William Hung Dies

It’s one of entertainment’s most shocking news: William Hung dies. William Hung dies of drug overdose. It’s in the headlines of all major newspapers today.

The story behind the story

If you’ve come here through a search engine, I can pretty much guess that you believed the story that William Hung is dead. Well, he’s not.

It’s fake… don’t worry. William Hung’s too great to die of an overdose.

The site that originated this story was a satire site, meaning the stories inside are all made up to entertain.

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Feminist Catholics

I was reading a book called The Blank Slate, by Steven Pinker. It’s a book discussing the Nature vs. Nurture theories. In the book, I came across a chapter that reminded me of a question I used to ask a few years back, when I was more or less actively reading the Holy Bible: Can feminists be Catholics?

The following passages are from The Blank Slate:

For millennia, the major theories of human nature have come from religion. The Judeo-Christian tradition, for example, offers explanations for much of the subject matter now studied by biology and psychology. Humans are made in the image of God and are unrelated to animals. Women are derivative of men and destined to be ruled by them.

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The Judeo-Christian theory is based on events narrated in the Bible. We know that the human mind has nothing in common with the minds of animals because the Bible says that humans were created separately. We know that the design of women is based on the design of men because in the second telling of the creation of women Eve was fashioned from the rib of Adam. Human decisions cannot be the inevitable effects of some cause, we may surmise, because God held Adam and Eve responsible for eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge, implying that they could have chosen otherwise. Women are dominated by men as punishment for Eve’s disobedience, and men and women inherit the sinfulness of the first couple.

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According to recent polls, 76 percent of Americans believe in the biblical account of creation, 79 percent believe that the miracles in the Bible actually took place, 76 percent believe in angels, the devil, and other immaterial souls[.]

But I believe Pinker may have wrote what he wrote in the hope of dismissing religion, as the following seems to indicate:

Politicians on the right embrace the religious theory explicitly, and no mainstream politican would dare contradict it in public. But the modern sciences of cosmology, geology, biology, and archaeology have made it impossible for a scientifically literate person to believe that the biblical story of creation actually took place. As a result, the Judeo-Christian theory of human nature is no longer explicitly avowed by most academics, journalists, social analysts, and other intellectually engaged people.

What is it then, which makes people believe? I would especially like to hear from those “intellectually engaged people” about this; and also from feminists who seem to gain no (practical) benefit from believing — as opposed to the men who can claim power over women through the rhetorical use of the Bible.

Make your wish come true!

This worked for me, not sure if it will work for you. Before I knew it, the girl of my dreams called me and confessed her love to me! It was unbelievable.

Before reading on, think of someone you wish was your boyfriend or girlfriend, or someone you love very much. Mention his or her name silently to yourself 20 times while closing your eyes, patting your right leg with your left hand once for every time you mention it.

Next visualise you and the person you love, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. This activates your sub-conscious mind (trust me, it worked for me), and even though you don’t know it, you’ve tapped into the universal mind, calling forth powers you never knew existed to bring you both closer together.

Now mention his or her name again 20 times, but this time aloud, quietly if you are afraid someone beside you might hear.

After you have done that, read on.




















Now I shall interupt this for a while for my blog entry. But do not worry, for the answer to your prayers will come at the end. DO NOT skip reading anything, if not it will not work!

Have faith — Christians and Jews don’t need proof to know God exists, nor do Muslims demand scientific reasons to believe Allah will be there for them. Similarly, neither do atheists need scientific proof disproving God to not believe, so why should you need proof that this works or doesn’t work? So, be good, and read till the end… EVERYTHING.

You may thing it has nothing to do with what fulfilling your wish, but it does, have faith. Peace.

Four annoying things to do if you’re bored

1. Frame somebody by going around commenting nastily on blogs, leaving somebody you know’s website and e-mail address and their name. The owner of the blog and the framed subject wouldn’t know what hit them! Cruel, yes, but a great idea, no doubt. PS: Works best when your target him or herself has a blog allowing comments — it’d be fun to watch the exchange!

2. Fake porn creation is pretty good too. Too many a time have I gone to sites promising bikini models sans bikinis, only to be disappointed. Or better yet, super-impose male heads on nude female bodies — this has been known to keep perverts off porn for ages. I also read somewhere (not my idea, so no credit to me) of putting up a porn site only to show images of people carrying “You Perv!” signs.

3. Create an image that when zipped (compressed) averages to about 21kb. Before sending any e-mail, attach the zipped image. You might also want to use some of these very famous subject lines: “Hi!”, “Important Document”, or “Cool Screensaver”. Of course, do not do this with mission-critical work, last thing you’d want is to have your professor or boss accidentally delete your work and having to apologise to you for thinking it was a virus… wait, isn’t that a cool thing? 🙂

Before I get to the last one, remember your love? You know, the one whom you wish would love you forever? The one you were thinking about before you reached this list? Now think of him or her again (this is important!). Mention his or her name five times this time. Imagine both of you just relaxing by a beach — the sun is setting, there’s no one else around. When you’re done, read on.




















4. Start a chain letter, especially one that doesn’t look like one, and which the reader doesn’t know it’s one, until he or she gets to the very end, where it says, “if you pass this on to at least 1,000 people, your wish will come true; otherwise, you will die and rot in hell”.

Remember your love?

Just by reading so far, I can tell you really love that special someone, and you want that special someone to love you too. Your persistence shows, and I applaud that. To aid you along in your quest, send the link of this page to at least 5 people, preferably one of them being the one you love, or closely connected to the one you love. Do this, and let the power of the subconscious mind take over. Both of you will have something shared between you, that is, this — magical, if you believe — page.

I thank you for reading. And may your wishes come true, and your love, love you.

View Personal Faults

A site I had helped design and build had this page called “view_personal_faults.php”. The page allows the user to view the faults he or she had reported.

Then I realised how it sounds out of context. “View personal faults” — it’d be a nice tool for all of us if there was such a thing; imagine God letting us view our faults, so that we know what “needs fixing”.