September 23rd, 2005

Beech leaves

Reducing the reduced Bible

I recently posted to point out the new 100-minute Bible that should be hitting UK bookshops soon, and to whinge about the slight bias it appears to be taking (apparently Jesus is the main charcter of the Bible, including the Old Testament). As far as I can tell it was written by a Brit, though his excessive use of "majored" is suspicious. eye_of_a_cat's response was:

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Drawing, Scribbles, Creative, Musing

Somber News

(I realize this isn't really technically in the community's charter, but I figured in this one case, it should be posted anyway.)

For those who haven't already heard from many other places, metaquotes moderator _redpanda_ -- also (and perhaps better) known as kielle -- passed away the evening of September 22 after a struggle with colon cancer.

I personally didn't really know her particularly well, even though we had a number of friends in common and so bumped into each other online on occasion. But as this community was one of her many projects, it seems only appropriate that her passing be noted here.

Those who knew her better, rather than commenting on this post (where I would get the mails), I suggest going to comment on the final open entry in the kielle journal so that her husband is the one who sees those remembrances of her.
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It could just be nepotism...

But my sister femaelstrom27's description of the game she's playing in gym class has been cracking me up for at least a whole day now.

For some reason, my gaggle of friends and I all signed up for a sport called "broomball" in gym. There are no words to describe it. Just...picture: soccer and field hockey had a baby. Only the baby was retarded. Poor baby.
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    Cat Power - "Fool"

Kate Moss, hurricanes, wars and cocaine

Says albadore after reading about Kate Moss losing modeling accounts because of her cocaine addiction
(link to article) :
"Moss Goes From Supermodel to Pariah"? Thats pretty crazy. Why are people suddenly shocked by this? Hell, if cocaine use is suddenly verboten for supermodels, we are going to be hit with a crisis. Hurricanes and wars will be forgotten as the advertising and fashion industries are thrown into an epic tizzy. Traffic will be brought to a standstill as roads become choked with models all heading to rehab clinics simultaneously.
STFU., class-war

"That's just going to lead to more Andrew Lloyd Webber productions. And really, who wants that?"

As you've probably seen elsewhere on your friends page, former cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (as I like to call him) is issuing a hardline directive banning gays from the priesthood. It's a bit like banning gays from musical theatre, isn't it?

The move is seen as part of Ratzinger's efforts to clean up my church's image in light of the paedophile scandal. Which is a bit like invading a secular country because religious fundamentalists knocked down your skyscrapers. Evidently Ratzi believes that gay priests are harbouring weapons of ass destruction.
- wheeler gets so narked by this leap of illogic that he resorts to puns here.
Off the fucking chain

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As said by my friend mcsnapdragon:

Anyway, Green Day Wednesday night. Loud. A friend at work asked me if it was political. I don't really consider multiple cries of 'bush sucks' to be political so much as obnoxious.

(Entry in its entirety here.)

Part of why I found this amusing because I think that, "[insert political issue/person here] sucks!" is to political opinion what When Animals Attack LXXXVII is to thought-provoking television.
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Kiss me

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isilrandir has this to say over in customers_suck, regarding kids and death metal music:

What is with you guys and your stupid shitty death metal? You do realize that a bunch of D&D geeks wailing on their poor helpless instruments and shrieking like Cookie Monster with a painful hernia does not make good music, right?

The entry can be found here

Kind of full circle, no?

Edit: For those of you who still don't know, kielle (aka: _redpanda_) passed away last night. She was the founder of this community. That's the reason for this post, sorry if it was unclear.

Looking through the archives, I found metaquotes first post ever. It seemed fitting to re-quote it, given the circumstances. If this is inappropiate, I'll delete it.

Originally posted by metaquotes:

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Kicking off the community here...I think we should try to stick to three or less quotes per post in future, but seeing as this is the very first post I get to break the rules. HEEHEEHEE! Anyhow, onward...

I think the same stories get told and retold because there is an endless appetite for them. Some stories will always fill a need. There will always be a demand. And certain basic plots have a kind of resonance, which is why we're constantly revisiting them.
That said, eight seasons of "Full House" was really seven seasons too many.
-- taraljc

Ken bought me a NEW canner the other day, it's about 400 times bigger than the old one, can pressure-cook a whole mule intact, I'm thinking. It's...friggin' huge. Takes four days to come up to boiling speed, but once it gets there, STAND BACK! IT'S BEANS FOR EVERY MAN WOMAN AND CHILD ON THE PLANET!
-- cocoajava

finnystix: Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the number of bacteria in your ear by 700 times. And my friends ask me why I refuse to let them wear my headphones.
mordecai: ...that's not good because I wore my headphones yesterday for about sixteen hours straight. *takes off headphones and finds ears attached to them* SHIT.

I feel kinda like Psylocke, except that I'm not as tall, not as British, not as Japanese, not as mutated, not as dead and I'm three-dimensional. So I guess I don't feel like Psylocke at all.
-- dandelion

Completely alone for an entire week. By the time I get home, I will love myself or be talking to my hand cleverly disguised to look like the leader of my home planet.
-- tangletoy

And because no quote listing is complete without one from Ann:

I found a roll of Regal Crown Tangerine Sours. Judging from the price sticker, I think it's from an O'Hare newsstand. I haven't been through O'Hare since...1999? The candy is good, if a bit sticky. Maybe it's from Minneapolis or St. Louis.
::suddenly dies of food poisoning::
That's fair.
-- annlarimer

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The newly (but appropriately) renamed beehay has a message for the makers of a certain annoyingly-advertised brand of gum:

Dear Dentyne!Ice commercial:

It's time someone busted you on your "nothing's colder than ice" slogan. There are, in fact, some things which are indeed colder than ice. The solid internal core of a comet, for example, can reach nearly one hundred degrees below zero. Also, I'm chewing your Fire brand right now, and there's really just no comparison.

Love Beehay