Origin of Noodleous doubleous
October 11, 2005 1:44 PM   Subscribe

 
I'm opposed to embryonic rigatoni research. An uncooked noodle is a life!
posted by StarForce5 at 1:53 PM on October 11, 2005


Am I the only one who finds all this Spaghetti Monster stuff lame? The original letter was funny, but making fun of religious people is easy enough without needing to get repetitive.
posted by chunking express at 1:53 PM on October 11, 2005


making fun of religious people

Come on, don't put words in the guy's (or girl's) mouth. He's making fun of IDIOTs, I see no evidence that he's making fun of all religious folks.

This stuff is topical. It's also humorous. I laughed. Does that make me a boring, repetitive rabid left-winger?
posted by gurple at 1:57 PM on October 11, 2005


Am I the only one who finds all this Spaghetti Monster stuff lame?

Heretic! Tread carefully lest you be smote (smited? smitten?) by His Noodly Appendage.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 1:59 PM on October 11, 2005


"Am I the only one who finds all this Spaghetti Monster stuff lame? The original letter was funny, but making fun of religious people is easy enough without needing to get repetitive."
No. However, I also find repeated Monty Python quotes and overstretched Simpsons references lame, which is why I'm not allowed on the internet.
posted by klangklangston at 2:02 PM on October 11, 2005


C'mon, folks. What's past is past(a).
posted by darren at 2:03 PM on October 11, 2005


making fun of religious people is easy enough without needing to get repetitive.

I don't think it's making fun of religious people... It's making fun of people who want to teach magic in science classes.
posted by I Love Tacos at 2:06 PM on October 11, 2005


Please sauce and desist.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:07 PM on October 11, 2005


" '...but making fun of religious people is easy enough without needing to get repetitive.'
'No. However, I also find repeated Monty Python quotes and overstretched Simpsons references lame...' "

Like when a clown dies.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:09 PM on October 11, 2005


Spaghetti Monster, after only a month or so, feels like week 46 of All Your Base.
posted by fire&wings at 2:11 PM on October 11, 2005


Was this witty or funny or worthwhile to read because it kind of seemed tedious in a look-at-me-being-clever-and-funny sort of way and that gets old in about three and a half seconds.
posted by fenriq at 2:19 PM on October 11, 2005


i've never seen this before. i took it seriously. i'm trying it tonight.
posted by bam at 2:19 PM on October 11, 2005


I kiss you. I kiss you all.
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:19 PM on October 11, 2005


^^^ WORD
posted by foot at 2:20 PM on October 11, 2005


"Like when a clown dies."
A little song, a little dance, a little selzter down the pants.
posted by klangklangston at 2:21 PM on October 11, 2005


Am I the only one who finds all this Spaghetti Monster stuff lame?

Sush. Your pop-meme exposure badge has turned red before the rest of us, is all. I understand.

Simply look away.
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:25 PM on October 11, 2005


I never thought it was clever to begin with. I'm with you, chunking.
posted by crunchland at 2:27 PM on October 11, 2005


This experiment is murder. The scientist is as bad as Chef Boyardee! There, I Godwined the thread, let's move on.
posted by allen.spaulding at 2:29 PM on October 11, 2005


klang:
Gourds!
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:29 PM on October 11, 2005


Gah, this isn't even about FSM (even though it gets name dropped at the end), it's about showing how stupid unscientific Intelligent Design is.
posted by 23skidoo at 2:29 PM on October 11, 2005


and for the record, I thought FSM was lame when it started. I thought the fan club was worse, yet somehow the whole thing has grown on me. If I get more websites like this and less random interjections about appendages, I can love this movement.
posted by allen.spaulding at 2:30 PM on October 11, 2005


im sold!

anyone want a golden calf. cheap.
posted by tsarfan at 2:30 PM on October 11, 2005


Looks like there's sure to be a hipster brawl at some Halloween party in Williamsburg. Film, er Blogpost / Flickr pics at eleven!!
posted by zpousman at 2:30 PM on October 11, 2005


Spaghetti Monster is a silly joke.

But then, the Christians, Jews, and Moslems who believe in Creationism (and/or the equally silly Intelligent Design) are currently killing other people, all over the world for reasons that are far more stupid and laughable than Spaghetti Monster.

Ho, ho, ho.
posted by cleardawn at 2:38 PM on October 11, 2005


I somehow missed the initial Flying Spaghetti Monster letter and have been very confused for a while now. Thanks for the Wikipedia link. But now I find that the only allure it had to me was in its mysteriousness. Now I will merely chuckle slightly and move on.
posted by Phantomx at 2:39 PM on October 11, 2005


"I thought FSM was lame when it started."

I thought it was lame way before that. I was the first one that thought it was lame. Everyone else is just copying off me.

