holy molyYou probably heard about “Burn a Qu’ran Day,” and we hope that you were as disgusted by that level of narrow-mindedness as we were. Moments before losing all faith in humanity, though, we saw this — an uplifting counter-event that made us breathe a very deep, very collective sigh of relief.

“International Buy a Qu’ran Day” is a protest event started by Chloe Hollingsworth via everyone’s favorite social networking site and the reason why our homework still hasn’t been touched, Facebook. The goal is simple and is best described in her own her words, “You don’t have to believe in the Abrahamic God, or any god(s) at all, to show solidarity with the non-extremist Muslim community across the world.”

Though there really is no act that negates the offense of burning a holy book, Hollingsworth hopes that an increase in Qu’ran purchases will send a much-needed message of compassion, and we couldn’t agree more.

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Earlier: Quotes from the Field Edition
International Buy a Qu’ran Day [Facebook]


... and the bartender goes, "what is this, a joke!?"

We came across this Facebook group earlier today, which reminded us of an earlier post on the same subject. Somehow we think it’s part of the college culture for students to write down their professors’ noteworthy quotes.

Some highlights from the group:

‘What is the purpose of the dwarf in The Faerie Queene you may ask…to carry the luggage’ read more »


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Do you love cats? Do you love Facebook? Do you love to love cats on Facebook!? We know we do!

So what better way to show your fancy feline fanaticism than by joining a Facebook group in honor of inarguably the best animal in the universe, if not the whole planet? (Answer: there is no better way.) There’s probably a cat-loving Facebook group out there for everyone. We just managed to scrounge up a few. read more »


While ASUC candidates gear up to stuff as many flyers in your hands as possible next month, it might behoove you to discover what sort of defenses Facebook can offer you. Yes, Facebook. You’ll see what we mean.

We’re an equal opportunity offender (emphasis on “offender”), so let’s start off with a group against both the major parties of ASUC.

* I heard that SA and CS hold satanic orgies fully catered by Rachael Ray: We hear each orgy is prepared and savored in just 30 minutes. Plus, the EVOO doubles as a free-for-all lubrication.

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If Black Friday is anything like the “Halo 3″ release in September, we imagine the caffeinated cheapskates among you will have been clamoring for coupons and free pumpkin pie since last night or at least pre-dawn hours this morning.Still, for those of you about to buy an Internet gadget or if you already own one that you’re fiddling with as you tap your feet to the cashier who price-checks every item that the old lady seven people ahead keeps second-guessing, we are here to entertain. Or, rather, Facebook is.To get you back in the mood for the fall semester’s home stretch, here are some groups we found (between pumpkin pie servings and non-alcoholic hot cocoa) with which you may or may not identify:* The CAL A+ Club, an elusive and exclusive group with unsurprisingly few members.* I Have Failed a Class at the University of California. Surprisingly few members here, but perhaps that has more to do with what people are willing to admit.* I acknowledge the 100 fold difference between .002 dollars and .002 cents. So do we, even if Verizon doesn’t.That said, we’ve got some leftovers to eat and papers to write. And, you know, overprivileged Californians to buy a diet soda for.“Lightening Up” is a Clog special devoted to link-stacking finding Facebook groups of interest. And by interest, we mean anything that seems amusing to us at the time. Since there are millions upon millions of Facebook groups which surely must amuse someone, this special will NEVER DIE.If the thought of school-related Facebook groups is too much to bear, feel free to go back to shopping or supporting Stephen Colbert or celebrity-bashing. It’s not like you’d be caught dead seeking obscurity.


We noticed this week that Facebook has been growing, not only in monetary worth but also its technological girth.And even the Daily Cal had to pipe in on Stephen Colbert’s stint as a candidate for the South Carolinian 2008 Presidential primary and his book. One of his Facebook fan groups, “1,000,000 Strong for Stephen Colbert,” reached over a million members in less than ten days–far surpassing the rate of support for Democratic primary candidate Barack Obama’s group.We are sad to report that Colbert’s popularity even surpasses that of “One Million Strong AGAINST LOBSTERS.” We aren’t sure why, but our hats go off to those fighting the unenviable cause of, uh, keeping lobsters out of the White House?But just to keep you entertained, we found some other “One Million Strong” groups:* One Million Strong for Chuck Norris. The Clog suggests this campaign slogan: He doesn’t sleep. He waits.* He may be dead and fictitious (nevermind gay), but the people want Dumbledore ’08 (One Million Strong for Albus). Or Voldemort.* One Million Strong For Gay Interspecies Marriage. Not really much to say about that one.* But we do care that the gamers out there support this group: One Million Strong for a Third Mortal Kombat.* Hipster-approved: One Million Strong For Smaller Facebook Groups. Delightfully few members for added ironic effect.“Lightening Up” is a Clog special devoted to finding Facebook groups of interest. And by interest, we mean anything that seems amusing to us at the time. Since there are millions upon millions of Facebook groups which surely must amuse someone, this special will NEVER DIE. And if you missed celebrity fare or are seeking something a bit more obscure, go ahead. We have other things to not care about.Truthiness on Facebook [Daily Cal]Comedian-Turned-Politician Blows Hard but Loses Steam [Daily Cal]


We love ZRW and persons of interest as much as the next guy, but their antics aren’t enough to keep us fully procrastinating the studying for or the writing of our midterms. That’s where Facebook comes in.

The Clog long ago decided that an issue wasn’t really important until there was a Facebook group about it. This week, we lighten up to the groups that adamantly appreciate the things in this world that matter so little: Britney, Perez and Anderson Cooper.

All in favor of leaving Britney alone:
* Leave Britney Alone.
* Leave Britney alone because we don’t care anymore.

Chris Crocker, Britney’s YouTube fan freak, has obtained a near-cult following on Facebook:
* Leave Chris Crocker Alone.
* Let him have his emo meltdown, too.

And the one who inspired Chris Crocker’s impassioned plea (and bizarre obsession) for Britney’s well-being:
* Perez Hilton.

For those who prefer the more upstanding celebrity fan groups, meet Anderson Cooper:
* He brings sex appeal to CNN.

“Lightening Up” is a Clog special devoted to finding Facebook groups of interest. And by interest, we mean anything that seems amusing to us at the time. Since there are millions upon millions of Facebook groups which surely must amuse someone, this special will NEVER DIE.

Other Facebook groups you may enjoy, should celebrity fare not be your cup of tea.