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    Boobquake: Let's Do Our Part for Science

    I know that I'm the only one at Dagblog in possession of actual boobs (not counting Wolfrum's third nipple) but I hope the Dagboys and all of our esteemed readers will join (by participating or in solidarity) in a potentially earth-shattering scientific experiment on Monday, April 26th that has been termed "Boobquake."

    ...I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that's your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I'm sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn't rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it'll be one involving plate tectonics.

    The Sedighi referred to in the quote above is Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi who recently blamed earthquakes on women who dress provocatively. And here I thought religious fundamentalists in the United States had some wacky ideas.

    In an attempt to prove Sedighi wrong, blogger Jen McCreight (from my own home state of Indiana) has suggested that women everywhere dress provocatively on April 26th, and we'll just see what happens. Whatever the result, I'm certain Sedighi will be unmoved. At least he is unlikely to believe the earth is only 6,000 years old.


    Disclaimer: If there is an earthquake in Indonesia on Monday, it doesn't count. There are earthquakes here all the time.


    Your comment about Indonesia is actually supernatural. "They happen there all the time."

    Much of the Middle East also covers some serious fault lines: Turkey and Iran included. Lots of earthquakes and lots of clerics making sure that that immodesty doesn't happen. So why are there fewer earthquakes in Sweden?

    Just my baffled mind at work here?

    They live in darkness half the year. Florida has hurricanes. Brazil has mudslides. New York has Broadway musicals. Every place pays its own price for boobishness. Except for Las Vegas, unless you count Roy's tiger attack.

    It's so typical. You give a woman a chance to write social commentary, and all she wants to do is show her breasts. Oh how I long for more intellectual discussion.

    Actually quinn, she has been running her blog for over a year now and has covered all sorts of issues regarding atheism, science, etc. This was just a joke she sent to 30 friends that was passed from friend to friend until the news picked it up and now it is the large-scale event you see before you.

    I'm sure you would not have said what you said had you known the whole story, but considering that I'm sure you would not like someone misinforming others about you, please try to learn about a situation next time before demonizing it.

    Hi, Tyler. Welcome to Dagblog. Don't mind Quinn or the other boys. They play a game I like to call, "Who can act like the biggest jerk face?" But otherwise, they are cool and somewhat enlightened. You can rest assured that Quinn is kidding. In fact, you can rest assured that most things here are tongue-in-cheek. Except for discussions about Mega Shark. We never joke about Mega Shark.

    Aw Gee Orlando, that was nice! Though I don't know why you did it, considering I was obviously referring to you.

    Anyway. Thanks and yayayayayayay for International ShowYourT*tsDay!!! (Why am I feeling something could go really really wrong with this idea? Oh, the fact that EVERY male I've mentioned it to thinks it's a great idea?)  Smile

    I'm going to start a religion that says if women don't dress provocatively there will be earthquakes - way cooler. 

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