04.27.2010 06:45 AM

Totally legitimate post about an important issue


Totally legitimate photo illustrating important issue.

On April 16th senior Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi suggested women who wear revealing clothing are to blame for earthquakes. “Women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases (consequently) earthquakes,” he was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

Boobwash! say tens of thousands of women who refuse to believe flaunting their breasts is triggering a world-wide Boobageddon. Led by Purdue University student Jen McCreight they staged a 24-hour protest Monday.

Dubbed Boobquake, McCreight encouraged women around the world to flaunt their breasts and their cleavage to prove the Iranian clerics wrong. She even came up with some cleavage-flaunting T-shirts that she was selling for charity with messages that read: “Boobquake 2010: Who says science has to be boring?” and “Boobquake 2010: Did the Earth move for you?”

13 Comments

  1. Sandra says:

    Well, that explains all those earthquakes in California. Beaches and bikinis.

  2. Richard says:

    I’d say the experiment was flawed. In order to get a definitive result we need to couple the revealing clothing with an upsurge in adultery, if I understand the cleric’s pronouncement correctly.

    But of course, to really be scientific, we’d need a control planet.

  3. bigcitylib says:

    I am ashamed and disgusted that you would use this kind of picture on your blog. Couldn’t you find a blonde somewhere?

  4. Tceh says:

    A 24 hour experiment is too short IMO. In the interest of science the experiment should run for 24 months.

  5. Robert K says:

    Let the ground shake….

  6. Herman Thind says:

    Red is very “suitable”, as a “Liberal” colour… Lol…

  7. allegra fortissima says:

    Love the picture… nothing wrong with a curvy, sexy redhead! Some people seem to miss the latest trend – blondes are not “en vogue” anymore:)

  8. Patagonia says:

    I support the idea of extending the experiment. If women are responsible for earthquakes, the aftershocks must surely be caused by men. Nothing better than a good display of seismic stamina.

  9. Darrell says:

    Think this will become an annual event.

  10. Marc L says:

    A magnitude 5.0 quake hit near the coast of Western Honshu, Japan last night. See, the clerics are right.

  11. Winnipegger says:

    Neat that this event went viral around the globe. However, unfortunately for all the participants and supporters of Boobquake, an earthquake actually happened which nullified their message. What a bad coincidence (or was it?).

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Zowie. That is what you would call pulchritudinous, I think.

    It’s great; the power of women unharnessed.

  13. Benito says:

    THIS MOMENTOUS DAY!

    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.

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