Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So No Boobquake Yesterday...

I guess that means that Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was wrong about women's immodest dress causing men to turn to adultery and in turn cause earthquakes by going against the moral tenets of organized religion.

Who'd have thunk it?

But wait!, you might say. What about the earthquake off the coast of Taiwan? According to Boobquake founder Jen McCreight, that earthquake was statistically insignificant because the Earth experiences 134 6.0-6.9 quakes on average each year. The point of Boobquake was to try and cause a massive earthquake with cleavage, not see if any earthquake would happen. So under these terms, Boobquake was a huge success (or failure as the case may be). For all the super-sexy scientific details, check out Jen's blog post here.

I guess if we can take anything away from all of this, its that Sedighi is an asshole and women aren't the cause of all the world's problems. Just most of them (ZING!).


  1. ummmmmm boobquake + taiwan = insignificant (shocker)


    Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s syndrome child.

    Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example.

    Each smallest act of kindness – even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile – reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.

    Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will.

    All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined – those dead, those living, those generations yet to come – that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands.

    Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength – the very survival – of the human tapestry.

    Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days for which we, in our dissatisfaction, so often yearn are already with us; all great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in THIS MOMENTOUS DAY! – Rev. H.R. White

    Excerpt from Dean Koontz’s book, “From the Corner of His Eye”.

    It embodies the idea of how the smallest of acts can have such a profound effect on each of our lives.

  3. I think the important thing to take away from Benito's missive, ladies, is that your boobies do have a profound effect on this our global community.

    Though there may not have been a statistically significant earthquake yesterday, there was a statistically significant half-chub in my pants thanks to all the boobies on display. And that's what's really important.