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  1. BaconNeggs says:

    I guess some of you know I am a bit of a KOTH – King Of The Hill – fan. Today I saw an episode where Peggy cant find a job and so in desperation she impersonates a Nun in order to get a job as a Teacher in a Catholic School. Needless to say all hell breaks loose (hahaha) when Peggy is asked to teach the kids about Tran-sub-stant-iation.

    Yeah, me too I didnt have a clue either, until I googled it after episode. It basically deals with something that has always been a mystery to me, why Christians eat the Flesh and drink the Blood of Christ, in holy communion.

    Anyway the simplest explanantion I got is that its not an act of actual canabalism, but rather the symbolism to follow the richness of the path to God, and to make the most of Christ death and imminent cruscifixion.

    Still it always been a bit of a “cannibal puzzle” for a non-Christian like me, becuase why did Christ break bread and give to his 12 disciples and commanded them to eat his flesh and drink his blood?
    That seems to go way beyond mere symbolism and was one of the reasons Chrsit was rejected by his fellow Jews.

    Anyway, just laughing at KOTH and thinking out loud about Christ and what it all means.

  2. BaconNeggs says:

    I gotta say weird Al Yankovic has the lock of MJ parodies..

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Have you ever written code, BnE? I mean, this site is pretty easy for you to use, right? What if in order to post your comment you had to actually use HTML and PHP to insert your comment in SQL database in the appropriate way? That would be tough, wouldn’t it?

    You don’t have to do that, however, because this site has a graphical user interface (GUI). That is pronounced “gooey.” GUIs allow you to access all that code in a way that you can understand. It is, however, not necessary to use this site. You could access the code directly if you understood it. That would, however, be very difficult.

    Maybe you don’t have an aptitude for code writing. Or maybe you don’t have the time to learn it. Most people don’t. If this site required that lines of code be written to use it, I would be pretty danged lonely here.

    Still, the GUI front end isn’t really the site, is it? All of the work is done in the code. All of the reality of this site is in the code. It would be very, very hard to see the Real Revo in code, however.

    Christian precepts are like that. Scripture and concepts like transubstantiation are the GUI front end to the Code that is God’s Truth. The metaphysical realities that are the Truth of Architect of the Universe, however, are too complicated for our tiny brains. Much more complicated than HTML, PHP and SQL.

    There is good news, however. There is a GUI front end to help us find the Truth. It is contained in scripture and ecclesiastical concepts like Holy Communion. With these interfaces, you can access the code that is Mysterium Fidei.

    Here is the reality of the Real Revo. The buttons you push on this site aren’t really buttons. They are just images on a screen. They do, however, have real effect on the code and the site. They are there for your convenience. Go ahead and use them and don’t give another thought to the fact that they are just imagery. They do very real things.

  4. notamobster says:

    Beat it is where Wesley Snipes got his start in acting. FYI


    It always bothered me, too – BnE. Ultimately, I just chalked it up to being a physical reminder of the sacrifice. That which we consume, sustains us. If you consume Christ (remembrance) he will sustain you.

    Still not my cup of tea, but I have to admit that I the feel draw.

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    Spock is a skeptic. I doubt everything and believe nothing without proof.

    If God wanted to prove His existence, He would emblazon Himself across the sky. That is what my tiny mind tells me. I am just fucking arrogant enough to believe that little bit of logic defines reality.

    But maybe I am full of shit. Maybe I am not as smart as I think. Maybe faith is more than just a crutch of the weak minded. Maybe faith is an actual gift of God.

    Maybe faith takes effort. Maybe it is difficult for egotists like myself. You know, if you don’t use your muscles or your mind, they atrophy. It turns out faith is like that too.

    You need a workout to keep faith healthy. You have to feel the burn. You need to really get the faith flowing and then, after a while, you actually feel that atrophied soul get stronger.

    Then, if you are very fortunate, you will feel the Holy Spirit and know the Truth.. and the Truth will make you free.

    Even then it takes work. Sometimes I don’t feel like running another mile or reading to keep my body and mind in shape. It takes will power and mental energy. Sometimes I don’t feel like exercising my soul. That takes work too. It is easy to be lazy and it takes work to hold on to the gift of faith. It feels so good, however, to have mind, body and soul in great shape.

