Wednesday, April 29, 2009

God Man

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Starting the countdown

I'm starting the official countdown to the time the first evangelical announces that the swine flu is brought upon us by wrath of an angry god.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Misplaced thanks...

I'm eavesdropping. A guy says to the phone, "If there is a god I'd like to thank him for getting these scanners installed and reducing our workload." (The woman on the other end says, "Yes, I know exactly what you mean"). In this case it is either misplaced thanks, or meant to be shorthand thanks for the dozens of people that went into making that scanner project a reality at his office. Wouldn't it have been nicer for him just to thank George, the guy whose idea it was to get the scanners in there in the first place? I have no idea what the woman was thinking. Did she know exactly what he meant? Did he mean that there really is no god but he'd like to thank someone anyway? I have no idea what he meant. Funny.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Science has produced no saints, but why would it? Saints are theological constructs.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


"I like the contradictory nature of your name; sleepiness combined with an insect considered to be one of the most destructive pests!"

even a tiny aphid has big dreams

Google Books

What a fine thing Google Books is for primary research.

Happy Yeaster

The yeast is risen.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Even Better Saturday

The yeast is definitely rising.

On a side note, many photos and stories of whack-a-loons flagellating themselves, tying (and even nailing !!!) themselves to crosses and parading themselves through the streets. I guess nobody has the lock on lunacy.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

The yeast is rising.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hot Cross Buns

One of the things I really like about christian culture... hot cross buns. I love the flavor and the texture, the raisins, and the lemon. You know, they probably are not christian in origin. Like so many good things they were probably co-opted. I'll have to look this up some day.

There are actually many things I like about christian culture. I'm sure I'll think of some. You know, if it were not for christian culture there would not have been all of those churches and monasteries for my ancestors to plunder back in the middle ages. All that wealth to redistribute. Then where would we be?

Plundering buns.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Is it?

Is the yeast risen yet? Is it? No? Soon then. It will certainly be a miracle when it happens.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mn Indulgences

I remember taking a history course in 7th grade and talking about Martin Luther and how one of the things that split the church apart was the selling of indulgences. Most of us laughed about how stupid the idea of indulgences sounded these 500 or so years later.

But now they are selling them again in Minnesota

Friday, April 3, 2009

Aposty in Argentia

They are renouncing their catholic souls down south, as well they should.