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Find me some crazy stuff to read!

Hey everybody!  Dave here.  All of us are hoping you are all enjoying this season.  We were really excited to have Roy Zimmerman in the studio with us, and were excited with the turnout for the after-show with him.  We’re also thrilled to be recording live at TCC again.  Last years was a blast, and we were pleased to find out that the Science and Inquiry club wanted us back.  So look for that in a couple weeks.

659However, as you all know by now, running this show isn’t cheap.  We are halfway through this season, and starting to wonder how we’re going to pay for the next.  We’ve been bouncing around a few fundraising ideas, some of which sound really exciting.  There’s one in particular that we need your help with.

We’re thinking about putting together some texts to read.  The more absurd the better.  The idea is one of us will read until we can’t keep a straight face anymore.  But we need your help to find some of the best stuff.  What we’re looking for is absurd and crazy religious writing in the public domain.  While we’d love to see Sam do a reading of Left Behind or a Ray Comfort book, there are unfortunate legal issues getting in the way of that.  Instead we need stuff either in scriptures, pamphlets, or books that aren’t copyrighted or trademarked.  Anything you think we might be able to read without getting sued.  It’d be especially fun to find stuff outside of Christianity.  If you know any good parts of the Quran or the Bhagavad Gita, that’d be great.  So if you have an ideas, or if you could find something out there that you think is going to crack us up, let us know.

You can post something in the comments below, or in the “Ask a Question” tab above.  Use the title “Fundraising scripture” so we know what it’s intended for.  We know you guys are the best at finding the crazy, so don’t let us down.

Thanks for your support, and thanks for listening to us.  We look forward to hearing all the fun stuff you come up with.

-Dave

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Streamathon Fundraiser: 24 Hours of AaA!

yappingpuffinsOn tour we raised the profile of freethought groups around the US, but we didn’t raise much in the way of show funds–just enough to eat and get to the next city.  And our advertisers only account for a part of our operating costs.  We’ll admit: things are kind of tight right now.  Our summer music event was an awesome community-building night of indie rock, but as a fundraiser we came up short.

So we’re hanging out, hanging out, hanging out… hanging out with the Ask an Atheist family.   We’re having ourselves a party.  Fire up the intertubes starting at 12:00 PM Pacific on Friday, October 11!  For 24 hours, the cast, crew, and friends of Ask An Atheist will be participating in our fall 2013 streamathon fundraiser.

So for 24 hours straight Oct. 11-12 noon-noon, we’ll be streaming live using Google Hangouts, entertaining you guys with our king_of_kingsbanter, fielding some questions we might not normally air on the radio, playing religiously themed video games (Left Behind PC game, anyone?) and reading your name on air when you contribute! Be prepared from some dramatic readings from the books Ray Comfort personally gifted to Becky and Sam this summer (“With Love, Ray”), and we may even have some special guests join us remotely, so keep an eye out for further details!  And as always, push the large, red, candy-like button for questions and the yellow button to contribute.  Help keep secular voices on the air!

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Call Screener Darren Talks to Theists, with Streaming

Screenshot from 2013-09-16 16:23:39AaA veteran Darren and perennial post-show friend Tyson will be appearing in a live conversation with the pastor of Life Center Church about how theists and atheists can find common ground. If you can’t make it in person, the event will be broadcasted online from the Life Center live streaming page at <http://lifecentertv.com/live/>;. Ask your questions online while you watch live, or tweet your questions using hashtag #LiveatLC.

 

Details at our meetup page.

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Days 18-24: Chicago, Sioux Falls, Back to Tacoma

We had to skip a few days thanks to a busy schedule and intermittent internet, but here’s a short tour of what went on while we were in the northern part of the tour. Can I go home now?

Said tooth cleaning device.

Said tooth cleaning device.

IRON PRESIDENTS IN RAPID CITY

IRON PRESIDENTS IN RAPID CITY

Constantly Vomiting Lions! (Also in Rapid City)

Constantly Vomiting Lions! (Also in Rapid City)

Sioux Falls Gift Basket!

Sioux Falls Gift Basket!

This is the hotel we were trapped in when we drove to Chicago in 2011.

This is the hotel we were trapped in when we drove to Chicago in 2011.

MITCHELL!

MITCHELL!

End on a Puffin.
End on a Puffin.

 

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Day 17: St. Louis to Chicago

St. Louis was a great show, with some great sound, and the podcast will be an extra one with some good material.    Tonight, we’re at a fundraiser for a family member.   Tomorrow, we’re going to the Ethical Humanist Society in Skokie.    See you then!

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