Boobquake - 2010!

Monday, April 26, 2010
That's right - today is BOOBQUAKE 2010. It started as a joke in response to the ridiculous claims of Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi that earthquakes were God's response to the immodesty of women. A college student decided to offer her boobs to science, and suggested that today, women should dress in an immodest fashion to see if we couldn't generate an earthquake

It quickly morphed into an Internet phenom, with a large Facebook Group, and the young woman who made the initial boob joke, Jen McCreight, has been dashing all over, being interviewed, and trying to turn this into something worthwhile

Well, far be it from me not to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to immodest behavior, so I'll be strutting around my home office in my wonder bra and tight, low-cut shirt today. Of course, the only one I'll be tempting is Boogie the Giant Schnauzer, who is far more interested in crunchy sweet potato sticks than political statements, but hey - it's the principle of the thing. 

Principled boobs - I can't think of anything more appropriate as a symbol of the skeptical movement. 

Shake 'em if you've got 'em, ladies.  

15 comments:

Stacey said...

I'm on it. Shimmying as we speak.

Will (Astra Navigo) said...

I guess I should get out today. Maybe there'll be boobs-aplenty in the springtime air here in Oregon.

Boobs.

Yeah. Boobs....

Janiece said...

Principled Boobs, Will. PRINCIPLED Boobs.

Emphasizing the principle makes it high-minded instead of creepy.

See how that works?

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

This is for SCIENCE, dammit, NOT prurient interest!

Dr. Phil

Anne C. said...

Office appropriate "low" cut here...

Steve Buchheit said...

Mmmm, crunchy sweet potato sticks. Mmmm. Wait, what were we talking about? Crunch, crunch crunch.

Eric said...

"Principled boob"? You mean like Ron Paul?

Carol Elaine said...

Low-ish cut (like Anne, office appropriate), plus I'm wearing a wrap dress with high heels. The dress isn't short, but I do have very nice calves that are being shown off. That should be immodest enough for scientific purposes.

However, if we have another temblor in SoCal today, I'll know what caused it.

WendyB_09 said...

Well, have on an office appropriate golf shirt...over a not-so-appropriate lacey black number supporting the girls...

Also explains why several people on transit today seemed to be showing a little more boobage this morning. Including our receptionist!

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Shake-a-shake-a-shake!
Shake-a-shake-a-shake!
Shake your boobies!
Shake your boobies!

(With apologies to KC and the Sunshine Band)

Alison said...

I'll have to have a ghost shaker today (you know like the ghost runners you'd use when playing baseball as a kid and you didn't have enough people on your team). I don't think my church would appreciate my boobquake at our softball game lol.

Janiece said...

Welcome, Alison.

You probably shouldn't give your congregation a heart attack in the name of science. :-)

Random Michelle K said...

I was a little more... uplifted than usual, but no cleavage.

This IS me we're talking about.

Tom said...

Janiece, my browser seems a bit slow repositioning a page. So every time I came back from comments, and from catching up on your Westboro posts and all the pictures posted there, I was treated to a flash of this post's picture before the repositioning.

I've never been flashed by a blog before.

Wemen using their boobs for good is so much better than boobs using their women...

:)

Alex said...

And the results appear to be in on her page http://www.blaghag.com/. Seems even with the concerted effort it didn't make a noticeable difference in spite of the earthquake in Taiwan.