Archive for August 12th, 2017

F_ This B___, C____s!


(FTB stderr) – Marcus Ranum:

Cursing” is a left-over of the Jewish restrictions on saying “Yahweh” (aka: “the unpronouncable god”) – saying the name of god was punishable by death, so, uh, let’s call it (mumble) because a supreme being won’t be able to tell we’re talking about it if we refer to it as “Monique.”

So, what’s the residual fuss about? Omnipotent and omnipresent gods already know what you think, so you may as well let rip with a great big blue streak. Besides, “shit” cannot bother god; he invented the fucking stuff and it gets all over the place. …

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Nuclear Armageddon Comedy


(The Independent::Voices) – Mark Steel:

If we’re to cease as a species in nuclear destruction, it will at least be heartening to know that it was caused by two of the most ridiculous people who ever lived.

Science fiction stories in which the world ends usually involve ferocious dictators who stand on tanks and roar about mighty empires, but this will be like getting wiped out by Keith Chegwin and the bloke off the Yorkshire Broadband advert. …

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Kim Jong-un at missile test