Do fries go with that shake?
It started last week when Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi stated that “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.” In response to that, Purdue University senior Jennifer McCreight declared April 26th, “Boobquake” and encouraged women nationwide “to show a little skin today, hoping to prove to the sheik that a little shake never killed anyone.” However, things got off to a rocky start when at 11 am EST a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan.
But ladies, don’t go buttoning up that shirt just yet for fear of causing more natural disasters. After a thorough statistical analysis on her Web site, McCreight noted that “Not only did all of the earthquakes on boobquake fall within the normal range of magnitudes, but the mean magnitude actually decreased slightly!” McCreight also admitted that the decrease was not statistically significant, but in any case it certainly did nothing to support Sadeghi’s already tenuous hypothesis. Boobquake has already spawned Brainquake – a day for women to “show off their resumes, CVs, honors, prizes, and accomplishments.” Probably not as fun as Boobquake but I “facebook liked it” so go check out their page.
In conclusion, it is clear that what we need to do in response to this outrageous and unfounded assault on boobies, is invade Iran. Obviously.