June 28th, 2007
|05:21 am - My LOLGOD can beat up your LOLCAT|
If you have not yet discovered the wonder and awe-inspiring artistic endeavor that is LOLCats (many of which exist on I Can Has Cheezburger), you're either missing out or you have the sort of sense of humor that ... well ... generally misses out on such things.
NOT that there's anything wrong with that. I understand that some otherwise perfectly normal and functional people don't find Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, or the 1970's/1980's Steve Martin humorous as well. While I feel a great sadness for all the laughter potential that such people miss, humor is, as they say, subjective, which is to say that that it is not verbive, or adjectiveive, or even participleive and so who's to say really what's funny or not (other than, perhaps, my fourth grade grammar teacher, but that's a little beside the point).
Back to the beauty of LOLCats. For some reason, among several of my friends, one of the most popular of these synergistic works of elegance in digital arts is the old standard "I made you a cookie ... but I eated it, complete with somewhat shamefaced feline obviously feeling a deep sense of regret for having eated your cookie.
And well he should!
After all, whether you're religious or atheist, you have to agree that if there IS, indeed, such a thing as "sin" in this world, there are few things more heinous than having made someone a cookie and then having eated it. (Well, there's rape, murder, torture, robbery, assault, William Shatner's hairdo and photoshopping pictures of Dick Cheney in bondage gear and a Wonder Woman outfit, but still, eating someone's cookie is still pretty heinous. Just, perhaps, not in the grand scheme of things. So to speak.)
At any rate, let it suffice to say that the LOLCats have managed to make their way into damn near every other Internet conversation I have nowadays, which is how we get to the point. (You knew there was one, right? I mean, the title of this entry isn't for show, now, is it?)
Recently, some of us were discussing 12-step programs on a friend's blog, and about how the whole religious aspect just really doesn't work for some people. (If you're not familiar with "12-step" programs, google 'em and this will make more sense. The conversation went something like this:
|Me:||I think the "powerless over alcohol" bit kind of always bugged me. It's like, wait, if *I* don't have any power over my [fill in destructive behavior] then who the fuck does?|
I mean, even if you are religious, there's the whole "God helps those that help themselves" thing right? It's not like there's a big dude with a magic cookie out there or something.
At least, I never got my magic cookie.
I blame this, in part, for my disillusionment with organized religion as a whole.
Because, hey -- magic cookie!
There's a cookie?
Who eated my cookie? *sniffle*
Sadly, this would turn out to be the funniest thing I'd seen all day.
The second funniest thing will have to wait until later.
ETA: There are now NSFW ... errr ... LOLGODs in the comments. Careful, folks. Not more than PG, but you know how some people are.
I understand that some otherwise perfectly normal and functional people don't find Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, or the 1970's/1980's Steve Martin humorous as well.
and by some she means me... Though I find Douglas Adams more spiritual that funny.
Hahaha! Oh my God, that's hilarious! I think I've seen that somewhere before, but it never gets less funny.
I think Adams also used this story as an anecdote that Arthur Dent told. Maybe in So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish, if memory serves.
He did, indeed.
It's weird, i turned my middle boy onto Adams a few months ago, and now we have these great discussions about the books. I just referenced him in one of my comments today, in fact.
*waves @ the beerman*
You don't find Terry Pratchett funny?
Er. I'm so glad what you have isn't catching. ;-]
Bahahahhaaa!! The boy will love this. He's on a 'people who believe in god are delusional' kick.
Show it to him fast -- I'm just waiting for the "cease and desist" notice. :-)
The boy laughs...and agrees. :-)
I maked this
for you. Don't eat it.
Hee! Not eated but laffing muchly.
Can I post that at LOLTheist.com?
I LOVE YOUR LOLGOD.
So anyway, that just reminded me that the "deity" in the insane book I am reading is referred to as "Druglord" ... sitting in Heaven atop a blessed white throne of his finest product and watching over us all.
Hahahah! What book is that? Sounds like one I need to read!!
It's the one I quoted in my 6.27.07 post. And, um ... I was about to say No, you really *don't* need to read it ... but then I thought Ha-Ha! I'll just add it to my growing "mail to MrsV" pile! ::cackles::
I'm almost done, too.
Be afraid ... be very afraid ...
I really want to find a recipe for "magic cookies" now...
I have 1 or 2 that may suffice. I give them to hyperactive children and then eat a couple myself. The effect is quite enjoyable.
Sometimes you blow your wad all in one sitting, but that was a worthwhile funny.
Is this wrong?
Is this wrong?
You have to ask?
Is that one of yours, or did you find it somewhere? There's a bet riding on it, by the way.
It's not my fault, really. I'm.. uh... forced into it. There's this... monkey, yeah deranged, insane monkey who sits on my shoulder and screeches, "Blaspheme! Blaspheme!" And if I don't, he bites me all over and throws his feces at my monitor and roommate, and then I get infected and die.
So I do it, but I do it with love.
What? Oh Christ...
LEAVE ME ALONE YOU TWISTED LITTLE FUCKER!
|Date:||June 29th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)|| |
They say that God doesn't make shit, but...
You do realize that this is all your fault... again.
So who won the bet?
It's 2am and i just laughed until i cried! I had to try and laugh quietly, so i ended up snorting to where i nearly inhaled my own nose. The dog came downstairs and gave me a WTF?-look.
I want a poster of this. Now.
That is just too friggin' delicious.
Okay, now that's just sick.
That is so evil you must call it e-VILLE!
|Date:||July 1st, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: My all-time favorite...
Glad to be of service. :D
I can always count on you to help put things in their proper perspective. LOLGod is great...but I want my magic cookie and may I have a glass of milk with that?
You want that milk with or without magical wish-granting lactose?
|Date:||June 30th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)|| |
My all-time favorite...
|Date:||June 30th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: My all-time favorite...
Oh, hell yeah, that one is CLASSIC!
*piddles self from teh funneh*
oh god, i needed those...
I very much LOL'd at that in that certain someone's journal.