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slacktivist: Genie in a bottle "Saudi Arabia's laws against sorcery, it seems to me, are incompatible with its laws against heresy. The heresy laws are based on the idea that there is one and only one true religion. The sorcery laws are based on the idea that other religious beliefs may be…
Hamlet - The Text Adventure "It's so unfair! You're in trouble again, just because you called your uncle - or rather, your new stepfather, Claudius - a usurping git." (tags: games internet literature silly) YouTube - The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa Silly spoof Christmas song video, featuring…
slacktivist: "Yes we can" "Evidence is of no consequence to Medina and Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck and the rest of the terrified angry mob calling itself a Tea Party because they're not acting based on evidence, or reason, or reality, or honesty. They're acting based on fear -- blind, howling,…
slacktivist: Our trespasses "But then there's this other phrase which, when we listen to ourselves saying it, is the scariest part of any given Sunday. "Forgive us our trespasses," we pray, "as we forgive those who trespass against us."** That's disturbingly conditional. It's almost contractual.…