Monday, November 24, 2014

The Evolution of Absolution

By +Alexa Rankin

Since his papacy began in 2013, Pope Francis has been shaking up the Catholic Church by reviving old values, and accepting ideas traditionally ignored by previous pontiffs. Frankie the First has accepted (but does not condone) homosexuality, and has even given the idea of evolution the thumbs up since it can be integrated into the biblical version of creation, Now His Holiness is embracing technology by launching a new iPhone app for Catholics worldwide.

iConfess - no need to go to church
Now you can confess your mortal sins anytime, anywhere

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The New Scottish Cabinet

By +Sue Casa

Here it is, my first official post for Slap the Penguin. My name is Sue Casa and I will be leading the charge on the British side of the Atlantic. Most of the posts found on STP are geared to an American audience so my job is to bring more international balance to the team.

US UK Handshake
People with no fashion sense making friends

Friday, November 21, 2014

Slap the Penguin goes bilingual

By +Ian C

I am very pleased to announce that the popular satirical news blog, Slap the Penguin (STP) is going bilingual. Our new writer, +Sue Casa, lives in the UK and will be contributing satirical news from her part of the world, in her own language.

Probability map of where Sue lives
Probability map of where Sue Casa lives

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Minecraft Nazi strategy guide discovered

By +Brad Naylor

The game of Minecraft continues to take the world by storm with an estimated 20,000 new players every day, pushing the total number of registered users beyond 50 million. This makes the world of Minecraft a lucrative business indeed, but not without potential pitfalls. In recent months there have been an increasing number of complaints that hate groups are attempting to use Minecraft as a recruiting tool.

A Neo-Nazi attempt to recruit through Minecraft
Neo-Nazi attempt to recruit through Minecraft

Monday, November 17, 2014

Woman electrocuted by yoga pants

By +Tina Cruris

We all know that exercise is good for you, but this was not the case for 28 year old Maria Schenken who was almost killed last weekend by her workout buddy, Annalise Christenson (36), at their local gym.

Maria and Annalise working out while remaining grounded
Maria and Annalise are still best friends

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Taco Bell unleash new chihuahua mascot

By +Brad Naylor

Do you remember Gidget the Taco Bell dog who became famous across America for the catchphrase "¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!" which means "I want Taco Bell". Gidget was retired from Taco Bell duty in 2003 amidst claims of animal cruelty and forced cannibalism from people who believed that the dog actually ate Taco Bell food. Taco Bell say he was retired because sales were falling.

Gidget the Taco Bell Dog
Gidget retired in 2003

Friday, November 14, 2014

Escaped tiger spotted near Disneyland Paris

By +Ian C

French police have been on the lookout for an escaped tiger which has been spotted in and around the area of Disneyland Paris. The animal was first spotted 3 days ago, and so far nobody has reported that they are missing any wild cats.

Disneyland Paris and the escaped tiger
Disneyland Paris is quiet while the tiger is at large
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