Category: humor

This is cute

Web surfing occasionally leads me to the Lid Blog.  I’m always amused with this admonition for commenters

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One of these things is not like the others.  CAN YOU TELL WHICH ONE?

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Christian Humor

Contrary to what the mainstream media and campus secularists might have you believe, thoughtful Christians have a well-developed sense of humor.

  • Exhibit A:  the Babylon Bee, which has a special place in its heart for Joel Osteen
  • Exhibit B:  the  only Lutheran joke I know — A woman of fundamentalist persuasion was traveling, and visited a Lutheran church one Sunday morning.   The pastor launched into a particularly rousing sermon, and the woman was moved to respond to each new insight with cries of “Hallelujah,” “Sing it, preacher,” “Amen, brother,” and “Praise the Lord!”  Members of the traditionally reserved–and silent– congregation looked askance at the woman (this is NOT Lutheran behavior!) and fidgeted in their seats, until one of the ushers approached her and whispered “Excuse me madam, but we don’t praise the Lord in our church.”

Tip on the Bee from Glenn Reynolds, who apparently reads everything new on the web at 5am, daily.

Are you a turtle?* Is this a fluke?

Just when you think science can’t get any more weird,  we get something like this

A new species of blood fluke was found infecting the lungs of turtles in Malaysia. This parasitic flatworm has been dubbed Baracktrema obamai, in honor of the President of the United States (who is the fifth cousin twice removed of one of the discovering scientists).

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A parasitic flatworm? I thought this was a spoof until I followed the link to the Jounal of Parasitology.  For reals.

Tip from the Drudge Report.

* Classical reference: Welcome to the Turtle Society.  The only duty of membership is to give the correct response to the question “Are you a Turtle?”  The correct response is “You bet your sweet ass I am.”

Update:  got a like from Julius at Logical Quotes, a great place to get exposed painlessly to some of the great classical philosophers.

Update: Apparently turtles have more going for themselves than we knew.  Check out this guy.  I actually met this turtle in the San Diego Kids’ Zoo when I was a lad, before he was repatriated.