Harsh, but very funny

18 03 2009

Facebook group:  Society for the Appreciation of Pictures of Stockbrokers in Visible Pain.

Some of the comments are priceless.





Funny quote of the day

18 03 2009

From a Pharyngula comment thread on endeavours by well-wishers to free Kent Hovind (sung to the tune of “Free Nelson Mandela”):

Dr. Kent Hovind’s oppressors have to decide whether they want to live in fear or learn to live in love. If you don’t agree with this I question your commitment to Sparkle Motion.

Gold.





In defence of saddlebacking

14 02 2009

I recall stumbling across the Sex In Christ website a few years ago. It’s really hard to ascertain whether this is a parody site or not, but it purports to mount (if you’ll pardon my choice of words) a case for a Christian pornography. Just about anything you can think of is kosher with this outfit as long as it transpires within the context of a “Biblical marriage”, including masturbation (as long as you keep some wet ones handy for the post-coital jizzmopping), oral sex (“His Fruit Was Sweet To My Taste”), Viagra (“He will also keep you firm to the end”), BDSM (“You must go back to your mistress and submit to her mistreatment”), fisting (“My love thrust his hand through the opening”), brazilian waxing (“Believe and be shaved”) and anal sex. Why anal sex?

Are you saving yourself for your wedding night? The Devil wants you to fail, that’s why he puts stumbling blocks in your way. But God wants you to succeed, and that’s why he has given us an alternative to intercourse before marriage: anal sex. Through anal sex, you can satisfy your body’s needs, while you avoid the risk of unwanted pregnancy and still keep yourself pure for marriage.

There it is, brothers and sisters: a Christian defence of saddlebacking.

Has to be a parody, right? I’m inclined to suspect so, though the phenomenon of teens taking virginity pledges and then engaging in anal sex as a kind of loophole (again, apologies for the choice of words) is certainly no parody.

See also:
Virginity pledges don’t do the job, says new study (Medill Reports)
Taking the Pledge(CBS)
How accurate is Dan Savage’s defintion of Saddlebacking?(Washington City Paper)

P.S. Akismet’s going to have it’s work cut out for it with this post, eh?





Just in time for Christmas

18 11 2008

(HT: commenter jpf at Dispatches From The Culture Wars)

Who needs Amazon when the American Family Association has plenty of treats on offer to fill the Christmas stocking?

They’re Coming To Your Town

Residents of the small Arkansas town of Eureka Springs noticed the homosexual community was growing. But they felt no threat. They went about their business as usual. Then, one day, they woke up to discover that their beloved Eureka Springs, a community which was known far and wide as a center for Christian entertainment–had changed. The City Council had been taken over by a small group of homosexual activists.The Eureka Springs they knew is gone. It is now a national hub for homosexuals. Eureka Springs is becoming the San Francisco of Arkansas.

. . . . Read the rest of this entry »





Vote for Jesus!

26 10 2008

Via the comments at Pharyngula.





Mad TV Fox News spoof

24 09 2008

Not the best piss-take of Fox News—that award goes to CNNNN—but amusing all the while . . .





Sorry . . . our bad.

12 09 2008

Atheists caused 9/11.

That’s David Mabus’ contribution to the Richard Dawkins Facebook discussion board. He’s a net.kook from Canada who, according to Skippy the Skeptic, believes that Nostradamus “predicted the coming of Depeche Mode and, through this, the World Trade Center attacks.” He’s mad as hell at the James Randi Educational Foundation for not forking over $1 million dollars, and he spends his days trawling the interwebs telling all and sundry about it.

MOREOVER, HIS COMPUTER HAS A CAPS LOCK KEY AND HE’S NOT AFRAID TO USE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

He is as unresponsive to criticism any garden variety crank, and as a consequence any comment he leaves here will be promptly disemvowelled.

Still, aside from having a mouth one hopes he doesn’t kiss his mother with, he’s probably harmless. Unlike the cowardly Squadristi member who recently shut down operations at two of Neil’s blogs. Why anyone would want to do this to one of the more thoughtful members of the Australian blogosphere, and someone who certainly doesn’t actively go looking for trouble, is beyond me. High RWAs . . . fuck them.





Can you really be eternally happy in heaven?

3 09 2008

Back in August PZ Myers linked to a reality-based retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” in which Jack trades the magic beans for a cow, and is berated and banished by his family as a consequence.

JACK: This cow can get us through the winter. [. . .] And I never understood what was magical about those 3 beans.
JACK’S FATHER: They were given to me by my father who was given them by his father whose father SAID THEY WERE MAGICAL.

Jack goes on to get a degree in applied economics and live happily ever after with his cow; his family freezes and starves to death.

One commenter, Kenny, raises the following objection:

and of course we know that this is a fairy tale because “lived happily ever after” does not exist in the real world. Jack and his cow will also eventually die. oh but wait, maybe there is a “lived happily ever after” if what religion says is correct and there is/are a God/Gods.

Kenny’s extreme linear-mindedness is almost endearing, but his remarks did lead me to wonder: do Christians believe that heaven is a place of eternal happiness, that once they die and go to heaven they will be happy forever. Like, interminably happy? Read the rest of this entry »





Funniest thing I’ve seen on the interwebs all week

27 08 2008

(But you'll have to click it to see it . . . damn WordPress)

(From a 2006 JREF thread featuring world-renowned net.kook David Mabus.)





Let’s fighting love!

18 08 2008

Possibly the world’s queerest video game:

It’s a Japanese game called Chou Aniki, which roughly translates as “Super Big Brothers,” released in the early nineties for various platforms including the SNES. As the Wikipedia entry notes, the game is replete with wacky humour, surrealist imagery, and blatant homoeroticism.

Via Digg. See also: Sexual Moments in Video Game History.








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