Delapruch's Blog – April 2011 Archive (22)


the strongest people i’ve ever known

don’t flinch when threatened

they use the threat

they use the violence

to build up their own position further

to find better, quicker, more acute manners in which to



with eyes peeled

and ears perked up to listen

always engaging & taking part in the


that is ongoing



until that moment when our heart…


Added by delapruch on April 30, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

New Derren Brown TV Special

New Derren Brown TV Special

On Easter Monday, April 25th at 9pm, my new special DERREN BROWN: MIRACLES FOR SALE will air on C4. This is hot off the press, so I have no artwork to show you as yet.

This is…


Added by delapruch on April 30, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

last thought on the royal wedding

i have to wonder

just what is happening in the rest of the world

right now.

Added by delapruch on April 29, 2011 at 4:41am — No Comments

not a haiku

not a haiku


we will say what we want.

we will write what we want. 

we will, because we are free to do so,

and you cannot stop us.

Added by delapruch on April 27, 2011 at 4:38am — No Comments

have you been threatened by a believer because of something you wrote?

Today, I received a "review" of a poem that I posted here a few days ago entitled "brief letter to a god defender"---this review was on another site, one that is supposed to be for writers specifically. the review follows.  i wanted to share with my fellow Atheist and was wondering what their own stories might be, for artists who have been threatened. 


the "reviewer" wrote the following:


"My Golly Gosh!!!

I give you 2 stars only for your…


Added by delapruch on April 27, 2011 at 2:43am — 19 Comments

la foi

ebbing malaise


102 degrees fahrenheit

followed by


vomiting, & a


sensitivity to






an agonizing

pain full of


will flare up in


groin, behind your

ears & in your


after which

blistering tumors form,

encompassing the




Added by delapruch on April 25, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Ricky Gervais’ Easter Message


The Wall Street Journal

An (Atheist) Easter Message from Ricky Gervais



Added by delapruch on April 24, 2011 at 3:29am — 3 Comments

A Word from Mr. Hitchens

Message to American Atheists

Dear fellow-unbelievers,

Nothing would have kept me from joining you except the loss of my voice (at least my speaking voice) which in turn is…


Added by delapruch on April 24, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

the royal wedding

the wedding cake:  $16,000-$80,000

cleaning of the streets after the wedding in london:  $64,000

the flowers: $320,000-$800,000

pre-wedding hideaway (the goring hotel hosting middleton’s family & friends):  $552 a night for double rooms

middleton’s wedding dress:  $64,000-$434,000

the engagement ring:  valued at $136,000, given to w. by c.

security: $8-$32 million







Added by delapruch on April 24, 2011 at 1:44am — No Comments


without asking for sympathy

he still swings

those fists still ever-clenched

unyielding & enduring

jab after




bare-knuckled but far from


his ferocity demonstrating that

going the distance is nothing short of an

unspoken certainty

speaking of the constant puking

when there is nothing in his


his shining bald head with but a few hairs…


Added by delapruch on April 20, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Zainab Alkhawaja's letter to President Obama


As of April 18th, 27 year old Zainab Alkhawaja has been on hunger strike for 8 days now.  Her father, husband and brother-in-law were all arrested by masked soldiers just outside Manama, the capital of Bahrain, last Saturday.  Her father is said to have been dragged down a flight of stairs and beaten unconscious during his arrest.  Zainab vows to stay on hunger strike until all of her family members are released.  She has an 18…


Added by delapruch on April 19, 2011 at 5:16am — No Comments


a charlatan is born every minute

a thinker


Added by delapruch on April 17, 2011 at 4:47am — 1 Comment

Religious Child Abuse Blogspot

I just found this great site dedicated to illuminating the stories of those children abused by religion!  It is an invaluable resource for those Atheists angered and/or just interested in this topic of vital importance!



Added by delapruch on April 16, 2011 at 4:48pm — 6 Comments

brief letter to a god-defender

dear madam or sir

allow me a moment

for i have a rather pertinent question that has been bugging me like


for a long time

buzzing like a patch of black flies

at the edge of my hairline right at the nape of my neck smack dab in the middle of the month of may



if your omniscient deity is soooooooo all powerful

does it need


to defend it?


can it not fight its own battles?



Added by delapruch on April 15, 2011 at 4:36am — 6 Comments

Film claims discovery of nails from Jesus's cross

Just in case you haven't had your weekly dose of absurdity, here's "The Nails of the Cross" by veteran investigator Simcha Jacobovici!



Added by delapruch on April 15, 2011 at 1:36am — 8 Comments

France officially bans the burka



This is a brief must-read for anyone interested in what has been happening in France regarding Islam!  A fellow at was nice enough to post it. 



Added by delapruch on April 12, 2011 at 7:50am — 6 Comments


exhibit a:


"Republica Fashion’s Gucci 30cts.diamond belt – $249,000"





exhibit b:


"How Much Does it Cost to Raise a Child in the United States?"


"It can be very expensive to raise a child in the United States. For example, according to one online calculator, it…


Added by delapruch on April 12, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments



Shall we observe you in a prying way?

Thou art more deceptive and transparent:

As rebels jounce with NATO in the fray,

And summer's war will further reveal your face:

Fraudulently, “the eye of heaven shines,”

Certainly, this escape, unproductive;

And as the lies and bombs intensify,

America’s hegemony locked…


Added by delapruch on April 7, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments


people offended by words

have never been confronted

with action

Added by delapruch on April 7, 2011 at 5:05am — 1 Comment



famished catholic priest


fresh n’ tasty altar boy

Added by delapruch on April 5, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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