Last week's most shared bits had some eerie thematic similarities - like how the Oregon militia guys and Google both want the government's grabby tax hands out of their damn pockets.
So when the armed group in Oregon tells the media that they will stay there forever before immediately asking people to send snacks, that is historically completely in line with the behavior of a militia. Because militias are made of f@cking idiots.
"Why is it that the people who served their country during wartime are also the people organizing standoffs with the government? If I had to guess ... it would be that the government totally hasn't done shit for them, and everyone should feel really ashamed about that."
Satan's appearance as a goat-horned, trident-wielding dude with red skin is just a product of pop culture, but that only scratches the surface. Most of the Bible's references to the critter we think of as Satan are actually, probably, referring to completely different entities.
"Given that the concepts of purgatory and limbo were invented after the Bible was written, they never entered into the popular discourse until ... Dante wrote about them. Shit, at this point we're willing to suggest that Dante invented more of Christianity than Jesus did."