Respectful Insolence

I wish I’d had this T shirt at TAM7

Well, I’m back.

After my trip to TAM7, I’m back in the real world, jet-lagged and tired. So it may take me a while–hopefully only a little while–to get back to my usual prolific output, and there will be something later today. In the meantime, just let me say I really, really wish I had had this T shirt to wear at TAM7:

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Well, actually I wish I had a G-rated version of the shirt to wear. I don’t generally wear T shirts with profanity on them.

If such a shirt existed, then all I would need to complete my wardrobe would be this one:

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That would be a problem, wouldn’t it?

Comments

  1. #1 Liz Ditz
    July 14, 2009

    Well, if I could edit the shirts to be elementary-school acceptable

    tshirt # 1
    Jesus is a really lousy scientist or
    Jesus: great guy
    lousy scientist

    tshirt #

    Dang! or Uh-oh

    See, rational thinking starts early…but you have to have age-appropriate language.

  2. #2 Pieter B
    July 14, 2009

    My favorite depicts Jesus at a hold-’em table, with the subscript “Ante, Christ.”

  3. #3 daedalus2u
    July 14, 2009

    I think a Homer Simpson “Doh!” is the appropriate term.

  4. #4 DLC
    July 14, 2009

    Jesus: Science, he’s doin it wrong.

    (and Welcome Back, Orac )

  5. #5 Rogue Medic
    July 14, 2009

    Noah’s real dilemma begins after he runs out of other species to feed to the T Rex. Of course, the real Noah used propofol to sedate all of the animals and Ensure to feed them. The miracle was creating the Big Pharma manufacturer to make these.

    Each animal also had a Foley catheter and a feces bag. Then there were problems with the nursing staff (Noah’s family), but this was before the Creation of unions.

    Then there is the problem of keeping track of 2 of each bacterium. Separate rooms. Gosh, what if they mutate?

  6. #6 Snark
    July 14, 2009

    Jesus was a character in children’s stories.
    Like Pecos Bill, or Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
    Or the Little Engine that Could.

  7. #7 PlanetaryGear
    July 14, 2009

    Rogue Medic, thats what happened to the unicorn you know, the T-Rex ate him before the drugs took effect.

  8. #8 clueless
    July 14, 2009

    Um, I don’t get the first one. Is there some Jesus story where he does something remotely related to science?

  9. #9 Marcus Ranum
    July 14, 2009

    Rogue Medic, thats what happened to the unicorn you know, the T-Rex ate him before the drugs took effect.

    Serves Noah right for using that homeopathic animal tranquilizer on the T-Rex.

  10. #10 Marcus Ranum
    July 14, 2009

    Is there some Jesus story where he does something remotely related to science?

    Ms. Williams tells me that Jesus turned the water into wine
    You’d think somebody could do something like that
    Would be a friend of mine. –Ray Wylie Hubbard “No Lie”

  11. #11 betterlivingthruchemistry
    July 14, 2009

    Propoflo is too short-acting, needs constant IV administration and close monitoring of the patients, way too labor-intensive…acepromazine works better to keep ‘em bombed

  12. #12 GaryB, FCD
    July 14, 2009

    How about instead of having actual animals on the ark, we rewrite the story and have Noah and his artistic daughters-in-law produce clay replicas of the animals (just so god wouldn’t forget what he made) and then when it is all over but the eating, god the poofta just poofs them all to life. I mean, he’s done it before, certainly he couldn’t forget how in such a short time, could he?

  13. #13 Shay
    July 14, 2009

    Have to agree with #8. The second t-shirt is funny but the first one doesn’t make any sense.

  14. #14 MeanDean
    July 14, 2009

    No no no. Jesus was a lousy carpenter. Just ask Dave Foley. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGQRBkv4di8

  15. #15 MikeMa
    July 14, 2009

    Jesus’ manual says the earth is only 6000 years old. Bad science.

  16. #16 John Morales
    July 14, 2009

    “Shitty” is profane?

  17. #17 Enkidu
    July 14, 2009

    Nah, THIS is what happened to the unicorns…

    http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8687905da0a1166b82131930b0001010

    “God hates freaks.”

  18. #18 a-non
    July 15, 2009

    Man, you’d all better hope that Jesus isn’t actually the son of God. Or if he is, that he has a really good sense of humor.

  19. #19 MikeMa
    July 15, 2009

    Jesus, if he existed at all, was a weird kid with an active imagination. God is a fable.

  20. #20 Azkyroth
    July 15, 2009

    See, rational thinking starts early…but you have to have age-appropriate language

    You think there’s a single elementary schooler anywhere who doesn’t say “shit” at least every other day?

  21. #21 Epinephrine
    July 16, 2009

    You think there’s a single elementary schooler anywhere who doesn’t say “shit” at least every other day?

    Plenty of them? I have 4 kids, and none of them have ever said “shit” to my knowledge. Only two are in school this year, but I know a lot of kids who aren’t exposed to that type of language.

    I, too, try to avoid crude language on my shirts, which is unortunate, as the “SCIENCE It works, bitches” shirt at XKCD is awesome.

  22. #22 Lorax
    July 16, 2009

    I have that T-shirt, which I do wear on occasion. (To date, much appreciative chuckles and no obvious disdain, although I don’t wear it around kids.) It was a generous gift from a colleague that served with me on the committee revising our state science standards.

  23. #23 Zach Miller
    July 16, 2009

    Okay, that Noah one is gold.

  24. #24 Azkyroth
    July 16, 2009

    Plenty of them? I have 4 kids, and none of them have ever said “shit” to my knowledge.

    Trust me, they hear it daily on the playground. I’ve actually BEEN a kid.

  25. #25 Aquaria
    July 17, 2009

    Man, you’d all better hope that Jesus isn’t actually the son of God. Or if he is, that he has a really good sense of humor.

    1) Man, you’d better hope that you’ve adequately been following the path of Sanatana, Or that Vishnu has a really good sense of humor. Otherwise, you’ll be a goat in your next life. If you’re lucky.

    Point: So classy to imply threats.

    2) I don’t have to hope. If a deity existed, it would be as real to the sane people as it is to the delusional.

  26. #26 Prup (aka Jim Benton)
    July 17, 2009

    Adtually, Yeshua bar Yosef would probably, were he alive today, have been very interested in and very pro-science, as would be expected of a rabbi whose main influence was Hillel. It’s just those who insist on calling him by the title he never claimed, “The Anointed One” (= “The Chrismed One’ = ‘the Christ’) who are the lousy scientists.

    I do like to ask them, though, that if Jesus were all-knowing, why didn’t he introduce printing — not movable type, which might not have been possible, but at least ‘carved-block’ printing? That way he could have been sure that his words weren’t as mangled as they became after 1500 years of manual copying of them. Of course, I also don’t understand why he didn’t write his own book, or dictate one, but then these supposed ‘prophets’ never do. Even Mohammed, supposedly being given ‘God’s final message for humanioty’ never bothered to take the simple step of ordering a follower to ‘write down what I say’ and it took 20 years after his death before somebody realized they should do it — from memory.

  27. #27 Chris Lamb
    July 27, 2009

    I like,

    “Jesus loves you… But everyone else thinks your a C**t!”

    It’s profane, but funny as hell.

  28. #28 Mac Stephens
    October 7, 2009

    Ever considered the possibility that Noah took young animals on the ark? Like cubs and baby dinos?