Dan Piraro is hilarious

Now I feel stupid for not having checked out his stuff sooner. He seems to have an eye for hilarious and offensive religious imagery that I quite enjoy.

On a side note, I was strolling past his blog and saw a little post he made about “Ultimate Fighting” (you guys might recall that Ryan and I are actually a pretty big deal in the MMA scene), where he claims that this sport is proof we are the most violent species on the planet. I personally find this reasoning pretty flawed. Sure, violence is part of our lives, but think about how generally peaceful each human ape is for a second. When is the last time you saw anyone acting in a violent way for no reason? You could be on a bus surrounded by literally a dozen strangers and not even bat an eyelid. Try putting a whole bunch of monkeys on a bus that don’t know each other and just watch what happens. It might make you change your mind about the relative “violence” of our species. Sure we’re the only ones who do it for entertainment, but we’re also the only ones smart enough to organize it! Plus, have you ever seen a bunch of dolphins gang up on another dolphin they don’t like just to kill him? It’s pretty fucked up.

Comments (5)

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    Isaac

    “I was forced to go to this long mass everyday before a class, 5 days a week, and then I got Saturday off and then on sunday I had to go back to mass again with my parents… Ask a 6 year old to sit still for an hour every day of the week and listen to someone blather in a forgein language and if you move, you get smacked…”

    That is definitely a form of child abuse. I remember being forced to be indoctrinated and go to church by my parents, and any rebellion to that would have physical abuse following that. I had to go to church three times a week, all on Sunday. The worst thing about my childhood was the abuse and indoctrination, it kinda ruined it for me.

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    Alison

    @Isaac, that is an awful story. One would hope to have fond memories of childhood, but instead yours are of abuse. This world sucks. Religion ruined all our fun. I’m gonna go ball up in a corner and cry now..

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    Isaac

    @Alison, I’ll join you in that.

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    Scott

    Anyone who thinks that humans are the most violent species knows no biology. Chimps will tear each other limb-from-limb if they cross territories. If ants smell a rival colony, they will fight until one side is annihilated. Dolphins hunt and kill porpoises for no apparent reason. And we’re more violent because we have regulated 1v1 fights?

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    Razzle

    I’m betting that this Piraro douche bag, heard about MMA, or maybe saw a fight or two and then jumped to this conclusion.

    MMA’s track record on safety is better than sports such as football and boxing. Where’s this asshole’s skepticism?

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