things i don't get

June 7, 2001
Link of the Moment
How the United States Marine Corps Differs from Cults. Ok, ok, it makes some reasonable points, but the humor is in why this page needs to be up in the first place. (Admittedly not as funny as if it was hosted on the USMC site itself). It's like, if I made a webpage "Why Kirk Doesn't Have A Weird Fetish for Meter Maids Covered in Hershey's Syrup", it would get you wondering, wouldn't it?

Bible Quote of the Moment
If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.
--Deuteronomy 22:6-7. That just seems weird to me, instructions for how to deal with a bird's nest. And your supposed to take the kids? Doesn't seem very nice. Of course, the rest of this hymen-centric, anti-mixed-fabric chapter doesn't make much more sense even in a more modern translation.