The Importance Of Being Earnest

Sometimes pursuing something earnestly is so earnest that it wraps the whole way around through self-parody and back into earnestness. For instance, Sonseed’s “Jesus Is My Friend”:

I first saw this video when it was passed along by my pastors, each of whom was taking friendly wagers as to whether it’s merely really, really bad 80’s Christian popska, or whether it’s so bad, so cheesy that it simply must be a modern a parody. If you guessed “parody”, well, aparently you’re wrong. Either that, or it’s a very well coordinated viral campaign.

In any event, enjoy the video, and good luck getting the song out of your head.

Wocka Wocka Wocka!

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Britain’s Daily Star solicited “Britain’s Worst Jokes” and this poor showing was the result. The Fark thread linking to the contest, however, is chock full of atrociously enjoyable puns and jokes.

Enjoy.

Wheeeee!

Regular awesome: diving boards. Extremely awesome: people-flingin’ catapults:

Seven Years Later

Today hurt. This beautiful Thursday was eerily reminiscent of that clear Tuesday seven years ago.

I’ve little to say, other than that the Big Picture’s collection of 9/11-related photos is well worth a look.

Master Your Vocabulary

…Or your vocabulary will become your master. Or summat like that, I dunno.

Seems as though Aron was terribly, mysteriously ahead of the curve when he called out our current crop of politicians for their overuse of The Sphinx’s favorite rhetorical device. Slate has put a name to the tactic (it’s called antimetabole, apparently).

And always remember, learn to hide your strikes from your opponent, and you’ll more easily strike his hide.

Schadenfreudentasticken

Regular readers will recall that I’ve had TEH HATEZ0Rs for WJJZ for a long time and, I must say, the only thing better than having it go off the air once is…

Having it go off-air a second time.

So it’s only a mild step up, from “smooth jazz” to “adult soft rock”, but a step’s a step, y’know?

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