"hipster brawl"

Thanks, zpousman, now I'm picturing hipsters from every age fighting. (Beatniks clashing with the 2nd hand Emo shirt clad etc, set to say some Coltrain, etc. add music/hipster concepts, set to frappe', continue joke at your own pace)
posted by Smedleyman at 2:53 PM on October 11, 2005


Am I the only one who finds all this Spaghetti Monster stuff lame? The original letter was funny, but making fun of religious people is easy enough without needing to get repetitive.

What does the FSM have to do with religious people? It's about ID, and the ID proponents assure us that ID is not about religion!
posted by Happy Monkey at 2:59 PM on October 11, 2005


Intelligent Al Dente!
posted by quadog at 3:02 PM on October 11, 2005


What does the FSM have to do with religious people? It's about ID, and the ID proponents assure us that ID is not about religion!

Ramen
posted by gurple at 3:06 PM on October 11, 2005


Here's the deal (for me) with FSM and whether it's a lame joke.

I do not believe in God. I was on the fence for a while, and I was raised lutheran, but I am now certain I do not believe in God. I am a secular humanist.

So, when I see someone swearing up and down their fealty to (what is to me) a nonexistent entity, I think "That's ridiculous -- there is no God! It's just a work of fiction that a bunch of folks made up as a means to an end."

Nevertheless, the person in question BELIEVES, and because they believe, they are convinced that God exists, and demand that we respect their right to believe. They demand that we respect their beliefs, even if we think them ridiculous.

And so it is for the FSM. For religious folks, the FSM is satire, a con, pure BS, written by a human as a purely fictional work as a means to an end. In short, exactly the way I view God and the Bible.

So I shall swear up and down my fealty to the FSM, for I am a true believer, and should those same religious folks look at me and think "That's ridiculous -- there is no FSM! It's just a work of fiction that a bunch of folks made up as a means to an end" then I say to them "at last, we have common ground, for as I view your beliefs, you now view mine, and as you ask for respect and tolerance, so do I."

Ramen.
posted by davejay at 3:14 PM on October 11, 2005


Ramen.
posted by basicchannel at 3:19 PM on October 11, 2005


Pastafarians: "We stuff our straw men with angel hair."
posted by brownpau at 3:20 PM on October 11, 2005


Conflating pasta with religion is a bit of a starch.
posted by gwint at 3:26 PM on October 11, 2005


I'm the anti-pasta.
posted by alteredcarbon at 3:53 PM on October 11, 2005


“They demand that we respect their beliefs, even if we think them ridiculous.”

Insofar as that argument goes davejay , the FSM is just another version of the Church of the SubGenius (and it’s counterparts & predecessors).
I would argue though there are ideals and concepts of worth in many religions that cannot be casually dismissed.

Unfortunately many people are as attached to the dogma as they are the useful concepts. I would assert any successful attempt to get people to distill and absorb that which is useful and dump the dogma would not be accomplished through the use of catma.
It merely starts another front on the religious war.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:03 PM on October 11, 2005


The joy of FSM is what happens when two people attempt to define his infinite appendage by both starting to eat it from opposite ends.

/ramen.
posted by wah at 4:30 PM on October 11, 2005


The article is brilliant because it captures exactly the sort of looks-like-science-but-really-isn't feel of ID.

Does anyone have a working hypothesis for why the noodles double up like that? That shit be crazy.
posted by breath at 4:31 PM on October 11, 2005


It isn't even spaghetti. It's PENNE. Sheesh!

Back on topic, I'm glad that the IDers have finally embraced the scientifici theory. More evidence, please.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:54 PM on October 11, 2005


Smedleyman

The concept that religion has delivered ideals and concepts of worth is getting the cart before the horse. Soothsayers, wisemen, and "prophets" have constructed morality and ethical principles and have used religious concepts to promote them. This is how the religion starts, but they quicly devolve to self-perpetuating institutions that require fealty and dogma to sustain themselves against the onslaught of the next big thing. I wouldn't credit the religion (at least not the organized variety) for the cool concepts and principles, but rather the cool concepts and principles for the religion.
posted by Mental Wimp at 5:07 PM on October 11, 2005


"quicly" is the old English spelling.
posted by Mental Wimp at 5:07 PM on October 11, 2005


Gourds!

Alright, this just caused a pang of nostalgia. I cannot remember precisely why, but I know it has to do with the internets and probably f*c*.com.

I had the same pang when I walked past a photographer visiting in our office and he smelled exactly my dad did when I was a kid. Retro taste in cologne I guess.

Anyway, a little help?
posted by MarvinTheCat at 5:21 PM on October 11, 2005


Does anyone have a working hypothesis for why the noodles double up like that? That shit be crazy.

Off the top of my head, there are lots of possible directions for boiling noodles to move, but only one where they will stick semi-permanently (inside each other).

