Slow Adventures in Slothville

November 29, 2006

Book Recommendation

Filed under: Whateverall — shhville @ 6:48 pm

Just putting this up quickly while I do some work, hopefully a post later today. Richard Dawkins is a very smart man. Check out his new book – right up my alley!

I don’t have anything else at the mo, but you’re not missing anything. Celeb goss is, like, totally boring today. Sha!!

Update: Have you guys read about this? It’s a 2000-year-old computer! For real! It was discovered by people diving for sponges. Isn’t that amazing???

Update again: Man, I go to a class for one day and miss all the big news! Did you guys read this about the leaked White House memo that has everyone a-twitter about Maliki?? 

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25 Comments »

  1. Totally you, Sloth. I hope someone buys it for you for your birthday (and may I say at this point how extremely convenient it is for us that your birthday is in December, since you don’t celebrate Christmas? Yes, well… we are pleased. 🙂 ).

    Comment by Aimee — November 29, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

  2. No comment on Britney flashing her hoo-ha? Godlessness instead of gossip about groins?

    Comment by Michael — November 29, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

  3. Whatareyoueventalkingabout? I’m a wicked Christmas hoo-ah!!

    Every year I praise the imaginary baby Jesus for giving me a week off from work.

    Praise him! PRAISE HIMMMMMMMM!!!

    Comment by shhville — November 29, 2006 @ 7:35 pm

  4. Britney’s cooter could not be more boring if it talked in a Michael Dukakis monotone. God, I’m so sick of looking at that bitch’s vag on every faaaaahkin’ website.

    Comment by shhville — November 29, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

  5. Isn’t that old news? Oh, that was Lohan’s hoohah.

    Did you catch the South Park episode about Dawkins? Very funny and a Buck Rogers intro to boot.

    Comment by Seth — November 29, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

  6. Did you ever read Sagan’s “A Demon-Haunted World”?

    Comment by The Retropolitan — November 29, 2006 @ 7:57 pm

  7. I must be behind the times. I heard about Britney yesterday for the first time. But as you said, it’s not like I really care.

    Book looks like it could be interesting, but you’ll forgive me if I pass.

    Comment by Vince — November 29, 2006 @ 7:57 pm

  8. Seth, I missed that one. I love South Park when I stumble upon it, but most of the time I don’t even know it’s on.

    Retro – yes! Love!!

    Vince – Oh, I KNOW. Baby Jesus and I both forgive you. Mwah!

    Comment by shhville — November 29, 2006 @ 8:02 pm

  9. Something just occurred to me.

    Sloth… do… do you and Dan have…

    …Boston accents?

    Comment by The Retropolitan — November 29, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

  10. Dude, we don’t all talk like we’re in “The Depaaaaahted.”

    Neither of us has any accent which is fuckin’ pissah.

    Comment by shhville — November 29, 2006 @ 8:09 pm

  11. I’m not even from here!! Pffft.

    Comment by shhville — November 29, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

  12. Oh yeeeeeeeaaaah…

    Comment by The Retropolitan — November 29, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

  13. Do you have something against Boston accents, Retro? Not that I have one … but I’m from the land of the bean and the cod and my parents talk the talk, so I take it kinda personal-like, ifyaknowwhatimean.

    Comment by shelley — November 29, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

  14. I’m about half way thru Dawkins’s book. Brilliant, as ever, though it seems unnecessary after so much brilliant prior writing about evolution. Anyone who read those will not need this one (though it’s still fab), and those who need it will not read it. Ah, well.

    I’ve been loving Sam Harris lately too.

    Comment by wunelle — November 29, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

  15. No, not at all. I like pretty much all accents — I even have a Canadian/Buffalo one myself.

    It’s just that with blogs, there’s always the clash of the way you read someone’s voice, and the reality. It just occurred to me when she said “wicked Christmas” that everyone that I believed to be non-accented might actually have all sorts of different accents.

    I still read Sloth as having James Earl Jones’ voice, though. And Dan Tobin — Kevin Costner.

    Wicked Kevin Costner.

    Comment by The Retropolitan — November 29, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  16. Oh, come on Shelley, that accent is horrible.

    My extended family all speaks in a Maine accent. Just as horrible. (Well…..ok, maybe a little less horrible….)

    Comment by shhville — November 29, 2006 @ 9:29 pm

  17. What? James Earl Jones??

    Dude, I SO sound like Animal from the Muppets.

    Comment by shhville — November 29, 2006 @ 9:36 pm

  18. “Kermit the Frog: What’s wrong with your drummer? He looks a little crazed.
    Floyd Pepper: Oh, he’s just upset about missing the Monet exhibit at The National Gallery.
    Animal: [Correcting him in a wild, angry tone] Renoir! Renoir!”

    Comment by The Retropolitan — November 29, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

  19. Aaaahahahahaha! That was beautiful.

    Comment by Aimee — November 29, 2006 @ 9:55 pm

  20. Hey hey, the only one with a Canadian accent roond here is ME.

    Comment by Tot — November 29, 2006 @ 10:03 pm

  21. There’s room for the both of us. And Tim Horton.

    Comment by The Retropolitan — November 29, 2006 @ 11:36 pm

  22. Is midwestern even considered an accent? It’s like the anti accent. But sometimes I get a bit of southern hick/drawl mixed in. I hate that, and have fought all my life to NOT have an accent!

    Wonder why?

    Comment by Foundme — November 30, 2006 @ 1:10 am

  23. Tot – you are not the only one with a canadian accent. I am not from Canada… but Northeastern Ohio. Apparently, to everyone in central Ohio, I have a Canadian accent. To everyone back home, I have a “cleveland” accent (I lived in Akron for four years and picked up the cleveland “aAAAAAAAAee”).

    Sloth = ANIMAL!!! hahahahahaha.

    Ancient computer = awesomeness. This is why I love BBC news.

    Comment by Nicole — November 30, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

  24. How do I get said password?

    Comment by Ella — December 1, 2006 @ 1:04 am

  25. I am also about halfway through Dawkins book, and it is great. I had not read any of his other work, and just happened to catch him on The Daily Show or Colbert and then immediately ordered it off Amazon. Which I never do, BTW.

    I just can’t understand how anyone who is educated can truly believe in God. For Real. I understand the spirit of it, like the feel-goodness of “believing” in Santa Claus, the cultural connection of practicing the rituals of a religion. But actually thinking that your God is the only God, and going down the road of creationism, etc? Makes my head hurt.

    I just read the section with the Moth’s eye to the flame, instead of the stars and it just sums it up completely.

    Comment by Robyn — December 1, 2006 @ 7:39 pm


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