Isn’t that a sweet little old lady? I guess the sign offended a few people, though, and they turned her in to the police.

Insisting that the sign was simply a lark, Mrs Grove said yesterday that she had never received any complaints about it. But police ordered her to take it down and her details were taken. Once the officers left she hung the sign back up.

I like that last bit—what a simple no-nonsense response to bureaucratic BS.

She said: “it’s been there for more than 30 years and all the people who live nearby are used to it. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never had any complaints with any religion. The sign is just a lark that’s been there for a long time.

I don’t know. I’m looking at that obviously vicious little puppy and wondering how many Jehovah’s Witnesses he had eaten that day.

At least the British seem relatively civil about the whole thing. Symbols seem to inflame a whole ‘nother level of insanity in this country.

(hat tip: Richard Dawkins. Yeah, that Richard Dawkins.)


  1. #1 Greco
    July 28, 2006

    Yeah, that Richard Dawkins.

    So, how long till the Dawkins hating crowd claims this is “evidence” that he eats Jehovah’s Witnesses?

  2. #2 Cyde Weys
    July 28, 2006

    You know you’ve made it when …

    Richard Dawkins sends in submissions to your blog.

  3. #3 Scott Hatfield
    July 28, 2006

    Hey, I brag about getting an email from PZ Myers. Yeah, THAT PZ Myers.

    Seriously, why shouldn’t Dr. Dawkins frequent this blog? It’s been written up in Nature, it’s got some really pungent writing and (let’s face it) the views of Dr. Dawkins are often the topic of the day.

    Besides, where else can you keep tabs on the top-secret squid conspiracy?

    Congrats, sir, on the growing popularity of your blog…Scott

  4. #4 Bibliotekisto
    July 29, 2006

    The Richard Dawkins who is married to Romanadvoratrelundar[#2]? That Richard Dawkins? Not Richard Dawkins of West Palm Beach, FL, or of Toccoa, GA, or of Homer, IL? What would that Richard Dawkins want with a science blog, its not like he is a famous scientist of anything… ;p

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