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Discussion (22)¬

  1. Christopher Myson says:

    Mark Twain called it “Chloroform in print” and was reproved by another writer for making a cheap joke… it contains the book of Ether!

  2. I've forgotten my name says:

    It inspired Trey and Matt. It was worth it.

  3. Christopher Myson says:

    ‘And mighty among the Laminates was Formica, son of Phenol and Melamine’ Sorry, I couldn’t resist it!

  4. M27Holts says:

    Isn’t mormonism full of fetish garments etc? Such is always attractive for homo Ostentare ? Is it not?

  5. Donn says:

    I don’t think you’d know that their underwear was sanctified, if no one told you.

  6. Bvereshagen says:

    Gots to get me some of them bulletproof, fireproof underwears! Yeehaw!

  7. paradoctor says:

    Both Mormonism and Scientology have the disadvantage of arising in an age with mass literacy, and consequently massive documentation of the follies and crimes of their founders.

    Older religions arose more quietly. Where was Jesus before the events of the New Testament?

    The sleep of reason produces monsters and religions.

  8. M27Holts says:

    Alas, the Religious have an aggregate IQ equal to Sammy the Slug…

  9. M27Holts says:

    Double Alas…the only way stupid memes are tolerated, is under the get-out-of-jail faith magic circle….

  10. M27Holts says:

    Just watched THE HITCH debating with some Jesus freaks..one geezer threw as many scientific buzz words as he could into his argument, I’ve have never heard anybody spout as much post-modernist style pseudo-scientific bollocks in all my life. How Hitch kept a straight face is beyond me…scientific verbal salad which…ergo proves that Jesus Saves…ahh he might but Hojlund net’s the rebound….

  11. Rrr says:

    Hitch must have been a hard match to follow. Hence Gish Gallop.

  12. postdoggerel says:

    Brandolini’s law, also known as the bullshit asymmetry principle, is an internet adage coined in 2013 that emphasizes the effort of debunking misinformation, in comparison to the relative ease of creating it in the first place. The law states the following:
    The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than that needed to produce it.
    To that I would add an ordure of MAGAtude.

  13. Mockingbird says:

    Thanks postdog’ for reminding us of Brandolini’s law. And thanks author, this is one of the best ever…

  14. Son of Glenner says:

    I love Brandolini’s Law – it is so true in everyday discourse!

  15. postdoggerel says:

    Son of Glenner, your remark on everyday discourse reminded me of a publication from the sixties that resonated with my then youthful curiosity. The title of the book, Lincos: Design of a Language for Cosmic Intercourse, is, in itself, a launching point for discussion, irreverent or not, on this topic. Perhaps it needs a chapter on foreplay. At the beginning, of course. https://www.nsa.gov/portals/75/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/tech-journals/book-review-lincos-design.pdf

  16. M27Holts says:

    SOG. It’s winter soon. I will be stocking my bar. Need three decent bottles of single malt, which 3 do you recommend?

  17. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: That’s like asking a father/grandfather to name his favourite children!

    My personal choice (at the moment) would be Old Pulteny, Highland Park and Talisker (that last one very peaty – only to be sipped when you are in the right mood!), but you might find some, or all of these, to be disappointing. O.P. and H.P. are very similar, so you might prefer something more fiery instead of one of them, say Ben Nevis.

    Going by general popularity, Balvenie, Glenmorangie and Macallan would be good choices.

    Anything from the island of Isla is likely to be satisfactory, but some of them are very peaty if you don’t like that.

    Best policy: go to a bar with a good whisky selection (like the old Cock & Bull!) and, over a period of time (NOT all at once!), try a single measure of each of your short list and decide your best three, then go to a whisky shop and buy a bottle of each of your final choices. Note the age (in years) on the label of the bottle, the oldest (highest number) is not necessarily the best, for example, from experience, an 18-year-old Old Pultney is not as good as an 12-year-old Old Pultney. A 10-year-old or 12-year-old is usually good enough for a Mancunian.

    And don’t turn your nose up at a good blend, like Monkey Shoulder or The Famous Grouse or Johnnie Walker Black Label.

    I hope you find the above helpful. Raise a glass to me at midnight on December 31! (If we’re both still alive!)

  18. Son of Glenner says:

    Errata: Old Pultney should be Old Pulteney; Isla should be Islay; Whiskey should be Whisky.

  19. M27Holts says:

    SOG. Thanks, I have noted your choices in my diary! I will possibly get to a few pubs that specialise in single malts. I will be getting my Irish from duty free on my return from the emerald isle in Oct…

  20. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: The best Irish whiskey is Bushmills’ Black Bush, in my not very humble opinion and experience. Enjoy your visit to Ireland – a wonderful country, in spite of its fractured history. There is a legend in my Scottish family that our mail line are descended from three Irish immigrant brothers but my relatives who delve into family history have been unable to confirm this.

  21. Succubus ov Satan says:

    The problem for Mo is that he claimed to be ‘the last prophet ever’ yet Smith clearly counts as one of those

  22. Christopher Myson says:

    Son of Glenner! Have you ever tried Mitchells Green Spot Irish Pot Still? Irish Pot Still is made with a mix of malted and unmalted barley so the enzymes from the malted convert the starch in the liquid mash stage. Jim Murray rates it 95/100 and nothing goes above 97.5.


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