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    And that is all I am going to say on the topic. I guess I would deem myself a bit of a monergist so there is no reason to act all evangelistic. It ain’t really up to us.

  7. Mark says:

    Molinism is much more intellectually satisfying than being a monergist.

    Molinism conforms to what we know of scripture and reality. Also, it does not make God into a monster.

  8. Bman says:

    I always thought that communion was a little strange myself, but I realize it is symbolism. However, one would think that Christ would taste better than the tasteles wafers they pass out. I mean really! How about a little cheez-wiz on thoes crackers at least?? (Wow! Christ tastes good! Can I have more Christ?) The wine part is pretty cool, I will say that. I’ll tell ya what, if communion was a deviled egg (haha) and Pabst, I would go to church more often. Although the combination of eggs and beer may force me to sit in my own “pew”…..

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    “Although the combination of eggs and beer may force me to sit in my own β€œpew”…..”

    Maybe that is why communion is always at the end of the service.

  10. slinger says:

    If God decided to provide (more) proof of His existence, it would no longer take faith to believe in Him. He gave us just enough evidence to prove His existence while still allowing us the free will to deny the evidence.

    John 20:29

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    Mark: My secular view of humanity falls perfectly within this quote by philosopher Immanuel Kant:

    “Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built.”

    Humans are selfish animals. That said, my view of Justification fits nicely in the canon of Martin Luther:

    “Since the fall of man, free-will is but an idle word.” “God has surely promised His grace to the humbled: that is, to those who mourn over and despair of themselves. But a man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of Another — God alone. As long as a man is persuaded that he can make even the smallest contribution to his salvation, he remains self-confident and does not utterly despair of himself, and so is not humbled before God. Such a man plans out for himself – or at least hopes and longs for – a position, an occasion, a work, which shall bring him final salvation, but which will not. Conversely, the man who is out of doubt that his destiny depends entirely on the will of God, despairs entirely of himself, chooses nothing for himself, but waits for God to work in him; and such a man is very near to grace for his salvation.”

    Further evidence of this worldview can be found here.

  12. Mark says:

    RD: I hold to the view of near total depravity, but not total depravity. I agree with Kant and mostly agree with Luther.

    We are all born sinners and thus depraved. However, our make up consist of a body, soul and spirit. The natural order of things is for the Holy Spirit to guide our spirit, which will lead our soul and thus body in obedience to Christ. This is why it is easier to be saved as a child, because our spirit is more receptive of the Holy Spirit leading. However, our souls are easily corrupted, and as time passes, our spirit becomes numb to God and we become totally depraved. At that point, I agree with Luther.
    Our soul is made up of our mind, will and emotions, but we commune with God through our spirit. Our body of flesh is totally depraved, and once it has full dominion of our soul, then we will not respond to God’s call. But before that happens, salvation is ours to accept by the Holy Spirit prompting our spirit. Then our soul has a decision to make; either accept salvation or follow the body of death to death. Most people choose the latter.
    Salvation is by grace, through faith. However, for faith to matter we need to participate.

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    I would say you pretty well described the less strict monergism of Luther. He wasn’t as hard shelled as John Calvin and neither am I. My main point was that evangelism is near pointless. You can’t talk someone into it. The Holy Spirit can, however.

  14. Mark says:

    Agreed RD. My take on evangelism is just to witness, which is to speak the truth in what God has done in my life and what scriptures say. The Holy Spirit takes care of the rest.

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    Thanks Mark. I agree.

    Okay, Revoistas. That is that. This is still a secular site and all are welcome regardless of your views on religion.

    Just remember, no topic is off limits. We don’t shy from politics or religion here.

    Blame it on BaconNeggs. πŸ™‚

  16. sortahwitte says:

    So, is anyone bringing a gasoline powered blender to Memphis? You know, for margaritas.
    Isn’t that the drink out of the blender?
    I can never remember.
    Okie poetry

  17. BaconNeggs says:

    >>Blame it on BaconNeggs.<<

    Hahaha, and as RD knows, the worse part is that I am not even religious I am just seeking answers. I am curious about what others see but I can not. Maybe you are right about the analogy of the Computer Codes and the User Interface.

