink. It was a lot of fun actually? Though some of the movies were abysmal. The one with David Hasselhoff in it sticks in my head though,
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
Therapy may help.
Hubble Spotted Something Massive Coming Out Of Uranus | Sci-Tech Universe
TheInterlooper comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Have you heard about the cigar shaped objects entering and exiting Uranus?
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
@BucketlistBob & you didn't get out of the way!?!?
How old were you when you first watched porn?
kensmile4u comments on Jan 30, 2018:
I was 10. My family was visiting relatives. I was hanging out in my cousin's room. He was 20 at the time and he had a pretty good stack of Hustler magazines. I spent about an hour browsing through the pile of glossy carnal amazement. lol
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
Ah, youth! Surprised you lasted that long, or was that multiple times???
The State of Black St, The Daily Show... [youtube.com]
Druvius comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Sadly more than half of Americans think whites are a discriminated against minority now, and worse, we have a major political party who panders to that. So we have a long way to go.
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
Yes, a certain segment believes that we should still call all the shots. Better learn to share soon because as the demographics keep changing, here & all over the world, trying to live in the past may be disastrous.
On a first date: Should you be honest on a first date or pretend you are what you think the other...
phxbillcee comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I think you should be honest, but you don't have to trot out your whole history right away (unless directly asked, then don't lie). Many of your questions will be answered, even if not in detail as the date progresses, so no need to push right away. Just be honest & be yourself.
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
No, be honest, but you don't have to give a full autobiography & treatise on every subject on the first date. The point of a date, especially a first date, is to have fun, not spout soliloquies.
Brains, gold & neutron stars (we are stardust)... [youtube.com]
VictoriaNotes comments on Jan 31, 2018:
That's pretty cool. I knew our brains contained magnetite (crystals) but didn't know it also had gold. *Stars must die so that I can live. I stepped out of a supernova, and so did you.”* ~Phil Hellenes
phxbillcee replies on Feb 1, 2018:
"We are stardust, we are golden..."
Favorite early SF/Fantasy Book
phxbillcee comments on Jan 31, 2018:
LOTR, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Foundation Series, The Nine Princes of Amber, The Dispossessed, Earthsea, Phillip K. Dick, The Mote in God's Eye, Ringworld, A Wrinkle in Time, dang, I swallowed this stuff when I was a kid (& beyond), the list is almost endless!!!
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
(Off topic, sorta, but another book that hit me when I was very young was "Call of the Wild". That one still gets me, too!)
Favorite early SF/Fantasy Book
phxbillcee comments on Jan 31, 2018:
LOTR, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Foundation Series, The Nine Princes of Amber, The Dispossessed, Earthsea, Phillip K. Dick, The Mote in God's Eye, Ringworld, A Wrinkle in Time, dang, I swallowed this stuff when I was a kid (& beyond), the list is almost endless!!!
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
I think "A Wrinkle In Time" was one of the earliest & it had a profound mental & emotional effect on me. I can still feel the echoes of what I felt back then. I believe, in a subconscious sense, that it somewhat shaped my outlook on good vs evil, & standing up for what was right, no matter how frightened. About loyalty & love & sorrow. Dang, it STILL gets me. Later books were much more "thoughts", & I value that, but L'Engle actually shaped me in ways that still resonate.
The biggest cover-up in human history (literally) Books of Revelation
Dwight comments on Jan 25, 2018:
Actually, Revelations as it turns out was a first century rant by an irate citizen predicting the fall of the empire. See Pagel, et. al. It does not predict the end times and never was intended to.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
The problem is, with many Dominionists & other fundamentalists actively seeking the "end times", they may inadvertently (or deliberately) bring them about. Why look for a real peace in the Middle East when you are looking forward to Armageddon?
The biggest cover-up in human history (literally) Books of Revelation
AntaresRose comments on Jan 25, 2018:
John, not John the Baptist but John wrote Revelations. I think he spent approximately 2 months on an uninhabited island. He was a religious extremest. John went into a fast. During that fast, he wrote Revelations. I had a friend who fasted for 3 weeks once. She wound up in a Greek mental hospital, ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Also seemed like belladonna was a part of his "vision", also. Of course, that may just be me!
I'm slowly making my way through the book, "The God Delusion." I really love the book so far. On my ...
Wildgreens comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I love Richard Dawkins
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Yep, think I've read most of his. (Gotta admit, not as wild about his autobiographies, but...). He's great as an atheism promoter & science educator. Not quite as good as Sagan or Asimov in the science education field, but not bad at all!
