Friday, June 12, 2009

Black and Blue Laws?

I'm old enough to actually remember Blue Laws in our little mountain community that made the whole town shut down (except for a few restaurants, a handful of gas stations, and a few big-box retailers & pharmacies).

I still can't buy alcohol on Sundays in Indiana. It's also illegal on Christmas Day and election days until the polls close.

Now if only it were illegal for politicians to keep spending like drunken sailors, even when they have to borrow $0.50 on every dollar to do it!

h/t FailBlog

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Periodic Disappointment

With the official recognition of Ununbium, the periodic table now has an extra block.

Oh well...there go all my "This one goes up to 1-11" transition metal jokes.

They're trying to come up with a fun name for it. Until then, maybe I can come up with a good shoulder-shrugging "Who-knew-bium" line? Or, maybe a good Jujube-UUB joke?

"Man...these are so old, it's like chewing UUBs, not Jujubes!"

Tasteless Generation

". . .in regard to the Holy Scriptures, however petulant men may attempt to carp at them, they are replete with sentiments which it is clear that man never could have conceived. Let each of the prophets be examined, and not one will be found who does not rise far higher than human reach. Those who feel their works insipid must be absolutely devoid of taste."

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion 1.8.2

Keep it salty, Christians!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Isaiah 65

Story behind the picture here.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and dust shall be the serpent's food.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.

Isaiah 65

Make it so, Lord.
Make it so.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Star Trek Funerals

Just so you know, I'd have to check with my bishop and a particle physicist to make sure I could officiate at this funeral. I'd really hate to break [snicker] PHOTON CANON LAW!!!

Sharia Law Win

Notice the pound-notes.

Great Britain wake up!!!