To be honest, I'd need to see the noodles first-hand.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:21 PM on October 11, 2005


H2O is also known as Dihydrogen Monoxide, an extremely dangerous substance. It was responsible for the destruction of the city of New Orleans in 2005. See careful research of the Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division, www.dhmo.org, for further information.

Hah!
posted by delmoi at 5:57 PM on October 11, 2005


"I had the same pang when I walked past a photographer visiting in our office and he smelled exactly my dad did when I was a kid."
Drunk?
posted by klangklangston at 6:24 PM on October 11, 2005


I want one of these.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:29 PM on October 11, 2005


Enough of the Flying Spaghetti Monster already. And while we're at it, no more calling the internet "the internets".
posted by notmydesk at 7:10 PM on October 11, 2005


Spaghetti Monster, after only a month or so, feels like week 46 of All Your Base.

Life on the internets is, like, so hard!
posted by joe lisboa at 7:10 PM on October 11, 2005


That's for you, too, notmydesk.
posted by joe lisboa at 7:11 PM on October 11, 2005


I vote funny.
posted by fungible at 7:13 PM on October 11, 2005


Better get used to the internets.
posted by washburn at 7:16 PM on October 11, 2005


EU: We've passed a law that says it's ours.
US: No.
EU: It's ours now.
US: No.
EU: Give it over.
US: No.
posted by darukaru at 7:54 PM on October 11, 2005


I can vouch for the fact that this does, indeed, happen. So you see, it's funny because it's true.

And I laughed out loud at the "dissection" photo.

Enough of the Flying Spaghetti Monster already. And while we're at it, no more calling the internet "the internets".

Yeah, and what's up with all this posting comments on weblogs? Cut it out, will y'all?
posted by soyjoy at 7:55 PM on October 11, 2005


The hydrogen dioxide page made me think of this:

Oxygen

Oxygen is a very toxic gas and an extreme fire hazard. It is fatal in
concentrations of as little as 0.000001 p.p.m. Humans exposed to the

oxygen concentrations die within a few minutes. Symptoms resemble very
much those of cyanide poisoning (blue face, etc.). In higher
concentrations, e.g. 20%, the toxic effect is somewhat delayed and it
takes about 2.5 billion inhalations before death takes place. The reason
for the delay is the difference in the mechanism of the toxic effect of
oxygen in 20% concentration. It apparently contributes to a complex
process called aging, of which very little is known, except that it is
always fatal.

However, the main disadvantage of the 20% oxygen concentration is in the
fact it is habit forming. The first inhalation (occurring at birth) is
sufficient to make oxygen addiction permanent. After that, any
considerable decrease in the daily oxygen doses results in death with
symptoms resembling those of cyanide poisoning.

Oxygen is an extreme fire hazard. All of the fires that were reported in
the continental U.S. for the period of the past 25 years were found to be
due to the presence of this gas in the atmosphere surrounding the buildings

in question.

Oxygen is especially dangerous because it is odorless, colorless and
tasteless, so that its presence can not be readily detected until it is
too late.

---

Other than that, I think the picture of the FSM touching Adam with his noodly appendage was the funniest thing I ever saw on the internets.
posted by daHIFI at 7:58 PM on October 11, 2005


this link is funny, but chunking express is not.
posted by mcsweetie at 8:50 PM on October 11, 2005


I have to say, wherever you stand on the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it's irrelevant because this link is not related. Save your anti-FSM stuff (I'm not for or against it) for a link to that subject.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 9:17 PM on October 11, 2005


So does that make the Old Spaghetti Factory eligible for tax breaks as a place of worship?
posted by Mr Bluesky at 9:59 PM on October 11, 2005


Chunking Express is hilarious. Especially when the cop saves all of the pinapple tins.
posted by klangklangston at 10:21 PM on October 11, 2005


Praise the noodle, for it is wholesome and filling.

The noodle takes all shapes and sizes, from tubes and tunnels representing our passage and journey through life to the strings, straps and bows symbolizing our nourishing and wholesome bonds to one another. Even the spirals and other weird wibbly shapes symbolize Nature's laws and our frequent confusion in the face of them, for they branch and curve as all living things do. And then there are the circles and wheels representing the eternal life possible when one accepts the warm, wet loving slap of His noodly appendage.

Blessed is the pasta, fresh or dry, for it watches over us and accepts the meaty, cheesy red sauce unconditionally - even if the sauce is not particularly red, nor particularly meaty or cheesy, and may instead be simply a hearty sprinkling of chunks of grilled zucchini, peppers, garlic and tomatoes with crumbles of feta splashed together with EVOO and fresh oregano and rosemary. Even then.

Even then His Noodleness watches over us steamingly and patiently, waiting for each of us to find Al Dente in our own time.