    Anyway I am not religious, and I dont know much about Theology or Religious Philosophy, its just sheer coincidence I saw that episode of KOTH today, and "Transubstantiation" came up. So no act of faith is required, just a deeper understanding of the actions of Christ.

    Given that Good Friday and Easter is almost upon us, this turns out to be timely given Christ command to his disciples to eat his Flesh and drink his blood, at the Last Supper.

  18. Bman says:

    Well, springtime is officially here! After work today I thatched the shit out of my lawn. Im not a fan of wearing gloves for any occasion, but I wish I had today. I have more blisters than Heinz has pickles. Aeration this weekend. My goal is to make my front lawn look like a fairway at Augusta National.

  19. TN_Cat says:

    So funny that you mention that. At the barber shop last week, I was sitting next to a farmer and just shooting the shit. I mentioned I had to stop for fertilizer after the hair cut. His response:
    “You subdivision guys make no sense. You spend all this money on fertilizer, raking the lawn, aerating, for what? So you can cut your grass twice as much only to bag it and throw it away. Why don’t you take that time and grow something you can eat”.

    Farmers make way too much sense.

  20. notamobster says:

    TN – There was a time when I actually used to say this:

    “If I could convince my wife to pave the entire yard, I would. I f-king hate grass.”

    I was such a fool. I’d love nothing more than to have hundreds of acres of woods, with dozens of acres of nothing but grass and weeds, now. Young and dumb, me thinks.

  21. Locke n Load says:

    This would be the funniest thing I’ve read in years but for the fact that they have a prayer of pulling it off. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the Billions they could get to spend on raining death on Israel. CERTAINLY it can’t have anything to do with the MB gaining control of lands bordering Israel and thus opening the roads to weapon transport again. Why fuck with tunnels when you can just drive it down the road?

    Have a look at the commentary. Put a HUGE smile on my face. Very well informed Snark-fest going on.

  22. notamobster says:

    THAT was awesome! Not one single comment in favor Palendromian statehood (makes about as much sense).

    Fuck those monsters! They celebrate the murder of women and children. I hope they collectively, die choking on a pork chop.

  23. Kenneth says:

    It’s the magic hour for me. I’m working overnights now and this is about the time of morning (2am CST) that I feel awake enough to do some serious work, but have nothing to do. Good times.

    Have any of you ever been to It’s pretty frickin sweet. If you’ve never been, just go. You’ll thank me later.

  24. Kenneth says:

    I’ve taken a liking to messages pointing out the importance of correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Here are some of my favorite examples:

    Commas save lives:
    “Let’s eat grandpa!” is barbaric compared to “Let’s eat, grandpa!”

    Capitalization matters:
    Capititalization is the difference between “I helped my Uncle Jack off a horse.” and “I helped my uncle jack off a horse.”

  25. BaconNeggs says:

    Kenneth I have to say I am guilty as charged, my two finger typing is crap, and I make tons of studip miskates, hahaha.

    I definately dont speak as crazy as my “jack off” writing sometimes make me app ear, hahaha.

    Thats why I am so damnned impressed by Nota and LnL, on the road and on the run, and yet always turn in crisp posts.

  26. Kenneth says:

    Just be very very careful if you’re ever writing an email saying “I’d love to eat out, grandma!” That comma will save you from unknown horrors.

  27. TN_Cat says:

    If you have a few minutes, take a look at this old Government video on how to supervise women in the workforce. From 1944, this would go over well today.

  28. sortahwitte says:

    I must be a barbarian. I use lowercase to express disdain or contempt for certain people or ideas. so there.

  29. sortahwitte says:

    No, no, no. Not directed at Kenneth. I apologize.

  30. Kenneth says:

    Haha! No need to apologize, buddy.

  31. notamobster says:

    Have you ever noticed how I get picked on when I use improper grammar or my math is screwed-up? (James…)

    One of the biggest issues for me, is getting my ironic humor to come out right. I use – … and , – frequently to show that I’m pausing.

