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February 12, 2008

Lighting strikes world's biggest Jesus

Cool photograph of lighting striking the 130-ft-tall, 700 ton concrete Jesus that overlooks Rio de Janeiro.

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I'm with Zeus.

I'm with Zeus.

Now if only the statue had come to life, walked down into the city and thrown some moneychangers out of a temple . . .

Ah well, can't have everything, I suppose.

Give him three days in a cave and then... watch out baby! I'm also tempted to quote the professor from Futurama and make a nod to the lightning scene in the classic versions of Frakenstein. But nah. Wicked cool pic though.

I was wondering how long it would be before Allah got good and pissed off.

What are the odds of someone snapping their camera lense at just the same precise moment lightning was striking the big concrete jesus?

It's a miracle!

Kinda ironic though, if you think about it. Really.

boy, before this was a website about "analytical philosophy" without any philosophy, and now it's a website by a "freelance journalist" who doesn't actually seem to practice journalism, but rather a brief weekly random comment about various inanities. But I am impressed that Dr. Beyerstein manages to haul in about 80 bucks a week from the ads. (Which is what I bill for about 12 minutes.)

Jesus is actually smiting the sky with that lightning bolt.

Um, Milo? Huh?

So Milo - if you think that, why come here at all? If you are that contemptuous of us, why bother? Are you that lonely and desperate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFtRxubRyA

Milo:
There is an etiquette, I believe, to commenting. This is not necessarily virtual space, but someone's living room where one should act graciously as an self-invited guest. Beyond these forums, bloggers have private lives with duties to fulfill, or personal tragedies to endure, or obligations that take precedence, or a simple need to take a mental health break from trolls. What you earn per hour is of no interest here. Next time, please don't piss on the bushes or prop your feet up on the furniture.

Hasten to gather unto Jesus sinners. Verily, the shit doth hitteth the fan.

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:27

That picture should be captioned, 'Daaaaad! Cut it out!'

$80. for 12 minutes? that is one expensive hooker.

milo's a psychopathological asshole. He's never going to be nice. People like that just do not know how to behave, and they'll never learn.

There's no "there" there.

So you may as well punch away at them. It's not as if you might hurt their feelings, because they don't really have any.

Oh, many people consider me amazingly charming. Well, actually, virtually all Europeans (except Greeks and many French) and virtually zero Americans. But I indulge a hobby of mocking American feminists and parlor leftists. But I see your point, I'm sure Lindsay is not a bad person, but I find her a bit on the pretentious side. But enough is enough, her TMW colleagues are far worse, so I'll pick on that smug asshole Shwartz instead.

I can understand why the French find you off-putting, but the Greeks? For shame.

well, you may not know this, but Greek intellectuals in particular hate America more than anyone in Europe, generally speaking. Ironically, Iranians and Yugos like America a lot, lot more.

"Oh, many people consider me amazingly charming. Well, actually, virtually all Europeans (except Greeks and many French) and virtually zero Americans."

Maybe so. But 'round these parts, stranger, people who aggressively insist that they're "amazingly charming", popular, well-read, well-travelled, well-educated, and so on to people they don't know, while raging against the "pretentiousness" of others who completely ignore them are not looked on as "charming" in any non-ironic sense of the word so much as just plain weird.

What Would Thor Do?

Heh. It's fairly well known that smart psychopaths can be very charming to get what they want. That doesn't mean they have any empathy, just that they are very good at manipulating other people. Maybe the French (and Greeks?) are just better at noticing the emptiness behind the facade.

Milo,
Be a good sport and close the door on your way out.

The whole point is that Milo is not a good sport. He's a sick spoiler.

See, once in a while mudkitty and I agree on
something

Happy Valentines Day!

Ah-h-h, it's just Dog talking to his Son. Or, um-m-m-m. er, maybe I have it backwards, Could it be "Nos taling to his God???" I dunno, too much thinking.

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