Graphic Slogans That Describe My Mood
Over the last few days, I’ve encountered several interesting graphic slogans that do a pretty good job of describing certain thoughts that I’ve had, some of which I’ve tried to express on this blog. So, rather than hashing out the ideas again, I’ll let the graphics speak for themselves.
In a similar vein (and t-shirts and stickers with these slogans can be purchased here):
This next one, sort of boils down Obama Derangement Syndrome and birtherism into a great bite-size nugget:
Also, one of my constant problems with the Republican party has been its seemingly utter disregard for science. Hence:
I was led to some of the following images following a message from a friend that linked to the story “Newly Crowned Miss USA Was One Of Only Two Contestants Who Believe In Evolution”. Several of the contestants, in response to a question about whether evolution should be taught in schools, responded that they thought that “both sides” of the issue should be taught. Well, it seems that there are lots of other issues where we’re making a mistake by only teaching one side of the issue. These images address some of those issues (and t-shirts and stickers are available here):
We should be teaching the other side that says that the moon landings were faked, and
We should be teaching the other side that says that the real elements are Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and Aether, and
We should be teaching the other side that says that the pyramids were built by aliens, and
We should be teaching the other side that says it’s “turtles all the way down” (seriously…) or that the sun and planets orbit the earth, and
Along with astronomy we should be teaching the other side that believes in astrology (hey, it worked for Nancy Reagan…), and
Along with chemistry we should be teaching alchemy (though I’m sure that Glenn Beck and Goldline don’t really want people to learn how to turn lead into gold), and
Along with medicine, we should be teaching the other side that says that disease and illness is caused by demons (why do you say, “God bless you,” after someone sneezes…?), and
We should be teaching the other said that says that babies are delivered via stork, and
So long as we’re basing our curriculum on the Bible and other religious beliefs, then we should certainly be teaching the other side that believes in reincarnation or that humans were brought to earth on an airplane by Xenu (a fundamental teaching of Scientology), and
We should teach the Mayan belief that earth will be destroyed in 2012 (we better get on that one … time is running out), and
We absolutely must teach the other side that says that Elvis is still alive, and, of course,
We should be teaching the other side that says that the earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs lived at the same time as humans. (Note: The Creation Museum in Kentucky apparently has exhibits depicting humans riding dinosaurs and using them as domesticated animals.)
This stuff would just be funny if it weren’t for the enormous number of people who really believe some of this shit. And that the fact that some of them want to be President … terrifying.
(If you like one of these images, go buy yourself a shirt!)
Updated February 2, 2012: Broken links fixed.