The Onion: God Quietly Phasing Holy Ghost Out Of Trinity
“Calling the Holy Trinity “overstaffed and over budget,” God announced plans Monday to downsize the group by slowly phasing out the Holy Ghost. “Given the poor economic climate and the unclear nature of the Holy Ghost’s duties, I felt this was a sensible and necessary decision,” God said.”
I couldn’t help but snortle a little at the mental image: “The Iraqi leader [Saddam] also challenged the US president to a live televised debate on the crisis.”(BBC)
Age: A cookbook inspired by Christ’s diet is spreading the word on healthy eating.
Drawing on the inspiration of loaves, fishes, water and wine, a Florida doctor has published a self-help manual, What Would Jesus Eat?, and a companion volume, the What Would Jesus Eat Cook Book.
…the inclusion of wine in menus that Jesus might have been familiar with has prompted a furious reaction from the Southern Baptist Convention, whose preachers denounce drinking alcohol as a sin.
“The drinking of alcohol is ungodly and leads to sinful behaviour and is not acceptable to our faith,” a spokesman for the convention said.
I wish every politician was like this guy. Remember when left-wing politicians were actually left-wing, and not just left-of-right-wing?
So which fairy tale archetype are you? Hmm??
made by Michelle at EmptySpace.
I don’t normally do these things, but I’m in the mood for a fairytale, what with the world about to go to war in three weeks and all.
Wired: Nigerian Slain Over E-Mail Scam
“Fifty-year-old Michael Lekara Wayid, Nigeria’s consul in the Czech Republic, was shot dead by an unidentified 72-year-old Czech at the Nigerian Embassy in Prague on Wednesday.”
“According to police reports, the suspect was a victim of the 419 scam, a thriving industry that employs thousands of people around the world.”
Age: “A Washington court has ruled against Microsoft in a case that could result in its customers and partners who use its SQL Server database having to pay royalties to Timeline Inc which brought the case against the Redmond company.”
Age: Pollies support ‘wag against war’ protest
“Three federal politicians have endorsed a “wag against war protest”, encouraging Victorian high school, university and TAFE students to cut classes to attend an anti-war strike.
Democrat Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, Greens Senator Kerry Nettle and Dr Carmen Lawrence of the ALP are encouraging students to miss classes to be part of the action be held in Melbourne next month.”
I had a great weekend – Playtime on Friday night, “Return to New York” on Saturday (saw Too Many DJs – Soul Wax, New Order vs Pet Shop Boys, Sean McLusky, Gonzales and Peaches among others), went for a long walk dodging tourists along the Thames with Guy on Sunday.
Three cds arrived from Australia – the Fauves, TISM, and Dan and Al. Fang, the Dan and Al cd, won’t play in my computer, but I can’t find a warning about it on the packaging. Bugger.