Saturday, December 24, 2005

Sunday Christmas Burst of Weirdness

I'm not posting tomorrow at all, so the Burst shall happen today. And it shall be multiple in its Bursting. Cool!

:: Want to start a football or basketball team, and name it for one of the books of the Bible? Look no further: Christian Throwback Jerseys. I don't really have anything against this, but it just seems odd, like the football players who always drop to their knees and pray after scoring a touchdown. George Carlin, pointing out the weirdness of this practice, once noted that the losing team never says things like, "The Good Lord tripped me up behind the line of scrimmage." (Link via TBogg.)

:: Paul Riddell has an interesting consequence of a certain front of the "culture wars": you never see atheists barge into churches on Sunday morning and start denouncing the believers. You do, however, see Creationists barge into Natural History museums and act disruptive in front of evolution displays, so much so that now the museums are finding themselves having to give their employees special training on how to deal with disruptive Creationists. (By the way, you'll notice that I never use "Creationist" and "Christian" interchangeably. It's my belief that Christianity and evolution are perfectly compatible.)

:: Boy, I hope they get GQ in the mountains of the Afghan-Pakistani border. Assuming that that is where Osama Bin Laden is hiding, the appearance of this woman in a photo shoot for GQ is surely going to make that little vein in his forehead strain with pressure to the point of nearly popping:

That's Bin Laden's niece..

God Bless the Weirdness!

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