How do I get smiley faces to appear? Every time I try, I just get question marks.
phxbillcee comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I get emojis when I do a ")" quite often!
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
That was supposed to be (& I typed) a ). But it's happened to me even without the """'s there.
I'm slowly making my way through the book, "The God Delusion." I really love the book so far. On my ...
Wildgreens comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I love Richard Dawkins
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
That's a great book, but for a layman's perspective on evolution in a broad sense maybe "Climbing Mount Improbable" is a better bet.
Double entendre: Erotica Intentional or Not?
Hellbent comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Thank you for posting these. They are fantastic. Some of them are so good I can't believe they were unintentional. One of my favourite books is called Bizarre Books: its mainly a series of lists of books, songs etc that contain double entendres or strange rhymes. There are titles like: "The ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
@Hellbent Whatever gets you through the commute!
What kind of music do you like?
phxbillcee comments on Jan 31, 2018:
You have rap/hip hop but no R & B??? & country is to broad, I enjoy a lot of older classic country/bluegrass, but think most modern country is just twangy pop (Taylor Swift).
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Also, rock can be broken up more than just rock & heavy metal. Punk, alt, psychedelic, country, emo, ...
Can you see this kind of light?... [youtube.com]
skado comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Apparently not.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Yeah, I didn't "see" what was supposedly visible on my PC screen. Don't know if it was me or my screen (or, both!).
Double entendre: Erotica Intentional or Not?
BeeHappy comments on Jan 31, 2018:
OMG! Hilarious!!!! :-D Ok, some may be intentional, to grab attention, but most I think have just not been thought out. LOL
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Supposedly nuns used to put curtains up so god couldn't see them when they bathed! What, he didn't have x-ray vision?!?
Double entendre: Erotica Intentional or Not?
Hellbent comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Thank you for posting these. They are fantastic. Some of them are so good I can't believe they were unintentional. One of my favourite books is called Bizarre Books: its mainly a series of lists of books, songs etc that contain double entendres or strange rhymes. There are titles like: "The ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
@Hellbent Shouldn't be reading comedy & doing cocaine at the same time!
I almost didn't post this. It seems there is just too much of this kind of thing. & then, we get the...
twshield comments on Jan 31, 2018:
awww i love that! i hate to see animals suffer. I wish people stop getting pets if they arent really animal lovers or unable to provide them a great home
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
& I wish we were smarter about "birth-control" for people, too, so that the same thing wouldn't happen to kids!
Humour.. What are the worst things you could say or have said after sex? Your mother always makes ...
resserts comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Do I get a discount? It's my tenth visit.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Gotta make sure you get those things punched!
Humour.. What are the worst things you could say or have said after sex? Your mother always makes ...
Rugglesby comments on Jan 31, 2018:
OK, I swear this is true and it actually happened to me. Just as we were finishing the deed one night, a girl I had known for over 10 years looked at me and said, "I am sorry, but who are you?" Sounds like a joke right? Then she asked where we were and who she was. I dressed and had to help her...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Definitely more scary than ego deflating!
Humour.. What are the worst things you could say or have said after sex? Your mother always makes ...
GrantSmith comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Next time bring mustard
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
What are you eating????
Humour.. What are the worst things you could say or have said after sex? Your mother always makes ...
phxbillcee comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Those are so bad! What may be worse to a woman is, "Your FATHER always brings me a beer after!"
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
I admit, I have a nasty turn of mind. I grew up on MAD magazine, National Lampoon & Frank Zappa!
I almost didn't post this. It seems there is just too much of this kind of thing. & then, we get the...
TheMiddleWay comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Imagine if all the money and attention we put into feeding, grooming, and training pets were put into feeding, grooming, and educating other humans. :o "Americans spent a total of $23.04 billion on pet food, $14.39 billion on supplies/OTC medicine, $15.73 billion on vet care, $2.19 billion on ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Kindness to an animal benefits that animal, the people who had anything to do with rescuing that animal, the person that rescues that animal & anyone involved with any of them. Pebbles cause ripples. I still say we can do both!
Super Blue Blood Moon (Great band name!! Or EMO song!)... [space.com]
Coffeo comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I got out of bed at midnight to see it soon after it entered totality (11.51 pm here). I was glad I saw it, but also glad I didn't have to go beyond my front porch. It wasn't all _that_ spectacular.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Granted, not like the (only partial here) solar eclipse just recently. But, still, something to see, & that particular combo doesn't come around all that often.