Blessed and filled are we, in his Noodly name,

Ramen.
posted by loquacious at 11:31 PM on October 11, 2005


Anyways, this Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D fellow has it completely and totally wrong.

The Rigatoni is obviously female, and the Penne Rigate is obviously male. If this so-called scientist had bothered to finish his observations of this ridiculously obvious mating sequence in a less intrusive fashion he would have undoubtably observed the gestation and birthing of hundreds and thousands of larval Spaghetti-Os shortly after the frenzied group mating was complete.

These Spaghetti-Os would obviously be the unmatured or pre-pubescent stage before they themselves would grow to become Rigatoni and Penne Rigate.
posted by loquacious at 11:41 PM on October 11, 2005


"The hydrogen dioxide page made me think of this..."

That hydrogen dioxide is some dangerous shit. I think it maybe even killed Marilyn Monroe.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:16 AM on October 12, 2005


I am for it. Well cooked pasta is DIVINE!
posted by acrobat at 2:36 AM on October 12, 2005


loquacious : awesome!
posted by yoz420 at 3:17 AM on October 12, 2005


Does anyone have a working hypothesis for why the noodles double up like that?

Yes: not enough water, not enough stirring.

And that's fact, not a theory!
posted by funambulist at 3:56 AM on October 12, 2005


Spaghetti Monster, after only a month or so, feels like week 46 of All Your Base.

The 'god' thing has been done to death too.
posted by snarfodox at 5:00 AM on October 12, 2005


Hydrogen dioxide

You mean dihydrogen monoxide.
posted by rxrfrx at 6:05 AM on October 12, 2005


You heartless killjoys probably that pridefully think you're too good for the infininite joys of FSM (Sauce Be Unto Him) are egoistically denying the divine Truth of the Holy Recipe, which calls for but a paltry few ingredients, why-ah stiffneck wan deny Pastafari? The prayers go into the pot and the blessings come out!

And that is why you will die alone, futiley attempting to summon an ironic laugh as you reflect back upon your equally futile and empty lives.

And I'll be in noodle-related-pun heaven.
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:38 AM on October 12, 2005


This is great. What's more, I've seen this phenomenon myself when I made the mistake of cooking small and large ziti together. I couldn't believe how many "doubles" I ended up with. And the really weird thing is the way they all doubled precisely, rather than with lengths of the smaller pasta hanging out of the larger.

Clearly this sort of ordered event could not have happened without the intervention of an intelligent force. And in spite of all the blasphemers here only a fool would think the FSM wasn't behind it. I mean come on. The FSM clearly created these doubles in His own image, kinda. Let's be rational here.
posted by Decani at 7:46 AM on October 12, 2005


daveyjay and 23skidoo - well said!!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 8:36 AM on October 12, 2005


Isn't it sad to think there's more of an effort to represent the scientific method in this joke than in all of the ID effort?
posted by GhostintheMachine at 9:13 AM on October 12, 2005


Hydrogen Dioxide didn't kill Marilyn Monroe, but it sure took out Natalie Wood.
posted by darren at 11:22 AM on October 12, 2005


I get it. I get it! Ok. I just wish you'd all come up with a religion that was slightly less ridiculous. I know, I know, walking on water, money from a fish, cursing a fig tree, coming back from the dead. These are all silly and deserving of you ridicule.
But "Flying Spaghetti Monster?" That doesn't even make any sense at all.

The smart thing to do would have been to create a novel religion the way all the other religions were created - by mishmashing up a bunch of really old mythology and centering it around some sort of hero-figure and saying, "Look - you have to teach this in you classroom."
FSM isn't even funny.
It's stupid. It is stupidly un-funny. It's like what the retarded kid in your class keeps harping on, over and over again, because somebody laughed once.
"I worship Ronald McDonald! AH ha haaa haahaha! I'm silly! I worship the giant goat squid! I'm funny! I'm like a Christian!"
Good lord.
The only people who can possibly find this stuff humorous are IT geeks who've never seen an hour of Comedy Central in their lives.

Get off it.

It's lame. Like, "Dad's telling knock-knock jokes again" lame.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:08 PM on October 12, 2005


"Hydrogen Dioxide didn't kill Marilyn Monroe, but it sure took out Natalie Wood."

I'm just too damn subtle, aren't I? See rxrfx's comment. Hydrogen peroxide is also known as hydrogen dioxide (even though is has two hydrogens).
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:18 PM on October 12, 2005


So invent a religion already, Balrog, and quit whinging about the FSM.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:36 PM on October 12, 2005


Balrog, repent, you BLASPHEMER! Look at the evidence! The world is 4,000 years old! Behold the Adam of noodles! All praise the mighty FSM!
posted by Decani at 6:07 AM on October 13, 2005


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