GORDON: The GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL of today’s topic is to discuss sports, ladies and gentlemen- which I thought appropriate, considering the devastating defeat of Brazil at the hands of Germany.
KAT: Yeah, it was a real blitzkrieg.
Are you a sports guy Gordon?
GORDON: Classy, Kat. Bring up the darkest and most shameful elements of German history on this, their proudest day.
But to answer the question, no, not at all. I’ve always been an adherent of the belief that if you’re not playing it, it’s probably not all that interesting.
KAT: My apologies to all my fellow Germans out there.
And yes, I think you are really on to something there. The only sport I’ve enjoyed watching at all is soccer and that’s just because I’ve played it (terribly, but I did play) so I understand (most of) the rules.
So, did you actually watch any of the games in the World Cup?
GORDON: None whatsoever.
I did follow it a little bit, but only to gauge the reactions of average Americans to the comparative success of the team. This has probably been the most invested the American public has been in the sport.
Or anything, really.
Posted in Africa, America, bizarreness, Canada, Culture War Correspondence, games, sports
Tagged car, Costa Rica, Dallas Cowboys, fan, football, frisbee, Ghana, golf, loyalty, monty python, Nigeria, philosopher, quidditch, rugby, sketch, soccer, sports, team, Tiger Woods, top gear, ultimate, World Cup
The Exorcist came out in 1973, and while pretty tame by today’s standards, was nonetheless an iconic film which arguably gave birth to the entire “exorcist-film” genre.
Of course, by “genre”, I mean a number of studios have been trying to make the exact same ****ing movie every single year and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.
We’re just now in July and we’ve already had a few out churned out, though what got me on the subject have been the non-stop ads for Deliver Us From Evil, the latest cash-grab which look like a soulless mash-up of both the exorcist and zombie apocalypse flicks.
Yeah. Possession that somehow spreads a la zombie-logic. Let’s go ahead and start right there.
Posted in bizarreness, film, religion, writing
Tagged 1973, aramaic, catholic, cliche, crab walk, deliver us from evil, demon, devil, exorcism, faith, film, GIF, horror movies, issue, jewish, Judaism, Latin, Mental illness, plot, protestant, psychology, religion, roman catholic, show, sin, skeptic, skepticism, the exorcist, the possession, the rite, theology, Trope, TV, vatican
Last night Adventure Time storyboard revisionist Emily Partridge went to twitter to identify Skyler Page, creator of the Cartoon Network series Clarence, as the person who had sexually assaulted her, an incident she revealed earlier via the same method.
Cartoon Brew covered all of this about as thoroughly as it could be, so I’m not going to hash out for all of you exactly what went down. They compile tweets from not only Partridge, but also others in the industry such as Regular Show storyboard artist Ryan Pequin and Steven Universe writer and board artist Lamar Abrams. Again, it would be great if you could read it.
This isn’t going to be a post on mental health, which is a factor that can’t be ignored in this incident, and which reading through the article above would help explain. The reason I’m coming to the internet and adding my drop to what’s already becoming an overflowing bucket is because of how I initially heard about it, as well as follow-up commentary along the exact same lines. Continue reading
Posted in cartoons, crime, morality, sex
Tagged @cartoonfuntime, animation, animator, artist, Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing, blacklisting, Cartoon Network, Clarence, Emily Partridge, Geneva Hodgson, safe, safety, Sexual Assault, silence, Twitter, victim
Yours truly has not had many good things to say about organized religion, yet today we celebrate just that. Or more specifically, the Presbyterians, who voted on June 20th to divest its holdings in three companies (Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions) associated with supplying Israel.
In fact, the Presbyterian Church has gone so far as to
1. Call upon all nations to prohibit the import of products made by enterprises in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
2. Call for the boycott of all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian Territories, including AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories Beauty Products, and all date products of Hadiklaim, The Israel Date Growers Co-Operative Ltd, often marked by the brand names: King Solomon Dates and Jordan River (not Israeli products from Israel).
3. Direct the Stated Clerk to communicate this action to all other PC (USA) councils and entities and invite and strongly encourage those groups and organizations to endorse this boycott until significant progress toward Palestinian rights and independence can be reported to the General Assembly or the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (note: formerly General Assembly Mission Council.)
4. Direct the Stated Clerk to inform our ecumenical partners of this action, both nationally and globally, and call upon them to join in the boycott of these companies.
-Presbyterian Mission Agency
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Tagged Apocalypse, ban, BDS, Caterpillar, Christian ZIonism, church, Disinvestment, Dispensationalism, Divest, Fame Day, Gaza, Hewlett-Packard, israel, Israeli settlements, Mission, Motorola Solutions, palestine, Palestinian Territories, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, the Presbyterian Church, vote, West Bank, zionism
GORDON: Friends, Romans, countrymen, this post is being written by the rocket’s red glare. Or whatever they have in Canada- not usually a nation I associate with explosives.
EVAN: Funnily enough, it’s my turn to do the intro.
GORDON: Your intros are bad, and you should feel bad.
EVAN: I mean, you’re not wrong. [ . . . ] Is this part of the thing?
GORDON: Yes. The audience will find this little bit amusing and endearing.
EVAN: It’s actually funny that you mention my country and explosives given that it sounds like a literal war zone outside. Happy Canada Day, everyone. What better time to discuss the topic of patriotism?
GORDON: With the rapid approach of July 4th, no better time at all. Though perhaps you could enlighten our readers south of the wall as to what exactly Canada Day is…
EVAN: It’s . . . Canadian Independence Day. That’s pretty much it. An opportunity for those close to the border to catch some lovely fireworks three days early. I’ve never celebrated the 4th down south, but I can only assume they more or less work roughly the same way.
GORDON: If you mean hamburgers and standing around in a mosquito ridden park for four hours waiting for a deeply underwhelming fireworks display, then yes.
EVAN: That’s it. That’s exactly it. Continue reading
Posted in America, Canada, Culture War Correspondence
Tagged 4th of July, America, Canada, Canada Day, celebration, flags, GIF, human-rights, jingoism, patriotic, patriotism, pride, TCK