The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Reign of Terror

My Halloween wasn't particularly spooky. In fact, if it hadn't been for the pagan rituals of fundamentalist Christians, I wouldn't have been scared at all.

There's a reason the progressive blogs had a huge laugh over this. I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say it's because we tend to know our scripture better than... well, better than the sort of people you'd expect to find A) laying hands upon a golden idol B) on a street known the world over for being Wall Flippin' Street (with all that implies for those of us with three-digit IQs. C) Comic books are typically read by teenage boys, and even they make fun of the concept that you have to put your hand on something in order to employ any special mental abilities.

D)I know, I know. Why even bother at this point? Things have actually gotten this stupefyingly stupid. But it's still sad to see something this phenomenally, aggressively, misguidedly.... imbecilic? Asinine? Mondo retardo? Feel free to suggest your own negative superlative to describe "a spectacle this-- BLANK, Charles Nelson Reilly."