reason.com has announced its winning drawing, and the explanation behind the decision. Actually, considering the real reason for this viral activity, not a bad choice.
…each of the images forces the viewer to actively participate not simply in the creation of meaning but of actually constructing the image itself. This is clearest in our grand prize winner, the image below, which pushes iman and infidel alike to do the work that would condemn them to death under the most extreme reading of injunctions against representing Mohammed.
There is a deeper lesson here: Connect the dots and discover that we all must be Spartacus on Everybody Draw Mohammad Day. And that in a free society, every day is Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.
So, without further delay, the winning drawing….
A new iVillage survey of wives aged 18-49 reveals that sex in married life takes a little bit of a hit. Surprised?
Two thousand American wives between the ages of 18 and 49 were surveyed about their sex lives by iVillage. The most alarming finding was that 77 percent reported being “somewhat to extremely happy” with their sex life, but 63 percent of them would rather sleep, watch a movie or read than have sex.
This according to Ian Kerner, therapist and author of “Love in a Time of Colic.”
He continued, “But on the serious side, I kind of look at this as sort of bad news. You may say you’re happy with your sex life, but in the end, if night after night you’re consistently picking a book, TV, Facebook, digital networking (BLOGGING! YIKES! – LTB), any distraction that’s out there over intimacy with your partner, in the long run, your relationship could become vulnerable to things like infidelity. So you have to put sex at the center of your relationship.”
But Zack said this seems to be normal behavior.
“Who can’t relate to that stat, that sometimes you and your partner, your bio rhythms are just a little bit off, and sometimes you’d rather finish your book than get to it.”
Ms. T. Bagg: Baby, let’s not read tonight…..
Hmmm…. I wonder how that happened….
The 7-foot cross that was stolen from a veterans’ memorial in the Mojave Desert this month was replaced overnight Wednesday — and authorities are now deciding whether to let the shrine stand or tear it down.
The National Park Service is currently evaluating the cross to determine whether it is the original, which was ripped from its rocky perch on May 9 in a nighttime heist that shocked the site’s caretakers and outraged veterans nationwide.
Their measurements could determine whether the cross survives the day. Sources told FoxNews.com that the Park Service will allow it to remain standing only if it is the original; if it is a replica, they will remove it.
UPDATE: Authorities say a Mojave Desert war memorial cross that replaced one that was stolen is a replica and must come down. Sad and unfortunate, but based on current state of law, the correct ruling.
Linda Slater, a spokeswoman with the Mojave National Preserve, says a maintenance worker spotted the 7½-foot replica cross made of metal pipes on Thursday in a federal park.
The original cross was stolen more than a week ago. It had been the subject of a lawsuit arguing that the Christian symbol didn’t belong on public land.
The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily allowed the old cross to stand, but Slater says the new cross isn’t covered by the ruling and will be taken down.
Piss on Allah day is better…
As the Great Mark Steyn wrote:
“I’m bored with death threats. And, as far as I’m concerned, if that’s your opening conversational gambit, then any obligation on my part to “cultural sensitivity” and “mutual respect” is over. The only way to stop this madness destroying our liberties is (as Ayaan Hirsi Ali puts it) to spread the risk. Everybody Draws Mohammed Day does just that. Various websites are offering prizes. I only wish we could track down those sicko Danish imams* who drew their prophet as a pig, and send them the trophy.”
Kill me! No, KILL ME!! WHAT ABOUT ME???!!!!!!!
What a relief...
By John Doe
37 seconds of “I wanna try that!”
The wife and daughter watch while I blog in the other room. This made me get up and see what the commotion was all about.
UPDATE: For comparison’s sake: First, the dude who wrote the sone, Leonard Cohen. Continue reading