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Best DragonCon photo

Published September 12th, 2011 by Bobby Henderson

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A number of people sent in photos but this is my favorite. Click the photo for the enlarged version.  Credit goes to machshots.com



9 Responses to “Best DragonCon photo”

  1. Zack says:

    its great to see FSM rockin in ATL

  2. Randy says:

    Can we start calling that car the “FSMobile”? After all, the pope has a “popemobile”, so why should His Noodlyness not have a car as well?

  3. kayne says:

    the kid doing the double thumbs up in the background is fantastic

  4. gyuszi says:

    can this be true?

  5. Radwaste says:

    The Boston Globe pics are disturbing, but not because they are protests; it’s because in so many cases the protestors have literally no idea what they’re saying. Like a pension can actually be guaranteed (no)!

    The FSM would bring them peace. And, “Hi, TF, well done in the parade!”

  6. Jakob says:

    I dont know whats cooler.
    the fsm sculpture¨or the drivers beard.

  7. Syphoneira says:

    Hi, Radwaste!

    Just in case that was a serious comment about the pensions and not irony, wanted to mention that generally pensions are considered to be guaranteed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pension

    …In general, a pension is an arrangement to provide people with an income when they are no longer earning a regular income from employment. …

    …The terms retirement plan or superannuation refer to a pension granted upon retirement.[2] Retirement plans may be set up by employers, insurance companies, the government or other institutions such as employer associations or trade unions. … Retirement pensions are typically in the form of a guaranteed life annuity, thus insuring against the risk of longevity. …

    … The common use of the term pension is to describe the payments a person receives upon retirement, usually under pre-determined legal and/or contractual terms. …

    … Many countries have created funds for their citizens and residents to provide income when they retire (or in some cases become disabled). Typically this requires payments throughout the citizen’s working life in order to qualify for benefits later on. A basic state pension is a “contribution based” benefit, and depends on an individual’s contribution history. For examples, see National Insurance in the UK, or Social Security in the USA. Many countries have also put in place a “social pension”. These are regular, tax-funded non-contributory cash transfers paid to older people. …

    One can see that it would be somewhat disconcerting to be suddenly told that one’s pension was to be slashed, and that no more spaghetti, beer, pirate or other attire – or housing or medical care – would be possible, after a lifetime’s labour and a long-promised pension that could be counted on…

    Would not our Noodly Saviour weep purest tomato sauce for those so deprived?

    RAmen.

  8. Radwaste says:

    “Just in case that was a serious comment about the pensions and not irony, wanted to mention that generally pensions are considered to be guaranteed.”

    Sorry – they’re not. When the agency under which the pension is granted – as another form of compensation – fails, the pensioner is screwed. The terms of compensation are also modified by court order.

    This is common. And right now, FSM bless them, “guaranteeing” pensions means that the citizens of Flint, MI CANNOT have police coverage – but those pensions are fully funded. Can you understand the injustice? This really should make ANYONE ask, “Where is the wisdom in paying someone not to work?” Then, to add insult to injury, we are asked to fund pensions which pay as much as the most senior workers – to not work – with new taxes!

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