Martin Luther King, Jr., Geologist

Although other bloggers are using the excuse of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day to assert that this nationalist saint is a patron of their pet causes, whatever they be, I speak with assurance when I say that I have found an aspect of the man’s character hitherto unrealized by the axe-grinding punditry: Martin Luther King, Jr. believed geology holds the key to progress. To prove it, I quote:

Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.

See? Rocks! And quicksand! This is totally going on my next grant proposal.


  1. Lab Lemming wrote:

    Yay! Racial harmony through dewatering and lithification.

    Trivia time: What senior black US government figure of the last decade majored in Geology in college?

  2. gengar wrote:

    Plus, with his rocks=good, sediments=bad imagery, he refuses to kowtow to those nasty geographers.

    Lemming – I googled my first guess and was proven correct, impressive until I realised I could only think of two possibles…

  3. yami wrote:

    Heh, I guessed and googled just like Gengar – but not before I tried to figure out whether or not “Zombie blackface Herbert Hoover!” was a funny answer.

  4. skookumchick wrote:


  5. Andrew Ironwood wrote:

    Zombie blackface Herbert Hoover!

    Thank Eris I was not partaking of a nice cold Coca-Cola beverage when I read that…

  6. Lab Lemming wrote:

    Fine, smartypantses. What did Clarence Thomas major in?

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