The first one isn’t atheist related. It’s just hilarious.
Listen to the third segment of the latest episode of This American Life (MP3). Here’s the synopsis:
Elna Baker reads her story about the time she worked at the giant toy store, FAO Schwartz. Her job was to sell these lifelike “newborns” which were displayed in a “nursery” inside the store. When the toys become the hot new present, they begin to fly off the shelves. When the white babies sell out, white parents are faced with a choice: will they go for an Asian, Latino, or African-American baby instead? What happens is so disturbing that Elna has a hard time even telling it. (16 minutes)
It begins at the 41:05 mark. I promise it’s worth it 🙂 It made the long, snowy-roaded drive to work much more bearable this morning.
The second thing, as pointed out by reader Kaleena, regards the latest episode of My Super Sweet 16.
Let’s see the recap of this one:
Chanae is a preacher’s daughter from Cleveland, but she’s no angel. Her father is the biggest pastor in Cleveland and she is his princess. Now that she’s turning sixteen, Chanae is ready to show everyone that Christians can rock too.
Her parents are apprehensive about spending so much money for a rock and roll bash, but Chanae firmly believes that God wants her party to be the best thing Cleveland’s ever seen…
The party is about to end and it’s the moment of truth: will Chanae get her pink scooter? Sadly not…instead she got three! She is truly blessed.
I knew tithing was good for something.