Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cootie Outbreak Prevents Rand Paul From Wearing Ray-Bans


Hey, everyone, it's a cloudy Sunday afternoon as I'm writing this. I'm going to a local atheist meetup in a few hours and trying to get some writing done. (I also have to get a canned good for the local food pantry because our group donates to it.)

A day ago or so I felt the need to write to an article for The Random Journal. Even though they are happy with reposting my old material I like to write something original for that site. I really had no idea what I would satirize. In those situations I either go to the religion section of the Huffington Post or look at Yahoo and see what political stories are in the zeitgeist. Seeing that we're in the presidential election cycle there's a lot more crazy around, and I quickly found something that met my comedic needs. Rand Paul yanks Ray-Bans after complaint is a story how Rand Paul was placing his first name on Ray-Ban sunglasses -- without getting permission from the company -- and selling them on his site. Ray-Ban told him to stop, and the merchandise was taken off the site.

The story had all the elements I like: a public figure doing some that is obviously wrong and expecting no one to call him out on his bad behavior. I immediately saw the opening for the premise of the funny spin on the story and wrote Rand Paul to stop wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses after antiviral resistant cootie outbreak. There's a bunch of jokes crammed into that piece, and I hope you enjoy reading it!

LiP

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tell Your Kids There Is No God - My Response On The Friendly Atheist

I was on the  Friendly Atheist site and reading the guest post by David G. McAfee, author of The Belief Book. The piece was titled What To Do (and What Not To Do) If Someone Threatens Your Kid with Hell. For those of you who have been reading Laughing in Purgatory for a long time you will know I have two children. In fact, I am at the tail end of Birthday Week since both birthdays are within a few days of each other. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

I was on The Lost Hominids Podcast. We Talked Art, Deepak Chopra, and Blowjobs




OK, we only mentioned a wee bit about blowjobs.

Well, that isn't really true, either. I made a joke about blowjobs in reference to Deepak Chopra's particular brand of gobbledygook. But in no way whatsoever is the joke about Mr Chopra giving or receiving a blowjob(s).

I think I really over explained that.

Otherwise, I feel like it was a good episode. Troythulu, who happens to be a lot smarter than me (though that is not a difficult feat), was also a guest. If you haven't checked out Troythulu's writing or his beautiful fractals, then you should head over to  his blog. 

Here is a link to the podcast:  Lost Hominids Ep.08-Special Guests Troy and Andy

I hope you listen and have a good time.

LiP


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Arkansas Outlaws Pizza; Zach Braff and Donald Faison Fight Back




Little Rock, Arkansas Arkansas state legislators flocked to the state house to vote on a bill outlawing pizza statewide. Governor Asa Hutchinson immediately signed the Religious Freedom from Pizza Act (RFPA) into law.

The reason for the sudden move were statements from Scrubs actors Zach Braff and Donald Faison to
personally make the popular food item for gay weddings in Indiana in the event that religious restaurateurs refuse to supply pizzas.

"It is the decision of the duly elected representatives of the The Natural State  to declare that if the hand of Satan adulterates that heavenly dough-cheese-tomato combination, then that combination has no place in our state," declared State Representative Powell Clayton. "We are known as The Natural State and the State of Opportunity, but not the State of Unnatural Opportunity!"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Christian Woman Refused Service at Jewish Deli




So, I'm writing over at The Random Journal.The Journal is a satire site, and although it isn't strictly godless, they do allow your's truly to post content over there. For those of you who have been here for a while it's a similar arrangement I had over at the now defunct Atheist Pig (sigh, I still miss that exceptional pig).

Regardless, I have written a post over at The Random Journal titled Barbara Weaver, Christian Mom, refused service at Jewish deli. It's a spin on the faith-based insanity that legalized discrimination in Indiana.

I hope you enjoy the post!

LiP

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I was on the Barely Domesticated Podcast





Hey, everyone, those of you who have been following my shenanigans as of late know that I have an ebook on Kindle Vampires, Lovers, and Other Strangers: A Short Story Collection. Jack Matirko, who runs the Barely Domesticated Podcast, asked me on so that we could talk about the undead who drink the blood of the living. Being the big geeks that we are we talked about a whole gaggle of other things, too.

So, take a 32 minutes and enjoy the ride!

Here is the episode: Barely Domesticated Podcast 43 - Andrew Scott Hall Writes Good



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indiana to Become an Honorary Confederate State

Homophobia:
for God and Country.

Richmond, Virginia - The Shadow Government of the Confederate States of America (SGCSA) has officially bestowed upon Indiana the honorary status of Confederate State. In the future the SGSCA will make all references to its member states as 11 + 1. The 11 represents the original states of the ill fated Confederacy, while the 1 will indicate Indiana's status as a brother state in spirit. Indiana's inclusion into the august club is due to Governor Mike Pence signing The Religious Freedom Restoration Act which will allow businesses and individuals to follow their religious beliefs and discriminate against gays and lesbians.

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