On a first date: Should you be honest on a first date or pretend you are what you think the other...
Fearlessfreep comments on Jan 31, 2018:
You can't manipulate or obfuscate your way into a quality relationship. Be honest, be kind, and see how it goes.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Otherwise, you would be a xtian!!!
On a first date: Should you be honest on a first date or pretend you are what you think the other...
Fearlessfreep comments on Jan 31, 2018:
You can't manipulate or obfuscate your way into a quality relationship. Be honest, be kind, and see how it goes.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Kinda thought so!
On a first date: Should you be honest on a first date or pretend you are what you think the other...
Fearlessfreep comments on Jan 31, 2018:
You can't manipulate or obfuscate your way into a quality relationship. Be honest, be kind, and see how it goes.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
I think you meant "can't".
Humour.. What are the worst things you could say or have said after sex? Your mother always makes ...
Rugglesby comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Reminds me of an old joke, I hope nobody gets offended. A young guy and his sister were both dateless one night, unusual because they both had plenty of action normally. Eventually one suggests to the other that they alleviate their frustration and get it on. Afterwards, the girls asks her Brother,...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Hillbilly humor!
I almost didn't post this. It seems there is just too much of this kind of thing. & then, we get the...
TheMiddleWay comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Imagine if all the money and attention we put into feeding, grooming, and training pets were put into feeding, grooming, and educating other humans. :o "Americans spent a total of $23.04 billion on pet food, $14.39 billion on supplies/OTC medicine, $15.73 billion on vet care, $2.19 billion on ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
I think we can do both. It's like saying, "Why do any space exploration, we have so many problems on earth." Research & exploration always pays off, as does any kindness.
Kennedy?... [youtube.com]
gater comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I thought Kennedy was going to start crying
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Democrats have one of their best chances in 2018 & 2020, & they still don't have their "stuff" together! Hand it to them on a platter & they figure out a way to spill it!
Super Blue Blood Moon (Great band name!! Or EMO song!)... [space.com]
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 31, 2018:
http://southendnewsnetwork.com/news/south-essex-residents-told-to-evacuate-immediately-over-supermoon-collision-fears/ I'll just leave this here.....
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Love the last comment in the item, "Bugger off!" LOL & the Bruce Willis "documentary"!!!
Super Blue Blood Moon (Great band name!! Or EMO song!)... [space.com]
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 31, 2018:
http://southendnewsnetwork.com/news/south-essex-residents-told-to-evacuate-immediately-over-supermoon-collision-fears/ I'll just leave this here.....
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Are you sure this isn't satire?!? Did that woman think moving a few miles away would make a bit of difference if the moon did collide??? Bet ya' she's also a flat-earther!!!
I almost didn't post this. It seems there is just too much of this kind of thing. & then, we get the...
Rugglesby comments on Jan 31, 2018:
My girl was confiscated by the RSPA and taken to the pound to be put down as she was considered too damaged to be re-homed. My foster sons sister goes to the pound each week, paid over $300 to have the pup released to her and drove 4 hours he next day and gave her to me as a xmas present. That was ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
One of the sad things we (animal lovers & pet boarders (don't know who owns who, sometimes)) have to go through is losing so many loved ones that don't share our life-span, even if they share our lives & homes. I know how you feel, but at least she had you!
I almost didn't post this. It seems there is just too much of this kind of thing. & then, we get the...
kmdskit3 comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Sorry I'm too much of a softie I can't watch these things. I change the channel when the ASPCA commercials come on, I can't go to the shelter to adopt new cats because I want to save them all and if I ever think about my cats who are no longer with me I tear up. Tearing up right now... :(
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
I'm sorry. I knew a lot of folk would have that reaction, but I saw it, & as they say, "misery loves company", or maybe somebody could say something to make me feel better???
The State of the Union, The Daily Show... [youtube.com]
btroje comments on Jan 31, 2018:
a spoon full of sugar
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
Cheaper than going to a stylist!
Soccer, futbol, whatever, I wouldn't get many of these either!... [youtube.com]
Druvius comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Go sportsball!
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
I'm a big sportsing fan!
The State of the Union, The Daily Show... [youtube.com]
btroje comments on Jan 31, 2018:
a spoon full of sugar
phxbillcee replies on Jan 31, 2018:
I notice you changed your picture.
How many stars?... [youtube.com]
btroje comments on Jan 30, 2018:
you have fallen down the science rabbit hole the past few days my dear
phxbillcee replies on Jan 30, 2018:
At least I'm not doing bible study!
