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Monthly Archive: October 2007

Oct 15 2007

Lines on the return of Polio

Link to “insolence” I wrote this one a while ago, but the above blog entry reminded me of it. Lines on the return of Polio A mother, doing what she thinks is right Believes the lies and chooses now to fight; She will not vaccinate. She is too young; How quickly we forgot the iron …

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Oct 14 2007

Much Ado About…The Brain?

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”Much Ado, IV.i.284-285 A student at Pharyngula asks “why do we still talk about the heart?” The sound of your voice thrills my temporal lobe,My occipital swoons at your sight;When we walk hand in hand, my parietal andMy prefrontal are filled …

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Oct 13 2007

Illinois…STFU

It seems that Illinois has legislated a moment of silence. What could be bad about that? A moment of silenceDoes nobody vi’lence,And offers nobody offenseTo cease from the riot—Have everyone quiet—They tell me it only makes sense It’s “time for reflection”;What sort of objection Could anyone possibly make?You just hit the jackpot;This Cuttlefish crackpotWill gladly …

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Oct 11 2007

God’s Logic

Inspired by Stranger Fruit’s post here: God’s Logic The orbits of the planetsIn their paths around the EarthAre circular–it must be trueIf logic has its worth. The circle, you must understandIs God’s Most Perfect Shape;If orbits are elliptical,Why, Man is but an ape. If circles are God’s favorites,Why not in logic, too?Assuming your conclusionsIs the …

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Oct 11 2007

How do I love Thee?

Pharyngula linked to this site–http://www.godlovesyouforever.org/christian_poems.htm It is horrid. Utterly horrid. In the way that traffic accidents are horrid, and fascinating, and you cannot look away. The following poem is inspired by one on that site, entitled (no, seriously) “Jesus and I will be very awesome and beautiful”. Really. Mine is just a little bit … …

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Oct 10 2007

Kent Hovind–Liar, Lunatic, or…ok, Liar or Lunatic?

Posted on Pharyngula, 10/10 Confined against his will, the liar KentWill plead his case online, to one and all;His mind is, if not broken, clearly bent(I know; there really wasn’t far to fall) He always claimed to talk to God, but nowHe talks with Satan too, about his fate.If God allowed it, Kent will find …

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Oct 10 2007

Eulogy for Gary Aldridge

Posted on Pharyngula, 10/10/2007 We gather here to eulogize The Pastor and the ManOld Gary Aldridge, often wise,Though not his latest plan. A member of the Christian nation,Friend of Jerry Falwell,His last attempt at masturbationDidn’t go at all well. For fifteen years, he’d preached the wordA Southern Baptist ministerHis death–now, is it just absurdOr something …

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Oct 10 2007

Cephalopoetry #2

Also posted Oct 8 on Pharyngula Architeuthis Double-Dactyl Haughtily, naughtilyDeep-sea biologistsClaimed “We will never findFifty-foot squid!” Nobody told, though, theCryptoteuthologistBlissfully ignorant,That’s what he did. Nautilus Limerick The nautilus swims back-to frontWhich is quite an unusual stuntBut his shell–which is oddFor a cephalopod–When he bumps into things, bears the brunt! Cuttlefish Physiology Limerick Look again, and …

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Oct 10 2007

Cephalopoetry #1

Posted on Pharyngula, Oct 8 A Cuttlefish Limerick or Three The cuttlefish: Squid-like, you think?Just a cephalopod in the drink?Then you also should know itRefers to a poet,Or any who hide in their ink. For writers who think that they’re oddAnd ignored, by indifferent God,Don’t allow yourself–perishThe thought, and just cherishYour label of “Cephalopod” For …

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