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Monthly Archive: September 2008

Sep 28 2008

Certificate of Lack of Achievement

PZed reports on an exciting new opportunity to boost your CV, bolster your credentials, and most importantly, hide that embarrassing crack on your wall with a shiny new Official Creationist Worldview Professional Certificate! I have no idea whether there is an actual physical certificate awarded to you, or whether it is cranked out of a …

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Sep 26 2008

Friday Limericks–a debatable proposition

There once was a scheduled debatePut in jeopardy, nearly too lateNow McCain says he mightMeet Obama tonightBut who knows? Now we just have to wait. The topic is up in the air(It appears that McCain likes it there)And I think it may beThat the plan is to seeIf the public will simply not care. What’s …

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Sep 25 2008

The Awesome Power Of Prayer!!!

(With one minor modification, adapted from a comment on Pharyngula.) With a million fervent prayers combinedIt won’t be long until you findThe mighty force that lies behindThe simple-seeming prayer. The “clasp your hands and kneel” routineHolds powers that are unforeseenBy heathens (and by that I meanYou, too!), but which are there! So when they say …

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Sep 25 2008

The Digital Pack-Rat, volume 3

More odds and ends. First, a recent one, about the defacing of the atheist student organization’s sign: A simple sign, with scarlet letter–Surely, one could make it better!I knew I could, and so I drewA heart, and cross, and “God Loves You”.“Jesus Is Coming”–there, I’m done;That’s much improved, and so much fun! But now, sit …

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Sep 24 2008

The Digital Pack-Rat, volume 2

Another batch of comments. Again, nothing organized, just collected. First, when PZ came back from the Amazing Meeting, he decided he needed to wear a hat… While the women all adore aMan who’s sporting a fedoraThere are men who look like idiots with something on their head Not a porkpie, fez or turbanWhether rural wear …

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Sep 24 2008

The Digital Pack-Rat, volume 1

Nothing new here–just a collection of old comments, mostly from Pharyngula, that I am putting here just to have them in one place. I should really track down links to the original threads, but not today. First, posted while I was in Bulgaria, I think–PZ had an actual science thread, on variation in snake populations, …

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Sep 20 2008

Angels and Evidence

PZ notes that Time magazine reports poll results showing that 55% of Americans believe that they have personally been helped by a guardian angel. Yup, that they have experienced an interventionist magical spirit at work. I present the following as a public service, reminding people that just because you don’t personally know how you survived …

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Sep 19 2008

Friday Limericks–Vacation is over.

With a moment of deep contemplationAnd a wee bit of tasty libation(Cos Limerick FridayMust not be a dry day)The topic is… summer vacation! The Limerick Friday is back!All summer, it’s been out of whack–It was resting… on tour…Having surgery… (sure,It spent most of its time in the sack!) But now, summer vacation is overNo more …

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Sep 18 2008

My Fair Maverick

The foreign policy expert, John McCain, has stepped in a little something. But instead of wiping off his shoes at the earliest opportunity, he has chosen to insist that his shoes are clean, and go walking over the nice clean carpet. Anyone can step in a little something. It takes a special kind of person …

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Sep 18 2008

Arrrrrrrrrr!

A brief little message to anyone readingTo all of you, near and farrrrrrrrToday be Talk Like A Pirate Day,So wherever ye be, there ye “Arrrrrrrr!” (for those of ye in the Garrrrrden state, get yer java today not from Starrrrbucks, with their measly 0.5 pirate ratio–one syllable out of two– but from Ahrre’s coffee roastery, …

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