A Load of Bright
An atheist's views on religion and the supernatural

Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Tim Minchin and a Brief Update

July 30, 2009

Greetings to you all, that is to any readers who are still here and still awake.  I have risen from my own slumber but suspect that this will, alas, be a brief return.  My reason for writing after so long is simply too important for me not to try to exploit the modest popularity this […]

The Exterminator Got Me Again (Evolution Meme)

October 3, 2007

The Exterminator tagged me (again). The idea is that you pick five posts from your archives that show how your blog has evolved, and explain why. Then you tag five more bloggers to do the same thing. When Ex tagged me he apologised, but the truth is that I’m very grateful; for one thing, it’s […]

Spread the Word on Atheism

July 16, 2007

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if atheists went door to door? Well, John Safran gave it a go in Utah of all places, with very amusing results.

Why I (Almost Certainly) Won’t Get Married in a Church

July 3, 2007

Back in May I discussed the reasons for which I would not attend a child’s Christening. On a similar theme, I’ve often wandered what I would do if I were going to marry a Christian girl and she had her heart set on a church wedding. Now granted, I am jumping the gun slightly here, […]

Amazing Jesus

June 30, 2007

Time for a little religious satire.  This video of my fellow countryman Rowan Atkinson portrays a far more interesting and entertaining version of the water-into-wine miracle story.

I Got Tagged by that Damn Pest, the Exterminator

June 26, 2007

This one’s been going around, I suppose it was going to get me in the end. I don’t normally bother with stuff like this, but I’m doing it just so I can tag Evanescent, who really hates doing stuff like this. Here are the rules: * We have to post these rules before we give […]

Rate your blog

June 23, 2007

Following on from Atheist Revolution, many bloggers are keen to see how their blogs are rated in terms of their suitability for children, so I thought I’d see how A Load of Bright came out. As you can see, “some material may be inappropriate for children under 13”. Although that’s not bad, I was a […]

Site Announcement: Another Milestone

June 5, 2007

Yesterday, this site received its 10,000th hit, just one week short of its three month anniversary. So, whoever it was that accidentally found their way to my blog while looking for porn around 9:30pm (GMT) last night, email me, and I’ll send you a beer voucher.

A Tribute to Derren Brown

March 31, 2007

In my article The Importance of being satirical I talked about the effectiveness of entertainment in communicating important principles and ideas. I can think of no-one better to personify this idea than psychological illusionist and mentalist, Derren Brown. I expect the vast majority of my UK readers will be familiar with Brown and his work, […]

The importance of being satirical

March 27, 2007

The threat of religious faith to society and civilization, to progressive thought and development, to the well being of human beings and the planet we inhabit, has never been greater. As many commentators have observed, the cocktail of archaic, ancient world beliefs upheld with impenetrable faith, and deadly 21st century weapons of mass destruction, makes […]