While surfing today, I came across these gems:
1) I spoke yesterday about the stupidity of ‘Intelligent Design’. Now more Vatican guys are coming out in support of my position:
The Vatican’s chief astronomer said Friday that “intelligent design” isn’t science and doesn’t belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.
The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said placing intelligent design theory alongside that of evolution in school programs was “wrong” and was akin to mixing apples with oranges.
“Intelligent design isn’t science even though it pretends to be,” the ANSA news agency quoted Coyne as saying on the sidelines of a conference in Florence. “If you want to teach it in schools, intelligent design should be taught when religion or cultural history is taught, not science.”
2) I came across this great story today:
GROWING numbers of migratory birds are too lazy to fly all the way to Africa for the winter and are staying in Britain.
I like how this writier is making a value judgement about the birds. They’re ‘lazy’ just because they’re not going to africa anymore. Maybe a mix of global warming/drought in afrika/addiction to beavis and butthead reruns are the cause? No, no, it’s just that today’s birds have been pampered too much and can’t make the effort to get down to the Congo like their hard-working parents did.
3) I had to post this: Drunken elks attack old people’s home
My favorite quote:
There have been previous problems with elks: a female elk recently attacked three joggers in Norway. Last year another elk in Sweden stole a bicycle from a garden, which it regularly visited to eat the roses. An elderly couple had used the bike to fence off their garden; the elk disappeared with the bike hanging round its neck. The bike was later found bent and damaged beyond repair.
This just proves that we really aren’t that far away from our animal friends. Or at least I’m not.
4) The headline:”Pub Has its Own Nursing Home….”
A nursing home in Ireland has hit on a cheering way to keep up the spirits of its elderly patients — by providing its own pub.
St Mary’s Hospital in County Monaghan, near the Irish border with Northern Ireland, believes ready access to a good pint may help its patients — average age 85 — actually live longer.
Yes! A czech person was just telling me today how plum brandy is very good for me…but all czechs say that about all czech food/alcohol. They think a night at the pub is the equivalent of a vitamin shot and a marathon.
5) News on the balding front. Important information for people such as myself.
6) The cultural impact of beavis and butthead.
My favorite quote:
To truly appreciate Beavis and Butt-head, you have to watch from a similar place, a Zen rock garden of peaceful imbecility. There’s an almost Beckett-like purity to the tedium of Beavis and Butt-head’s serenely empty lives; in one short, “Killing Time,” the boys wait out the two hours until something good comes on TV by staring at the gas meter outside Butt-head’s house. “Time sucks,” Butt-head finally observes. Beavis’ response: a chuckle, then silence.
Just reading that made me laugh.