Memed– I’m On An Internet!
~ SOCIAL MEDIA LIKE FaceBook and Youtube and all the other interconnected (hence social) new-media is powerful. Harnessed to all the creativity out there, you get entertainment, fun, quick responds and a whole world of fun… and real marketability, market-attention and popularity in the culture. Ask anyone under 30– especially teens and university students.
It’s So Intense!
Two recent examples? ‘Double Rainbow’ by Yosemite Bear.. which got turned into a super-popular song, now available on iTunes. The guy involved is now being interviewed here and there, and is famous for his 15 minutes. Why? His response to the rainbows is so happy, so pure, so childlike, I think it touched something in cynical hearts to hear someone literally weeping over beauty in nature.
The other one is a catchy “Smell Like a Man, Man” commercial series by Old Spice (it was a SuperBowl commercial), featuring actor Isaiah Mustafa as ‘the perfect man’. He’s now gone viral.. so come spoofs, cartoons, and even new mini-commercials by him for people via YouTube.
Aside from being handsome, Old Spice Guy is manly, doesn’t want to smell like a girl, and is alive– it’s a bit subversive, and is taking a potshot at neutered girly-men in shorts and sandals; it’s also a piece of old-fashioned wooing; and unapologetically masculine and kick-ass– ungay and unfeminist and unapologetic.
And there’s a buncha Sequels.
Equally, the music world is being shaped and reshaped by social media– singer & earworm generator Ke$ha has her song Tik Tok now spoofed, mocked, and redone in a dozen ways… even by dancing Israeli soldiers in Hebron. There’s no such thing as bad advertising, right?
Although not as irritating to the powers that be as blogs and fact-checking and all that, this stuff also circumvents the usual Hollywood/ Madison Avenue feedback circle, and is a truly democratic reflection of things people enjoy. This is less about being told what you want or like, and an open-ended system of communication between millions of people, and countless content providers.. including advertising, but also musicians in their livingrooms, teens on their cell-phones, and amateur entertainers of all sorts.
Thus, the “meme” is born– a concept that spreads swiftly via the Internet. This is become the age of memes. Until the internet dies, this is a happening worth watching, enjoying, and pondering– and it’s shaping and reshaping our world and especially the minds of the young. ~
Scots Wha Hae!
~ STUPID STUFF THAT Binks wishes for? Lotsa stuff. Other people have the world peace and warm puppies wishes covered, so bear with me.
(1) A Remake of Braveheart, with.. oh, I dunno.. facts, real costumes, actual history, properly depicted battles, and the real 13th-14th century Scotland and England depicted. Much ink has been spilt on this already, but the real story is so much bigger and better than Mel Gibson and his screenwriters could envision. He got the ball rolling– and for that he deserves the endless thanks for Scots and people who love history and freedom everywhere.
Since we’ve already had a midget serve as William Wallace the first time (Mel is 5’7″), how’s about a 6’3″ guy who can act, fight, and command an army? Since Mel depicted Wallace and co. (heck, all of Scotland) as kilted highland hillbillies, how’s about a little Scots medieval high culture and lowland life (like Wallace knew it as the son of a petty knight)? You know, monasteries & castles & cathedrals & colleges and all the rest? That plus real geography, buildings, armor, the many & varied clans, authentic battles and all that good stuff?
Surely if Peter Jackson and his lot could reproduce in dazzling detail every last aspect of an imaginary world and imaginary peoples in imaginary events, then modern Hollywood can do the same with actual history about which a very great deal is known and recorded, and much else likely.
Perhaps Scotch novellist Nigel Tranter’s book The Wallace should serve as the basis for a screenplay? You could do much worse.
Eddie The Hammer
What of English King Edward I, Longshanks? Let’s depict the massacre of Berwick, where the auld bastard slaughtered upwards of 15000 defenceless inhabitants of the city and left them to rot in the streets. Then he forced the nobles and bishops and leaders of Scotland to gather at Berwick– walking through the carnage, there to sign a humiliating submission to Edward as liege Lord, and ruler of Scotland. That’s just for a start.
There’s just no need for historical films to be witless or hopelessly botched– proper edutainment should allow for smart, punchy and accurate fillums.
