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Skepchick Quickies, 2.2

Jen

Jen is a writer and web designer/developer in Columbus, Ohio. She spends too much time on Twitter at @antiheroine.

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  1. The Water Vitalizer Plus is back! And this time it’s personal. It’s also about a hundred dollars more expensive than the last time I read about it.

    Apparently the Water Vitalizer Plus can now be used to treat “female disorders”. Also, if you don’t type anything in the order form and accidentally press enter it says “Thanks, for your input, it will be processed immediately!” My guess is that they don’t sell enough of these to be able to afford a competent website programmer.

  2. Only in the Catholic Church could a grown woman become obsessed with the penis of an eight day old baby to the point of picturing “the Lord’s foreskin on her tongue, thin as the membrane of an egg, and swallowed it with great sweetness ‘about a hundred times”.

    On a related note, I am swearing off of the consumption of egg and egg-related products forever.

  3. In an essay, De Praeputio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Diatriba, he speculated “that the holy foreskin may have ascended into heaven at the same time as Jesus himself, and might have become the rings of Saturn.”

    What, no mention of what happened to the holy toenail clippings, shed eyelashes and exfoliations?

  4. “While celebrating the Feast of the Circumcision (traditionally held on January 1), Agnes suddenly “felt the Lord’s foreskin on her tongue, thin as the membrane of an egg, and swallowed it with great sweetness ‘about a hundred times’.”

    And thus begins the oral sex/protein myth…

  5. “Agnes suddenly “felt the Lord’s foreskin on her tongue,”

    Isn’t that rape?

    -or-

    “Christ then revealed to her that his foreskin had been resurrected with him on Easter.”

    …honestly, I got nothing. This is funny enough on its own. Perhaps throw your own ‘res-erection’ joke in there and we’ll call it good.

  6. “Because of this revelation, Blannbekin’s writings were banned by the church.”

    Wait, I’m confused… last time a nun swallowed my foreskin hundreds of times, she was just relocated to a different parish.

  7. The ‘water vitalizer ‘people need to use a spell and grammar-checker, too. I found several obvious errors in their advertisement (besides the fact that it’s complete hooey, I mean). I may have to give up my tesseract “hypercubical” water, though. ;-)

    Kudos to James Fox for the obligatory “Uranus” joke. :-D

  8. It’s a good thing he didn’t live in a time where appendectomies and tonsillectomies were common. I can only imagine the theories that would swirl around that.

    Hmm, here’s a topic to toss out at your next bridge game: Would Jesus vaccinate his kids? That ought to score a few facial tics.

  9. the holy foreskin may have ascended into heaven at the same time as Jesus himself, and might have become the rings of Saturn

    The rings of Saturn!?!?! Holy Christ! If he was that big, it’s no wonder Jesus stayed celebate…

  10. “It’s swell to have a stiffy / It’s divine to own a dick / From the tiniest little tadger to the world’s biggest prick.”

    From now on I’m calling mine Saturn.

    Wanna come back to my place and move the rings around my Saturn?

  11. Water thing: “It adds… far-infrared (FIZR) energy from the sun.”

    Really? We can get far infrared light through the earth’s atmosphere now? Someone tell the astronomers that we don’t need Spitzer anymore.

  12. “I want to meet the person who spends $600 d0llars on a blender…”

    Oddly enough, those Blendtec (“will it blend”) blenders list for $600. I’ve seen them “on sale” for as low as $300, though.

  13. OK are you following me camera guy?
    Watch as we add a little holy foreskin to the water and turn the Water Vitalizer Plus on. Now you can see it right there, a cross inside each of these blessed octagonal water molecules. So not only do you get better hydration, but even deeper purification all from one super product!
    Now if you call right now, ’cause we can’t do this all day, we’ll throw in a sanctified shamwow all for three easy payments of $199.95.
    Get Hydrated!
    Get Purified!
    Get Sanctified!
    Get you and your loved ones a Water Vitalizer Plus right now!

  14. From wikipedia:
    Several female mules have produced offspring when mated with a purebred horse or donkey. Since 1527 there have been more than 60 documented cases of foals born to female mules around the world. There are no recorded cases of fertile mule stallions.[citation needed]

    This brings up two points:
    1) Mules do manage to have kids, just not often
    2) The last two words show that, apparently, no one has told wikipedia that you can’t prove a negative.

  15. OK, I have a question for people, inspired by the holy foreskin thing – what are people’s thoughts on circumcision, both from the ‘we did it because it’s part of our social aesthetic convention’ and ‘we did for religious purposes’.

    From my point of view, the former of those is entirely wrong, and tantamount to mutilation – a procedure done with no proven rigourous scientific benefits, held up entirely by unquestioning convention (which I think is largely frowned on here, right?). It’s something which used to be rare over here, but I think it’s spreading, and it does boil my blood (too much so to go into length and bore people with in this post!).

    The second, for religious reasons, I’m reticent to touch too much, but if I’m honest about it essentially I think freedom of religious expression can only go so far, and that doesn’t include chopping off elements of other people’s genitalia, so in that sense we can’t give people special dispensation (pun intended) to do whatever they like to their kids…

    But perhaps that’s just my uncut UK view…?

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