How the White House Killed Two Presidents... [youtube.com]
Skyfacer comments on Jan 30, 2018:
I'd like to say something that has the name Trump in it but that wouldn't be nice would it :p
phxbillcee replies on Jan 30, 2018:
I think they fixed that plumbing problem. Dang it!
[livescience.com]
btroje comments on Jan 30, 2018:
I like the claws
phxbillcee replies on Jan 30, 2018:
Birds are dinosaurs!
[livescience.com]
btroje comments on Jan 30, 2018:
I like the claws
phxbillcee replies on Jan 30, 2018:
Very "raptor-like"!
More Americans are ignorant... [youtube.com]
btroje comments on Jan 29, 2018:
trump was right about that
phxbillcee replies on Jan 29, 2018:
It seems to me he's speaking from experience!
The Fifth Dimension (not the old R&B group!)... [youtube.com]
Skyfacer comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I didn't know that time was the fourth dimension. I always thought it was part of the three dimensional world. Just goes to show how much I still don't understand.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 29, 2018:
Hopefully, we constantly expand our knowledge & horizons.
How many folks here know who this is, and/or remember his presidency?
JackPedigo comments on Jan 28, 2018:
Of course. Kennedy was thought of as a great president and loved by many. However, years later things got out that were scary and I realized his assassination might have been a good thing. One thing he is credited for is the Cuban missile crises. What most people don't know is that we put missiles ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 29, 2018:
Don't think I agree with you that the assassination of an American president can ever be a "good" thing. There have been many whose policies I disagreed with, sometimes vehemently, yet I never figured killing them was the way to go. Not even with the current idiot.
I give up. I guess dating or finding the right person isn't in the cards for me.
phxbillcee comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Dang! I'm not the "be all, end all" by any means. & it's not just about me, but for an example, I reach out to a few ladies, get a response. Respond & nothing back. & then hear "not in the cards". C'mon! At least respond back & see. A little give & take is needed to find out if anything may be ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 29, 2018:
I have somebody, for example, that is actually rated 99%, believe it or not. & is on this post! I left an open-ended message & invitation after a few exchanges, & then...nothing. Have no idea what I may have done, but it is disheartening. Ladies! Realize that we want a relationship, as much as anything else, as much as you do. Realize that we keep reaching out, a bit at a time, tentatively, just as you do, for we are just as leery of being hurt. You can just write to us without a commitment & at least be honest, but to just drop the whole conversation & leave us hanging & THEN say, "oh, there's nothing out there", well, please, meet us half-way.
The joke at 1:09 is priceless for a major network show... [youtube.com]
silverotter11 comments on Jan 28, 2018:
LOL - I enjoy Seth Meyers for my nightly news updates.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
What does it say when we have to get our news from comedians & late-night hosts?!?
This SNL bit on "Aziz Ansari" is so spot on I'm placing this in "News" rather than "Silly"... ...
stinkeye_a comments on Jan 28, 2018:
The issue at the heart of the "Aziz Ansari conversation" is not Aziz Ansari, or #metoo--its how we've been socialized to be uncomfortable with communication. Have you seen the meme making the FB rounds that says (paraphrased) "The reason we can't talk to each other about religion or politics is ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Yep, the biggest thing, in my mind, that came out of this incident was the lack of communication or at least the lack of understanding. I think both parties have a responsibility in any relationship/dialogue/interaction. Women need to speak out clearly & men need to listen. Now, most men are hoping to "get lucky" so they will, even subconsciously, ignore subtle cues that point to "No". This is not an excuse, just what men are hard-wired for. We can overcome this. But, & this has been "generalized" in many a comedic bit, women often expect men to pick up on things that are really often just not "seen" by them. The old, "If you don't know why I'm upset, then that is the problem." type of thing. Ladies, consider us thick! Most decent men will not only stop if actually told to, but will be apologetic to the rafters. We have mothers & sisters & friends, we have been taught to be respectful & wish to be. But we want to get laid, too! If that is not where you want the relationship to go, Tell US! But, please, do not lead us on just for free drinks or a meal, that cheapens you & angers & confuses us. I am not, by any stretch, saying all or most women do this, but men are fragile, emotionally, & we are constantly on the edge thinking "are we REALLY liked?" most of the time, especially early in a relationship. I'm cool as hell, & still pretty durn cute, & I am not a newbie to relationships, but even I tend to be somewhat tentative at first...no one likes to be hurt or humiliated.
