Added by Paul 01 April 2007 05:08
A Newsweek poll in America suggests that
91% believe in God
34% of college graduates say they accept the Biblical account of creation as fact
73% of evangelical protestants believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years
39% of non-Evangelical Protestants and 41% of Catholics agree with that view
Quite unbelievable. Not unlike god himself.
Added by Paul 01 April 2007 07:45
Barely discernable but highly amusing spoof.
Added by Paul 01 April 2007 08:20
Groan. Disappointment. We were not amongst the lucky few. It has left a rather bitter taste in the mouth.
The order process was, once again, a farce. Not according to Eavis though.
"We had coach package tickets as well and people were forced to buy those at the tail end of the sale."
""Its a great system."
No it is not. It is shit.
"It's the first time it's ever been done - it's just gone so well it's just unbelievable."
Not it did not. It was shit.
"The system has worked really, really well and it's a first."
No it fucking didn't.
It was basically a lottery, and, that being the case why not just make it a lottery rather than fucking 400,000 people around desperately trying to buy tickets.
Added by Paul 01 April 2007 12:22
Something of which we can be proud. Generally speaking, April Fools jokes are rubbish.
Though I think Eavis has had quite a few of us today. Bastard.
Added by Paul 02 April 2007 07:09
Well, everyone in Wales anyway.
In a transparently iniquitous move, the Welsh Assembly have decided that the Welsh need not pay for prescriptions any more.
In fact, they'd like me and fellow taxpayers to foot the bill. No problem. It's probably a drop in the ocean compared to the recent funding of 50% pay rises for GPs.
Added by Paul 02 April 2007 09:44
Very good single panel comics.
Added by Paul 03 April 2007 06:07
Wasting police time surely?
"A father criticised a police force today for launching an investigation after his ten-year-old son allegedly called a schoolfriend 'gay' in an email."
"The officers were called earlier this month after a parent complained that George had called her son a 'gay boy' in an email."
I'd like to hear the recording of that conversation. I wonder if they phoned 999.
Added by Paul 03 April 2007 07:40
Sam Harris -v- Christian pastor Rick Warren on the issue of god.
An amusing, if intellectually one-sided, conversation.
Added by Paul 03 April 2007 10:19
Remember when old Gord robbed our pensions?
"Mr Brown said the change, which raised ??5bn a year from pension funds, had been a key one to ensure the UK economy had been strong for the past decade."
??5bn a year! Compound that up for a few decades and you'll see the problem. In fact a "a ??75bn hole in pensions."
Well, the Freedom of Information act has not done him any favours.
The Inland Revenue said : "We agree that abolishing tax credits would make a big hole in pensions scheme finances."
Added by Paul 04 April 2007 13:26
God -v- Satan. The answer may surprise you.
I find it fascinating that God's intervention with the world seems to be inversely proportional to our ability to reliably report on that intervention.
These days he's all mysterious, lurking around, basically doing nothiing remotely detectable. In the Biblical days he was kicking the shit out of all sorts.
Added by Paul 05 April 2007 02:39
They probably did enough to fool the average Fox viewer..
Wogan would understand I'm sure.
Added by Paul 11 April 2007 02:38
Added by Paul 12 April 2007 14:33
"Last month, Lori Danes, 43, called the prayer line of a major television ministry and requested prayer for her mother's persistent ulcers. But her prayer representative, who called himself Darren, prayed in a strong Indian accent that "all the gods would bless her mightily."
"I was stunned," Danes says. "It was like I'd called a demon prayer line."
Now, now Lori; we're all God's children. Even if we have funny accents.
I can't believe that people actually phone up, presumably at a premium rate, to get people supposedly affiliated to a christian TV show to pray to God for them.
Added by Paul 23 April 2007 04:00
What a fantastic day. Rach completed the Marathon is a fantastic time of 4h26. All of the hard work and sacrifice paid off.
The picture below was not taken before the start. Unbelievably, Rachel was looking very fresh after 21 miles!
Added by Paul 23 April 2007 08:59
.. is back in the press. And speaking sagely on a topic that I have repeatedly does not get the attention that it warrants : road deaths.
1.2 million killed each year around the world
66,000 seriously injured globally each day
70 British children killed or seriously injured each week
Added by Paul 23 April 2007 15:00
Is where it's at sex wise. According to Google Trends.
Sheffield a close second; cuppatea I presume is doing his bit :-).