Click here to hear it as originally performed on a National Lampoon album.
I hadn’t, until recently, heard of the Emergent Church. It is essentially a backlash against the hardcore Evangelism that says if you don’t believe in Noah’s Ark you will go to Hell. Emergents, it seems, believe in being nice to other people, and don’t accept – for example – that God will condemn even undiscovered Amazonian tribesmen to eternal damnation for never having heard of him. Some of them also burn incense at their services, which is akin to Catholicism and thus Devil-worship. They sound like complete bores, but enthusiasts for this sort of thing may enjoy Todd railing against this evil here and here and not help but liking them, whatever they are.
Five-hundred square foot apartments are becoming unaffordable for most people. The Hong Kong government’s solution is to encourage developers to… make even smaller ones!
How interesting* that the nine states that score 30% or more are contiguous – though these same loser states often occupy similar rankings in statistics. Even more curious, perhaps, is that the only state (discarding DC) that scores below 20% (Colorado) adjoins Loser-land, just, courtesy of the Oklahoma panhandle. Yet more tantalizing, for people who read too much into strange patterns, is that the West Virginia panhandle almost touches DC.
*If you like that sort of thing.