This SNL bit on "Aziz Ansari" is so spot on I'm placing this in "News" rather than "Silly"... ...
EllenDale comments on Jan 28, 2018:
I don't have cable so I'm missing s lot of good satire. Thanks for posting.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
I do my best! I'll keep posting things I think y'all might like 'til they tell me to stop.
Super Blue Blood Moon... [space.com]
Stevil comments on Jan 28, 2018:
I have Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds rock opera and Hoodie and the blowfish Time Children of the Sun Billy Thorpe and In the Passage by Dan Fogelburg ready to listen to going to a from my viewing spot. Only thing that would make it better would be a woman that shares my love of the night sky to ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Always better with the right music!
LOL, SNL does "Life After Death"... [youtube.com]
Skyfacer comments on Jan 28, 2018:
Rats. This is telling me that the video is not available (allowed) in my country (Australia) Now that pisses me off.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Try getting some other, older SNL videos, see if it's just time sensitive.
This SNL bit on "Aziz Ansari" is so spot on I'm placing this in "News" rather than "Silly"... ...
carlyhorton comments on Jan 28, 2018:
I'm watching SNL on my DVR right now. Just finished the sketch where Will Ferrell is an atheist flight attendant!
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
I posted that one, too! LOL
This SNL bit on "Aziz Ansari" is so spot on I'm placing this in "News" rather than "Silly"... ...
btroje comments on Jan 28, 2018:
Unfortunately I think the comedians are a reliable news source these days
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
If not for comedians, SNL & late night hosts we may never get in-depth news!
Hello guys, I'm new here so this is my first post. Thanks to the makers of this platform for an ...
ErikGunderson comments on Jan 15, 2018:
Welcome, @obis! Of course there's a natural apprehension that life will be gone, and it's obviously better to be alive than not. For what it's worth, you already know what it's going to be like -- it'll be just like it was before you were born. Accepting that one day you will be gone is a ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Twain felt the same way.
Hello guys, I'm new here so this is my first post. Thanks to the makers of this platform for an ...
DobbinPitch comments on Jan 18, 2018:
When you die, your energy, both active I.e. the spark that makes you go, and en potentia I.e. your body, go back to the earth and the universe to be reused, on and on, ad infinitum, ad museum. I think that's pretty cool in itself. Your parts are infinite and in that infinity, for a brief instant, ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
What he said!
Hello guys, I'm new here so this is my first post. Thanks to the makers of this platform for an ...
Shawno1972 comments on Jan 17, 2018:
I think when Guildenstern is explaining death to Rosencrantz, he states it in a way that makes sense to me and quells any anxiety I might have had. "Death isn't." Since death isn't, you can't...and therefore won't. You won't feel pain, you won't feel loss, you won't care, you won't notice. ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Well said!
Hello guys, I'm new here so this is my first post. Thanks to the makers of this platform for an ...
balance_point comments on Jan 19, 2018:
Hello, I brief post can hardly do justice to such worthy questions. I would say that a goldfish in his little bowl has no concept of people getting into an airplane and flying across the country in several hours. But that does not mean that it doesn't happen. Similarly, humans have no real ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
I surely agree with the last part of your statement, & the first is relatively harmless in most cases. Sure, anything may be possible, but what is probable? When I first started away from organized religion I hoped for a type of "Nirvana", I guess, that after one died you joined with a "Cosmic Mind" & learned/knew everything. Of course, this was the late '60's & early '70's, so other factors came into play, also! Nowadays I tend to lean towards the proposition that death is just...death. I think when one's brain dies, so does any possible consciousness. There MAY be more to it than that, but I'll be living with that outlook until further information comes by.
Hello guys, I'm new here so this is my first post. Thanks to the makers of this platform for an ...
RYSR10 comments on Jan 23, 2018:
Yes, thinking about the unknown and seemingly unknowable can be very thought-provoking, causing much stress. I've looked at information concern the universe works including astrology, the fermi paradox, quantum mechanics, string theory, the many worlds interpretation, 10 dimensions, black holes, ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
I think one can be honestly interested in many of the topics you presented (BTW, did you mean astronomy?) & still enjoy life. I find a kind of awe in learning about cosmology. Yes, I may feel a bit small, but only in a rationally humbling & realistic way, IMHO. I am a humanist, but part of that is realizing the place we have in our universe & planet & society, & how we share it with others, both human & not.
