The one image I could not include in the previous post. From the salesroom brochure for the 1953 Buick.
A licorice scalp-wig for the Shemp look that’s all the rage; may cause footgear to pop in from parallel dimensions
Eraserhead hair brings Chicken Dismay
Angels can be defeated by a swift jab to the Adam’s apple
It’s why (one reason, anyway) I don’t watch TV anymore and have never had cable or satellite TV. I am tired of insuling ads which assume I am an idiot who is desperate to buy shit I don’t need with money I don’t have in order to impress people I don’t like or respect. Most ad copy is so transparently deceptive and stupid that I am amazed that folks get paid to write that crap. If those ads actually work, then it would seem the average IQ in this country is in an accelerating decline. Maybe that’s why Republicans are so hostile to education and openly oppose “critical thinking.” The dumber the population, the more useless crap you can sell them.
Anne Royall (June 11, 1769—October 1, 1854)
There are so many wonderful, beautiful, awe-inspiring, and TRUE things in the world, to waste the mind of a child learning the nonsense of religious dogma has to be one of the greatest wastes of potential possible.
Amazing and beautiful video of Kevin Richardson, “The Lion Whisperer,” playing with other members of his pride.
Capitalism will grind you into the ground.
The human mind is greater than any book. The mind sits in judgment on every book. If there be truth in the book, we take it; if error, we discard it. Why refer this to the Bible? In this country, the Bible has been used to support slavery and capital punishment; while in the old countries, it has been quoted to sustain all manner of tyranny and persecution. All reforms are anti-Bible.
William Lloyd Garrison, remarks at the 5th national woman’s rights conference in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, 1854. (via deconversionmovement)
The line that stood out for me here was “What question was ever settled by the Bible?" Most of the questions that people have ever thought to be settled by the Bible turned out to be wrong (where the world came from), very wrong (the role of women in society), or very, very wrong (justifications for slavery).The ONLY question ever settled by the buybull is “What is the capacity of human beings to embrace deliberate ignorance?” Answer: Unlimited.
“What question was ever settled by the Bible?"(via readitsomeplace)