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2010 Mar 12, 11:11"All of the sculpted noses on the planet Viltvodle VI were fashioned after Douglas Adams' own. The creators used a 3D model he had created for the game Starship Titanic." The noses mentioned in the previous sentence were depicted in the movie in a church. The religion of this church maintains that the universe was created by their god sneezing out the universe and so they have statues of their god's nose throughout the church. Of course this is intended to seem absurd, however based on the previous sentence -- that the nose belonged to Douglas Adams -- then they really were worshping the nose of their creator.PermalinkCommentsdouglas-adams book hhgttg movie religion nose

hpl1.JPG : My[confined]Space

2009 Jun 27, 12:29HP Lovecraft as religious propaganda comic.PermalinkCommentshumor comic hp-lovecraft via:chris religion parody cthulhu

A bold new computer metaphor

2009 Jun 22, 7:00" technology has made it to the late sixth century AD, at best. In the olden days, you see, the upper classes were able to read and write, but they generally preferred not to. They left it to people who had to do it, like scribes and clergymen."PermalinkCommentsliterature paper history literacy religion

Netflix Watch Instantly Recommendations

2009 May 3, 9:17
WeedsAvatar The Last AirbenderPaprikaGrindhouse Planet TerrorOutsourcedThe King of KongPrimer

Netflix lets you watch a subset of their movies online via their website and a subset of those movies are available to watch on the Xbox 360's Netflix app. so its not always easy to find movies to watch on Xbox 360. Yet, I regularly see my Xbox friends using the Netflix app and its a shame they didn't make an easy way to share movie recommendations with your friends. Instead we must share movie recommendations the old fashioned way. Here's the movies I've found and enjoyed on my 360.

You don't have to be a stoner to enjoy this humorous and dramatic satire featuring a widow trying to raise her children and deal pot in suburbia.
Avatar The Last Airbender
An American animated series that's an amalgamation of various Asian art, history, religion, etc. that maintains a great story line.
If you enjoyed Paranoia Agent you'll enjoy this movie in the same animation style and by the same director and writer, Satoshi Kon. Its like a feature length version of a Paranoia Agent episode in which a dream machine lets outsiders view one's dreams but eventually leads to blurring the dreams and reality.
Grindhouse Planet Terror
I didn't see either of the Grindhouse movies when they first came out, but of the two, Planet Terror is the more humorous and exciting gore filled parody.
A refreshing romantic comedy that still has a few of the over played tropes but is easy to enjoy despite that.
The King of Kong
A hilarious documentary on the struggle between the reigning champ hot-sauce salesman and the underdog Washington state high school science teacher to obtain the Donkey Kong world record high score. After watching, checkout this interview with the creators of the movie and the villain.
I've mentioned Primer before, but I put it on here again because its really good and you still haven't seen it, have you?
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No Media Kings - Sword of My Mouth #1 Out Soon

2009 Feb 28, 11:34"It's completely nuts... It's a book about what if the Rapture actually happened, and that's all I'm gonna tell you." -Junot Diaz, 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner for FictionPermalinkCommentscreativecommons comic literature religion magic download pdf

2008 Aug 4, 4:22Satire: "...more than 170 bookmarked sites - personal web pages, blogs, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Digg, Flickr and more. Each week Alton surfs the sites for hours to find evidence of questionable behavior by people in his church. He jots offenses down and incorporates them into his Sunday sermons."PermalinkCommentsmyspace humor religion satire

Teach the Controversy - Intelligently designed t-shirts urging you to show both sides of every story

2008 Jun 17, 12:32Some of my favs: UFOs creating pyramids, a periodic table of elements consisting of 'Air', 'Water', 'Fire', etc., and satin in overalls burying fossils. I'm surprised by the lack of FSM.PermalinkCommentshumor via:boingboing satire religion science clothing shopping tshirts evolution intelligent-design

Battlestar Interview - Concurring Opinions

2008 Mar 3, 5:49An interview with the creators of the recent BSG on the topics of law, religion, torture, government, etc. wrt BSG.PermalinkCommentsaudio battlestar bsg fiction interview law podcast politics scifi

deathboy: anonymous vs scientology

2008 Feb 11, 1:25A blog post on an Internet organized protest of scientology in England. Great photos.PermalinkCommentshumor cult scientology protest blog england internet religion meme

Bad Science

2007 Oct 29, 1:48FTA: "Ben Goldacre is a medical doctor who writes the Bad Science column in the Guardian, examining the claims of scaremongering journalists, quack remedy peddlers, pseudoscientific cosmetics adverts, and evil multinational pharmaceutical corporations. ThPermalinkCommentsmonthly blog science politics religion media news healthy research humor

Debate on "We'd be better off without Religion"

2007 Apr 13, 1:56"We'd be better off without Religion" with Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and AC Grayling. In London's Westminster Central Hall on March 27, some 2,000 people turned out to hear Hitchens, Dawkins and philosopher A.C. Grayling debate a trio of relPermalinkCommentsaudio mp3 politics religion debate philosophy richard-dawkins

YouTube - Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted in Germany

2007 Mar 30, 11:39This is a video of the Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted behind a building in Germany.PermalinkCommentsreligion video humor fsm flying-spaghetti-monster

Open Letter To Kansas School Board at Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

2007 Mar 30, 11:36During the whole intelligent design & evolution thing in Kansas this guy wrote an open letter requesting that they also teach the creation beliefs of his religion as a follower of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.PermalinkCommentsreligion humor politics education fsm flying-spaghetti-monster evolution satire

Religious Speech Sensor

2007 Feb 2, 2:41This tool searches text for biblical quotes or text suspected to be inspired by biblical quotes. That's sensor not censor.PermalinkCommentsperl religion software politics language tool propaganda download

Links to free episodes of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

2006 Sep 18, 12:24PermalinkCommentsvideo cool blog humor free tv politics religion penn-and-teller bullshit

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

2006 Aug 2, 11:28PermalinkCommentsreligion humor politics evolution education pranks
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