Friday, December 19, 2008

In the know: should we just stop using our brains?

Perched atop of our bodies like a crown as it is, the brain has long fascinated man. That is until he lays down, at which point it’s no higher than anything else on his body and he can become fascinated with his sex organ. But for the most part, the brain is the pinnacle of our corporeal selves, and for this reason it is thought to be greatly deserving of study.

The brain was first discovered by cavemen in 12,116 BC in a game of “rock-head”, a primitive recreational activity which required participants to fling rocks of various sizes at each other’s heads. In actual fact, however, cavemen were previously unable to distinguish between rocks and heads, and so the game’s name is better translated as “rock-rock”, or “head-head”. Scientists believe it is this same basic misunderstanding of anatomy that causes rams to lock horns and butt heads.

It was however not until the middle of the 18th Century that a use was finally discovered for the brain. For several weeks in the summer 1731 it became wildly popular among European monarchs to use gray matter compote as a primitive weather sealant. Though seasonal rains proved it expensive and ineffective, it was not until Thompson’s Water Seal became commercially available in the early 20th Century that this use of brains was finally discontinued.

By the early 19th Century, the actual use of the brain had been discovered. Early scientists were perplexed by its similarity to the walnut, leading many to think that trees were much smarter than us. When man returned to the surface from his burrow two generations later, civilization more or less returned to normal.

Only very recently has the more sinister purpose of the brain been discovered. Frodologist scientists have reason to believe that the brain is actually the principle medium by which atheists pray to their brain-god, Thinky. That this took so long to discover is somewhat embarrassing to scientists; in retrospect, atheists' appeals to “reason” and “logic” are transparent proselytizing on behalf of their deity. But most importantly, theologians wonder, are we angering Frodo every time we use our brains by appearing to worship Thinky?

Scientists are now scrambling around for an answer. After all, we can’t just remove our brains.

Can we?

No, it would seem we cannot. Frankenstein’s monster is misleading on that front and only goes to demonstrate the dangers of believing in fiction! So, if we can’t remove them, how can we turn them off?

Preliminary research suggests that it is possible and recommends the power of the mass synchronized chant: F… R… O-D-O, F… R… O-D-O … When it’s over, it’ll be hours later and chanters will remember nothing.

Frodologist scientists expect that through this program participants will soon become avid consumers of mass market t-shirts and bumper stickers.



Salvation rides a Wagoneer

5 comments:

CodewordConduit said...

I worship "Thinky".

He's ace!

FrodoSaves said...

How do you know your reasoning is correct when you worship Thinky? Logic and reason are the result of Frodo and his good graces, even if you don't realize it. Even if the lack of evidence for Frodo's existence causes you to reason that he doesn't in fact exist, his existence is still what enables you to reason that.

I know, I know, the theory is quite beautiful in its simplicity. That means it's true.

Vitamin R said...

In actual fact, however, cavemen were previously unable to distinguish between rocks and heads, and so the game’s name is better translated as “rock-rock”, or “head-head”.

::snorfles::
I'm going to invent a game based on head-head. All I know is that trauma till the skull will be involved.

it was not until Thompson’s Water Seal became commercially available in the early 20th Century that this use of brains was finally discontinued.

Ah, but how do you know Thompson's doesn't use brains?

But most importantly, theologians wonder, are we angering Frodo every time we use our brains by appearing to worship Thinky?

". . . every time we go to church, we're only making him madder, and madder!"

Thinky has a really short fuse.

I know, I know, the theory is quite beautiful in its simplicity. That means it's true.

::nods::
I, for one, prefer it when logic goes 'round in a circular fashion.

Dani' El said...

Sinapse.



Sorry.....

FrodoSaves said...

Vittles,

Ah, but how do you know Thompson's doesn't use brains?

Because it's such a cinch to apply!

...

Sorry, that was a new low, even for me.

". . . every time we go to church, we're only making him madder, and madder!"

I just put that episode on my iPod today. Pure comedy genius.

I, for one, prefer it when logic goes 'round in a circular fashion.

Agreed, it's sort of mesmerizing, hmm?

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Dani,

I'm weeping tears of joy. Through the pun do we truly understand one another.