Papal Bull

That phrase has so many awesome connotations when uttered by a Discordian.

Pope Matthew, Illustrious un-Cabbage; Emperor Fabulous 1, the Maximally Benevolent, Beneficient Protector of Something-or-Another; His Most High President of Vice, the Scourge of Canadian Heretics, the Full-Belly Alchemist Speaking on Condition of Infallibility:

Concerning Frederick Weasley and George Weasely, Wizard Twins.

1. Whereas the Twins (as they shall be hereinafter referred to) are consistently called “trouble-makers”
AND
2. Whereas the Twins have, time after time, laughed in the face of, not only danger, but grevious personal injury and other, traditionally, somber occasions
AND
3. Whereas the Twins, being Fictional Characters are more capable of perfection in mischief
AND
4. Whereas, in light of an oncoming age of darkness and terror, the Twins found advisable the opening of a joke shop

AND

5. Whereas, No list is complete without a fifth entry,

For the above mentioned, and other, unspecified acts:

I, aforementioned Pope, by the powers vested in me by papal dictat of Malaclypse the Younger, do hereby declare Fred and George Weasley, wizards, to be Saints, Lieutenant class.

Enacted Setting Orange, 29th Bureaucracy, YOLD 3173

PHI 215, Lecture 2: Nonsense as Salvation

Posted Boomtime, Bureaucracy 11 YOLD 3173
Today’s reading.

It is common knowledge, in my experience, that the more seriously anyone takes themselves, after a certain point, the less seriously we take them. Witness, for example, PZ Myers, a biologist who, though he can be very serious, is still capable of being silly. Contrast this with the fundamentalists who protest every single “slightagainst Islam. The advice of those who can, and do, laugh at themselves is often easier for us to appreciate that the advice of those who R a srius cat. Read the rest of this entry »

Quote for today

Posted Boomtime, Bureaucracy 11 YOLD 3173

Truth is, The Secret is a reprehensible piece of newage schlock that latches onto greed and commercialism and exploits it for all it’s worth. That’s what it is, no two ways about it. It is not just an extended, expensive homily on the power of goal-setting and accomplishment. It makes definite testable statements and claims about universal metaphysics, none of which make any sense at all. It doesn’t require you to work for any of the things you want, just to want them bad enough.

~Akusai, Action Skeptics

Could not have put it better myself