Thursday, February 28, 2013

quote for the day

"But yeah, the songs. And for me, that is what seeing live music is always about; the songs. stories and rhymes and shouting into the darkness. Some musicians have made pop songs, but even the most glossy pop song is nothing more than avoiding the realities of fear and death and some songs sometimes talk about that; some songs talk about love and art and sex and how that allows us to face down the void. Some songs just say “fuck off”. Either way, you know?"

from the blog Empire of the Senseless

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

quote for the day

"ok ice cubes are fucking badass i mean they float around in their own blood"


sic. by the way.


Monday, February 25, 2013

quote for the day

"In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.

The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, written by a US resident, and posted on the Internet.

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination .. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan."

James M. Kauffman,
Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
University of Virginia

Just so that I'd have this on hand. I even tagged it. And I must confess that I, too, would love to own a Canadian (so polite).

Saturday, February 23, 2013

saturday matinee

I thought I'd posted this before, but I couldnt find it, so I'm (maybe re)posting it, because it makes me laugh. I think it's the glee in her face that does it for me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

quote for the day

"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."

— Denis Diderot.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

quote for the day

Richard Vernon: You think about this: when you get old, these kids - when *I* get old - they're going to be running the country.
Carl: Yeah.
Richard Vernon: Now this is the thought that wakes me up in the middle of the night. That when I get older, these kids are going to take care of me.
Carl: I wouldn't count on it.

From the Breakfast Club
So, I used this a few years ago, and now I find myself wondering, do Republicans believe that the next generation will leave them to rot, and so are hoarding as much cash as they can and burning the fields so the enemy will not profit? If so, it's kind of a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Monday, February 11, 2013

quote for the day

"Raccoons are just cats that have acquired thumbs and become drunk with power."



comic for a snowy day

Well, it's not snowing here, but it's snowing (snowed) up north, so here's a comic that I probably wont get to use otherwise this year, since it's been generally sunny and spring-like here.

And if that makes you jealous, I'll remind you that it hits 90 degrees in late April and stays up there for almost the entire time until late October.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

quote for the day

"how come there isn’t like an “adulthood” class that teaches you how to operate a washing machine and pay taxes and make phone calls without crying"


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Saturday, February 02, 2013