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Our Lady of the Perpetual Motion

To give spiritual support to mad scientists
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I'll start by making clear I mean no offense, being myself a born devout Catholic (¿?). We have here a Lady of the Perpetual Sorrow (featuring an external heart pierced by at least three mean looking knives, if we go by the image) and a Lady of the Perpetual Succor, a lot more to my tastes. And many others, each incarnating a particular facet of Virgin's Mary character. I say, why not a Virgin of the Perpetual Motion, Patron of all poor neglected mad scientists, incompetent technicians, dreamers of impractical and useless ideas?. (In a pinch she could be the halfbaker's patron, too). She could be the rock to lean on when all our thingamagins fail to work and the weight of fishbones is heavy on our souls.
finflazo, Sep 05 2004

Hardly an original pun http://www.google.c...search=&safe=images
[DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

A brief history of record-setting group sex http://www.rotten.c...roup-sex/gang-bang/
[DrCurry] Maybe one of these names sounds familiar? [jutta, Oct 04 2004]

Annabel Chong http://www.brightli...9/annabelchong.html
[spacemoggy, Oct 04 2004]

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       I like it. The communion wafers can be little croissants.
Ichthus, Sep 05 2004
  

       Don't you have to have an actual person to be sainted first, and then call upon that saint to be the patron saint or matron saint? I think the floor is open to nominations.
dentworth, Sep 05 2004
  

       What would she look like? Perhaps an external brain pierced by a keyboard and stylus? :p
wan-fu, Sep 05 2004
  

       I gave this a "Cuernito" because sometimes dreamers don't have enough support, but I truly think that we don't need more holy celestial corpses to make us believe that the results of our actions are in somebody else's hands if we pray enough.
Pericles, Sep 05 2004
  

       I'm not Catholic, but I think the saint implied by 'Our Lady' is Mary the mother of Jesus.   

       Talk about your half-baked idea - 'Let's have God Himself take on flesh and then, after learning what it is to be tempted, feel pain and anger and betrayal, we'll have him killed as a sacrifice for all those nasty, mean little know-it-all's. Because they may be pretty terrible but I *really* love them!' I don't mean to offend those who have chosen not to believe, but I for one am thankful that idea got 'baked!
Ichthus, Sep 05 2004
  

       yes, I see that [fin] does mean the Virgin Mary. I still think a patron saint would be a better idea. Marie Curie perhaps,
dentworth, Sep 05 2004
  

       If the lady is in perpetual motion, then perhaps "virgin" is not the most appropriate moniker...?
DrCurry, Sep 05 2004
  

       Marie Curie? Mother!   

       DC - huh?
po, Sep 05 2004
  

       Perhaps she would be climbing a Penrose staircase. Or falling down one.
Thod, Sep 06 2004
  

       Perpetual motion and catholicism - two ideas which seem perfectly matched, both in lack of credibility and the science-blind doggedness with which they are pursued.   

       Oops, feeling a bit troll-ish today.
dobtabulous, Sep 06 2004
  

       po: I was thinking of the porn star who pops up now and again for setting world records for the number of people she can screw at one go - now *that's* perpetual motion. (Sorry, can't find a link.) (Wouldn't know where to look...)
DrCurry, Sep 06 2004
  

       Annabel Chong? [link]
spacemoggy, Sep 06 2004
  

       Hardly virgin material, it seems.
RayfordSteele, Sep 06 2004
  
      
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