    I try to type the way I speak so that the inflection comes across to the reader, but I think much of it is lost in translation.

  32. R.D. Walker says:

  33. R.D. Walker says:

    Definitely NSFW…

  34. Mark says:

    Since the virus induced temporary shutdown of the site, the “R” icon left of the http no longer appears.
    Granted, this is a very minor problem in leu of our debt crisis, infiltrative commies in the government, potential loss of national sovereignty and collapse of the economy; however, I would like to see it back up.

  35. R.D. Walker says:

    Your wish is my command. Should be there.

  36. Mark says:

    Wow, now that is service!

    Thank you, thank you.

  37. BrunDawg says:

    I want a Pony.

  38. R.D. Walker says:
  39. BrunDawg says:

    Thanks. Is 4 of 12 considered passing? Since you mentioned it, I want a porn star too. How many wishes do I get?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Sorry BrunDawg, your demonstrated inability to distinguish between ponies and porn stars represents some just really icky hazards. None for you.

  40. Kenneth says:

    The games for work title was misleading.

  41. Kenneth says:

    I saw a video of a raccoon giving a person a high-five and it pissed me off.

    Dear raccoons, you are a member of the Carnivora order. You are nothing close to people. You should not have people hands. Touch me with your creepy people hands, and I will cut them off.

    I have spoken.

    Raccoons do make great hats though.

  42. BrunDawg says:

    In news unrelated to previous posts;
    France bans burqa but tolerates nudity

  43. sortahwitte says:

    Okay, that’s maybe three things I like about france. Cut my tongue out!


    public nudity (female only)

    banning the towel and the fan belt.

  44. BaconNeggs says:

    Sorta here is the update.

    Already the French have surrendered. They made a sensible law banning face covering in public, and then cave and wont enforce it.

    The few arrested in France were only cautioned for illegal assembly and not for covering their face in public.

  45. locke n load says:

    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! my brains are melting!!! someone please, stop Obuttbreath from speaking!!!!!!!
    Ilost count of his lies after only 5 minutes. Either he has NO idea what he’s talking about or he’s a pathological liar. How can one man be THAT disconnected from reality??

  46. locke n load says:

    This guy is PERFECTLY in tune with the leftist mindset. Perfectly.
    He’s selling Democratic Socialism and you just KNOW every econ-illiterate lefty is lapping it up…
    my GOD Lenin would be proud

  47. Mad Brad says:

    He’s a piece of shit Communist. This neccessarily means he’s a Liar, Murderer and Thief. You knew this before you tuned him in. I know it was morbid curiosity and the monotony of the road that caused you to do it but you have to be ready to deal with the consequences.

    I hate that man with every fiber in my being.

  48. locke n load says:

    Dude, he was on EVERY channel! I couldn’t run away from it!. I figured I could dissect some of it but it was pure gibberish. Seriously, it gave me a headache.
    Absolutely, totally irrational arguments, lies, and obfuscations. I’d scream “but you can’t….” or “thats not true you fucking liar…” and by the time that left my mouth he’d told another completely new lie!
    I can’t do that to myself again, just can’t. Must. Wait. For. Print version.

  49. sortahwitte says:

    Before I took a nap, I actually watched HGTV instead of zero. Poke me in the eye with a sharp stick.

  50. Locke n Load says:

    Sorta, I should have just turned off the radio but really, HGTV would have been FAR more enjoyable than his stream of nonsense. I think, actually, a sharp stick in the eye would have been too.

  51. R.D. Walker says:

    For the record, I didn’t listen or watch. I never do. I read the transcript.

  52. Locke n Load says:

    Once again you prove yourself wise sensei. I’m trapped in this rig…

  53. Mark says:

    If you listen long enough, your head will explode, which I believe is his stategy.

  54. Locke n Load says:

    Sue my STATE will ya? Bite THIS biotch!

    gotta love that guv…

  55. TN_Cat says:

    Fortunately I was in the car and had Rush on. He played about the first five minutes and rebuked the jerk off in chief as he spilled his lies. Then he had enough. It was quite funny while it lasted.

