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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday Triple Tap - The Stupid Shit Edition

Part The First: *sigh* Will this stupid shit ever end? Some poor, delusional fifty year old woman got trampled to death while a huge mob was waiting to buy a fucking amulet. You know, one that, "People believe...can bring good luck, and protect them from evil and violent attacks including gunshots and knife wounds."

Yeah, what do you want to bet no one ever tested that out? I'd waste one life of a true believer on that little experiment. "Go stand over there, Pai, and we'll shoot you in the friggin' chest-piece. Make sure to rub that amulet really hard and believe in your heart of hearts that you'll be ok."

Part The Second: So Canada had 736 UFO sightings last year. Because of the number, Chris Rutkowski, who is director of the Ufology (pronounced "oof-ology") Research institute in Winnipeg, made the comment that although the number of sightings per year is decreasing, "...the phenomenon persists, which to me says there is a basic underlying, real phenomenon that extends beyond media and pop culture."

I'm curious if he's open to the possibility that the "phenomenon" that exists is the ignorance of the general public with respect to what they might see in the night sky? How many of those 736 sightings came from backyard astronomers or professional sky-watchers? One of the best quotes from this article is this one:
It was just above the glare of the street light, so you couldn't quite make out the whole thing, but it had a very unusual, strobing, eerie kind of light in the middle...it made absolutely no sound whatsoever - it was just really mind-boggling.

Yeah, a soundless vision just above the streetlight you were staring at - what are the odds?

Part The Third: Pareidolia once again strikes in New Mexico where a dude who cut down a cherry tree (Washington?) saw the image of the Virgin Mary or Our Lady of Guadalupe. Yeah, because she'd hide out in the middle of a fucking tree until some guy cut into it in just the right way. She's got nothing better to do. Does anyone else see Edward Munsch's Scream in there? Just me?

And they added oil to make the "image" come clearer. Couldn't the damn Virgin Mary make her picture clear enough to not need enhancement? Fuck, it's not like we DON'T have digital cameras and over a million colours to play with. Get with the times, bitch!

8 Barbaric Yawps:

At 10/4/07 10:16 am, Blogger Hans said...

Well, obviously she wouldn't have been killled if she'd already bought the amulet. Sheesh, I'm surprised I have to point this out: she was waiting in line to buy the amulet, so she was not yet under its protection.

Magical powers only work after the magical sheets of paper and discs of metal have moved, don't you know?

 
At 10/4/07 10:48 am, Blogger Bonzo said...

How about the magical powers of the Scientologists, check this little gem out:

http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=18957

Scientology assist technology? WTF!

 
At 10/4/07 3:07 pm, Blogger Wanderin' Weeta said...

Hey, I have a real, photographed, true UFO. In Canada. Check it out, The Martians are here!, on my site.

(Of course, there could be other explanations, couldn't there?)

I also did a series on pareidolia, (starting here) so I'm collecting "sightings". This is a good one. Adding oil. (bang head)

 
At 10/4/07 8:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weeta, I LOVE the invasion photo :D

And as for the virgin, well, everything is improved by rubbing a little oil on it...

 
At 10/4/07 9:39 pm, Blogger Wanderin' Weeta said...

Just occurred to me; I wonder if that was Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

One would hope so!

 
At 15/4/07 11:32 pm, Anonymous /dev/null said...

What kills me about pareidolia of the "Virgin Mary" etc. is people are willing to accept images of her appearing in oil or images of "Jesus" appearing on grilled cheese sandwiches. But they get bent out of shape of a chocolat statue of "Jesus" being crucified. Boy it almost makes you wonder what the hell's the difference

 
At 16/4/07 8:20 am, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Maybe it's only his/her face that should be seen in trees, windows, and sandwiches. If anyone sees Jesus' wiener then there's a problem. As we all know, Jesus didn't have a wiener - he had a small wiener dog. Yes, an entire dog.

 
At 17/4/07 11:52 pm, Anonymous Mary said...

"I wonder if that was Extra Virgin Olive Oil?"

Har de har. O.k. The "virgin" thing needs to go. I've put up with it long enough. I don't describe you as the guy who masturbated twice today. Why is my sex life so fucking fascinating to everyone?

Just Mary would be fine from here on out.

Your friend, Mary.

marygodsbitch.blogspot.com

 

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