I gotta be honest. I could have talked about this week’s topic for a lot longer than we did. Our jumping off point was a discussion of a jackass that Molly had as a professor in college. From there, we talked about the idea of aesthetic beauty and what art we all found attractive or interesting.
Of course, given the theme of the podcast, we also talked about whether or not religion could be afforded any intrinsic value because of the art and architecture that has been created in the name of religion.
It is all very philosophical and involves discussions of trips to Europe, artistic styles and even comic books. Have a listen if that is your thing!
This week features the second episode we were able to record at Skep-Tech this year. We sat down with Zach Weinersmith from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and we talked about censorship. Zach gave a talk about censorship at the conference and his talk served as the springboard for a lot of conversation about when (if ever) censorship might be a good thing.
We were able to record in front of a live audience, which is, for me at least, my favorite way to record the podcast. We managed to get much better sound quality for this one versus our last Skep-Tech panel although I really need to work on getting some better equipment for panels like this. Perhaps there is a rich atheist out here just itching to give a group of godless geeky comedians a thousand dollars for some ace equipment.
But I digress. Zach was a really great guest and I’m very happy with the episode. Make sure you listen to our five questions because we get to work on unlocking the gay agenda! Enjoy!
We’ve had so much other great stuff going on at Geeks Without God that we haven’t talked geeky boners in almost two months. This week we make up for that shortcoming by spending lots of time discussing our latest geeky obsessions. We talk about movies and for once, I didn’t even bring them up. Instead, I spent a ton of time talking about tabletop games. And I mean a ton of time talking about tabletop gaming.
After serious talks about alcoholism, it was nice to kick back and just geek out for a while. Listen to our geekiness here.
I just don’t get it, really. A couple of guys were making sexist jokes while sitting in the audience for a panel about women coders and an audience member thought they were in the wrong. Yeah. I agree.
She asked the conference organizers to tell them to stop. They were asked to stop and they did.
Then all hell breaks loose because one of the guys loses his job.
Look, I don’t think the guy should have lost his job for that but I wonder if it was really just for that? Isn’t it possible he was shitty at his job already? Even he was “just” fired for sexual harassment (oh the humanity), the logical response should not be for other people on the internet to attack the woman’s place of work and get her fired.
That’s the sort thing dicks do.
Unfortunately, there are an awful lot of dicks on the internet.
Update: Clarifications in the comments below. And in this article. She did send a tweet to the conference organizers, not a public one (at least according to what I read). I question any firings happening and the harrassment is completely unacceptable.
Mea culpa on this one, though. I usually research the articles better before I comment on them. I didn’t look into this one deeply enough. If I had, I would still have commented on it but been more clear about all of the details.
The results of this situation – both firings – look to be classic overreactions by both companies and that still pisses me off.
This week’s episode is our six month anniversary! I was pleased to discover that New Year’s day fell on a Tuesday so we could do our yearly recap show on the day itself. Sure, New Year’s Day is an arbitrary assignment but we all made one more trip around the sun so today is as good a day to celebrate as any!
The show features just the three hosts and we talk about cool stuff that happened in 2012, what we are looking forward to in 2013 and the “proper” way to refer to 2013.
I’m also going to remind everyone that you can still donate to Camp Quest today! We have made our goal but it would be super cool if we could exceed it – even by $10. So give something! Just because you can!
And have a Happy New Year!
This is not all of the members of the Wisconsin Legislature, mind you. Just nine of them. One of them says the Affordable care act is “unconstitutional” (even though the Supreme Court said it wasn’t) and that is his justification for supporting a law that would get a federal employee arrested for trying to do his job.
You can’t make something unconstitutional by saying so. That isn’t the way the system works. If it did, I’d say the Citizens’ United ruling was unconstitutional and Super Pac’s would be instantly dissolved.
As a lawmaker, you don’t get to pick which laws you follow. That’s not the job you got hired to do.
You can try to change laws. You can try to make laws better. You can’t decide that the supreme court got it wrong (even if you believe they did) and then start enacting laws based on what you think they should have ruled.
Either you believe in our system of government and you work within the rules or you shouldn’t have run for office.
This weeks Geeks Without God was recorded live at Omegacon and we were pretty drunk. Actually, Nick and Molly were pretty drunk. So drunk, in fact, that I think it is fair to qualify that we were all drunk even though I technically wasn’t drunk at all. We recorded in front of a live audience and shared booze with them. I even tried some. Boy was that a mistake.
We talk about games and movies and a little bit about the gay marriage amendment. Also annoying mega churches. There’s a little bit for everyone! Please listen!
Fortunately, they loved the show. If they hadn’t, it would have been really awkward.
If you’d like to listen to their review of the show and the interview that features me, Bill Stiteler, Windy Bowlsby, Brandon Ewald, Tim Uren, Duck Washington and John Newstrom, you can do that by clicking here!
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About ten years ago, I took my first trip to the San Diego ComiCon. At the time, it was a relatively tiny 60,000 person convention.
If you’ve never been to ComiCon, it is quite the experience. These days they have 100,000+ attendees and I’ve ceased going because the crowds make it a nearly unbearable experience for me. No, I don’t really want to wait in line for 30 minutes just to go to a panel about Batman.
The first time I went, it was crowded but not “get me the fuck out of here” crowded.