Above all the point of the film should not be mere spectacle, but to remind the viewer of Wallace’s own motto, the principle for which the Scots fought– ‘Dico tibi verum, libertas optimum rerum, nunquam servili sub nexu, vivito fili‘, which translates to ‘I tell you the truth, the best of all things is freedom: never my son, to live under the bonds of slavery’. ~
A Binks Rant
~ LOVE HER OR hate her, Camille Paglia is a fearless woman. In her famous book Sexual Personae, she remarked:
“If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.” – SP, p38
Thank you, Camille.
Thinking down the ages, men have worked long and often thankless hours to support families; invented new and better ways to get things done; and spent a lot of time organizing and creating safer and better places to live.
In response to the drudgery of ‘women’s work’, men invented the ice-box and refrigerator and freezer; the vacuum-cleaner; electricity in the home; modern plumbing and central heating; mechanical washers and dryers; dish-washers; air-conditioners; tubs & showers; stoves & ovens and microwaves, modern obstetrics– all, in part, to help women save time and effort in home-making, giving birth, and all the rest.
And what do we get in response for these endlessly heroic and world-changing efforts? A tie on Father’s Day, ruthless mockery of masculinity and fatherhood in the media, the rise of angry whiny feminism, and the New York Times wondering if men are really necessary anymore. More Paglia:
“Whuffle [whine+wheeze+snuff+sniffle]: The annoying, scratchy sound made by weepy feminists as they lament the sufferings of women and, houndlike, sniff out evidence of male oppression in literature, art, and the media….”
That is– “OK, now that we’re not in grass huts anymore, spending most of our waking hours gathering roots, washing clothes on the rocks, cooking over fires, using the toilet under a tree, looking after babies and children and dying in childbirth an awful lot– we’d like to take the time and safety and health and leisure which men have won for us to complain about them, make fun of them, and generally be thankless and unpleasant.” Spiffy.
Then ya get the feminized male hippies whuffling about all the evils of eating meat and not living in grass huts eating soy-products, zipping about in their smug Smart cars and Priuses heading to the health-food store for the latest herbal tea.. it gets a bit much.
This is a rant, so it’s not about the qualificatory nuances, exceptions, or finer points. I’m just sayin’, is all. ~
The Ugly Facts Of The Matter
~ TEH BINKS GOT A comment the other day from a Muslim reader who told me I got my facts wrong on the whole Muhammed/Aisha thing– because she was actually 19 when they got married. Silly infidel me.
So I did a little research (online, of course) and came across a whole series of hadiths (Muslim sacred tradition, read alongside the Koran as history, example, explication and such) which seem to indicate that the critics of Muhammed & child marriage have their facts right. Most of them say she was betrothed/ married at 6 years old, and taken to bed by the aging prophet at 9 years of age.
Go read the exchange, and feel free to comment here or there. ~
The Slow Death Of Britain
“There is anger that the West Midlands Police have obstructed all the negotiations to set up this demonstration, have caged the EDL attendees like animals, have stood by while they were attacked by Muslims, and joined in on the beatings. This is the police force who investigated the film crew from Channel 4 who made “Undercover Mosque”.
~ Blazing Catfur ~
~ ITEM: The EDL was Set up ….by the State UPDATE: New VIDEO
~ ITEM: More Eyewitness Accounts of Police-Sanctioned Attacks on the EDL in Dudley
~ ITEM: A speech which could not be delivered in Dudley because Guramit Singh; if neither Labour nor the Coalition actually hear the anger of the British (non) working class there is the very real danger that the EDL will gain division after division
~ ITEM: There’s a riot goin on… East Dudley UK
~ ITEM: English Defence League
~ POST-WAR BRITISH political culture has grown increasingly insane, neo-Marxist, totalitarian, and politically correct. That culture has also separated itself from rural Brits and most of the working and lower middle classes. Add to that social engineering, bureaucratization, pandering to Muslims, plus deliberate reckless hate of Britishness and ordinary Britain– and you get ferment.
Whether the English Defence League is a Tea Party or a mix of disgruntled folks, yobs, crypto-fascists, and whatever else, it is also part of the great ignored masses of English folk seeking to fight back and speak out against all the follies of their ruling classes over the last 50 years and more.
Now with the Dudley Incident, where British police have violently turned on ordinary demonstration by British people; and to add insult to injury, stood by doing nothing when Muslims violently attacked members of the EDL, it ramps up the pressure.
