March 19th, 2005

misc -- scar.jo

poppin' the metacherry

helveticat on statues:

It would be really cool if all the statues in the world just one day decided to get up and leave. And everybody woke up, and Saint Theresa and Saint George were gone, and Moses was gone, and The Thinker had figured out what was bothering him and gone off to find something to eat.

read the whole post here.
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At last, a link between creationists and Mordor!

irrationalrobot compares the war between science and creationism in our schools to the battle for Middle-earth:

For those playing at home, here are the core arguments of the bad guys:

. . . 4) (almost doesn't count, as he doesn't make it out of the second book with any power) Saruman, the power that betrayed us to the shadow in the East: Anthony Flew, a rather unimportant atheist philosopher who announced rather suddenly that he read a science book he didn't understand and concluded that the universe must have been designed. Once the troops marched to his door for an interview, and he confessed that he thought the universe had been designed by a "cosmic Saddam Hussein," we left some giant tree-people in the philosophy community to tend his garden and the forces of Mordor became a little embarrassed.
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I joined metaquotes expressly so I could post this. It's quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever read on Lj(of course, I'm very easily amused, and I'll probably find something tomorrow that I find equally, if not more, funny).

From a thread about the new bill proposed in GA in which high school students would have to have parental persmission to join school clubs. Someone told porktruck that there were clubs for gay students because schools used to be fairly open-minded in the nineties. This was his response:

I'll say! Back in the eighties the closest thing we had was...band.

Since I'm horrible at telling jokes, you can read the whole thread here. :D
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