  56. notamobster says:

    Luckily, I was deeply mired in a production shitstorm nightmare, which I find preferable to hearing that man’s lies. Fuck him and the horse that rode in on him.

  57. Locke n Load says:

    Hey James, do you have any opinions on Taylor Tx? Worth looking at land around there?

  58. notamobster says:

    That’s 45 minutes from where Mrs Nota’s hometown. If you like Texas, that’s a good area to be.

    You should check out LaGrange/Smithville. Also up near Waco. Pretty country. Economically depressed, land is cheap (by Tx standards).

  59. Locke n Load says:

    Yup, thats in the area I’m currently scanning as well. Waco doesn’t really appeal to me much tho..south of there gets more interesting land and better schools too. New Braunfels actually starts getting pricier

  60. slaphappypap says:

    I’m thinking to buying in either Texas, Arizona, or Florida. Seeing all the interesting posts from Brad about Florida keeps it in third place.

  61. vanagram says:

    On today’s date in 1956, video tape was first demonstrated.

    By April 15th, 1956, there were approximately 17,865 adult film stars registered and ready to start working.

  62. notamobster says:

    Van: funny.

    Slap: Brad is single-handedly responsible for the demise of the south! πŸ™‚

    LnL: Smithville is perfect for you. As you know, the Missus hails from there. If you want to see it, rent “Hope Floats” or any of a dozen other movies. It’s the “perfect small town”. I’d live there forever……if it wasn’t so GOD-DAMNED HOT!!! You – obviously – can withstand the temperatures of hell.

    I know a house that’s perfect for you, with a 1BR apartment out back to supplement your note…. Great price… out great for ALL involved! (Father-in-law wants out of the 110+ year old house[great shape], M-I-L, doesn’t because she’s attached…..woman and all that).

  63. vanagram says:

    Happy Tax Day everyone! The only thing keeping me from driving off a bridge is the insurance rate increase if I survive….

    And, in a metaphorically ironic coincidence, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on this day in 1912.

  64. R.D. Walker says:

    Tax day has been postponed due to the celebration of Emancipation Day in Washington DC.


  65. R.D. Walker says:

    Got this from a via email….

    I took the USMC-conducted training last month. The term homosexual was specifically identified early in the training period as inappropriate. The instructor was introduced as having been voluntold (sic) to do this and the main points were (1) it’s here, (2) accept it or get out, (3) oh, you can’t get out until your contractual obligations are fulfilled, (4) you can’t attempt to keep it at arms length {avoid it in billeting, the showers, liberty], (5) religious objections hold no value in the argument – if you got’em keep’em to yourself, (6) the UCMJ is being changed to allow consensual sodomy, (7) appropriate civilian attire validates any equivalent activity a man and woman would do in public, (8) get over it. That pretty much sums up the period of instruction.

  66. sortahwitte says:

    When I was trained by the Marines over 40 years ago, we were also cautioned never to use the word homosexual. We were to call them peter puffers, ass bandits or ass pirates. There it is.

  67. BrunDawg says:

    NEW YORK (AP) β€” The US Postal Service’s Statue of Liberty forever stamp is a wannabe.
    The design is not based on the statue in New York Harbor but on a replica outside the New York-New York casino hotel in Las Vegas.

    Close enough for government work.

  68. R.D. Walker says:

    As I type this, it is snowing like hell. Great big fat flakes. I have already mowed the freaking lawn once.

  69. Bman says:

    My town

  70. BaconNeggs says:

    I just came across this online….NATO /”our” side (the poor defenceless rebels) in Libya who call in NATO Airstrikes on yours and my taxes and in our name, are now beheading Libyan soldiers Jihad style and posting it online.


    Thats “our” f–king savages not just beheading Jihadist style, but getting all kinds of fancy weapons including rockets and missiles to turn against us eventually.

    Sad-kozy, Ca-moron and Obama are out of there f–king minds. Shall I await for the outcry from the UN over this?.

  71. Locke n Load says:

    I’m goin AWOL again, few days in british columbia. try not to let the country fall apart while I’m gone… πŸ™‚

  72. notamobster says:

    We’ll hold it down. Enjoy the socialists.

