Month: September 2009

That PersonalDNA thing

Here’s the full report.

Scroll toward the bottom. My empathy score is the lowest of all of them, a 2. I kind of had to learn to be empathic but it comes out in these tests. I just find it a waste of time to be honest.

I’m not a monster though, I can understand how other people might feel. It’s just that I can’t commiserate.

Iowa Same-Sex Marriage Poll: 92% Say It Hasn’t Impacted Their Lives

The boyfriend of a friend of mine thinks that allowing gay people to marry will make his taxes go up.

It’s that type of thinking that’s pushed by the religious wingnuts. That taxes will go up, that the children will be irreparably harmed if they find out it’s ok if two men or two women can marry, etc. The anti gay marriage bigots are harping on those issues alone.

The reality is, none of their straight constituency has felt any harm from gay people getting married.

And the anti-gay marriage bigots, it’s the religious crowd that pulls the strings. They’ll always complain about how it infringes their religious rights. The thing is every same sex marriage bill or judicial decision has carved out exclusions for religious institutions so that they won’t be getting hit with lawsuits if they refuse to marry a gay couple.

It’s all ridiculous because here’s what is happening. Little by little churches are learning that you attract more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. And the Catholic leadership needs to be particularly careful since they are very out of sync with much of their congregation.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Finally a good TMI Tuesday (TMI #205)

1. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?

Amy Whinehouse. But then I might not have to flip the switch because she’s just a self destructive mess.

2. You seem to be having an excellent day because you just came across a hundred-dollar bill on the sidewalk. Holy crap, a hundred bucks! How are you gonna spend it?

Get a pair of blue-tooth earphones and a blue-tooth headset so I can use it with my iPod Touch which Apple has so graciously now turned on blue-tooth functionality.

3. Rufus appears out of nowhere with a time-traveling phone booth. You can go anytime in the PAST. What time are you traveling to and what are you going to do when you get there?

This is a tough one, do I go back about 2,042 and abscond with the baby Jesus, or do I go back to 570CE and get that little bastard Mohammed. One or the other.

4. What is your favorite curse word?

The word “fuck”. It can be used in so many different sentences.

5. You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie celebrity of your choice. We are talking no-strings-attached sex and it can only happen once. Who is the lucky celebrity of your choice?

None of them. Bunch of self entitled people. Ick!

Bonus (as in optional):You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What’s it gonna be?

This is easy, I’d want invisibility. I’m a spy at heart and being invisible would be priceless.

The Return Of McCarthyism: Hysteria In Action On The Right (VIDEO)

My goodness, they’re all united on this front. And is it my imagination or does Bachmann look like a Stepford wife? She has that same deer in the headlights look to her.

These people will try anything to pain Obama as a commie. First they tried to paint him as a Muslim but that didn’t work. Tried tying him to Hitler, that didn’t work. So now it’s a Commie Pinko.

They’ll just try and try and try. And the czar thing, that comes from their patron saint Ronny Reagan who appointed the nations first Drug Czar.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

A new guilty pleasure

Whoa, I’ve seen clips but never known what it was from. It’s from a British show called “Mitchell and Webb Look”.

First up, we have the ultimate atheist discovery.

Next up we have a bit darker humor but funny just the same, the Vicar.

The Brain Surgeon (With a rocket scientist thrown in):

I get the impression they like to poke fun at religion. Here’s The Saintly Man:

Remain Indoors – This one makes me wonder. The world could crumble about and we’d still have horrible television.

Ok I have to admit, I adore British humor. I mean come on, Monty Python, Are You Being Served, Keeping up Appearances, Blackadder, and the list goes on.

The uselessness of germaphobia

I’ve run across a few germaphobes in my life. These are people who are serious disinfectant clean frIeaks.

I really hate to burst the bubble, but we are surrounded by bacteria and viruses. They’re in the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat and even inside our digestive tract.

That’s right, E. Coli or Escherichia coli lives in our lower gut (Pretty much from the caecum all the way to the sigmoid intestine). It attaches to intestinal mucosa and helps us break down certain sugars. It eats, we eat and everybody is happy.
The bacteria enter our bodies within 40 hours of birth, not only that they’re highly identifiable because of differences in region.

Then there’s the bacteria in the air. Leave a piece of cut fruit out for a few days and watch the bacteria multiply on it.

And then of course there’s the shower head. That’s got more little nasties in it than you’d care to shake a stick at. And lets not even talk about black mold.

So it’s useless to worry about it. Just give in.