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10/10/10

Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, October 10th, 2010 - 11 comments
Categories: climate change, human rights, humour - Tags: , ,

Today is 10 October 2010, a significant date for two serious reasons (neither of which I heard of in advance to do a post on dammit).

And for one silly one! 10/10/10 – 101010 – in binary it’s 42, the answer to life, the universe, and everything! (ht: slashdot) OK ok, so I’m an (elderly) geek – so sue me. But Douglas Adams was taken too soon.

Anyway, a good day to celebrate the meaning of life. Check out the two serious links too.

11 comments on “10/10/10 ”

  1. outofbed 1

    There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

    There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

  2. nzfp 2

    Hey I support the death penalty …

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    … for CORPORATIONS … and nothing else!

    • r0b 2.1

      Huh. I just watched (again) “The Corporation” this weekend. Can’t say that I disagree with you!

      • nzfp 2.1.1

        Yeah … especially as corporations in the USA have the right of “Free Speech” – entitling corporations to invest as much as they like on the congressional candidates of their choice.

        Yet conversely corporations are not subject to the “US 13th Ammendment” – restricting people from owning another person – even an imaginary person in the form of a corporation – no matter how psychotic they are.

  3. AJ 3

    Interesting that there is a day against the death penalty, and at the same time we have the 10-10 campaign where dissenters from the CO2 emissions reduction campaign are summarily executed by exploding a bomb under them.

    This is the best of the 10-10 splatter parodies, in my opinion

    The Muslim version is here

    • nzfp 3.1

      Wow,
      whoever made the Muslim spoof is either really bigoted or has absolutely zero understanding of Islam.

      For one thing Issa (Jesus) and Maryam (Mary) are both absolutely revered in Islam. Issa (Jesus) is mentioned more times in the Qu’ra then Mohammed.

      For example on February 28, 2009 it was reported that:

      A TV comedy skit, hosted by Israeli comedian Lior Shlein, last week depicted Jesus as being “too fat” to have walked on water and that Mary was not virgin.

      The insult came after the host angered million of Muslims when he pointed to one of his shoes, saying “This is Muhammad.”

      […]

      Salim Kubti, a lawyer representing Christian courts in Israel, said he was considering a libel suit against Channel-10, which hosted the comedy show.

      “Such remarks go beyond satire and dark humor,” he told IOL.

      […]

      In 1948, the Israeli army and paramilitary Jewish groups systematically destroyed hundreds of mosques in Palestine in an effort to obliterate the country’s Arab-Islamic identity.

      Mosques left intact, such as the Beir al Saba’a Mosque, were converted into bars or brothels. Others were simply left to fall into disrepair.

      […]

      In 2006, a Jewish couple walked into the Basilica of Annunciation Church in the Arab town of Nazareth in Israel, carrying 19 gas canisters, bottles of turpentine and kerosene, 64 firecrackers and 25 rocket-shaped fireworks.

      The couple placed the fireworks and the gas canisters in a corner then poured kerosene on them, causing a fire.

  4. We may agree on very little, rOb, but we agree on Douglas Adams. Way too soon.

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