This is in continuity with the infamous London cops running away from Muslim protesters, captured on video last year.
The British police are enslaved by an insane multicult madness of endless contradictions and impossible expectations of identity politics versus the law. So now, the once-noble and venerable Bobby has become a hand-puppet to neo-Marxist insanity, and compromised by hiring “My Minority First” cops.. the law and justice and British decency and the lives of British people be damned.
This is not mere race-war, or some racist Brit-KKK (though the Leftard chattering classes can’t imagine it as anything else): it’s all about the Jihad eating away at the innards of the British state and tradition. Britain and her democracy and the rule of Law is dying, and violence & sharia loom in the near future.
If the Conservatives were to listen to the ordinary folks and not the chattering classes and Westminster insiders, they could not only take hold of the best elements of ordinary England, but also help fight back against militant Islam.
7/7 was the starting gun: now the contest is in full swing, and the prize is England, minus democracy, freedom, or Christianity. ~
Jesus Cracked Corn? I Just Don’t Care!
“Maybe it was the music: much strumming of guitars; one “contemporary” song sliding, like warm pudding, into another song of similar consistency…. Pain! Oh, the pain of listening to adolescent self-pity and self-importance in song! It would have been bearable if the congregation, caught up in the fervor of the music, had been carried along in its mighty sound, but very few people in the congregation were actually singing.”
~ Thomas Day ~
~ ITEM: The “ineffible weirdness” of deformed liturgy
~ RANT THE SECOND: Since when did Saint Pete Seeger become the patron of church music? And why are we listening to the same folky bilgewater 50 years later?
Never liked Pete’s stuff, even when I was a kid. Liked him even less when I found out what he did with Lion Sleeps Tonight, and less than that (if possible) when I learnt he was a communist, and a cheerful brainwasher of youth for the cause via his radicalizing and super-simplistic musical noises and ‘songs’. Sorry, guys.
So last Sunday I’m in the pews, and suddenly some sincere but unseen guitar-strummer sincerely nasals up and Seegerishly honks away a number of tunes over the over-loud PA system (turn down the bass, pleeeese?). You see, the previous few weeks the ‘ministers of music’ (she warbly, he honky) had been on vacation, and so the actual congregation had to sing– and not badly, indeed.
Now… They’re Back. The Geetar-peoples. Oh dear.
Now, most parishes can manage a choir– but this tends to exclude the Geetar-peoples. Most parishes can whip up a little motet or briefer bit of the 1900+ years of existing Church music for voice, voice & instruments, or organ accompaniment. Heck, you can mix it all up in wondeous ways with hymns, folky-songs, motets, some Latin, maybe a children’s choir, soloists… and you can even toss in a bagpipe recital or two.
But not for the devotees of Blessed Pete Seeger and the great raft of mediocre Christian muzak pumped out from the 60s onwards. It shall be honky and/ or warbly. Smarmy and repetitious. Girly and/ or touchy-feely. Theologically and scripturally iffy. Smiley-nice, but in an arm-twisty force-it-down-your-throat sorta way. Over and over and over and over again and world without end, amen? Till the last Boomer is pushing up the daisies?
Gack. Folk music and happy-clappy banality is fine at church-camp, or for a youth service– but a constant diet of sugar rots your teeth, and such weak musical fare rots your soul.
Get thee behind me, Pet Seeger! Begone!
This is no note of despair, for there are lotsa churches in most denominations with a wider and more healthy musical capacity and interest, and many young people are rediscovering the joys of Latin, polyphony, Gregorian chant, and all the full diet of tuneful goodness out there in sacred and secular music.
Attracting people to church might involve less dumbed-down musical pablum of a recent era ~
Binks Tried To Warn Them!
~ ITEM: Coyotes Now at Home in Eastern U.S.
~ A WHILE BACK Teh Binks wrote about coyotes as a growing threat in eastern Canada. It gets worse.
Turns out we’re not dealing with yer ordinary Wile E. Coyote here from the American West. The August 2010 issue of the National Geographic they report the theory that the 25%+ larger Eastern Coyote may be part wolf, part coyote, and much larger than their wimpy Western cousins.
Giant evil mutant lupine coyote creatures.
We’re doomed ~
Race To The Bottom
~ ITEM: When did the NAACP join the Klan?
~ A U.S. RECENT STUDY (if accurate) is very depressing for the future of American race relations. A reported 97% of American blacks voted for Obama.. even now, after the disaster that is POTUS Obama, that number is still 90%+.
Remember: Obama is 1/2 Caucasian, part arab, and maybe 1/4 black. That more than 90 out of every 100 blacks still support FAILBama seems to be on a racial basis; or perhaps because of that and the opportunistic entitlement/ bad whitey/ dirty politics & ACORNism.
In any case, that would make it clear that this is not a time of healing of past divisions and the calming of racial issue in the soul of America– “Obama do or die” is not a healthsome sign of the American heart, or her future. I’ve written in the past of the devil’s deal which the racist Democrats made with the black part of the electorate in the Great Society/ Welfare scam of the 60s onwards.
Back In The Day
A majority of Blacks used to vote Republican for at least reasons, I think– that they knew the Dems were racists & pro-slavery in the Civil War; more blacks were– or aspired to– the Middle class, which tended to vote GOP (as Martin Luther King did); and a majority of blacks had not yet bought into the perpetual welfare scheme for votes and the social collapse and familial disintegration that follows on nanny-state goodies as sure as votes follow dollars. Free-for-all predominantly black abortion skyrocked after that.
That a partially black man would buy into such a scheme– well, it’s the worst sort of exploitation: but then again, the Arab part of him is very used to exploiting blacks, as Muslims have done since the time of Muhammed.
Feel free to correct, disagree, or mock in the comments. ~
Teh Mildly Amusing Binks Links
~ 50 THINGS A MAN Should Be Able To Do …. (firstthings)
~ HOT NEW VIDEO: Internet nerds have a fee-vah and the only prescription is the new “Tron Legacy” trailer …. (hotair.com)
~ VIA AMERICAN DIGEST— “Unhappy Hipsters: My Current Most-Favored Drive-By” …. (americandigest.org)
~ SAITH TEH EZ— To hell with the long-form census …. (ezralevant.com)
~ THE EZRA On Conrad Black …. (ezralevant.com)
~ EZRA COMMENTS: Mel Gibson …. (ezralevant.com)
~ WS ON THE CENSUS: Ezra Levant “So long, long form” …. (shotgun)
~ SOCKPUPPET.COM— Chris Selley Slams Levant over Khadr …. (lawiscool)
~ DAILY BAYONET HAS YER Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, July 22, 2010 …. (dailybayonet)
~ DAVID ARCHIBALD— “Why the world is cooling and why carbon dioxide won’t make a detectable difference.” …. (sda)
~ YER Y2KYOTO: Comes Complete With Manual …. (sda)
~ CUZ MONEY CAN’T Buy Green Love …. (dailybayonet)
~ WHITHER IMPENDING CATASTROPHE? Senate Democrats abandon comprehensive climate bill …. (SDA)
~ THE EXAMINER has a good article about problems with central tenet of the global warming cult, greenhouse theory …. (dailybayonet)
~ REFUSING to Report the Truth on Global Warming …. (canadafreepress)
~ GLOBAL WARMIST HYSTERIA: Kill Millions of Australian Feral Animals to Save the Planet! …. (secondhandsmoke)
Banned in the West Bank!
Boney M : Rivers of Babylon
It’s Just Too Ewwy Jewwy!
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Father Z is hilarious; Boney M song banned from West Bank; How the Pope spends his summer holiday; From Pajamas Media about those youths rioting in Grenoble; I didn’t know this; Richard Sipes writes on “Beneath the child abuse scandal”; A great essay on America’s ruling class; God really does give beauty for ashes; I love it when Father Z puts lots of red on his blog; Appeal Court upholds CHRC Commission; The intrepid Brian Lilley writes about anti-white racism; Thank you, Cardinal Ouellet; Remember the infamous “JournoList”; Barbara Kay gives rave reviews to Octave of All Souls; Threats to the Holy Father from England; The Mel Gibson controversy …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ TEH MIGHTY Shaidle continues the insane blog-a-thon …. (fivefeetoffury)
- Sequel to ‘Scoop’? British journalist’s expose of Palin, Tea Parties sounds made up
- Leftoid ‘Rosetta Sentence’ discovered at last!
- ‘Islam is silent on the subject of cheesy gold jewelry…’
- Failed states to blame for their own misery
- Talk Radio Watch: weekly recap for July 19-23
- Red injuns say: sorry for heap big mistake!
- The other trouble with newspapers
- ‘I owe a special debt to four black men, and one gun’
- ‘Limbaugh dismissed the story, saying he was bored by it.’
- You mean ‘crying Uncle TOM,’ don’t you, Zombie? Hmmmm??
- ”At the height of slavery, in 1860, less than 5% of whites in the South owned slaves’
- Americans doing the jobs Canadians won’t do?
- Another ‘shocking expose’ of foreign aid waste & reverse colonialism that, like the scams it exposes, will change absolutely nothing! Hurray!
- ‘KKK buys land next to Martin Luther King Center!’
- Cuz they’ve already got the drive-by shootings
- ‘…for the first time in our lifetimes, outside the South, white racial consciousness has visibly begun to rise’
- MarketMeTweet + Ping.fm = more blog traffic
- Virtual Capitalism 101: social and anti-social media (guest post by Saul Rothbart)
- Death wish redux: Rush Limbaugh responds to JournoList hate speech
- America SOOOOO wishing they’d picked their own damn cotton
- ‘Obama the race healer just another heel’
- ‘Math is hard,’ says Liberal Barbie
- ‘My God, what have I done…?’
- What is it with Muslims and shopping?
- Dear U.S. conservatives: bragging about how stupid you are is not attractive
- Dear gays: this is why people don’t like you. You’re welcome.
- An ‘appalling, mammoth clusterfark’
- U.S. Muslim who threatened ‘South Park’ creators under arrest
- ‘How black is black enough to be mayor?’
- Oh, great. A new ****ing word glamorizing mental illness
- But remember: minorities can’t be racists, and liberals can’t be ‘haters’
- Andrew Breitbart ****ed up. Period.
- New video celebrates my 10th Blog-versary!
- A census taker once tried to test me…
- ‘Close Encounters’ and the sexual revolution
- ‘Rev. Wright is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life’
- Obama advisor tied to Ground Zero mosque imam
- Canada: White woman denied government job because of skin color
- Nice change from all those ‘mailman KILLS a bunch of people’ stories
- Are we paying for this, or is it the Saudis?
- Julie Burchill: cheeseburgers and the class struggle
- There, I fixed it
- All my Twitter articles will now be posted at a NEW blog: Twitter Power Tool
- Good thing this kid ISN’T albino
- Wow, this sounds so familiar…
- ‘5 Guns for Your Nightstand, and an Honourable Mention’
- So let’s declare ‘moving van free’ zones
- Note that Christopher Hitchen’s essay about Mel Gibson’s appalling behavior…
- A census taker once tried to test me…
- More on the ‘horror’ of Gazans forced to endure life in air conditioned shopping mall!
- ‘A piece that’s so important, we could do three hours on it’
- Guess the date of ‘Muslim Family Day’ at Six Flags Chicago. Aw, come on…
- Refudiate the left! Get your Sarah Palin ‘Refudiate’ merchandise now
- Susan Sarandon’s ex-boyfriend bemoans life as a ‘slave’
- Celebrating my 10th blogversary! (now with Instalanch!)
- ‘Race balanced elections?’
- Muslim invents new method of beheading
- Abused Muslim girl gets Muslim case worker!
- Canadian police annoyed by whole ‘separation of powers’ thingme…
- ‘Liberal politics is now – over there as much as here – a form of social snobbery’
- Dear Muslims: this is why people don’t like you
- From ‘Work Will Make You Free’ to ‘Fully Air Conditioned’
- ‘6 Acts of Propaganda that Backfired Hilariously’
- ‘What we say when we talk about Mel Gibson’
- Is TCM showing the restored ‘King Kong’ (1933) tonight at 10PM
- ‘Fred Thompson’s 10 Funniest Tweets’
- ‘The Tinker Bell Syndrome: can being small in stature drive ambition?’
