Despite being virtually landlocked, Pennsylvania manages to float out to the Seas of Insanity

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The story of Pennsylvania collectively signing off on Insanity by declaring 2012 the “Year of the Bible” has been circulating.

Here’s one commentary that uses lots of Founding Father quotes to make a case against the “Year of the Bible” resolution.

I thought the story of Lot’s daughters getting him drunk and fucking him was enough to get “The Year of the Bible” passed ASAP.

I mean, gosh, I heard there were some backasswards Pennsylvanians who wanted to sleep with their parents, but to take it this far. Seriously?

I don’t want to see the results, but I hope someone is there with a camera when those pregnant women who don’t comply with the Year of the Bible are taken out and ripped open by swords.

Or maybe they’ll take all the non-believers and help them get to hell early. That’ll be soooooooooo cool.

Jesus will surely bring his sword along for the festivities!

Have fun rocking out on the Seas of Insanity, Pennsylvania!

Send us a postcard or tap out a message in morse code. It’ll feel so Biblical, because nobody does that anymore either.

Thanks, Bill!

Petition to #Apple: Protect Workers Making iPhones in Chinese Factories

Here at Le Café Witteveen, we’ve been following some of the stories surrounding the controversy that Apple uses Asian manufacturers to make their products (see here and here).

Regular reader and blogger Biodork sent me a petition to Apple this morning that you can sign here.

Here’s a snip:

Here’s the thing: you’re Apple. You’re supposed to think different. I want to continue to use and love the products you make, because they’re changing the world, and have already changed my life. But I also want to know that when I buy products from you, it’s not at the cost of horrible human suffering.

And later:

Your own ads say that “the people who think they are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Please get to it.

Hear hear.

Thanks, Brianne!

What TYWKIWDBI is posting

Lately, I can’t get enough of the blog TYWKIWDBI, and if I thought it was acceptable blogger etiquette to just repost EVERYTHING the Minnesotastan  posts, I would.

But I can’t. Or shouldn’t rather.

However, I love to send you toward great things found on the Internets. There are a couple of things I wanted to link to so that you would know which posts I think are way worth it.

This one on a saber-toothed marsupial-type animal is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

This post talking about hackers getting ahold of your computer camera and watching you masturbate is super disturbing and needs to get out.

And finally, this oneon a caterpillar that evolved to look like a snake …. holy shit! How awesome is that! Picture below.


I wanna buy the ingredients for this cocktail just to take its photo


I have finally found the cocktail I was looking for. It’s called, “An Alien Brain Hemorrhage”.

According to TYWKIWDBI, to make an Alien Brain Hemorrhage:

To make an alien brain hemorrhage cocktail, fill a shot glass halfway with peach schnapps. Gently pour Bailey’s Irish Cream on top. After the shot is almost full, carefully add a small amount of blue curacao. After it settles, add a few drops of grenadine syrup.

The only other way I know to make an alien brain hemorrhage is if you get abducted by aliens and they cause you to burst an artery in the brain. This would be followed by localized bleeding in the surrounding tissue that kills brain cells.

The great thing about both kinds of alien brain hemorrhages is they both kill brain cells.


I am the 62 percent

In this article from CBS, Rick Santorum reportedly said these words:

Because you know 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it.

Finally, I’m part of the majority.

Santorum blames the absence of Judeo-Christian teachings for kids leaving college without Yeshua in tow.

I not only had 12 years of intense, evangelical training through Christian elementary to high schooling, churching, and upbringing, I also went to a Presbyterian College with a very clear Christian message.

I was the poster child of Christian indoctrination that Santorum hails as the correct way to raise children.

Santorum doesn’t want people to get an education?

He thinks putting children in churches and Christian elementary schools isn’t indoctrination? What shallow amount of child psychology does Santorum need to understand the fallacies of his reasoning?

I’ve heard this before from conservatives: education ruins belief.

How about that.

Santorum also said:

The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination. If it was the other way around, the ACLU would be out there making sure that there wasn’t one penny of government dollars going to colleges and universities, right?

At Skepticamp Chicago, Jamie Bernstein talked about Probabilities. I bet the probability formula for a tried-and-true Christian graduating college from a Christian university as a soon-to-be atheist is all kinds of improbable. But there’s a formula for it, and I don’t know how to use it.