My second point on sports was about my home team the MN Twins being completely owned by the Hated Yankees. The Twins regular season record against the Evil Empire since 2002 is 21-59. That’s just sad.
We have a family of merlins leaving in a tree across the street from us. Merlins are birds, so relax, I’m not talking about tree-dwelling wizards. Merlins are birds of prey and some local falconers came to check them out and one of them snatched a pair of the five chicks to raise for hunting.
It was very cool.
I profiled the following bands:
It’s the first of its kind in America and it’s way under the Bible Belt in the deep South in Florida. It is a monument to atheism and it sits along side a monument to the Ten Commandments. The American Atheists, having failed in getting the Ten Commandments removed from the public square, opted to erect a monument of their own. A bench with quotes from noted atheists.
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Learn more about it here.
The late Pope John Paul II is a sign off by the current Pope away from being a saint. It is alleged that after John Paul II died he performed two miracles. Two miracles is the minimum number need to become a saint.
One of the miracles was curing an old nun of her Parkinson’s disease. Too bad his powers didn’t manifest themselves until after he died. I can think of one person John Paul II might have liked to have cured of Parkinson’s while he was alive… John Paul II.
Oh well, the Catholic church can make whichever of its members a saint that it wishes. It’s their club.
DNA (and science in general) have lots and lots of supporting evidence, while the Christians’ god (and all the other gods for that matter) have no supporting evidence. You just have to have faith.
Kudos to Larry King (who interviewed Norm) for correctly pointing out that when scientists get something wrong it is the application of more science that corrects the mistake. Not prayer or faith or wishful thinking.
Here is the clip of Larry King and Norm MacDonald.
None this week. I just ran out of time, so you are on your own.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘The Puppet‘ by Echo & the Bunnymen & ‘Respectable Street’ by XTC
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle