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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Flat Earthers, ahoy!

Someone PLEASE tell me that the whole flat-earth thing is an Onion-type gag.


The morning after the show aired in the UK, and you are blathering about key plot points?!
"Who" fandom...I'm done.

Thoughtless, selfish louts.


Noel and I discussed Needful Things to watch this Christmas (that means AFTER Thanksgiving, BTW).
It's a Wonderful Life
Scrooge (the '70s musical)
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
A Claymation Christmas

What are must-sees in your opinion?


In other news...I want a SPECTRE wedding band.


A reminder:
Passive Aggressive is not found in the list of the fruit of the Spirit.
Lesson learned: You cannot write reasonably in the face of polemic.



OK. Everyone who is accusing those of us with...concerns...over the importing of "refugees", most of whom are military-age men, not mothers wi' wee bairns, it's time to put up.
How many are you going to invite into your home? How many will you foster with your family?
When you do that, then I'll take your accusations of hypocrisy, and of not caring for my fellow man a little more seriously.


Let me try it this way. It doesn't matter what group of needy we talk about..."refugees", homeless, veterans. You who would be the Arbiters of Charity and Goodwill, lead the way.


All righty, then.
I have been thinking. It's OK. It's all good. Bring 'em in. Bring 'em ALL in. If everything goes ginger- peachy, well, I'll repent in dust and ashes and say "Boy! I sure had THAT one wrong.".
But if we become targets, and the beginning of the Caliphate West rears its head, well then, I will surely expect the same courtesies from you.
I believe in charity, and aid, and Helping the Other Guy. I also believe in looking out for my own people, my own nation.
I'm done.Bring on the next flail-fest.


It doesn't matter if you are an ardent religious person, or an unbeliever, a conservative, or a progressive...
If you have to make up stories or events to support your "side", then you a liar, and the truth is not in you, nor in your issue du jour.

All right people, just STOP slinging Matthew 25 around at people who are leery of bringing refugees of whatever stripe into the continental US. Jesus was teaching of the individual's responsibility to his neighbor (and Jesus was talking "neighbor", as in Year One...someone who lives close at hand; someone with whom you have to do.) He was not establishing National Public Policy, because, as He proclaims, "My Kingdom is not of this world.".
So stop casting Jesus as a Republican or Democrat, or suggesting that Jesus would Feel the Bern. The transformation He provides is first and foremost individual, personal. Through many individual redemptions, the society can ultimately be transformed, being filled with the redeemed.
Submit to His Lordship, or shut up. Outside of His Lordship, one has no part in His Kingdom, or the Gospel.


Here is a picture I set up (directed?) at the Classic Movie Monstercon years ago.
Rather proud of this, really....



Michael W said...

"What are must-sees in your opinion?"

Some overlap here, which means I also watch "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol".
1. The Richard Williams animated "A Christmas Carol" from 1971.
2. Any halfway decent Yule Log broadcast with classic Christmas songs.
3. Bob Dylan's video of "Must Be Santa".
4. Rankin-Bass' "The Year Without a Santa Claus".

Also two listenables:

1. Eartha Kitt singing "Santa Baby".
2. Any decent rendition of "Mary, Did You Know?" (anyone who can listen to that song without crying isn't human).

Doom said...

Oh, as for "must see", I think you have to be ill enough, and alone, to understand that there is no such thing. I am grateful for what little bits and pieces for the season, of a classical sense, I am able to procure or attend. I no long have cable, and my various browsers, perhaps because they are set up to exclude advertisement rape, aren't able to get Amazon prime or Netflix to work anymore. I do with what is easily available. Having a family pushes one to do more, I suspect.

As to the flat-earthers? I think that has a lot to do with the rejection of "science" as it stands today. As it is being applied, science is not only wrong, it is becoming just another evil. For instance, the senate is voting on, or just passed, a law requiring the V.A. to force immunizations, regardless of... anything... on veterans. We were used as guinea pigs in the service, now they are doing that once we are out. And, while I agree the earth is not flat, I'm not completely opposed to the oppositional notions involved. My grandfather, to my laughter when young, was not completely sold on the moon landing. As time has passed I am less amused and more skeptical of the same thing. The bastards are liars, cheats, thieves, and worse. I think it is time to begin sticking it to science, taming it, caging it, limiting it, before it murders us all. This flat-world notion is just a black eye, a punch in the nose, a drawing back of the lines.

The Aardvark said...

Christmas OTR has become a Thing for me.

Rankin-Bass' "Life and Adventures of Santa Claus", the Animagic retelling of L. Frank Baum's utter divorcing of "St. Nicholas" from Christian hagiography.

I think that "Burzee" must be a suburb of Oz.

Yule Log video. I LIKE it!

"Santa Baby". Eartha Kitt. Whoof!
Happy Christmas to you and yours, Michael!

Doom! YouTube has heaps of stuff available.
Internet Archive has loads of radio dramas.

"We're gonna explode a BIG bomb. over yonder. You just stand here and watch. Have some sunglasses...."

I hate to say it, but I completely understand the "We didn't go to the Moon" thing. A Kubrick-filmed coverup would have been cheaper, and the allotted budget for Apollo would cover a heap of black-budget stuff.

Happy Christmas to you all!

Michael W said...

(An Additional Consideration)


1. Lethal Weapon.
2. Die Hard.
3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
4. The Thin Man.