Thursday, May 28, 2009

Copyediting 101: Gay Marriage via Chinese Takeout

Check out the screen cap of the newest anti-gay marriage ad (from the people that brought you The Big Gay Storm):

(Courtesy of Sadly, No!, who added the red underline for emphasis.)

Running the risk of being culturally insensitive, the way the ad was run makes it seem as if the number you're going to call will be answered by an immigrant at a Chinese takeout:

Caller: Hello? I'd like to preserve marriage. Please don't let the gays marry.

Senator Tso and Tso's office: Marraige? No like Same Same?

Caller: No. I don't want Same Same.

Senator Tso and Tso's office: Ok. No Same Same. 30-40 minits before vote. Tank you!

To be clear: I am having a little fun with--not at the expense of--entrepreneurs who know at least one more language than I do who have managed to come to a new country and run a successful business. In no way is this meant to disparage the Chinese or any other immigrant group. (Jeebus, I hate disclaimers.)

This is, however, fully intended to mock the people who spend so much time and money on an issue that really doesn't effect them, lest they think their spouse is going to leave them for a gay lover once gay marriage is legal.

Maybe these morons should spend less time worrying about Teh Gays and more time worrying about education, grammar, and spell check.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jesus Saves!!! WAL-MART

Apparently Offering/Tithing is down recently, so Jesus is getting frugal. No one is safe in this economy.

H/T @God 's Twitter Feed

Monday, May 11, 2009

More Evidence of Israeli Cruelty

I mean honestly. Giving Palestinian children pool toys...IN THE DESERT. Bastards.

H/T Time.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Afternoon Dance Party: Fornicating Mermaid Edition

Audio NSFW:

You've probably already seen it, but it got stuck in my head today, so I thought I'd share.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Non-Aggression Principle, Reconsidered

One of the problems I have harbored for sometime with standard libertarian thought is the "non-aggression principle"--at least as it is meant to apply universally. Keep in mind, I am a natural rights guy (Hey, just because I mock Jesus and his followers on occasion doesn't mean that whole "do unto others" bit doesn't hold water), but I try not to be so dogmatic as to never acknowledge that certain people whose behavior (or very existence) is so heinous that it suggests they may deserve an ass-kicking for their own good--if not on some Karmic level of justice.

Thus, allow me to introduce a new segment to BNS: The Non-Aggression Principle: The Argument Against. This award will go to one person per week (or so) who challenge the axiom of libertarian non-violence without physical provocation.

Our debut NAPTAA goes to Sgt. Robert McFarland of the Lincoln Park Police Department.

Sgt. McFarland deserves to be made familiar with the business end of a rotary phone while Fran Drescher and Gilbert Gottfried yell profane obscenities suggesting lewd things about his mama, a donkey, and that homeless man in the park who chases the pigeons "because they talk shit."

Congratulations, Sgt. McFarland, you loathsome, uptight little prick. Here's hoping you get yours someday.

H/T reason.

*Nota Bene: In no way am I suggesting actual violence be launched against Sgt. McFarland or any future recipient of the NAPTAA award. The non-aggression principle is a staple of our modern society's Rule of Law and should not be transgressed...even for someone so god awful as he is.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Logic and Religion Just Don't Mix

Via Will Wilkinson (and by extension Andrew Sullivan):

So, let me get this straight: If you believe God has abandoned you, no one gives a damn about you and thus you should just probably end it all, you worthless shit. Further, Christ--according to Matthew 27:46--exclaimed "My God, My God! Why hast thou forsaken me?" which would lead me to believe that God didn't care about Jesus, and therefore I am under moral obligation to also not care about Jesus.


Apparently, my heathen ass sides with God on this one. Who knew?

How Bad is Life in Your Country

When you'll risk death to get to Iran?

Taliban forces in Afghanistan meted out their brand of Sharia justice this week by executing a 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old-man for the crime of wanting to elope. The couple were shot by a firing squad before witnesses.

The couple was going to try to get to Iran but may have been turned over by their parents or neighbors.

If you follow the link Turley provides, the girl was 14 and the boy was 17. What makes this worse? They were probably turned in by their parents.

You can take your cultural relativism and shove it up your ass. This is just wrong. Yay Freedom.