Divine Comedy

Divine
Comedy

 


Thinking about joining a cult?
You might want to check this link out first...
(joining a cult is really not so funny)

Eric Hoffer - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

Soul Snatchers:
Jean-Marie Abgrall: The Mechanics of Cults

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Scientists Baffled by Water Bug--the Female of which Does the Work (Richard Hill, The Oregonian 7/30/03)

Australian and Sweedish researchers have found a voracious water bug in which the females provide free transport, free food and unlimited sex to their mail partners.

The tiny Zeus bug, a water skater common on Austrailia's east coast, is baffling researchers because it's usually the male that lavishes the female with expensive gifts, usually food, and often risks his life to have the opportunity to pass on his genes to the next generation.

"All the advantages in this relationship seem to fall to the male with no obvious advatage for the female, yet the female Zeus bug seems a willing partner in this one-sided affair," said Mark Elgar, a zoologist at the University of Melbourne.

The male Zeus bug will piggy-back on his larger female mate, seating himself in a seemingly custom-made hollow. During the ride, the male feeds on a protein-packed wax the female secretes from a gland near her head. All that the male is required to do is mate with the female.

"The male can ride the female, feeding and mating for up to a week." Elgar said.

 


The smaller male Zeus bug hitches a ride
on the female for a week's worth of copulating, which also feeds him.

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Black Music From Scotland?
(It Could Be the Gospel Truth!)

From the Web page....

"The academic (Willie Ruff) began researching at the Sterling Library at Yale, one of the world’s greatest collections of books and papers. He found records detailing how Highlanders had settled in North Carolina in the 1700s. I found evidence of slaves in North Carolina who could speak only Gaelic. I also heard the story of how a group of Hebrideans, on landing at Cape Fear, heard a Gaelic voice in the dialect of their village. When they rounded the corner they saw a black man speaking the language and assumed they too would turn that colour because of the sun. When I made these connections, I thought: ‘That’s it, I’m going to the Hebrides." ....

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The Pug

From a pug owner:

"I love my pug. He sleeps with me--or rather, he sleeps on the floor just below my bed. That's all the closer I can stand. During the night I can hear him slurping, snoring, farting and belching, apparently while he is sleeping." Who says the deity ain't gotta sense of humor??

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I'm not sure what the Deity had in mind when designing and creating this one...
But surely this was not done in a somber frame of mind!

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Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ....

A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.