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Leutrelle comments on Jan 28, 2018:
I plan on joining an Astronomy club this spring. We live in the mountains and don't have much light pollution. The stars are amazing here.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
I live in the city, mostly just haze, unfortunately.
[space.com]
btroje comments on Jan 28, 2018:
you are on a roll this morning
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Thanks!
Lightsaber Science... [youtube.com]
Admin comments on Jan 28, 2018:
The error in his logic is that he's assuming the width of the energy beam as what we see as visual light that is radiating from it. It is much more likely that a real light saber would use a beam 1000x+ less wide than what you see. This would just be enough to vaporize a tiny fraction thin line of...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Well, it's also the fact that lightsabers are also used to get thru "plasteel" doors & other effects on that scope. Maybe you dial them up & down, depending on use?
If a tree falls with no one to hear it, does it make a sound? Seems to me, no, as sound would be ...
ErichZannIII comments on Jan 27, 2018:
Since sound is an experience, if there's nobody there to experience the sonic vibrations thereafter released when the tree falls, no sound is created. So you're completely right.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
As icolan stated above, sound is both the vibration (in a medium) itself & the perception of that vibration.
Debunking 5 'Patriotic' Myths Republicans Actually Believe are True | Forward Progressives
Stevil comments on Jan 27, 2018:
Rush Limbaugh and his clones are the reason for much of the bull Shit Rush starts ranting about a subject then pauses to let his jowls vibrate over the radio waves at some Very Low Frequency Hynotizing the easily lead. Like Jesus people. The says in his most conspiratorial tone "patriotic people ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 28, 2018:
Or Alex Jones! Or, even, Sean Hannity.
If a tree falls with no one to hear it, does it make a sound? Seems to me, no, as sound would be ...
Hicks66 comments on Jan 27, 2018:
So if a stove element is on and no one is around to feel it, it's not hot?
phxbillcee replies on Jan 27, 2018:
Stovetops & cats!
Remember Apollo I... [space.com]
Charlene comments on Jan 27, 2018:
Hell I remember Shepard going up in the 1st Mercury , it was sub orbital. The damn thing sat on the launch pad for 5 hours before they hit the ignition sequence....with him stapped in the entire time.. So yeah I remember Apollo 1..it was sad..I was shocked..it was NASA'S 1st major disaster..
phxbillcee replies on Jan 27, 2018:
& now the airlines just make us sit on the runway for 5 hours!
Debunking 5 'Patriotic' Myths Republicans Actually Believe are True | Forward Progressives
tioteo comments on Jan 27, 2018:
I am glad to see this post. I am so old that I can actually remember when "under God" was added to the pledge and what a pain it was to remember to include it at first. Patriotism comes from the heart, not from the lips.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 27, 2018:
If & when I need to recite the "Pledge" I leave out "under god". It's not illegal. (Yet!)
Pick me, Monty, I'm a turnip... [youtube.com]
andygee comments on Jan 27, 2018:
I'm familiar with this problem, I know what the correct answer is supposed to be, I know it will work out on an experimental basis. However, there's a step missing. It's called "forcing the deck." The actual Monty Hall may be trying to get you to NOT get a car (if the show has given way too many ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 27, 2018:
That may influence whether Monty offers to let the person change their mind or not, but not in the actual odds of picking the door. As long as you can't "stack the deck" by changing what was already there, Monty actually has no effect on the outcome.
Agnostic (dot) Comics
DangerDave comments on Jan 27, 2018:
The "must read" for the truly righteous...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 27, 2018:
That about says it all!
If you could get rid of any emotion, which one would it be?
manningmhsp comments on Jan 27, 2018:
Doubt!!!
phxbillcee replies on Jan 27, 2018:
Doubt is what makes us question. Doubt & curiosity is what helps us learn. If I actually had a favorite apostle it would have been Thomas!
Love Israel, Hate the Jews... [youtube.com]
VirginCotton comments on Jan 26, 2018:
@phxbillcee, lol, you making this contradictory video, and as other are doing the same, are you part of what's wrong with the present day liberal bashers of Trump? For what reason?+ It is difficult to understand how liberals can be so inconsistent and contradictory in one video and seem not to ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 27, 2018:
Well, I'm not a liberal, I'm a Progressive. But I'd like you to go ahead & state these contradictions & blunders. Also, I consider myself an agnostic atheist & have no idea what you mean in that last paragraph. Christianity was founded on the god of Abraham, I don't "support" either religion as I find both of them & their cousin, Islam, to be just as flawed, as I do any other religion that I'm aware of, either extant now or in the past. & why would I like Trump for disliking Jewish people? I dislike the religion, not the people. & tho I am not a fan of many of Israel's policies, I never offered this video as a statement of my beliefs, necessarily, but for a conversation starter. If you would like to bring up specific points, then I can tell you what my stance is. I didn't "make" this video, I uploaded it to this site from YouTube, as I do many other videos. In short, I'm really not sure what you're saying here, but it seems like you are somewhat confused.
