Friday, October 26, 2007

Michael's Two Daddies

The blog Jesus' General has been getting some help lately from Miss Poppy, who also runs a wonderful Christian Store on the web, where I have purchased numerous saintly gifts for friends, including anti-masturbation gum and the Jesus ashtray. Her first post there covers the new book, 'Does God Love Michael's Two Daddies?', a fundamentalist riposte to 'Heather has Two Mommies.' (Notably the book covers two gay men, not two gay women, as the Bible actually has very few things to say about lesbianism.)

Miss Poppy complains that there are no good reviews for the book, though of course now some wags are already starting to review the book at Amazon. However, she missed the review by Darby Dameron on the website of the publisher, Apologetics Press, which sad to say is not a parody:
'I am in education and see the trend of teaching tolerance to our young people and this scares me. Fortunately, I am in a school district where these views are not pushed on our children, yet they are still exposed to these ideas in the shows on TV and movies which come out. Myself and some of the other teachers have been looking for a book with a Christian view of homosexuality and I was excited when I picked up my copy of Reason and Revelation to find this book. I ordered it and have shared it with some of my friends. We appreciate the straightforward, scriptural approach to the topic. We may not be able to share it with our children in the classroom, but we can share it with our own chilren, who can then take these teachings to school. Thank you.'
You just can't make this shit up. To top it off, the book is written by one Sheila K. Butt.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

They warned us. And the future is here:
'...The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi has died a day after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys.

SS Bajwa suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the first-floor terrace of his home on Saturday morning trying to fight off the monkeys...'
Of course, as was predicted, our doom will be of our own idiotic hand:
'...The High Court ordered the city to find an answer to the problem last year...One approach has been to train bands of larger, more ferocious langur monkeys to go after the smaller groups of Rhesus macaques...'
Yes, that's an excellent solution to the problem.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

'Math is hard - Let's go Shopping'

I was going to post on something stupid going on in this world, but then I ran into something more stupid:
'...Fashion Fever Shopping Boutique, the correctly named Barbie toy, features a built-in credit card swiper and a life-size credit card for young children to use when buying outfits for their dolls. According to the Amazon website, "Once the balance hits zero, it will reset so you can continue to shop."...'
H/T Feministing, which has tracked down a (poor quality) youtube of the advertisement with the great line:, 'And you never run out of Money!.'

No word yet on the mortgage-fever house-buying Ken doll.

Coney Island

Time to get caught up on some photoblogging, now that I've downloaded some more pictures from the digital camera. These are from a trip we took with the nieces, Samantha and Lianna, to Coney Island, shortly before it closed for the season. Of course this land of trailer park amusement park fun is destined to close, perhaps for good or perhaps it will get a one year extension on life. But fear not, those who like their entertainment bland and inoffensive; plans are afoot to replace the entire 16 acre site with a shopping mall, condos and, yes, a new amusement park, but without all of that unsightly grime. The march to make New York no different than Orange County proceeds apace.