Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Culture Watch: Yummy Kangaroos, Idiot of the Week and World's Oldest Cat

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Culture Watch Vol. 45
Nancy Morgan
December 15, 2008

As every failed business sector in America lines up in DC with their hands out, the Federal Reserve continues to deny requests to disclose the recipients of more than $2 trillion of emergency loans from U.S. taxpayers

What is known is that more than half the homeowners who had their loans modified to make the payments more affordable in the first half of the year are already in default again. Ah, big government. We voted for it, we got it.


Despite the unrelenting effort to remove God from the public square, a new poll shows that 80% of adult Americans still believe in God. Large majorities of the public also believe in miracles (75%), heaven (73%), angels (71%), and that Jesus is God or the Son of God (71%).


The global warming crowd is experiencing difficulties. Though the UN stated at the recent Climate Conference that the question of man-made global warming has been proven 'without a doubt', 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe dared to challenge their assertions.

Father Earth, algore, continues to erode his credibility. In a speech in Germany last week he claimed, 'The North Pole will disappear in 5 years." See video here.

The eco-idiocy continues: Australians have been told to eat camels to protect the environment, just months after being urged to combat climate change by chomping on kangaroos.

Here in the US, our own government is starting a most-wanted list for environmental fugitives accused of assaulting nature. Next thing we know, we could be jailed for passing gas. You heard it here first.


A new documentary called Right To Die - The Suicide Tourist, was shown in the UK last week. It showed a fellow committing suicide, with a little help from his friends.

In another new 'reality' show offering, Showtime is developing a series documenting gay people coming out of the closet. In each episode, a closeted individual reveals their true sexual orientation during a group meeting. In your face, baby.

With Christmas right around the corner, attacks on the Christian religion abound. When they lit the town Christmas tree in Armonk, N.Y. on Sunday, there was a Jewish menorah right alongside, as usual. There was also something new this year — an Islamic crescent and star.

Playboy has added to the Christmas spirit — by putting the Virgin Mary nude on its Mexican cover. The controversial magazine's latest festive offering was released Thursday. Lovely.

A federal judge says South Carolina must stop marketing and making license plates that feature the image of a cross and the words "I Believe."

Learning by example, our kids are starting to let it all hang out. A recent survey reveals one-fifth of teenagers surveyed have sent or posted nude or seminude pictures or videos of themselves online. Almost a third have received such images.

Giving new meaning to 'love machine', a Canadian man now lives with a female robot. Le, a scientific genius from Brampton in Ontario, Canada, said he never had time to find a real partner so he designed one using the latest technology. Spooky stuff.

Another result of all this in-your-face sexuality is seen in a new survey: 46% of women and 30% of men now choose the Internet over sex.

The world's oldest cat celebrates 125th birthday. The Guinness World Records has confirmed there is no record holder at the moment, but the previous oldest cat was 29.

The world's first personal supercomputer, which is 250 times faster than the average PC, went on sale to British customers last week.

The secret world of dreams has been unlocked with the invention of technology capable of illustrating images taken directly from human brains during sleep. Way cool.

Cancer is on pace to supplant heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death worldwide in 2010 and studies show that dogs have a sense of fairness. How about Fido For Congress?

Another interesting study purports to show that men are hardwired, after eons of evolution, to overspend. Their maxed-out credit cards and mega-purchases have been tied to their desire to attract mates. Hey, it works...


Michael Jackson, the new King of Weird, wins this week's Top Idiot award. He was caught sporting a new outfit that made him look like an Islamist Zorro.

So many idiots, so little space. Check out the full list of Idiot awards in's new weekly Top Idiots Of The Week Awards.

Till next week, keep smiling,

by Nancy Morgan

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