Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Weirdosphere

(Momma told me not to go)

It seems this Kathy Shaidle and TVO story still has legs. Someone started a website to encourage Human Rights complaints, and they are off to the races. For your entertainment, I present a glimpse into the World of Weird. Beware the road kill and misc. Dead Animals.


For further amusement, click some of the blogger links. A certain Hilary J M White for example, is a definite flower of Moral influence. Not unlike Shaidle. Her blogs are Orwell's Picnic and something about early life.


  1. Speaking of The Weird-O-Sphere, thanks for the link / joke, Herb.

    Today's scientific theory discusses the possibility of an existence -- or non-existence -- of Hell. True.
    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

    The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well!

    Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving.

    I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

    Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

    With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

    Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

    The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct . . . leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'

    This student received an A+.
    Mornin' y'all. Or whatever time of day it isn't.

    This is what is good about the 'net. There is real, straight-to-the-point news (such as the following links), and there are barf bags, a.k.a. the msm. Two links -- headings are sufficient to glance at. -- http://tinyurl.com/cx34qv http://tinyurl.com/aeuaeu

    Another One Bites The Dust. They are falling like nine pins now. North America is already feeling the effects of this. -- http://tinyurl.com/d6rga4

    Speaking of rhetoric, the msm proves itself to be utterly clueless once again. -- http://tinyurl.com/czz4l3
    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY! (courtesy wrh.com)

    'I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good...and it would spread a lively terror.... " -- Winston Churchill commenting on the British use of poison gas against the Iraqis after World War I .

    So who are the uncivilized tribes? History proves that Churchill used mustard gas -- they have never used it against the west. Maybe it's time to rethink whom we elect, and if they break the law, then prosecute them to the fullest extent possible.

    Won't happen for a while, 'tho.

  2. If she's not a narc then she's being 'watched'. She's not a very nice person is she?

    Am reading 'The Pity of War' by Niall Ferguson. WW1, not too much written about it except for the 'battles'. It's pretty good.
    If you have a 'loading' message when you're trying to post to this blog, type in a bunch of characters and hit the post comment. It should boot you to verifying characters you can actually see.


  3. Dee,

    the best thing you can "read" about WWI is the DVD of Joan Littlewood's "Oh What a Lovely War". Not only do you see the best of British theatre (Bogarde, Guilgud, Mills, Olivier, three Redgraves, Maggie Smith ... they're all there) in one production, but it is a searing indictment of the war happened and was fought. The soldier's songs contrast the reality with the propaganda.

    My reading is a bit more esoteric right now: the digital ediction of the works of Frederick the Great. You would not believe what that man knew and wrote about human nature, government and war! Since I take my wisdom where I find it, I may sneak some of his into the blogosphere.

    Thanks for the "loading" tip. Haven't got that problem now, but yesterday I was unable to load the comments to the "Tipping Point" and never got back at Poppavox.

    I have The Pity of War but have not gotten around to reading it.

  4. Charles, government department chiefs and corporate schmucks learned the concept of Empire building from somewhere.

    Give me that old time Religion

    Give me that old time Religion

    Sing it with me brother...

    About Austria and their banking woes. I once knew a slippery fellow whose tactics included borrowing as much as he could from a lender, then growing increasingly late with repayment. He would then tell said lender that the only way to protect his original loans was to lend him even larger amounts so he could fix those little liquidity problems and such. Sound familiar?

  5. Herb?

    Thank you for the dvd tip. I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Pity is the first book I've read or am reading that doesn't leave me muddled about WW1. There was a really good fiction book about what life was like in the trenches and tunnels. I'll see if I can find the title for you if you want. Let me know, I'm still limiting my computer time.

    Frederick the Great eh?