June 25th, 2009



  • 12:40 @TarynAria It varies, but I believe the traditional date in England and Sweden was the 24th. #
  • 12:45 RT @jfruh Brits don't like it when Judi Dench cusses: bit.ly/r4A2K #
  • 12:46 @colleenanne No, but I can read upside down! #
  • 12:50 What is it with people appearing on TV being identified solely as bloggers? I've had a blog for almost 9 years, and I'm not on TV! #
  • 14:36 I recommend that all the people who complain about how much assistance the poor and homeless get in our country try being poor themselves. #
  • 15:04 @InBloomers Personally, I'd rather ride a griffin or a Woozy, but to each his own. #
  • 15:04 No, Jesse McCartney, you can't have my beautiful soul! Jesus told me to keep it AWAY from creepy-looking guys like you! #
  • 15:05 @michaelianblack Three, if it's steaming. #
  • 16:19 Some radio preacher was talking about how he called his friends heathens. #
  • 16:20 If God made the world, would His judging the world not essentially be His judging Himself? #
  • 16:20 That's what His therapist said, anyway. #
  • 16:22 @InBloomers Gallon of what? Honey? #
  • 16:43 Pac-Man's social networking www.flickr.com/photos/toonz/3486127324/ #
  • 16:48 Lilith, one of my favorite demons bit.ly/9v8SR #
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Bats in the Belfry

Top ten moments from the mid-sixties Batman movie:

10. Batman, Robin, and the Commissioner figure out what villains are involved through word association.
9. The automatic costume-changing lever (I wonder how that works {g})
8. The Penguin buys a surplus submarine under the name "P.N. Guin."
7. As bethje mentions, she has a coat the same color as the Joker's hair.
6. The Batcave has a device for sorting dust.
5. The Penguin dresses in a costume, but still keeping his cigarette holder in his mouth the whole time. Also, while Batman and Robin see through this costume, they can't see through Catwoman's.
4. The villains have a secret weapon that dehydrates people into colored dust, but they can be restored by simply adding water.
3. When the Penguin accidentally restores some pirate henchmen with heavy water, though, they pop at the slightest impact.
2. Batman tries to dispose of a bomb, only to run into something at every possible opportunity (nuns, a baby carriage, ducklings, etc.).
1. Shark repellent bat-spray

One other thing I notice about Batman is how, even when people are taking the character much more seriously, a lot of the same absurdities still show up (nobody being able to recognize someone in a lame mask, machines that do totally ridiculous things, Batman being able to figure anything out in five seconds, etc.). I guess one thing you can say for the sixties series is that it REALIZED how silly it was. Not that I haven't enjoyed some of the serious takes on Batman, although I'm probably the only American who has yet to see The Dark Knight.

And here's a meme that I got from poisonyoulove:

• • TYPE YOUR NAME INTO www.urbandictionary.com and see what comes up! +then post

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So I'm a ladies' man with huge genitalia who was born from an unplanned pregnancy? I don't think any part of that is true!

Woman, what have I to do with thee?

When bethje and I were listening to a Christian radio station this morning, a preacher [1] was giving a sermon on the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, and trying to make it relevant to his own life. According to him, when he was young and studying in England, girls would ask him to walk to class with them. Then when he'd get to one of their houses, the girl would still be wearing a nightgown, and claim to be depressed. And according to him (this isn't an exact quote, but I think it's pretty close), "If I'd closed the door, it would have been all over." So a girl in a nightgown saying she's depressed is, to this guy's mind, basically saying, "Fuck me"? [2] Anyway, he eventually went on to talk about how gay marriage is wrong, and kids who grow up in same-sex households get messed up (and, as you might have guessed, not bothering to cite any actual evidence).

I've noticed that a lot of these folksy preachers seem to have unbridled contempt for women. Their joking anecdotes will often be about how women are obsessed with shopping, or are cunning temptresses. If it's folksy to be misogynistic and homophobic, you'll pardon me if I don't want to be one of the folks.

[1] I don't think this particular preacher was Greg Laurie, although he had another sermon on the same station. I remember seeing signs for Greg Laurie, and thinking of HUGH Laurie. The fact that House's first name is Gregory didn't help matters in that respect.
[2] Come on, British chicks aren't interested in folksy American preachers! They all want footballers.