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Lazy Sunday Round-up

This week, The Sensuous Curmudgeon responds to an article written by Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute. The article is entitled The Proper Rebuttal to the Flying Spaghetti Monster: Cartoon Satire on South Park. In it, Luskin refers to the almighty FSM as “arbitrary, silly and unscientific”. The blasphemer! Check out The Curmudgeon’s response!

Vjack, author of Atheist Revolution has written about a group of Christians in a small town in Indiana who are recording license plates and taking photos of people coming and going from a local porn shop. They then post the photos to a website in an effort to scare off customers and force the shop to close.

You have got to watch the video linked to from this post at “Why, That’s Delightful!” with Graham Linehan. It’s a video of a woman freaking out over a rainbow in her water sprinkler. Apparently, this is evidence of a government conspiracy to poison us. Or something. Bless her heart. But damn, it’s funny!

In Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, Christine Tarbet writes about her struggle to find affordable health insurance. She currently pays more than $475 per month for COBRA and still had to pay $50 for ear drops last week! She’s having a hard time getting new coverage because, after all, she’s actually been sick a few times in the last ten years. None of this would be an issue if we had national health care.

Is the end of the world approaching? Will we all be gobbled up by black holes, or something? Read Tenth of September 2008 — The End of the World?, by Gary Murning to find out (I hope he doesn’t think I’m Annie Wilkes in disguise).

That’s all for this week. If I keep sitting here, I’ll drink more coffee. If I drink more coffee, I’ll be impersonating a pinball for the rest of the day.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


What About Bob?

Bob Wiley is the extremely neurotic, almost paralyzed multi-phobic character portrayed by Bill Murray in the film, What About Bob. I’m not talking about him, although the subject of this post, Student Doctor Bob, appears to be similarly irrational.

Bob Wiley worries that his bladder will explode if he’s in public and can’t find a restroom. Student Doctor Bob worries that American women would be limited to one Pap smear every twelve years under a national health care system.

Bob Wiley believes that faking an illness or disorder makes him immune to it; Student Doctor Bob believes that misrepresenting the proposed system of American national health care makes a valid argument against it.

And so it goes.

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