Carnivalia and an open thread

I’ve got to go baste. If you aren’t similarly occupied, you could browse these fine carnivals.

You aren’t watching football, are you?


  1. Master Mahan says

    If anyone can screw it up, it’s the NY Jets. I swear most of them are Mets in disguise.

  2. says

    I’ve got to go baste.
    You bastard!

    You aren’t watching football, are you?
    Well, me I’m watching a compile run. But even if I did have a holiday today, I can think of much less boring things than watching a bunch of overpaid guys run around a field doing….whatever it is they do.

  3. dbpitt says

    I recommend seeing the movie “The Mist” which just came out to theaters. Besides being a decent horror flick, it uses religious fanaticism as a major plot element, which really made it worth seeing in my opinion. (What do people do when they are trapped together in a small space and scared out of their wits? I won’t give away more than that)

    Oh, and Go Gators!

  4. Reginal Selkirk says

    Stupid Censorship

    The award-winning fantasy novel “The Golden Compass” was pulled from an Ontario Catholic school district’s library shelves over a complaint about the author referring to himself as an atheist…

    Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! Now, I could understand how the Catholics might be upset by the of that book, since it is speaks out against repressive, authoritarian, dogmatic bureaucracies, but pulling the book based on the author’s religious self-identification?

    It’s a good thing Jesus H. Christ didn’t write any books, or they would be banned on the basis that he was Jewish…

  5. Reginal Selkirk says

    A word dropped out. As I was saying, I could understand how Catholics might be upset by the contents of that book…

  6. ADyuaa says

    Re: the geocentrist:

    I liked this quote better:

    “Look at all the handwaving explanations from Darwinists/heliocentrics for what we see in the universe. Supposedly 90%+ of the matter in the universe is dark matter that we can’t detect. That’s invented purely because conventional gravity theory can’t account for the way the galaxies move. Without that fictional dark matter they couldn’t have formed in evolutionary theory.”

    ROFL. And ROFL some more.

    I started reading it thinking it was a parody, but they go on and on and on . . .

  7. says

    #6: kai, I’m afraid they mean the American brand of football… not soccer, y’know. Men nog var det roligt att vi gick vidare.

  8. says

    Men nog var det roligt att vi gick vidare

    Funny. ‘Roligt’ in Danish means calm, which I gather from the context that it doesn’t in Swedish. Congratulations BTW, Denmark sucked big time, so we didn’t get to the finals.

  9. says

    As for the “open thread” bit, I’ve been getting an error message when I try to send the following to Arab News about that appalling case in Saudi Arabia (maybe others will have better luck):

    It strains credulity that a young woman – particularly the victim of a horrifying gang rape – could be jailed and subjected to a physical beating with two hundred lashes simply for being in the company of a man who is not her relative.

    The Saudi authorities should understand how the rest of the world views this episode. It makes the justice system of Saudi Arabia appear irrational, cruel, and barbaric.

    Russell Blackford
    Melbourne, Australia