"Christ Stain" →
I was reading the You Look Nice Today Topic Index and the author accidentally* referred to Scott Simpson as having been in a “Christain” band instead of a “Christian” band. But as I read it I thought “Wow, what a great slur against those who want to claim that they are Christians but don’t have any interest in the actual teachings of Jesus…” Of course...
When Did ‘Christian’ Become A Synonym For... →
As I lay in bed struggling to wake up I thought: Christian? Christians aren’t some twee boutique demographic. Christians represent the majority. About 78 percent of Americans self-identify as Christian, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. What NPR and Fox and Sony mean when they say “Christian” is “Christian right” or “Christian conservatives,” terms that adherents don’t...
ayyjam asked: Out of curiosity, is there any way to rig your script on soundofthebeeputc to take into account daylight savings? Not a huge issue but I keep thinking it's an hour earlier than it is because sotb has become my new clock. Maybe I should wear a watch but that'd be too easy.
The Parents Television Council says theater owners... →
cleversimon: I fucking love Sean O’Neal: In a statement dripping in irony, were that a thing it could recognize, the Parents Television Council has issued a typically blinkered, hyperbolic call on theater owners to refuse to screen Bully, which it sees as a movie that, “regardless of intentions, sets a precedent that threatens to derail the entire ratings system” — the ratings system being...
Alcoholics Anonymous aka "The Big Book" (4th... →
A.A.’s “Big Book” is available, for free, at http://aa.org/bigbookonline/. The other day I went looking for a Kindle version, and didn’t find one, only older versions. So I compiled the information from that website and turned it into a Multimarkdown file (naturally). From that, I created a single-page HTML version, and tried to use that with Amazon’s Kindle...
Mischief follows in partisan Bible translations →
In 1977, the sort of American Protestants who purchased most Bibles couldn’t be summed up in a single word. But by 1995, they could be: “abortion.” And for anti-abortion American evangelicals, Exodus 21:12-27 was unacceptable. It suggested that striking and killing an unborn fetus was in a separate category from striking and killing a “person.” Strike and kill a free person, you get the...
Deciphering opposition to health care reform →
First, it’s true that the law includes some tax increases, though it’s only part of the law’s financing. Second, Romney’s claims about Medicare cuts simply aren’t true. Third, churches are exempt from preventive-care mandates, and religiously-affiliated institutions won’t have to cover the costs directly. And fourth, Romney’s claim about the CBO is blatantly false. In other...
I can feel my heartbeat in my left eardrum
Is that bad?
Okay. I give.
UPDATE: I’d like to retract all of that and say Use GIF Brewery which is $5 and a lot easier to use. Click through to read what I originally wrote tj: merlin: I have a need. How do you guys make those animated gifs from snippets of video? There are two steps: Get a series of images from a movie file Convert series of images into animated GIF ~ “How do I get the images from a...
Listen to the words that I am saying.
(Dramatic re-creation of an actual conversation I had last week) Her: “People keep telling us that we should have a Facebook page. They said they don’t remember to visit our website [which they have been working on for building for several years], but they’d visit a Facebook page. Does it cost anything to have a Facebook page?” Me: “Time and attention.” ...
Oh my God… I love it… it’s so… big.– The Wife
lindstifa replied to your photo: Happy Sundog ! I know Tracey can’t come in April, but can Noah?!?!?! A) No. B) That’s Sophie, not Noah. C) Again with the No. D) I don’t know I would survive 7 hours in the car with Noah. E) I do know Noah would not survive 7 hours in the car with me. F) No
Words With New iPad Owners
~ Sunday ~ Me: (picks up The Wife’s’s iPad.) Me: (presses home button. No response.) Me: (presses home button again. Still no response.) Me: (presses top button. No response.) Me: “Did you power your iPad off?” Her: “Yeah.” Me: “Why?” Her: “I always shut my laptop off when I’m not using it.” Me: “…” ...
GOP: "Close Your Eyes and Think about England"
John Gruber linking to TalkingPointsMemo: Benjy Sarlin, reporting for TPM on Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s support for a law requiring women to undergo mandatory ultrasounds before terminating a pregnancy: The quote in question came after Corbett was asked at a press conference whether “making [women] watch” an ultrasound went “too far.” “I don’t know how you make...
Words With The Boy
The Wife has been talking a lot about gross medical procedures she learned about in vet tech school. Her: “You make a tent of skin and put the injection in the cat’s… I’ll stop there.” Me: “Thank you.” The Boy: “Vagina?”
UltraViolet: DRM by any other name still stinks →
TL;DR: “UltraViolet” is just another way for big Hollywood movie studios to charge you more to watch content that you’ve already paid for. (Link above goes to Instapaper format, source link goes to original format.)
Translating Posterous' post-acquisition PR speak... →
I wrote a thing and posted it on my other site because posting it on Tumblr would have created an irony vortex which might have destroyed the Internet.
wordishness asked: Tell me: Do you think I'm going to hell?
eoporto asked: Cash Bar is the sad distant completely unlovable cousin of the Open Bar.