The age of Idiocracy is already here and the Daily Mail is the world’s number one online newspaper. —
The Value of Content by Andy Beaumont — I. M. H. O. — Medium
Maker of Tab Closed; Didn’t Read lets loose on what he calls the second world pop-up war.
That’s an excellent question Siri. Also, when did I have a daughter, because I don’t remember that at all.
This is also what I sometimes say to the god of bills and the god of getting up off the couch.
Also to the god of doing work and the god of getting out of bed on time.
Today was declared Dragon Tuesday by the historic @mountain_goats tweet.
I really love this cartoon Robbie and Bobby made about the only religious holiday that’s celebrated in every country in the world, Dragon Tuesday. I met up with a Bone Drakon in an underground necropolis yesterday that is just how deep I run on your average Dragon Tuesday
Ad-hoc voice over booth achievement unlocked.
The old house where the college put my studio looks extra creepy in the fog.
line inside a fractal inside a fractal inside a fractal inside a draw() loop
THIS IS FUCKING ME UP
dude when does this video end
The “B” in “Benoit B. Mandelbrot” stands for “Benoit B. Mandelbrot.”
Dammit, someone stole the only fractal joke I know.
My thoughts turn to those that are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centered mindset bent on profit at any cost. —
Pope Francis I, from his twitter feed (via yellowcakeuranium)
I haven’t seen any backlash “but he still sucks!” posts about this Pope. Is he suddenly in support of women’s medical freedom?
He sure seems to be authentically Jesus-like…
Been thinking about this, especially re the other post about Francis going around my dash.
In one way, Francis is simply reiterating the position that the Catholic Church has always had about the duty society has to care for every one of its members. His writing and speaking on economics are no different than those of Benedict, nor of John Paul II.
In another way, by turning his focus toward social justice and away from topics like marriage equality, abortion rights, and contraception, he is signalling a sharp break from Benedict and John Paul II. His comments soon after his election to the papacy that suggested his personal opinion about homosexuality—as opposed to the church’s official teaching—and the fact he said in his first major interview that the church had to move away from hammering on the above mention points, made it seem like he would be in favor of a huge reformation of the church’s teaching on sex, sexuality, and marriage. He may well be.
His personal focus and pastoral teaching on equality and justice are commendable, as is his rejection of the trappings of office. They make him seem like a pope who has read and absorbed the gospels.
But don’t forget that while his papacy is still new, he has said nothing at all about the clerical sexual abuse scandal. His predecessors sat by and allowed thousands of priests to abuse tens or even hundreds of thousands of children.
We know nothing of his plans to address the lasting and inexcusable harm the church did. We also don’t know what his plans are on changing the doctrine of celibacy, nor on the ordination of women.
Francis is, I have absolutely no doubt, a wonderful man who is genuinely concerned about the well-being of all people. But he is also the head of an enormous, small-c conservative church that is faced with an enormous number of problems. It would be an enormous stain on his legacy if he simply shifted the focus of the church toward social justice without doing anything to address those doctrinal and practical problems.