Daily Archives: July 15, 2011
“The Undefeated,” was having some special launches of the movie in select cities today. Unfortunately, this was either a little too secretive or no one really cared because the premier was seen by very few people at all. Almost no one showed up for this event, although the theater was quite overwhelmed by ‘Harry Potter’ fans.
Conor Friedersdorf, associate editor at The Atlantic stated that he “sat there alone for 20 minutes, at which point an usher stuck his head in the door, gave [him] a quizzical smile, and said, ‘How come you’re not watching Harry Potter?’”
While I’m sure this is an amazing film *not* I’m not too shocked that it premiered to an empty audience. Sadly, Bachmann is the new Palin and nobody really cares about her anymore.
Image Credit: Reuters
Apparently Marcus Bachmann has some explaining to do, when it comes to where he got his degrees, what degrees he actually has, and well, the list is too long to bother you with. After reading the full article on Qweerty that commented on Mr Bachmann’s ex-gay treatment sessions, I thought this was a great quote to share:
“homosexuality is not a mental illness that needs “curing.” The American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 and The American Psychological Association Council of Representatives followed suit in 1975. Those who have issues with their homosexual feelings usually have underlying self-image issues such as negative thinking, self-defeating behaviors, paranoia, obssessive-compulsion, delusions of psychosis. Hearing constant anti-gay messages in our culture can saddle a gay person with lots of neurosis and the object of therapy is to help resolve those neurosis, not to alter a person’s sexual orientation.”
“The proposal by Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), Paul Cook (R–Yucaipa) and Cathleen Galgiani (D-Tracy) would make it a felony for a parent or guardian to fail to report the death of a child to authorities within two hours. It also would create a felony for failing to report a missing child under the age of 12 within 48 hours of the child’s disappearance.”
Since the death of Caylee Anthony, many people have been in an outrage due to her mother, Casey Anthony’s murder acquittal. The mother, although not convicted of murder or manslaughter, did not report her 2-year old daughter missing for a month! A big majority finds it odd that a mother we be so careless as to not report her child missing. She should hold some sort of responsibility for the actions we ARE positive she was involved in, but unfortunately it’s too late for that.
Is this law a good solution to the problem? I wrote a previous blog about the downfalls to Caylee’s Law, but what do you think? I’m honestly unsure of how I feel, but one must take themselves outside of this specific case and look at the broader picture.
Held at Poland’s Roman Catholic Jasna Gora monastery, home to the venerated Black Madonna icon, this year’s congress “examines the current fashion for vampirism in Europe and the world-over, schizophrenia and other mental disorders as well as the devil’s deceit during exorcism,” according to the monastery’s radio station.
Also attending are “priests and lay people who work with exorcists or who are themselves practitioners in cases which do not involve possession but rather other forms of harassment by evil spirits,” Polish exorcist, Father Andrzej Grefkowicz was quoted as saying.
Hailing from India, world-renowned exorcist Father Rufus Pereira as well as chief exorcist of the Archdiocese of Vienna Larry Hogan are among the participants, the radio reported. The unusual meeting is held once every two years.
The Jasna Gora monastery’s venerated Black Madonna icon is believed by many Poles to work miracles.
Legend has it that it was painted by the apostle Saint Luke on a table top from the home of the Holy Family, according to the Jasna Gora website. Records suggest the icon arrived in Poland during the 14th century.
With around 90 percent of the population declaring themselves Roman Catholic, Poland remains one of Europe’s most devout countries.”
Source: Yahoo News
Hackers got in the spirit for the last movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
“Casey Putsch is one helluva Batman fan. Last week, we reminisced about 14 iconic Batmobiles, but Putsch’s turbine-powered Batmobile easily takes the cake as one of the best superhero car mods we’ve ever seen. Tossing in an iPad as its avionics and GPS systems is just icing and a cherry on top.
Based off of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman Batmobile, Putsch packed in a real turbine jet engine from an old U.S. Navy drone helicopter that burns jet fuel, kerosene or diesel. Street-legal, the 20-foot long and 7.5-foot wide, 2,800 pound, two-seater Batmobile is said to be capable of 365 horsepower, or about the same as a Dodge Viper.
The original Burtonmobile had a CD player (high-tech, at the the time), but in keeping up with the times, Putsch made sure to upgrade it to what appears to be an iPad with 3G.
Bruce Wayne would be proud to drive Putsch’s Batmobile! The only thing we’re not liking is how loud that engine appears, but that’s just us looking for balls to bust. Putsch stuffed a drone helicopter engine in a car; who else has one like his?
Be sure to watch the video of Putsch’s turbine-powered Batmobile on YouTube here.”
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