Showing posts from March, 2006

Tag of fours

One of those blog memes has passed my way due to my getting tagged by MDM . So: Four Jobs I’ve Had Student Math research Data entry Radio show staff (volunteer) Four Movies I can Watch Over and Over The Adventures of Robin Hood American Graffiti Big Trouble in Little China King Kong (original) Four Places I’ve Lived Lifelong NYCer Four TV Shows I Love Star Trek The Prisoner Scientific American Frontiers Mr. Bean Four highly regarded and recommended TV shows I haven't seen (much of) Firefly Cowboy Bebop MST3K Batman Four places I've vacationed Israel Upstate NY Vienna Canada Four of my favorite dishes Spaghetti and meatballs Schnitzel Sushi To quote Woody Woodpecker: "Food! That's my favorite dish!" Four sites I visit daily the agony booth forum Blender nation Cartoon Brew rocket boom Four places I'd rather be right now: somewhere without cold winters a film festival a free school the Studio Ghibli Museum Four new bloggers I'm tagging Nick Sagan Mike Bren

Humanlight TV

Last December, Current TV aired a 6 minute documentary on cable and online about the humanist Christmas and Hanukkah ripoff winter holiday Humanlight . It shows a good slice of the New York/New Jersey humanist culture, and portrays sympathetically humanists' attempt to carve out a space for their worldview. Equal Time for Freethought radio host Neil Murphy is shown in action at the studio, being amusingly described as a "talk show host" at a "liberal" network (which I can wish would actually show awareness of classical liberalism ). Other prominent local humanists featured include ETFF staff Tim and Lisa Ridge (with a personal look at their holiday customs) and Humanlight co-creator Joe Fox. The video diverts a good deal to cover the pointless "war on Christmas" pseudo-controversy, with some suitably obnoxious ranting from the Catholic League's William Donohue, who has also recently blustered against The Da Vinci Code and the South Park epi