The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Insidious Arabic Conspiracy

I didn't think about this until Clif's insightful post on the threats to our [hopeful] national language, English.

We have all spent these last five years diligently working to lessen the Arabo-Islamic threat in so many ways. Yet here, beneath our very eyes is the most fundamental way that those Arabs work their way into our homes and schools. In fact, you might even have these talismen on your house and not know it! I'm talking about ARABIC numerals. You may know them as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, but think of the harm we're doing by letting them infiltrate our society. Those people and their simple powers of ten! They created the pesky zero and look what that's done to society. We were so much better off under the Romans when letters were letters and numbers were letters too.

From now on, let's all do our part and only use Roman numerals as possible (at least VC% of the time). Oh, and use this comments to pledge yourselves to the Roman Integrity plan! This is only moderately beneficial to all of those conservative intellectuals who already seized upon Roman online monikers as I think we can safely assume they are in support of this program.

7 Comments:

At 6/05/2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Chuckles said...

As long as we get to start beating all law breakers with fasces, why not?

The HoBO series Rome was so awesome, I hesitate to even attempt to describe the fulmination of said coolness.

 
At 6/06/2006 9:02 AM, Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

F#ck that using roman numerals!!@11!!!!!!!!

 
At 6/06/2006 12:16 PM, Blogger Chuckles said...

AG! IS HERE! COME GET HER NSA!

 
At 6/06/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger fulsome said...

See how much better it is like this:

F#ck that using ARABIC numerals!!@II!!!!!!

 
At 6/06/2006 2:30 PM, Blogger dontEATnachos said...

look, america inveneted binary so why don't we just go with that. In this scenario something would be represented by a circle, 0, or a pointy stick, 1.

I know you may argue that america did not invent binary. But you would be wrong.

 
At 6/07/2006 6:41 AM, Blogger Chuckles said...

I have to side with dEn of this issue because America sure does love to solve its problems with pointy sticks.

 
At 6/08/2006 2:54 PM, Anonymous Clif said...

Eat it cobag Arabic numeralsI!!II!

Is that considered taking the Roman Integrity Pledge?

 

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