Aug. 29th, 2005
I wondered how long it would take...  
At St. Louis Cathedral in the heart of the French Quarter, a statue of Jesus stood in a tangle of live oak limbs that had crashed to earth in the storm's fury. Two fingers on the statue's outstretched hand were broken by the limbs, but at least some Quarterites found the statue's survival a good omen.

"There are branches all around Jesus and he's left untouched," said Bourbon Street resident Lani Ramos. "It's just amazing."


I've read about this in a few places now. Cries of, "It's a miracle!" "Praise Jesus!"

yo, if "God" sent a category 5 hurricane to your city, buried half of it under 15 feet of water, destroyed your home and everything you worked for your entire life but spared a statue of himself or his "son," how is that either amazing or a miracle?! Seems to me that would just make him a narcissistic, sadistic prick!

...but maybe that's just me seeing the vodka bottle as half empty instead of half full??

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nx01deevolution on August 30th, 2005 - 07:14 am
i guess his noodliness wouldn't be so cruel.
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driftwoodsun on August 30th, 2005 - 07:52 am
Maybe it's just you seeing the vodka bottle realistically.
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machmed on August 30th, 2005 - 08:16 am
Oh, thank God! The good Lord has graciously spared--*cough*--himself...
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Bobbyshouldvesmiled on August 30th, 2005 - 02:13 pm
That would be incredibly selfish of any deity figure. I'd be like, "What an asshole!" were that the case, considering how many thousands and thousands of homes have been destroyed and dozens of people killed but He saves his son's statue.
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eviltickles on August 30th, 2005 - 02:20 pm
i want to know how many natural disasters have struck the red states vs the blue states. i bet we'd see a pattern.
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allamericanjock on August 30th, 2005 - 04:14 pm
Can I ask a totally tangential question?

What does the "z" tag represent on your entries?
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 30th, 2005 - 07:45 pm
one of these days, when I actually decide to update my web site, I'm going to reinstate the code that pulls in the latest entry from LJ dynamically into the site. I disabled that feature some time ago, but I didn't want it pulling every entry onto the site (those with larger pics would totally screw up the formatting). I'm hoping I'll be able to do that by filtering by the tag.

I had to pick something.. thought of "web," "feed," etc. Then just went with "z." :-P

that's the whole story!
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allamericanjock on August 30th, 2005 - 08:53 pm
That makes sense. What kind of scripting (language) is that code in?

And good choice with the tag name, in that case. "web" is too vague, and "feed" has too many pervo connotations that you know some fag would bring up.... <smirk>
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on August 30th, 2005 - 09:00 pm
I used php, but from what I remember, there's a fairly easy plug in javascript script that requires no editing. As I recall, the PHP was a little more involved, but I was moving all my pages to php anyway, so I wanted to do everything server-side if possible... but I did it so long ago, I don't remember exactly.
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allamericanjock on August 30th, 2005 - 09:12 pm
I ♥ PHP.... I think that's just because I'm still in the teaching-myself phase with it, so basically anything PHP turns me on right now. LOL Javascript I know well enough that it's more passe for me.

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Pon Farrponfarr on August 30th, 2005 - 05:46 pm
God works in mysterious ways. Oh yeah, the other one is that the Lord has his reasons. Praise Jeebus!
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