Overheard (v. 4)

Overheard — By on September 20, 2005 at 1:05 am

“The trend among college women has prompted some sexual behavior experts to light-heartedly refer to the term ‘LUG,’ or ‘lesbian until graduation.”

Craig Kinsley, a neuroscientist at the University of Richmond who studies the biology of sexual orientation and gender, discussing a a CDCP report that 11.5 percent of women, ages 18 to 44, said they’ve had at least one sexual experience with another woman in their lifetimes.

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“If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.”

– From the prologue of the Dalai Lama’s new book, “The Universe in a Single Atom.”

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“You’ve got your own demons to live with. I’m not going to judge you.”

– New Orleans police Captain Eddie Hosli — who had only 30 out of his 120 officers reported for duty the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city — to the AWOL officers who began trickling back to work after being promised five expenses-paid days in Las Vegas.

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“New Orleans is a party town. Get over it.”

– New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin when asked why nearly 60 percent of the force was going to be relaxing in Sin City rather than searching for survivors.

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“George Bush doesn’t care about black people!”

– Rapper Kanye West during a live hurricane relief telethon.

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“George Bush hates midgets.”

– Comedian Chris Rock during a live hurricane relief telethon.

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“The government should give us what we need, otherwise I will grab him by the collar, and he will grab the government by the collar.”

Baba Din talking about the candidate he plans to vote in Afghanistan’s first free election in 35 years.

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“You know, when I first said that I wanted to put together a late-night comedy writing team that would only be 80 percent Ivy League-educated Jews, people thought I was crazy.”

– Comedian Jon Stewart accepting an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

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“In a recent interview [British politician George Galloway] made opprobrious remarks about the state of my midriff, which I will confess has-as P.G. Wodehouse himself once phrased it-”slipped down to the mezzanine floor.” In reply I do not wish to stoop. Those of us who revere the vagina are committed to defend it against the very idea that it is a mouth or has teeth. Study the photographs of Galloway from Syrian state television, however, and you will see how unwise and incautious it is for such a hideous person to resort to personal remarks. Unkind nature, which could have made a perfectly good butt out of his face, has spoiled the whole effect by taking an a**hole and studding it with ill-brushed fangs.”

– Leftist pundit Christopher Hitchens, preparing to debate Galloway on the Iraq War.

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The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson, one of the best-selling non-fiction books in the past ten years, has gutted China’s house church movement, say observers. “Chinese Christians used to sacrifice everything for Christ. Now they only want God to bless them,” says one Chinese elder who has served five prison terms for planting churches. He and others say China’s Christians have “grown soft with navel-gazing” and have lost their tolerance for persecution.”

– From “Jabez book devastates China house churches” in the Lark News.



  • Larry Lord

    “You’ve got your own demons to live with. I’m not going to judge you.”
    Seems like a lot of prodigal son style action going on in New Orleans.

  • Franklin

    With another storm headed into the Gulf of Mexico, it looks like Louisiana may be in for another “hit”. Makes you wonder, “Is God trying to get our attention”? Or, “Is He trying to tell us something?” If you research the predictions, it has long been known that the city of New Orleans could not take a cat 4 or 5 storm. However, no one was listening. Perhaps no one is now listening to what Gad is saying. He is infinite, and man, in spite of all his might, is very limited. Please continue to pray for the entire state of Louisiana, the storm has had a tremendous impact on the whole of Louisiana, to say nothing about Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama.

  • http://yadahthoughts@bresnan.net Zema Chambers

    The Lark News article rattled my brain from feeling completely sad to actual hilarity (and back again a time or two). That’s a lot to ask of one brain in a 15 minute read!
    I started to laugh at some of the articles, but then I realized that they border on truth. Such is the fine line between acute pain and humor. Yikes!

  • http://TheEverWiseBoonton.blogspot.com Boonton

    With another storm headed into the Gulf of Mexico, it looks like Louisiana may be in for another “hit”. Makes you wonder, “Is God trying to get our attention”? Or, “Is He trying to tell us something?”
    Sounds like God’s a Democrat and is pissed that the Gulf States went for Bush with a larger margin in 2004 than they did in 2000. Thank you Franklin for being our prophet!

