Friday, December 04, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Wednesdaaaay...

...Because everything makes me raaage!
From my landlord's bumper sticker that says "Limbaugh 2012!"
To the fact that no one pays a living waaaage!
It's beginning to look a lot like Wednesdaaaaaaay!
Soon, the rant will start
And the first thing I have to say
Is if you get in my way
I will eeeeat your heaaaaart!

Sorry, this blog is not called "Singalong with Silent Five*"; I promised myself I'd deliver some actual content tonight. (Un)luckily enough, every day is WTF Wednesday these days!

This week, my rage stems from the American Conservative movement (where else?) Now, conservative objections to popular media are nothing new. Neither are their attempts to create sanitized, "family friendly" versions for their own consumption (cf. Conservapedia, Clearplay, "alternative Halloween parties," and Branson, Missouri.) So a conservative edit of a piece of popular literature that's just chock-full of corruption, sex, murder, incest, sodomy, hippie radicals, disrespect for authority, and socialism shouldn't be a surprise.

Except it's the Bible.

Yeah. For real. A text which still includes lines like "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" (Exodus 22:18) and "...women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says, If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church" (1 Corinthians 14:34-35) is not conservative enough for some people. Go figure.

I'll go more into this in the second half of my post tomorrow, but tonight I'm going to retire. I've drunk a delicious thing which I call an Eve's Temptation, and it's making me feel warm and sleepy.

Merry Wednesday to all** and to all** a good night!

*Although maybe it should be.
** By which I mean Scott Adams.

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Posted by Silent Five @ 8:52 PM

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WTF Clearplay!! seriously. not just the whole editing movies thing but my favorite was the BYU student who was quoted saying that they could handle some violence but not nudity. Really dude, violence is not christ-like but nudity, something totally natural and god made is completely unacceptable. When are we going to wake up and realize we all are going nuts with that kind of attitude? Let's go back to the days when an ankle being visible was scandalous.

Posted by Blogger Katie @ 8:57 PM #
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gymnosophy [jim-NAH-so-fee]

n. Philosophical, amusing, or nonsensical insights realized when naked, as in the shower or in bed. (recent coinage: att. S. Galasso, 2010)

Victoria and Albert enjoyed a spot of postprandial concupiscence culminating in a night of gymnosophy and coffee and crumpets at dawn.

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