In a sign either that the human species is less doomed than I had thought, or that the heat death of the universe is more imminent, FiveThirtyEight.com reports that The Chicken Dance was banned at 23.1% of wedding receptions last year.
The value of this datum is somewhat diminished by the fact that they found that many songs appear both on their most requested and their most banned list.
I read FiveThirtyEight‘s Significant Digits column every day precisely because it provides this sort of critical information.
You can return to your day now.
PS: Six percent of wedding receptions banned anything by Justin Bieber. I regard that latter figure as much too low.
OK, these are just too much fun. I understand some people have gotten offended. If you’re that easily offended you should read them–you deserve it! (HT: Dave Black Online.)
The World of Jeeves is an omnibus collection of stories about Jeeves and Wooster. If you’re a fan, this is a great collection. I have to admit that I had only read a little bit before I picked up this volume, but I am a fan of almost any British humor and Jeeves and Wooster never fail to please.
1 In teh land of Uz wuz a man calded Job. Teh man wuz goodz, afraid of teh Ceiling Cat and evilz.2 Teh man hadz seven sunz and tree doters,3 And lots of sheepz and camlez and rinoceruseses and servnts, srsly.4 His sunz tok turns mading cookies, and they all eated them.5 And Job wuz liek “Oh noes! Wut if cookies were sin? Gota prey, just in cased.”
So goes the LOLCat Bible of Job 1:1-4, which the LOLCat Bible site suggests as a good example of how to translate–for the LOLCat Bible, of course!
Perhaps someone needs a life. Then again, perhaps not …
Start up your sense of humor and then go read this!
HT: Kouya Chronicle.
I love humor and satire in particular, and I think every public figure, even if only a public figure in a minor way, should be prepared to be on the receiving end. Hmmm! It would be nice to be important enough myself to be a good target, but I suspect I’ll have to sell lots more books, get lots more blog visitors, and maybe even say a few hundred more outrageous things before it’s worth someone’s time. For now I’ll have to comfort myself with the nickname my students have given me–Henry the Heretic.
Some folks have created a humor site, The Secret Diary of D. A. Carson, which has only been around for about a month. The authors have written some humorous things, and there’s no danger anyone will believe it’s the real Carson. In fact, the url “fakecarson.blogspot.com” should be a hint even to the most humor impaired.
The writers say they have been approached by the TEDS administration and asked to remove their blog. They have a post asking for comments on what they should do. Check it out, but more importantly read some of their older entries. I think it’s good fun.
HT: evangelical outpost.
This one is great!
HT: evangelical outpost. To those who have seen my previous Site Advisor notes, evangelical outpost is now rated green by their site.
Who could doubt the words of the Bishop of Durham now? (HT: Pseudo-Polymath.)