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Weasel of Turin

Pff, obviously. Just ran across this in my documents folder. It’s from an old website I did ages ago and then accidentally lost control of the domain name for.

Don’t diagram that sentence. I think you’d have to divide by zero.

Comments


Comment from Redd
Time: December 21, 2012, 11:09 pm

You’re going to hell.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 21, 2012, 11:20 pm

It’s true.


Comment from Redd
Time: December 21, 2012, 11:35 pm

I’m sure we will both meet many interesting people.

I intend to wander over to the national socialist section and start fights.


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: December 21, 2012, 11:40 pm

Say hi to Nancy Pelosi for us…oh, wait…


Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: December 21, 2012, 11:56 pm

Whose love is given over-well
Shall look on Helen’s face in hell,
Whilst they whose love is thin and wise
May view John Knox in paradise.
[Dorothy Parker, "Partial Comfort"]


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:05 am

…what’s all this Hell talk, anyway?…I thought we were going to be not-gloomy for Christmas?

…here’s hoping that 2013 is a better year than 2012! :)


Comment from Sporadic Small Arms Fire
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:09 am

Oh… England…
My… WeaselHeart…
I’m in ur garden
Fadin Fast in Turnip Patch
Eyebrow High in grenade pins
You Bailed Out of Ur Black Spitfire (Mk. IX)
They are closin’
On My Left Flank
My Right Flank not responding.
Come In Turnip Actual
This Is Turnip One
This is Turnip One, All Assets, Deliver on my grid
I repeat, broken ferret, broken ferret, deliver on my grid
Six Yankee Bravo Geronimo

It may be our time to go


Comment from Sporadic Small Arms Fire
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:14 am

@quaSimoDo

Aye, me hearties, 2013 will be right better than 2012… but a whole lotta wurs than 2014 mid-terms…
;) ;) :)


Comment from Deborah
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:34 am

I was thinking about the mid-term elections today. A “referendum” on Obama—ok?


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:39 am

I have a continuing, although not continual, interest in the Shroud of Turin. I understand that there are no ghosts, that there is no Loch Ness monster, no Big Foot, and, most likely no truth in the Shroud of Turin.

I also acknowledge that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Still, somehow it warms the little cockles of my heart that no one has (to my knowledge) sufficiently and satisfactorily explained the Shroud. Those who think we know enough to control everything in everyone’s lives should take warning from this fact. Every visit to my doctor reminds me how little we still really know about the world that surrounds.

Those who shriek about the perils of global warming should remember that the Piltdown Man fooled the finest scientific minds in the world for a generation. Cure cancer, anyone? Hell, we can’t even kill Bedbugs.

Now, back to my whiskey, currants, and chocolates, and good evening to you all.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:45 am

P.S. I am deeply in love with Dorothy Parker’s ghost. I’d love to go drinking with her at the Algonquin, but then who wouldn’t want to drink with a girl who said, “… after three martini’s, I’ll be under the table, and after four, I’ll be under the host”?


Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:52 am

Sporadic Small Arms Fire:
:shock:


Comment from mojo
Time: December 22, 2012, 2:28 am

The shroud of Mustel?


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 22, 2012, 2:55 am

Some Vegetable: Those who shriek about the perils of global warming should remember that the Piltdown Man fooled the finest scientific minds in the world for a generation.

Piltdown Man was always a little dodgy. In any case it’s not that hard to put across a fraud when it doesn’t make much practical difference to anybody. The “Piltdown Man” fossils weren’t cited as proof of any particularly significant claim.

A better comparison to the GW rubbish is the severe misunderstanding of human diet by nutritionists and doctors over the last 50 years. The dogma that Fats Are Death had no real scientific support, but became (and remains) deeply entrenched; likewise the enthusiasm for carbs instead. This misinformation is arguably responsible for much of the increase in obesity and diabetes.

I see lots of discussion around the Net from people who have adopted high protein/fat-low carb diets and seen their health improve dramatically. Some of them report that even as they shed excess weight, improve cholesterol and blood sugar numbers, and stop having diabetic symptoms and intestinal problems, their physicians insist that “This new diet will kill you.”


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 22, 2012, 5:20 am

As authentic as the real shroud!


Comment from Oceania
Time: December 22, 2012, 8:02 am

Probably more authentic also!
Maybe Sweasel should start encoding pictographic materials into her art? Like the Voynich Manuscript perhaps?


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: December 22, 2012, 12:42 pm

Waaay f’in cool, Sweas!!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 22, 2012, 1:08 pm

Piltdown is back in the news over here. Maybe it’s an anniversary. At any rate, they’re trying to figure out which figure on the team did the fakery.

This is the greatest comment spam EVER:

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Comment from GenghisJohn
Time: December 22, 2012, 2:11 pm

Stoaty, you crack me up…
Merry Christmas !