  73. TN_Cat says:

    Just returned from a business trip in Ohio, surrounded by 6 self proclaimed liberals. 4 days with these people is more than and sane person should have to endure. of course I was the lone conservative. I was absolutely shocked at the ignorance. Now these people are all business people, small business. Obama lovers.
    I really tried to understand their position but you can’t reason with people that don’t know anything. They were all Bill Maher watchers, ABC, CBS and MSNBC viewers.
    Examples: when asked
    Not a single one knew who Van Jones is.
    None knew Jermia Wright, but one guessed he worked on the 2008 campaign.
    They all support the kinetic cluster fuck, but none support Iraq or Afghan.
    Egypt was a success on all accounts and will soon be a democratic country.
    None have a problem with Islam or Sharia
    The list goes on and on.

    I am now three showers into the night and still feel dirty.

  74. notamobster says:

    I feel for you, Sir! I spend every day in the belly of the beast. Surrounded by liberals, with room temperature IQ’s.

  75. Bman says:

    Isn’t today tax day? Is it voluntary?

  76. SemperFi says:

    After having just watched the videos of the “rebels” in Libya killing the surrendered Libyan Army, I have only one comment.

    Move all our ships and personnel out of the country and nuke all of them from the West coast of Morrocco to the Eastern border of Egypt.

    We might as well start the clean up now rather than later…

  77. jacksonsdad says:

    I’m thinking all that smooth glass would make for some fine skateboarding/ waterslides.

  78. BaconNeggs says:

    You know what I found strange about “our Rebels” beheading Libyan soldiers who surrendered, if you do a Google search under “News” you get back practically nothing. And yet…

    And yet, dredged up stories about US and UK abuse of Afghanis or Iraqis from years ago, are still current news.

    “Our Rebels” and their Jihadist beheadings are a mere click away on youtube, and committed just days ago is NOT news, while allegations of events from years ago is big news. Tell me the MSM isnt badly biased and f–ked up.

    All they have to do is get the videos from youtube down the memory-hole and these events simply never happened.

  79. BaconNeggs says:


    I know many have been going gaga over other Teaparty speeches but this off the cuff straight from the heart speech, really got my juices going.

  80. TN_Cat says:

    Great link BNE. His best delivery yet. He is THE MAN!

  81. Uke says:

    Damn BnE… that was power. His words were overflowing with all the right values. Entrepreneurship, individualism, American exceptionalism, thriftiness… it was all there.

    And, as TN said, probably his best public address yet.

  82. notamobster says:

    I bumped it to the front page. Great post, my friend.

  83. notamobster says:

    Wikipedia’s example of a “liberal arts college in the United States”?

    St. Anselm’s College.

    Liberal school? Catholic Saint. Why are so many Catholics, liberal? (John Kerry, John Kennedy, John Edwards, etc…hell, why are so many “Johns” liberal?)

  84. BrunDawg says:

    It’s all fun and games until…Nanny says you could put an eye out.
    ALBANY – State bureaucrats have identified a potentially deadly hazard facing our children this summer – freeze tag.
    That’s right, officials have decided the age-old street game – along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball – poses a “significant risk of injury.”

  85. Bman says:

    Which is more dangerous to chillllldren??

    “Effective December 19, 1988, all lawn darts are banned from sale in the United States. Lawn darts, used in an outdoor game, have been responsible for the deaths of 3 children.”


    “Nationally, about 25 children drown every year in buckets, and many more are hospitalized.”

    Clearly, we need to ban buckets, too.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      “Which is more dangerous to chillllldren??”

      There are about 1.3 million abortions performed each year in the United States. About 20,000 of them are performed after five and a half months of pregnancy.

  86. Mad Brad says:

    Lawn Darts is not the only competitive sport they enjoy, but is a primary source of recreational sport among Lesbians, hence the low child mortality rate.

  87. Bman says:

    It is also an activity they can comfortably engage in wearing leather chaps, too

  88. jacksonsdad says:

    And you know that snap-on hair provides mucho cranial protection.

  89. vanagram says:

    Happy Patriot’s Day! On this date in 1775, the “shot heard around world” was fired in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.