The Ruminator

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I was touched by his noodly appendage

There really is nothing more to add to this piece of inspired genius, so I merely present an extract, with all due respect to its creator.


I am writing you with much concern after having read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design should be taught along with the theory of Evolution. I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design.

Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him.
And just because it’s a fantastic quote:

You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Don't rain on my parade

Apparently there was massive flooding on the weekend in the north of Thailand - the worst floods in a decade. Roads are closed, people have died, others are homeless, and there is lots of damage.

Naturally, this is one of the areas I'm planning to go on my holiday. In particular, Chiang Mai came very close to declaring a state of emergency.

Not that I'm suggesting that the natural disasters that have beset Thailand lately are only a tragedy insofar as they affect my holiday plans (damn Western capitalist exploiter that I am). But I just want to learn a little more about the world, connect with the land of my birth, expand my mind, and have some fun, without worrying about flash floods, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, bird flu, international drug smugglers, or violent uprisings.

Is that too much to ask?

Only four more days of work until my holiday

I have nothing else to add, just felt like saying that ;-P