  • http://TheEverWiseBoonton.blogspot.com Boonton

    Notice that Blue states like NY, NJ, CA remain remarkably free from God’s wrath!
    On the other hand, a more ‘scientific’ person might note that seeing Hurricanes in ‘Hurricane season’ in a part of the world that can be best described as ‘hurrican alley’ is probably not remarkable.

  • http://www.jesusphreaks.com/mt Scott

    Boonton:
    Seems to me that, generally, living in New York, New Jersey or California could be a form of God’s wrath. ;^)

  • http://TheEverWiseBoonton.blogspot.com Boonton

    Indeed, I suspect the Gulf states probably enjoy better food than we do here in NJ. NYC, at least, is pretty cool and you can quickly escape to NJ by train. I can’t tell you much about CA since I’ve never been there.

  • http://www.centeredwork.com AndyS

    Being a resident of California, I often think we should be our own country. It’s is after all first and foremost an agricultural state — a fact that is often overlooked by red states. It’s also a center of high-tech and innovation, has some of the greatest universities in the world, incredible scenery (beaches, mountains, deserts), fine and diverse weather, and by itself is the 6th largest economy in the world. Our tax dollars flow from here to the red states.

  • http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com Joe Carter

    AndyS Being a resident of California, I often think we should be our own country…Our tax dollars flow from here to the red states.
    If CA were to become its own country we Red Staters would simply impose high tariffs so that the tax dollars woudl still flow to us. ; )

  • http://www.centeredwork.com AndyS

    Joe If CA were to become its own country we Red Staters would simply impose high tariffs so that the tax dollars would still flow to us. ; )

    Yeah, that does seem a likely outcome. ;) As red staters I guess you wouldn’t have a problem with what is in effect a regressive tax on your citizens. If you’d like to pay more for your computers, software, avocados, asparagus, and movies, we Californians won’t complain.

  • http://jimgilbertatlarge.blogspot.com/ Jim Gilbert

    Here in Florida we discovered that God’s way of dealing with the Red State/Blue State dilemma was to turn us into the Plywood State. ;->

  • http://www.worldthunker.blogspot.com David

    Unfortunately, the Lark News piece is not believable. Their website publishes a barely visible disclaimer near the bottom of their page which says:
    “DISCLAIMER
    LarkNews

  • http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com Joe Carter

    David I don’t think you should post anything from Lark News without a warning like this.
    Originally, I thought the quote was so satirical that anyone would realize it was a joke. But after reading it again I can see how it might be construed as being serious.
    Also, you are right that I should have pointed out that Lark New is a Christian parody site like Scrappleface and The Holy Observer. I guess I can’t take for granted that people already know what it is about.

  • http://mumonno.blogspot.com Mumon

    I can’t disagree with Mr. Lama on his comment above.

  • http://www.worldthunker.blogspot.com David

    Joe-
    I’m a bit dense when it comes to satire, but the sad truth is that it is not that hard for me to believe. I also believed a piece posted on Lark News about people on short-term mission trips to South America who wind up getting seduced by the party atmosphere and abandon their missions work. Though it was satirical, it wasn’t that obvious to me, and I bought it!

  • http://jimgilbertatlarge.blogspot.com/ Jim Gilbert

    As for identifying satire, I keep waiting for Joe to own up to inventing a few of his own trolls.

  • http://www.centeredwork.com AndyS

    I dream sometimes of stopping by EO and finding a post from Joe saying it’s all been a great hoax: that he’s really an 20 year old rich kid whose family is from old New England money; he rises at noon each day, checks the stock market, and calls down to the butler to have is breakfast in bed along with the latest issue of The Nation.

  • Terry

    “that he’s really an 20 year old rich kid whose family is from old New England money; he rises at noon each day, checks the stock market, and calls down to the butler to have is breakfast in bed along with the latest issue of The Nation.”
    Sounds like Joe Carter is Bertie Wooster’s American cousin.

  • http://jeffthebaptist.blogspot.com Jeff the Baptist

    “Notice that Blue states like NY, NJ, CA remain remarkably free from God’s wrath!”
    You may have a point with NY and NJ, but California? This is the state with 4 seasons: earthquake, wildfire, mudslide, and rioting. Now rioting is definitely an act of man, but the rest…

  • tommythecat

    can you ask god to aviod an act of god, or is that questioning god’s will?