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Tue, Nov. 16th, 2004, 08:59 am
dr_nebula: Dumb and dumber..

Tuesday is for "twits"

Sometimes I find shit on the news that's so incredibly ridiculous that it jolts the mind awake better than a steaming hot cup of java. Today's twit is brought to you by a woman who bit a friggen cheese sandwich ten years ago and then saw the image of the Virgin Mary.

She then keeps the holy relic cheese sandwich in a box for ten years and it had "no mold on it". Hmm, perhaps not that much of a miracle here - in my college days I've kept pizza under my bed for a week and still eaten it. The cheese forms a tight seal, and the tomato sauce acts as a bactericidal agent. In fact, it wasn't too bad once I nuked it. Err, maybe I shouldn't have admitted this..

But I believe this tops the cake, err.. sandwich:

The blessed relic brought bids as high as $22,000 on Ebay before it was 'pulled'.

Pulled? Pulling my leg - or are people that damned idiotic to believe that this chunk of flour, yeast and aged milk can be a true reflection of the Virgin Mary, and thus achieve the status of a holy icon? Even the article title has a major misspelling of Birds for Bids.

Perhaps it was a Freudian Slip by the editors of the Herald? I believe they are giving all of us "the Bird" for even posting such an inane story of religious fervor and auction fever on the internet.

Then again, we are an amazingly ignorant society..

Tue, Nov. 16th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)

IMHO nothing and I mean nothing beats the "Jesus tortillas" the Mexicans kept discovering in the early '80s a la That's Incredible!

Tue, Nov. 16th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC)

Then again, we are an amazingly ignorant society..

I was trying to convince myself that this wasn't happening to the degree that it really was. I didn't want to believe that people were so ignorant on such a broad scale.

2004, however, solidified the reality that ignorance is truly growing at a rampant pace here and that there is really nothing that we can do about it. Marginally ignorant programming like Cosby or Friends has been replaced (with vigor) by programs such as My Big Fat Ignorant Boss, Wife Swappers, Fear Factor and other forms of complete crap that the public is buying into hand over foot. FoxNew$ with Rupert Murdoch at the helm has succeeded in convincing millions of Red Americans that it is "fair and balanced", the rest of the media outlets report mainly self-aggrandizing crap that primarily serves their advertisers, not the public that relies on them...yet people still take it all in as fact everyday.

I watch Bu$h's cabinet drop off like rats on a sinking ship and I think about this past election...people voting on "values" with no idea what that really means or what the candidate they voted into office won't be doing to help them in their quest to make the world more like themselves.

It's not vogue to be smart or to think about things critically, and it's more than obvious that we're on a race to the bottom in this country like never before in modern history.