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Feb. 19th, 2010 06:05 pm
piasharn: (Brain in a Jar)
I keep meaning to make a post, but I can't think of anything interesting (or intelligent) to write. So in lieu of a real entry, here's a cute cat cartoon:



More videos can be seen at Simon's Cat.

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Feb. 19th, 2010 06:05 pm
piasharn: (Brain in a Jar)
I keep meaning to make a post, but I can't think of anything interesting (or intelligent) to write. So in lieu of a real entry, here's a cute cat cartoon:



More videos can be seen at Simon's Cat.
piasharn: (Napkins (www.passiveaggressivenotes.com))
I was originally planning on making a non-political post, but then then I read this. It fuses political candidates and Dungeons & Dragons, and I couldn't stop laughing the entire time I was reading it.

I don't know about anyone else, but it sure cheered me up.

Hat tip: miss_padfoot at fandom_lounge.
piasharn: (Delirium)
Via Pandagon, who got it from Eve's Apple, who got it off a Pro-Life mailing list.

Copied below is the actual text of the email that Eve's Apple received on Monday. Man, the things that people come up with...

      From: Columbia Christians for Life
      Subject: Hurricane Katrina satellite image looks like 6-week fetus
      To: Columbia Christians for Life

      Satellite picture of Hurricane Katrina at NOAA.com looks like a 6-week unborn human child as it comes ashore the Gulf Coast, vicinity states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida at 12:32 PM, Monday, August 29, 2005




      Hurricane "Katrina" (reportedly means "Pure" in Russian) - satellite image - Monday, 29 Aug 05, 12:32 PM (EDT) - coming ashore Gulf Coast - satellite image looks like 6-week fetus

      check out NOAA website: www.noaa.gov/

      The image of the hurricane above with its eye already ashore at 12:32 PM Monday, August 29 looks like a fetus (unborn human baby) facing to the left (west) in the womb, in the early weeks of gestation (approx. 6 weeks). Even the orange color of the image is reminiscent of a commonly used pro-life picture of early prenatal development (see sign with picture of 8-week pre-born human child below). In this picture, and in another picture in today's on-line edition of USA Today*, this hurricane looks like an unborn human child.

      Louisiana has 10 child-murder-by-abortion centers - FIVE are in New Orleans
      www.ldi.org ('Find an Abortion Clinic [sic]')

      Baby-murder state # 1 - California (125 abortion centers) - land of earthquakes, forest fires, and mudslides
      Baby-murder state # 2 - New York (78 abortion centers) - 9-11 Ground Zero
      Baby-murder state # 3 - Florida (73 abortion centers) - Hurricanes Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne in 2004; and now, Hurricane Katrina in 2005

      God's message: REPENT AMERICA !


First off, I'm going to be nit-picky and point out that at six weeks, it's not a fetus, it's an embryo. Yeesh.

Second, I'm willing to grant that, yes, it does bear a resemblance to an embryo. However, where is their proof that it is a human embryo, eh? Let's play a little game that a biology professor once demonstrated to my class called Spot The Human.




One of these is a human embryo. The others are a tortoise, chicken, pig, cow, and rabbit. Can you tell which is which? Click here for the answers. )

If it makes you feel any better, I can't tell without the answer key, either. Incidentally, this is one of those annoying little facts that help prove that, yes, evolution does happen. It's called Comparative Embryology, or something like that. Similar embryo forms indicate a common ancestor. But I digress, as usual.

I don't know about you, but I think hurricane Katrina bears far more resemblance to a chicken embryo than a human. This means that we're really being punished by the Chicken God! Egads!

Repent, America, for your foul behavior towards our fowl brethren!

(In all seriousness, though, my heart goes out to those caught in the path of destruction. I'll being going in soon to donate blood and money. For those of you who can spare the cash, donations to the Red Cross can be made here.)
piasharn: (Harry and Hedwig)
I can't believe it... I've done something that I swore I'd never do. And I keep doing it over and over again. It seems to have become something of a guilty pleasure, although the gods know that I'm horribly ashamed of myself at the moment.

I've been reading Harry Potter fanfiction. And enjoying it.

Well, I still find Harry/Draco to be the most repugnant pairing on the face of the planet, so I guess I still have some taste. Right?
piasharn: (Huey Freeman)
"It's not just that I disagree with the current administration. I'm outraged. And I'm downright embarrassed to talk to anyone from another country. I'm embarrassed to have a President so arrogant, so dishonest, so hawkish, that in three years, he has nearly destroyed any good relations we had before he took office, and worsened those that were already bad.

I find myself apologizing to my foreign friends both in this country and abroad while trying vainly to explain the sheer idiocy and illogic of the current administration's policies.

So this April 1st, April Fools day, join tens of thousands of others who are wearing brown armbands or ribbons to signify the bullshit flowing down from Washington."


No, this is not an April Fool's Joke... ^_^ Click here for more information and how to help out.
piasharn: (Tibetan Prayer Flag)




One Nation Under God

(Image from the Propaganda Remix Project.)





Mwa ha ha!

Jan. 4th, 2004 06:21 pm
piasharn: (Beth Oblong)
A while ago, I was pointed towards a poll being conducted by the American Family Association on opinions concerning homosexual marriages. They plan on submitting the results to the government to show what people think about the issue. Of course, they weren't exactly advertising the poll to a broad base of people, just the people who read their website. As one might expect from an organization like this, the results were highly opposed to any form of same-sex marriage or even civil union.

A (not so) quick side bar: why do people get so hung up over the word 'marriage'? I know a lot of people who are in favour of civil unions that give homosexual couples all the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts... as long as they don't call it a 'marriage' that is. What is the big deal? I even had someone tell me that the only reason homosexuals want to call their relationships marriages is because they want to try to convince the straight population that their partnerships are equal to traditional ones. What a bunch of shit...

If I ever find the right girl and settle down, I will refer to her as my wife, and tell people that we are married. It has nothing to do with what my neighbors think. I will use those terms because I feel that they fully express what our relationship is and what she means to me. Nothing more. If the rest of the world wants to call us 'domestic partners' or our relationship a 'civil union' then I don't give a fuck.

Anyway...

Some people on various LJ groups found the poll and started to pass it around. The result? In the beginning, the opposition was at about 90%, with those in favour and those for 'civil unions' only split. Now check it out.

I wonder if they're still going to pass along the results now that they don't show the statistics that they wanted it to? ^^

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