Archive for the ‘Thick Irony’ Category

The Catholic Church Transforms Its Own Mind!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

check it:

Vatican Rewrites History On Galileo

Many of you may not remember this, but Galileo was condemned by the Catholic Church for his radical belief in Copernicus‘ ideas of a heliocentric solar system.  Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (for whom my high school was named, incidentally), was the one who did the honors — arguing for the bible and against things like logic, scientific progress, etc.  Galileo was found guilty of heresy, and was sentenced to life imprisonment (later commuted to house arrest).

BUT WAIT!!!  Just in time for the holidays, the Catholic Church is gearing up to change history!  Rather than condemn Galileo, they’re all set to re-cast him as the patron saint of “the dialogue between faith and reason.”  Which, as you can imagine, seems somewhat ironic given how that particular ‘dialogue’ ended.  And how pretty much every other ‘dialogue’ between science has played out since the beginning of time.

But hey!  The church is totally hip!  They can be with it!  They can change their minds 400 years after the fact.  On a geologic scale, that’s a really quick decision!


… I know.  You have your doubts that this will change anything.  But if the church can transform a former member of Hitler Youth into the current Pope, maybe they can re-fashion the way they interact with the scientific community.

More Onion Goodies

Monday, December 8th, 2008

This one is great too: International Con Man Barack Obama Leaves U.S. With $85 Million In Campaign Fundraising.

photo couresy The Onion

photo courtesy The Onion

Thanks Jen!

Happy Friday

Friday, November 21st, 2008

via FFFFound

Bill Stickers

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

This is an old favorite of mine:

Time Machine

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

This made me laugh out loud.

Time Machine! via FFFFound

Time Machine! via FFFFound

Glad I wasn’t drinking milk.  It surely would’ve come right out my nose.

Jedi Mind Trick

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I know there are people out there who don’t like Star Wars.  I also acknowledge there have been far too many art projects online lately that involve people dressing up in various Star Wars costumes and posing for ironic effect.  But I really like this one:

via FFFFound

Parallel Universe Film Guide

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I saw this on VSL yesterday and didn’t get a chance to fully appreciate it until today.  Wow.  So this guy Spencer Green basically created a satire of the entire movie industry by making a wikipedia based parallel universe of sites like IMDB.

The result is hilarious.  Check it out.

Parallel Universe Film Guide

The Parallel Universe Film Guide

It’s fast becoming one of my favorite pastimes at work to browse through this and see if I can figure out which real movie they’re mocking (although films like ‘Big Ass Monkey’ and ‘Ow, That Shark Bites’ are pretty straightforward).

What’s also amazing is how insanely intricate the site is.  Stars and directors are cross-referenced.  Plot descriptions, movie quotes and fun facts are fully fleshed out.   This whole thing is slowly becoming its own comic book universe.