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Stan # 40: Church Bulletin Bloopers November 2000

Mavis sent me this interesting quotation from Gaius Petronus, a Senator driven to suicide by Nero:

"We tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation"

So, no change there then!

Research (sorry I do not have the source, but it was reported in The Sunday Times, London, England) has found that incompetent people are unaware of how useless they really are. Four tests found that the most clueless regarded themselves as funnier, more intelligent and talented than their results showed. When questioned about their low scores, they thought they had scored better than average. Many adults were ignorant of their incompetence because nobody told them, the research said. Let us enlighten these folk who blight our lives.

A survey of 500 women found that a third believed a man should not be arrested if he slapped his wife’s face during a row and locked her in the bedroom, the British Psychological Society’s women’s conference in Dundee (Scotland) was told.

Church Bulletin Bloopers:

  1. The Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

  2. Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

  3. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning.

  4. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

  5. The pastor will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing, 'Break Forth Into Joy.'

  6. A songfest was hell at the Methodist church Wednesday.

  7. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.

  8. The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The Congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

  9. Thursday night Potluck Supper. Prayer and medication to follow.

  10. The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Adams.

  11. Tuesday at 4 PM there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk will please come early.

  12. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

  13. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.

  14. Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

  15. Mrs. Johnson will be entering the hospital this week for testes.

  16. Please join us as we show our support for Amy and Alan who are preparing for the girth of their first child.

  17. The Lutheran Men's group will meet at 6 PM. Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread and dessert will be served for a nominal feel.

  18. The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours."

  19. Our next song is 'Angels We Have Heard Get High.'

  20. Don't let worry kill you, let the church help.

  21. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

  22. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.

  23. The service will close with 'Little Drops of Water'. One of the ladies will start quietly and the rest of the congregation will join in.

  24. Eight new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

  25. The senior choir invites any member of the congregation who enjoys sinning to join the choir.

Finally, I have been overwhelmed by the material which has come across my desk regarding the US Presidential Election. As I write, the farce continues. My advice would be to flip a coin as it doesn’t matter which evil of the two lessers wins. The US should take advice from places like North Korea and Cuba where they never have close elections.

Check in again at my desk soon!

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