If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.

Wise words from Epicurus to keep in mind on this National Day of Prayer.
You’re as dumb as all those records you spin
And you’re as real as the Shroud of Turin
For some reason, I was mightily amused by learning that the Shroud is kept behind bulletproof glass. I’m not sure if it was because of imagining someone actually taking the trouble to shoot at a piece of linen cloth, or imagining the worldwide freakout that would commence if someone did do it. Sometimes, it’s really amazing to consider how human irrationality hasn’t been the death of us all (yet).

Walter Sobchak: Nothing changes. Fucking Nazis.

As half of the Internet has already said: smoking/possessing pot = child endangerment. SWAT goons storming a house in the middle of the night, killing a dog that was confined to a crate, and spraying bullets around with children present = making the world safe for something or other. Well done, America.