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 22, 2012, 4:09 pm

I have a bit of a thing about the Shroud of Turin, too, Some Veg. My original theory was that Medieval relic makers murdered someone and wrapped him in a linen shroud to make it. They had some very peculiar ideas back then. I have read that it was not unheard of to murder a holy hermit in order to make relics — which, if true, implies their beliefs were strange and magical.

I thought I’d read they’d nailed the stains as iron oxide pigments, though.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 22, 2012, 4:47 pm

I’m with you on Dorothy Parker, Some Vegetable. I often call her my patron saint. Despite her politics, of course.


Comment from Redd
Time: December 22, 2012, 5:20 pm

I often call her my patron saint.

So, you worship loose women?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 22, 2012, 6:59 pm

Only the acerbic ones.


Comment from Oceania
Time: December 22, 2012, 10:59 pm

Ascerbic? Those are the ones which have enough body hair to resemble Bigfoot?


Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 23, 2012, 3:21 pm

It is the centennial of the Piltdown hoax. It’s a bloody nuisance, because it’s grist to the mill for swivel-eyed creationist types.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 23, 2012, 3:23 pm

Oceania,

An ascerbic woman is one who can tell you to drop dead and make everyone laugh at you while you slink away. No doubt you’ve met one.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 23, 2012, 3:37 pm

David – I think that the reaction of the nutters is just punishment for the scientists who, while wearing a robe pshawl of infallibility, got pawned.

One of the things that always worries me is that we all have this magical belief that at some level somebody actually knows what he’s doing and has the right answers. As a child, I thought it was my parents, then my professors, then my governor’s; all failed me, leaving only God. Of course then I learned about the Platypus….

Ah well, Irish coffe for Sunday breakfast isn’t really drinking… is it?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 23, 2012, 3:52 pm

Working with scientists somewhat dimmed my faith in their kind. They’re awfully consensus creatures, scientists. They’re worse than junior high school girls.


Comment from platypuss
Time: December 23, 2012, 4:47 pm

Someone called?


Comment from Redd
Time: December 23, 2012, 6:00 pm

Am I the only one who finds Andrew Marr an utter boor? I watched his Queen special and he just had to put in some cheap shots at Margaret Thatcher. Another series he did called Britain From Above was like the stuff they made you watch in grade school. Anyway, I see he has had a few superinjunctions which I find fascinating since they are so contrary to US law & culture. Considering the UK’s tradition of tabloids, it seems contrary to their culture, too.


Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 23, 2012, 6:06 pm

Ah well, Irish coffe for Sunday breakfast isn’t really drinking… is it?

And, please remember: An Irishman is never “drunk”. He has merely “drink taken”.


Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 23, 2012, 8:50 pm

Working with scientists somewhat dimmed my faith in their kind.

Ditto that for me with architects and engineers. Bunch of copycat cut and pasters.


Comment from BJM2009
Time: December 23, 2012, 9:40 pm

wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k

(h/t Insty)


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 23, 2012, 10:13 pm

Niiiiice.


Comment from Nina
Time: December 23, 2012, 10:52 pm

Bwahahahahah!!!

Gasp, wheeze…the Turin weasel. Hahahahahahah!

I’m in Oslo, and it’s snowing rather impressively. Outside, naturally. It’s warm and cozy inside. I realize this little item has nothing to with the Weasel of Turin, but that’s where I am and it’s what is happening inside and out. As if you cared.

Tomorrow: Norwegian Christmas dinner, prepared by Norwegians in Norway for Norwegians (and two random Americans). Some sort of dried salted lamb. Not looking forward to that, but there are always the boiled potatoes :)


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 23, 2012, 11:03 pm

Ewwwwwww.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 23, 2012, 11:38 pm

Two things you need to know about Andrew Marr, Redd.

1/ At university he was known as ‘Red Andy’

2/ The superinjunctions relate to his extra-marital activities.

So much for Left wing journalists’ devotion to freedom of the Press.


Comment from Oceania
Time: December 24, 2012, 1:29 am

I believe that Sweasel has caught the English ‘Class Bug’.
I bet that she wears green gumboots also!


Comment from Mcgyver
Time: December 24, 2012, 1:39 am

“and a Weasel in a Bi-ki-ni” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFWbgrKlboc&feature=player_embedded Merry Christmas!

McGyver, Out


Comment from Oceania
Time: December 24, 2012, 4:30 am

American Homeland Revolution!!!!

Overthrow your oppressive rulers, cast aside your corrupt bankers and debt and declare your democratic freedom!

New Zealanders will start funding your Free American Army!


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 24, 2012, 5:52 am

The thing I love about the Piltdown man hoax is that it came from the same area as Michael Mann and the ACU. Michael “piltdown” Mann, that is.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: December 24, 2012, 2:19 pm

Merry Christmas, Sweasel and Sweaselites!!!!


Comment from Redd
Time: December 24, 2012, 4:53 pm

But…but…he said he was a libertarian, Uncle B.

It appears he again got caught with his pants down, so,maybe, he should now be known as ‘Randy Red Andy’!

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