Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Fun With Python

One of my small vices is to read and comment on Fundies Say The Darndest Things while taking my break at work. Lately, they have been getting a lot of mileage out of a dolt by the name of Andy Schlafly, and his two insane projects, Conservapedia (Think, bigot gets banned from spewing bullshit on Wikipedia, starts his own lemonade stand.) and a conservative rewrite of the Bible. Let that sink in a minute. Andy is trying to remove the liberal bias parts. He's either the most masterful Poe since Ann Coulter (kidding, sadly) or he really is the most demented individual ever to be the editor of an encyclopedia. Perhaps his first job out of high school was felting hats, or developing Daguerreotypes.

When this little nugget of lunacy caught my attention, it inspired me to write a response that I feel is worthy of languishing virtually unnoticed in more than one place, so here it is.

Joaquin, "Allahu" has to mean "Allah", not God. The Muslim chant, which is what this is from, is to Allah, not God.

["Andy, the word "Allahu" means in Arab "God". It comes from: Al-lâh. "Al" means "the" and "ilah" means "god""]

Joaquin, I have an open mind about this, but Muslims chant to "Allahu" and they're not chanting to "God", but to "Allah".

Andy Schlafly , Conservapedia 51 Comments [11/24/2009 12:57:46 PM]


(In the voices of the Python "Pepperpots".)

'Ello Haynoo!

'Ello Heem!

What's on the Telly?

It looks to be a pogrom.

I can see that! ... What's it about?

Some sod by the name of Amos Shitfly or something's gone and started a dispute about the name of God.

What, again? ... God's not a name anyway, it's a title.

It's Ya-way.

No it isn't, that's just Hebrew for "who am". The real name's a secret.

... Maybe it's Herbert.

It's not Herbert!

It could be, how would you know if it's a secret?

It's NOT Herbert!

(TV announcer) And now it's time for the internecine violence on your TV set to explode....


How'd he know that?

(announcer) It was the only logical outcome.

- Apologies to all at Python Ltd.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Check This Out!

I love the happy accidents in life. That lineup almost makes me believe in karma or a higher power. Of course, a higher power that wasn't totally ineffectual would have opened up a manhole for Beck to drop into, so I guess I have to go with karma. You look right at home there Beck.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Hit and Run

1. 2012: The Movie.

Review: Sight Unseen.

Are you fucking kidding me?

If you believe like I do that the World of Woo bullshit has to stop somewhere, some time, boycott this piece of shit. Don't see it. Don't rent it. Don't watch it on cable. I know our non-contribution to the supernatural bullshit mill will be as a fart in a wind tunnel, but it's the principle of the thing. It's one thing for Mel Gibson to regurgitate the anti-Semitic Passion Play from the Dark Ages. That wheezing, hurdy-gurdy of a religious scam is still going strong. It's quite another to revive the defunct superstition of a defunct, pre-Colombian civilization. That's just fucking stupid in light of the very provable fact that there are people here who are so brain-blasted by the everyday social bullshit that they will believe ANYTHING.

2. Applebee's has announced that they will give free food to Veterans and active Military Personnel on Veteran's Day. Consider taking the day off from work and providing shuttle service from your neighborhood VA Hospitals and Homeless Shelters. There are Veterans out there who could use a free meal, and I'm sure they are not the customers Applebee's had in mind when they made this offer.