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May 2006

More Ernest Becker

Last week I posted an excerpt from The  Denial of Death that talked about how man’s death terror leads him to try to find a higher value by which he can transcend death.  This week I’m on to the part where he is discussing how man, in the absence of a belief in a supernatural […]


Hanging out with Layla the other day made me realize something. I’m not nearly as extreme as I present myself to be on the blog. I don’t get in as many beers as you would think, I don’t play as much pool as might be expected, and given the amount of banter that goes on […]

Anthropomorphizing Wine and God

When I was about thirteen I visited someone who was in an alcohol recovery program, a Glass House. The program was set up so that the person trying to overcome alcohol addiction lived in a house with a bunch of room-mates. Since these room-mates were all involved in the same endeavor the idea was that […]

Movie Clip

I have thought of an alternate ending to the New Testement. Click here to see it!


Contrast these two stories and tell me if there is any significant difference in the motivations behind the backlash: China Bans Voodoo Dolls Hasbro pulls the line on Pussycat dolls Ok, China’s objection to the voodoo dolls is easy to understand. The existence of a totalitarian government is predicated on quashing dissent. Any philosophy or […]


OMG!! You guys!! I met this girl who has been a lurker on the blog! Her name is Layla (not her real name)! And I didn’t even know she existed until the blog was down for a long time and she e-mailed me asking when it was going to come back up! I didn’t email […]

The Denial of Death

A quote from The Denial of Death, by Ernest Becker: “Anxiety is the result of the perception of the truth of one’s condition. What does it mean to be a self-conscious animal? The idea is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous. It means to know that one is food for worms. This is the terror: […]

German Beer and Old People

Sunday got the Bitburger in. Good stuff. I’m gonna have to keep going back to the international market until I’ve sampled all their German beers. Wouldn’t want to miss out on the right one. I was just at the pharmacy to pick up an after-lunch energy drink. There was only one person ahead of me […]


When I was in the fourth grade at Post Oak Elementary my teacher, Mrs. Wilcox, had a setup where we students were awarded stars for things such as good attendance, grades, etc. and at periodic intervals we were allowed to cash these stars in at an in class “store” of prizes. The better prizes cost […]

La Lengua Nacional

El Senado de Los Estados Unidos el voto ha hacer Ingles la lengua nacional de Los Estados Unidos. Este es un desarollo problematico para el Presidente George Bush porque el se tienes problemas con Ingles mas que los Mejicanos. Para mas informacion sobre este chalupa, hablamos con “B.A.” de el “A-Team” (Meester T). El nos […]