Archive for August 1st, 2014

August 1, 2014

Dawkins to be date-raped and stranger-raped in name of science

by philapilus

“Um, did I just say something monumentally stupid?”

Scientist Richard Dawkins has agreed to be raped, once by a friend and once by a complete stranger, in order to test scientifically his pronouncement that the former is preferable.

Speaking to the Today programme, Dawkins said “Look, the point I was making is a very simple one: saying X is worse than Y is not an endorsement of X – that’s just plain logic.

“But, as I have made these particular predictions, I feel I have to test my hypotheses, in the spirit of scientific enquiry. I am a man of

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August 1, 2014

Gymnastics gold for ‘surprised’ Major

by philapilus

It would be easier to list the medals he *hasn’t* won yet

John Major said he was “surprised but delighted” with his victory yesterday in the men’s all-around gymnastics, at the 2014 Commonwealth games.

The former British prime minister said this morning “It is a huge honour, and of course I am overjoyed, but I do feel that really it was a bit of a fluke. The younger gymnasts are just on another level these days, and any one of them could have won.

“Plus my tie kept flopping in my face every time I swung upside-down or did a handstand. But the judges seemed to have liked my performance, and I am really very chuffed.”

The man who fans call ‘Modest Major’ heartily congratulated the

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