Saturday, March 31, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Whose Line Quotations

Some of my favourite quotes from the sketch comedy, Whose Line Is It Anyway?:

Colin Mochrie:
Hey! Make fun of the bald guy! I'll be your lightning rod of hate!

Greg: [wearing a rabbit mask, muffled]
I'm not into protection.
[no audience response]
Say that again? I don't think anybody could hear you.

Greg: [takes mask off]
Oh, could nobody hear me?


Maybe it's because of this [bleep]ing mask I'm wearing.

Latin American sports announcers on their day off.

I'll have a cheeseburger, some fries and a COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!

Ryan: [returns to stage]

Ryan: [returning]

What comes to mind when I say Ricky Ricardo and great cigars?

Oh, Tapioca!

Ryan: [paused for a moment]
Really? Why's that?

Wasn't that his big song? 'TAPIOOOOCA! TAPIOOOOCA!'

Ryan: [cracks up]
No, Colin, I'm talking about Cu--
[starts cracking up again]

We don't know what you're watching, so we're not going to tell you when we're going to return you to it.

Oh! We would... We're watching animal porn!
[cracks up, covering his face]

[buzzer sounds]
Mary Had a Little Lamb will be right back in just a second. But ja-

[buzzer sounds again]
Ryan: [cracks up as does the audience]
I'm sorry, I apologize.

Ryan: [After he finishes laughing, to Drew]
Wher-ah-so happy. We're watching animal porn!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Correlations of Religiosity and Societal Health

From The Journal of Religion and Society (2005):

The staudy done by Gregory Paul suggests that higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy, and abortion in the prosperous democracies.

This contradicts Kent Hovind's assertation that evolution and the removal of Lord's Prayer is the downfall of American society, which is inaccurate and outdated.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ministry Watch

Ministry Watch is a web site that provides information about religious charities and missionaries where donors' money are going. On ABC's 20/20, there was a segment on how Rusty Leonard created the research group after feeling not right about making while as a money manager.

Among the organizations that get a poor or failing grade include:

Amazing Facts
Benny Hinn Ministries (no surprise)
Creflo Dollar Ministries
Goad International
Kenneth Copeland Ministries
March For Jesus, USA
Revival Ministries International
Trintiy Broadcasting Network

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Atari Landfill

From Wikipedia:

In September 1983, the Alamogordo Daily News of Alamogordo, New Mexico reported in a series of articles that between ten and twenty semi-trailer truckloads of Atari boxes, cartridges, and systems from an Atari storehouse in El Paso were crushed and buried at the landfill within the city.

On September 28, 1983, The New York Times reported on the story of Atari's dumping in New Mexico. An Atari representative confirmed the story for them, stating that the discarded inventory came from Atari's plant in El Paso, Texas, which was being closed and converted to a recycling facility. The Times article did not suggest any of the specific game titles being destroyed, but subsequent reports have generally linked the story of the dumping to the well-known failure of E.T.

The story of the buried cartridges has become a popular urban legend, which in turn has led some people to believe that the story is not true. As recently as October 2004, Warshaw himself expressed doubts that the destruction of millions of copies of E.T. ever took place, citing his belief that Atari would have recycled the parts instead in order to save money.

I own a copy of the E.T. video game for my Atari 2600. It was not bad as the Swordquest games. Although you may now find a landfill site with the Left Behind video games.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Regular posting of my web blog

Starting today, I will be posting a blog entry on regular basis. I will be posting on interesting information and web sites that I find.

A couple of Wikis that I have been contributing to are Videoville, a music video wiki and Canada Wiki, a geographic Wiki of Canada. There is also Canadawiki which I have tried to sign up but they have not got back to me.