~ CANADA— The Census: Government Information Theft …. (godscopybook)
~ ANCHORESS— “Happy Catholic is run by a woman who seems to breathe in books and art and who has has a remarkable capacity for zeroing in on one sentence and bringing it to the fore, for the benefit of many” …. (firstthings)
~ BLARING CATSUP— The revenge of Conrad Black; Conservative effort to end racist “Affirmative Action” program; Killer mom’s probation-sentence appealed; Curious cases of human rights: Blizzard; When in Germany; IslamoCrap … er Rap; JournoList Wall Of Shame; Bostom: Understanding the Islam in Muslim Jew Hatred; The Horror! Children of Gaza Used As Slaves By Zionists!; Cops beat on disabled woman; In the next episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie; “Our love is more than a bourgeois construct…”; Gay Zombies vs. Mohammed! …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE COMING CRUSADE— Ralph Peters on African Christians vs Muslims …. (ghostofaflea)
~ NEWFANGLED SHACKLES— “Democratic tyranny, evolving on the sly as a slow and subtle corruption leading to total State control, is thus the third and by no means rarest road to the most modern form of slavery.” …. (nsightscoop)
~ PROG TOP SECRETS— JournoList Equals Liberal Fascism; JoList and the Politics of Smart; JoList, Media Conspiracies, and “Japanese Tentacle Porn”; JoList: A Conspiracy, or Just a Clown Show?; JournoListas even clam up in unison …. (spectator, instapundit)
~ PAGING SVEND Robinson for that apology– Not that same-sex ‘marriage’ will scramble family structure or anything… “Are three parents sometimes better than two? B.C.’s radical idea” …. (ruthblog.org)
~ CNN HOST CALLS FOR Crackdown on Cowardly ‘Anonymous Bloggers’ …. (Wz)
~ FRESH GOODNESS— The Lynch List, 23-Jul-2010 …. (missnixon)
~ THOUSANDS RALLY TO SUPPORT Catholic Prof Suspended for Explaining Church Teaching on Homosexuality …. (socon.ca)
~ ST. ANGILBERTISM— Given this, I’m not terribly surprised by this; Letting a mosque be built near where the Twin Towers fell; Dear Lucy who lives in London; Racism is racism, isn’t it?; You might be a liberal; There. Is. A. Reason. The. Legacy. Media. Is. Dying; Michael Ignatieff could actually be more lame; What else would they be born with ? …. (angilbertpress)
~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON— Pity the Postmodern Cultural Elite …. (pajamasmedia.com)
~ GAGDAD BOB— “About a week ago I read the most obnoxious editorial by that little leftist twerp Peter Beinart, who, like all leftists, imagines that it is some kind of coincidence that the greatest nation on earth also happens to be the only Judeo-Christian one” …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ WOULD YOU LIKE SOME Left-Wing Rage with that Compound Ignorance? …. (dailybayonet)
~ GHOST OF A FLEA— When the fleet is reduced to nothingness, you shall be overthrown and fall; To the Left, in politics as in their personal lives, failure is a strategy; The Most Dangerous Countries in the World; The third day comes a frost, a killing frost; Violent agreement; British is the New Un-British, Islam is the New British …. (ghostofaflea.com)
~ IF OPPOSING the European Union makes one an extremist, count me in …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ WEBSITE DOWN! “Did Rupert Murdoch Kill Beliefnet?” They went all Oprah: too full of self-help columns and vague spirituality and such fog …. (getreligion.org)
~ BEWARE the Next Goldstone– Don’t legitimize the UN Human Rights Council …. (spectator.org)
~ SCARY MILCH— the mullahs hope to put a man in space by 2019; NORK Kim’s Jihad; Vanity Fair Cheerleads for Ground Zero Mosque; It’s Like Buttah; Pining for the Now Defunct ‘Filthy Jewish Terrorists’?; Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue; Loony Tunes; Post Modern ‘Suffering’ in Gaza; This is of Interest to Canadian Jews? Really?; A Preview of Coming Queries?; Here’s a portion of Barbara Hall’s “message” to us, the little people, in the OHRC’s annual report …. (scaramouchee.blog)
~ ATTENTION PARENTS: alarm bells are ringing for your children, By Alphonse de Valk: Calling all parents: defend your children against homosexual education programs; also “More and more abnormal behaviours claim the status of human rights” …. (catholicinsight)
