Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Archives - Blasphemy Day 2009 - 2

A Rusty was wand'ring around
For doGs, looking in every pound
When he happened to find,
Where a priest had spilled wine,
A Holy Ghost dead on the ground!


Archives - Blasphemy Day 2009

The Holy Ghost is just a spook
  I'd never thought I'd meet,
But when I saw she had that shape
  I looked beneath the sheet!

"What are you doing, you silly man,
  that's not for you to see!
There's room for more than one in here
  but it's limited to three!"

I turned away so saddened by
  the lady I never saw.
What the three of them were doing there,
  I shan't even tell my Pa!

-Rusty (very slightly modified from the original)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

DT Archive: Sighence

Sighence - v. The exasperated re-explanation to a dull, unwitting, reticent, or recalcitrant public, of knowledge well established through empirical observation and testing over the last hundred or more years. cf. Natural selection. -Rusty

Due to a thread by qo titled "What is science?" (link) wherein we had veered off into Top 10 Reasons for not Replying to the What is Science Thread, and he replied in part:
7. Science is way too close to Seance for comfort, at least for Ray Comfort. If Ray don't like it, qo don't like it.

6. If they'd spelled it Psyence, then maybe it would've stood a chance. But noooooo.


Thursday, January 6, 2011


"... shallow and wide-mouthed -- how often those two attributes seem to go together -- teacup." -Christopher Hitchens, on Slate: How to make a decent cup of tea. Link

Full line: " Finally, a decent cylindrical mug will preserve the needful heat and flavor for longer than will a shallow and wide-mouthed—how often those attributes seem to go together—teacup."


Sunday, January 2, 2011

I suppose when one has a blog, ...

... one really ought to have something to say, eh?


Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. :-/



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cool term: sui generis

"constituting a class of its own; unique"

qo, on USAT F&R forum (link):

I think we would have to come to a common understanding of the meaning of "spirituality."  To me, it's a brain state; an enjoyable one at that.  It's quite possible for two people to experience similar brain states and take from them entirely different "meanings."  Our experiences are, prima facie, sui generis.  They are completely unique because we are the sum total of our individual histories.

We've each developed synaptic structures which are poles apart, one from the other, based on stimuli and experience only we can know.  Frankly, it's a wonder we find common ground at all :-)