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Ricky Gervais: Atheists have ‘nothing to die for’ and ‘everything to live for’

British comedian Ricky Gervais said in his appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Friday that he doesn’t understand why people say that atheists have “nothing to live for.” Atheists, he said, have “nothing to die for” and “everything to live for.” Gervais, who is currently starring in the Netflix…

Elton John to Madonna at Globes: You don’t ‘have a f*cking chance’

Elton John tested the agility of the US censors before the Golden Globes show began, using an obscenity when describing Madonna’s chances against him in the best song category. Speaking on the red carpet, the British singer — up for an award for “Hello, Hello” from “Gnomio and Juliet” —…

Afghan TV series ‘The Ministry’ pokes fun at government

KABUL (Reuters) – Britain and the United States poke fun at incompetent, arrogant middle managers in the television comedy “The Office,” but in Afghanistan the target is a fictional minister of garbage in a new series called “The Ministry.” Instead of a series mocking drab office life in impoverished Afghanistan,…

Republicans should rethink this Ten Commandments thing

Happy Zombie Jesus Day!  A couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal let outspoken atheist Ricky Gervais write an article explaining how he follows the Ten Commandments better than most Christians.  It was amusing, but I feel he missed talking about one of the strangest ways that the Ten…

Bamboo Review: The Invention of Lying

A number of folks requested a review of the new Ricky Gervais movie The Invention of Lying, and I’m a big fan of Gervais (especially his podcast), and so we went to see it last night. And it’s one of the most clear-cut examples I’ve seen in a long time…

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