Friday, November 11, 2011


People who regularly attend religious ceremonies are less depressed and have a more positive outlook on life, according to the study, published in the Nov. 10 issue of the Journal of Religion and Health. The study suggests those emotional benefits may bring healthier habits like visiting doctors more, or smoking and drinking less.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We see 10 million commercials a day, and every day is the same life-killing chase for money, money and more money; the only thing that changes from minute to minute is that every tick of the clock brings with it another space-age vendor dreaming up some new way to try to sell you something or reach into your pocket. The relentless sameness of the two-party political system is beginning to feel like a Jacob's Ladder nightmare with no end; we're entering another turn on the four-year merry-go-round, and the thought of having to try to get excited about yet another minor quadrennial shift in the direction of one or the other pole of alienating corporate full-of-shitness is enough to make anyone want to smash his own hand flat with a hammer.

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