Thursday, June 17, 2004

Somewhere, My Rabbi Is Rolling Over In His Grave, And I'm Not Even Jewish

Madonna has decided to change her name to Esther as her Hebrew name. This sounds like a dastardly plot that calls for The Hebrew Hammer!

I'd say more, but I'd just get myself in trouble.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Offshoring Run Amok

You know that offshoring has hit the big time when the Roman Catholic Church outsources prayers to Indian priests.

I wouldn't have believed the post (via BoingBoing) unless I went to the NY Times and confirmed it myself.

It seems that folks will pay priests $5 to say a prayer for a specific purpose. Because of the shortage of available priests in the US (insert your tasteless joke here), these requests are being routed to India, where the going rate for a prayer is $.90.