Have you ever experienced an odd set of coincidences?
GipsyOfNewSpain comments on Jan 24, 2018:
Let's try to put everything in perspective. I am in the Navy stationed in a small base near San Juan. Thursday FBI commence an operation arresting puertorican terrorists that favor the independence of puerto rico... is all over the news. That day I took my 8 months pregnant to see her doctor for a ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
I've been in some very iffy situations, often my own fault, but nothing like yours! Glad you're still around, bro!
What Did You Do So Far?
phxbillcee comments on Jan 26, 2018:
Not #'s 9, 13 or 14. Tho I could maybe add some to your list!!! (& I'm making an assumption on #9 as I have no idea what it is. I'll look below!)
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
OK, when very young I did #9, even graduated to the burning bag of dog-doo. Got old fast, so didn't make it a hobby!
If you could choose to be one mythical creature what would you choose? I personally would choose to ...
phxbillcee comments on Jan 25, 2018:
A dragon. Have always loved the many takes on the dragon myth in fantasy & even some Sci-Fi. So many different approaches to dragons & so many types.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
@SonderOpia Is that the one w/ Sean Connery as the voice of the dragon?
If you could choose to be one mythical creature what would you choose? I personally would choose to ...
Ryan86 comments on Jan 26, 2018:
Centaur for sure.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
(BTW, I recommend just about anything he's written. One of the tops in his field (mostly SF, but it transcends the genre, IMHO)
If you could choose to be one mythical creature what would you choose? I personally would choose to ...
Ryan86 comments on Jan 26, 2018:
Centaur for sure.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
@Ryan86 I agree, in many fantasy novels, & myth, centaurs have been fighters, scholars & healers. Have you read John Varley's "Gaea" trilogy? Very interesting take.
For those who would say 'no' to the term 'church': What would overcome your objection? My opinion ...
CharlesAhrens comments on Jan 23, 2018:
Unfortunately not 1 person read the question :-( "What would overcome your objection?"
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
@CharlesAhrens It's just the difference between belief & knowledge. The 2 can be linked, & are quite often. But the fundamental difference in the 2 come out in very stark terms when speaking about "religion". Many "believe" (theists) with absolutely no knowledge to back up that faith & often evidence that disproves many of the tenets of that faith (Gnosticism). That's how I understand the terms, & how I believe they are used today. Maybe someone out there has a reference to a better explanation. I recall some good videos, & books, but will have to try & dig them up for you.
TED - militant atheism - Dawkins... [youtube.com]
David1955 comments on Jan 26, 2018:
@Heathen2 You might want to consider that this site, in which you participate, has come about because of the growing profile of atheism and non believers in the world, due to the efforts of Richard Dawkins and others bringing a stronger edge to the movement. How would you compare your own ...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
Absolutely! Dawkins is one of "The Four Horsemen" for a reason! & his biology & science books are damn fine, too!
Sharia Law in America ... [youtube.com]
MarcIveson comments on Jan 26, 2018:
I think you will find its not Sharia Law .... Just Sharia
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
OK. You may very well be right, but adding "Law" defines it for many non-Muslims.
Street Epistemology...(a quickie)... [youtube.com]
pnullifidian comments on Jan 26, 2018:
“I hope for the majority of the population to want to believe true things.” This is a worthy aspiration, but the problem may be that most of us already share this desire, but lack the open mindedness and critical thinking skills necessary to understand 'why,' or more importantly, 'how' we come...
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
Magnabosco takes Boghossian's work out on the street & films most of it. He does a great job & I'm trying to emulate him in the sense of not being as confrontational, which can derail making headway with folk. It's still a work in progress for me!
TED - militant atheism - Dawkins... [youtube.com]
ErichZannIII comments on Jan 26, 2018:
Personally, I don't see the point of such aggression. Let people who believe keep believing. They're not hurting me as long as I don't let them. They can preach as aggressively as they like. They're not going to change my mind, and I know I won't change theirs.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
I don't see the "aggression" you mention, as such. & the problem, as even NdT puts it, who is much "milder", is that these "believers" too often force their ideas & beliefs on the rest of the country & schools. I won't stand idly by while that happens. To paraphrase...the way to let evil grow is for good people to stand by & do nothing!
