Sunday, May 10, 2015
Observations for Sunday
If Einstein were alive today, and he wanted to be taken seriously by Millennials, he'd have to do stand-up. Relativity, Schmelativity. Does he have a background in "improv"?
If Darwin were alive today, and he saw a FFRF "Praise Darwin" billboard, he'd say, "Freedom from Religion? Are these people illiterate?"
If Jefferson were alive today, he'd say, "You're kidding! Everyone gets to vote? What country is this?"
If Birth of a Nation is such a bedrock classic of cinema, why would no one in his or her right mind remake it today? I had to watch that wretched thing in a film class, and it had me rethinking my major (Popular Culture).
Whenever a reality-based person insists that his or her claims are "based on science," I'm not impressed. You see, I only sign on to claims that are endorsed by 9 out of 10 doctors.
Science, of course, exists to endorse ideas and claims. Some people think it exists to test things, but I don't know where they got that silly idea.
I was thinking of becoming a Faith Voter for Hillary, but then I remembered that the Establishment Clause forbids faith voting. Unless MSNBC is pulling my leg.
Besides, is it "Faith Voters for Hillary" or "FaithVoters4Hillary"? I want to know what I'm joining.
By the way, I think Hillary will win, but only despite the best efforts of my party (Democrats). Nothing like two-party opposition to bring out the fight in a candidate.
Is one's opportunities for social mobility better as a U.S. citizen or a member of a bee colony? According to studies, approximately the same. I'm leaning toward bee colony.
I've been trying to pinpoint the exact moment in pop culture history when "The Beatles" became "John Lennon," but no luck so far. Back in my day, "The Beatles" were John, Paul, George, and Ringo. That dates me, I realize.
Getting old is not for sissies. That's why sissies, on average, die around 30.
There's an "argument from evil" that's used to disprove God. It's beastly clever, because it involves using arguments of faith against themselves. That's an awesome strategy! And original, too.
I remember when feminism had something to do with compelling society to take women as seriously as we take men. Then came the Internet, and now "feminist" seems to mean "hooker." As in, doing your best impression of one on-line. Because acting that way is empowering. Not to women, but to someone.
If Einstein were alive today, and he wanted.... Oops. Already did that one.
By the way, I'm practicing the modern style of using short sentences. Or trying to, anyway. It'll take time. Wish me luck. See you.