~ WHERE WE ARE— If enough women don’t have children now, there wouldn’t be much of a future generation to worry about their past, and our present …. (godscopybook)
~ A FEW LISTS Every Catholic Should be Familiar With …. (freerepublic)
~ THE PROPOGANDIST— Lies You May Have Heard About The Rape Case In Israel; Help Save Iranian Mother Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Sign The Petition; The Progress of Women is the Progress of Afghanistan; A Bad Day In The Worker’s Paradise; Burma. It Can’t Wait (Much Longer); Islamophobia? Racism? Nope. We Just Don’t Like Getting Killed; They Bring A Knife? We Bring A Gun. They Chop Off Heads? Well …. (propagandistmag)
~ THE ALIEN Among Us: A Conservative Christian Perspective …. (insightscoop)
~ WORD FROM ROME— Pope reflects on education crisis …. (catholicinsight)
~ THE HORROR! “James MacMillan admits he voted Tory; Scottish hack recoils as if he’d denied the Holocaust. This is why Scotland is stuffed” …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ A CORNUCOPIA from First Things– Thirty Three Things …. (firstthings)
~ THAT THEY MAY BE ONE— “the orthodox believers of all denominations have more in common with each other than with the more “progressive” members of their own traditions” …. (ruthblog.org)
~ HOW’S ABOUT Time for a Tech Sabbath? Americans are finding that a day of rest is still a good idea …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ HEAD OF STATSCAN Resigns!; NS Scott comments: “Like most libertarian commentators, Publius has it wrong. Munir Sheikh did not resign because Tony Clement made the long form voluntary. Clement issued that directive almost a month ago, and Sheikh made it known that he was prepared to live with that. He resigned because Clement said Statistics Canada told Clement that making the long form voluntary was an unproblematic policy option. In claiming that, Clement made Sheikh appear incompetent. That is what prompted his resignation.” …. (godscopybook)
~ WHAT COMES NEXT— Consequences of Euthanasia Appeasement: UK Disabled Man Seeks Court Order Allowing Wife to Murder Him …. (secondhandsmoke)
~ WINNING ARGUMENTS— The ‘Homosexual’ Way (When The Facts Are Against Them) …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ LEST WE FORGET— Chronicling the Holocaust from Inside the Ghetto of Warsaw …. (spiegel.de)
~ KILL KILL KILL— Washington Revisits Quashing of Pharmacy Conscience Rights …. (firstthings)
~ GLENN BECK and the Future of Punditry …. (firstthings)
~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— There’s something wrong with Italy; The Terrence Higgins Trust Guy says gay men are dumb; EU foreign service runs into a snag; Let all the poison that lurks in the mud hatch out; Started a new drawing in art class; Interesting choice of words; The Muddled Religion still seems to have a problem; Ineffective marketing; Oh yeah? Tolerate this! …. (anglocath.blog)
~ WALKERISM— Because I can; Fresh Saul Rothbart: Virtual Capitalism 101; Thoughts on drugs; The bureaucratization of liberty – part four; I feel so proud; Here’s the latest at Defend Geert Wilders; The Politics of Reputation; Speaking of the G20 …. (walkers)
~ MOOOOOO! The Stigma of Housewifery …. (ruthblog.org)
~ THE “SUPREMACY of God” Protects Canada From Totalitarianism …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ WINTRY KNIGGIT— Video explaining how higher taxes affect families; Friday night funny: Porcupine thinks it’s a puppy!; Senior Democrat Charles Rangel charged with ethics violations; Obama spent 23 million taxpayer dollars to promote abortion in Kenya; Nature attacks NIH director Francis Collins for believing in God; Freedom of Information Act request processing delayed by Democrats …. (winteryknight)
~ THOUGHTS ON The Comprehensive Claim of Marxism, by Peter Kreeft …. (ignatiusinsight)
~ SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, UK— “The Stupidity of Centralized Health Care Control Has Bureaucrats Accusing Child Cancer Patient of Obesity” …. (firstthings)
~ JAY CURRIE— Conservative effort to end racist “Affirmative Action” program; Red Injuns Admit To Heap Big Wrong; Jason Kenney Says “White Bitch” Possibly Discriminated Against; Nazi Hippies Declare Vegetable Stand Judenrein!; White Bitch denied government job; First and Last Word on Long Form Census …. (jaycurrie)