TED - militant atheism - Dawkins... [youtube.com]
Heathen2 comments on Jan 26, 2018:
I'm sure that I'm alone in this opinion, but find this guy to be as smarmy, self-righteous and obnoxious as a Jehovah's Witness. Does being an atheist mean you have to be a smug jerk?
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
I just don't get the folk who see Dawkins as "smarmy". He's an English intellectual, which may have something to do with the way he comes across, but I've always seen him be respectful when speaking to others with different opinions & incredibly patient with fools who I would just jump on. Ah, well, can't please everybody, I guess.
If you could choose to be one mythical creature what would you choose? I personally would choose to ...
Ryan86 comments on Jan 26, 2018:
Centaur for sure.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 26, 2018:
You just want to be hung like a horse!!!! LOL
If you could choose to be one mythical creature what would you choose? I personally would choose to ...
Gatovicolo comments on Jan 25, 2018:
Svartalfar
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
Gesundheit!
If you could choose to be one mythical creature what would you choose? I personally would choose to ...
stinkeye_a comments on Jan 25, 2018:
Career poet
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
Surely a mythical creature!!!
If you could choose to be one mythical creature what would you choose? I personally would choose to ...
silvereyes comments on Jan 25, 2018:
Silvereyes the Kitsune (9 tailed fox)
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
Had a friend in an online game (Sparta) that used that as her handle. Very interesting mythos.
A little humor for your day. It’s an oldie but a goodie, and always cracks me up! ...
Tomas comments on Jan 24, 2018:
Good one St evebee.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
St evebee = Sam Bee's beatified sister!
Godstuff (some of these are just too, too, funny)... [youtube.com]
Stevil comments on Jan 25, 2018:
Very informative! i never knew what caused zits before
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
The problem is, I wouldn't doubt that similar contraptions could be found out there. Maybe available thru the same organizations that "Pray the Gay Away"!
For those who would say 'no' to the term 'church': What would overcome your objection? My opinion ...
CharlesAhrens comments on Jan 23, 2018:
Unfortunately not 1 person read the question :-( "What would overcome your objection?"
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
Sorry, but I think you have that wrong. Atheism is stating that one, based on available evidence (or lack thereof), have no belief in a god. It is NOT, at its core, stating a positive - that "there is no god". We just have no belief in one. Agnosticism is the stand that we lack the knowledge to answer that question (god's existence) one way or the other. I personally don't believe there is a god, & I feel fairly confident in that stance due to the lack of evidence that there is a "god" & what I think is a preponderance of the evidence that no "god" is necessary. I still, however, do not KNOW, that there is definitively no god, but the odds seem to lean that way.
Godstuff (some of these are just too, too, funny)... [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 25, 2018:
Such video recording should be played widely so that people can see what idiotic, demagogic, charlatans these nuts are. It would do a lot to help discredit them.
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
Yeah, but the folk who support these charlatans don't see the idiocy or hypocrisy, they just hear "Gee-Zeus"!, & send all their money!
Godstuff (some of these are just too, too, funny)... [youtube.com]
Stevil comments on Jan 25, 2018:
Very informative! i never knew what caused zits before
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
That contraption has GOT to be classed as child-abuse! What an abomination!
For those who would say 'no' to the term 'church': What would overcome your objection? My opinion ...
CharlesAhrens comments on Jan 23, 2018:
Unfortunately not 1 person read the question :-( "What would overcome your objection?"
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
No, not really. Atheism is belief based...do I believe in a god. No. I see no reason to. Agnosticism is knowledge-based, do I have any proof, or evidence, of a "creator-god"? Again, no. Therefore I have no knowledge of or belief in a "god". Ergo, an agnostic atheist!
For those who would say 'no' to the term 'church': What would overcome your objection? My opinion ...
CharlesAhrens comments on Jan 23, 2018:
Unfortunately not 1 person read the question :-( "What would overcome your objection?"
phxbillcee replies on Jan 25, 2018:
I consider myself an agnostic atheist (also a humanist, skeptic, progressive & damn fine human being!!) I do not believe there is a "creator god" as I have not seen sufficient proof, but I cannot know for a fact this is so, tho I think most evidence goes against this proposition.

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