I smell trouble brewing
First off let me say I think Pope Francis is pretty great. He’s the first thing that’s given me hope for the Catholic Church in years.
That said… the image that popped into my head when I read this was of him trying to baptize Thor. Because I am a nerd.
"I DID NOT REALIZE HUMANS HAD DISCOVERED THE SCIENCE TO MODIFY WINE AND BREAD ON A MOLECULAR LEVEL."
"Thor that’s…..not what transubstantiation is…."
"IS THE DEVICE WITHIN THE CHALICE ITSELF? SHOW ME."
[later, during mass]
Priest: The Lord be with you.
[hinges fly off doors as Thor roars “AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT”]
Girls don’t want boys, girls want high-speed internet and dragons
A pair of D-cup breasts weighs between 15 and 23 pounds—the equivalent of carrying around two small turkeys.
This also depends on the band size, BUT STILL.
“Miss Dearheart gave him a very brief look, and shook her head. There was movement under the table, a small fleshy kind of noise and the drunk suddenly bent forward, colour draining from his face. Probably only he and Moist heard Miss Dearheart purr: ‘What is sticking in your foot is a Mitzy “Pretty Lucretia” four-inch heel, the most dangerous footwear in the world. Considered as pounds per square inch, it’s like being trodden on by a very pointy elephant. Now, I know what you’re thinking: you’re thinking, “Could she press it all the way through to the floor?” And, you know, I’m not sure about that myself. The sole of your boot might give me a bit of trouble, but nothing else will. But that’s not the worrying part. The worrying part is that I was forced practically at knifepoint to take ballet lessons as a child, which means I can kick like a mule; you are sitting in front of me; and I have another shoe . Good, I can see you have worked that out. I’m going to withdraw the heel now.’
There was a small ‘pop’ from under the table. With great care the man stood up, turned and, without a backward glance, lurched unsteadily away.
‘Can I bother you?’ said Moist. Miss Dearheart nodded, and he sat down, with his legs crossed. ‘He was only a drunk,’ he ventured.
‘Yes, men say that sort of thing,’ said Miss Dearheart.”"
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (via elucreh)
At least 10 tribes adopt laws to recognize same-sex mariage
At least 10 tribes have adopted laws to recognize same-sex marriage, The Advocate reports.
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon was the first to go public with its equality marriage ordinance. Now tribes in Connecticut, Washington, Michigan, California, Oklahoma and Minnesota a part of a movement that has swept across dozens of states and the federal government.
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
I’m very pleased to hear this, because I quite enjoyed the song until I heard that word and then felt very uncomfortable. But we all make mistakes through ignorance and he has had exactly the right response to being informed.
Best of Mark Ruffalo at San Diego Comic Con 2014
I suddenly understand why I started identifying with Banner/Hulk after I saw markruffalo play him.
"As for the fate of Hope Pym’s mother, Janet Van Dyne — aka the original the Wasp — actor Michael Douglas revealed that she is indeed in the movie but dies in some sort of accident."
lol bye (via vivacosima)
NOpe, fuck this shit. So done with Ant Man.