Weekly Highlights: May 15-21

Coming off a 3-day Victoria Day weekend here and realizing the whole rest of the world was at work today. Nothing like being behind a full day.

With all the talk of Rapture and the impending End of Days, I had a hard time taking last week seriously.  That’s good news for you folks who tickled my funny-bone during the week.

That’s 6:00 YOUR time

Favorite Scientific Commentary on Rapture

The Rapture of Daylight Savings Time  – John Rennie

I realize it’s absurd to say this about an event that supposedly involves people vanishing or flying up into the sky at Heaven’s command, but I’m sorry, this part about 6 p.m. local time just isn’t believable. Why would that that be the case? How would that even work? Doesn’t this mean that every time zone around the world experiences its own separate Rapture, with great longitudinal swaths of the population transcending in blocks on the hour while the true believers to the west wait 60 minutes or more for their turn?

Favorite Rapture Soundtrack

Sorry .. yes, I’m stuck in the 80′s … it’s that whole “..then you’re in the man from Mars” thing that gets  me every time;

You go out at night, eatin’ cars
You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too
Mercurys and Subarus
And you don’t stop, you keep on eatin’ cars

Favorite Blog Post

Kind of like Rapture, only different  …

Sex, Sleep and the Law: When Nocturnal Genitals Pose a Moral Dilemma – Jesse Bering

Not only does Bering give me a brand new word: sexsomnia, but he delivers fabulous punches like this one:

You thought you were a deep sleeper—imagine the somnambulistic fortitude required to snooze through your first anal penetration.

Seriously.

And not to be a spoiler, but Rennie does manage to execute a Rapture tie-in at the end, so double points there.

Of course,the biggest non-news of the week was the lack of Rapture.  But as fun as that was, let’s just hope this week has fewer empty calories.

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