Discussing the origin of the phrase “Heaven helps those who help themselves”, I made the claim that it did not originate in the Bible/Quran, but in the UFO song “Lights Out”. So, to prove my claim, I whipped out the Strangers in the Night CD (because it was easier to get to than the Lights… Read More »
Everten, a company in Australia, has a Bowler Hat Colander for sale for AU$18.95 (US$ 14.42). It would make a perfect gift for your Pastafarian friend who is looking for religious headwear. Unfortunately, it looks like they only ship within Australia.
At the Mount Zion General Assembly church in Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa, an unnamed woman died from internal injuries after Pastor Lethebo Rabalango put a heavy speaker on her body to demonstrate a miracle. “The pastor, however, blamed the girl and accused her of having little faith for she could not withstand a very simple… Read More »
On Thursday, November 28, 2013, the American holiday of Thanksgiving and the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah will converge (overlap). Hanukkah will begin at sundown on Wednesday, November 27 and at sundown on Thanksgiving day, the second day of Hanukkah will begin. The convergence happens because the Hebrew calendar reflects both the solar year and the… Read More »
It’s getting to be that time of year again when people that can’t tell a Χ (chi) from an X (ex) start trying to take the X out of Xmas. Xmas is usually considered an abbreviation of Christmas, but it was written Xmas long before it was written Christmas. It’s a trick that’s played on the… Read More »