~ COLLEGE— “Thanks to a society that no longer believes in healthy boundaries nor explains why they are important, students on college campuses are learning to be experts in infidelity; they are studying how to lie and cheat with their bodies and affections.” …. (ruthblog.org)
~ RING A ROUND A ROSY— Saturday Lecture Series: Yersinia Pestis and the Human Immune Response …. (theblogmocracy)
~ XANTHIPPA— “Nobody has the right to force you to tip. You may not like the practice, but chances are, you still do tip ‘good service’. This same principle also ought to apply to taxes!”; Ontario’s illegal ‘eco-tax’ scrapped and ‘under review’ …. (xanthippa)
~ BY REJECTING human exceptionalism, modern bioethics threatens to destroy human equality and expose the defenseless to killing and exploitation …. (firstthings)
~ ANCHORESS— “Actually, you know, that’s one of the things that has amazed me about the JournoList: where did these people find the time to sit around gassing away in long strings of emails?” …. (firstthings)
~ WHAT THE WEST Isn’t Hearing About: To understand the big stories of the last year in Iran, we need better access to the little stories …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ MIND YOUR BUSINESS! UIUC official: Dr. Kenneth Howell hasn’t been fired… he’s just not allowed to teach for the time being …. (insightscoop)
~ THE WHO-SAY-WHAT-NOW? Jedi Census Project. Jedi bigots.. what about the Smurfs, for the love of God? …. (rjjago)
~ STINKING RETARDS— Wrongful Life Lawsuit in OZ …. (firstthings)
~ IF THE CBC Covered “Pride” Like They Do The Stampede …. (SDA)
~ NEFARIOUS: Merchant of Souls …. (prowomanprolife)
~ CANADA QUOTAS— A woman was denied government job because of race …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ HOSPITALS DELIBERATELY Malnourishing Seniors in Scotland.. Saith Binks: Gosh, it used to take an invading army of the sassenach English to cause mass-starvation.. now some Scots are cheerfully murdering their own– it’s a real time-saver, you know …. (firstthings)
~ CONRAD BLACK: Justice (finally) prevails …. (rogerkimball)
~ HOLLYWOOD WARS— Barbara Nicolosi Harrington vs. Generation Narcissus …. (markshea.blog)
~ THEODORE Dalrymple: Notes on the World Cup …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ LEE SMITH— Mainstreaming Hate: How media companies are using the Internet to make anti-Semitism respectable …. (instapundit)
~ THE HERITAGE OF WESTERN CIV— Chinese scholar: “The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the transition to democratic politics.” …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ LUMPGRUMPFRUMP— Equality cannot come from inequality; What’s hidden, what’s revealed; “Low-wattage/high-bandwidth self-radicalization“; Blinded by their hatred of Israel, its people and its supporters; Muslims warned against “dangerous” cross and devil logos on soccer jerseys; Adel Mohamed Arnaout: possible dangerous offender status; Policing the internet; For most people, emergencies are just an unreal TV show or something cool to post on YouTube; “Ottawa Tamil group loses charitable status“; “Pride Toronto cuts three positions, loses $250,000 — all thanks to anti-Israeli bigots” …. (LUGRUFRU)
~ PUBLIC UNIVERSITY FUN— “Augusta State Univ. to Counseling Student Keeton: Change Beliefs or Get Out” …. (lifesitenews)
~ AFTER RECEIVING close to 300 G20 complaints – and counting – Ontario’s newly minted police watchdog is stepping into the policing-inquiry fray …. (shotgun)
~ SAVING US FROM THE CHRC— Sad that a US Organization has to protect us from our own “institutions” …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ CANUCKI POLL: 51% “Concerned With Accuracy” Of Voluntary Census …. (SDA)
~ BINKS PREDICTION— Glenn Beck Tells Audience He Might Be Going Blind– Leftists will say utterly horrible, inhuman and dehumanizing things about this. ITYS!!! We have a winner.. “MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Mocks Glenn Beck for Going Blind, “I’m Sorry He Won’t See The Country He’s Trying to Destroy” …. (michellemalkin, Wz)
~ CATHOLIC PROF SUSPENDED for giving Church teaching on homosexuality …. (pblosser.blog)
~ SOCIETY TO BLAME— One in Seven Men in London “Gay Scene” Infected with HIV/AIDS . Society to blame …. (lifesitenews)
~ REMARKABLE VIDEO: Police Idle as Homosexualists Terrorize Small Children at U.S. Pro-Family Rally …. (lifesitenews)
~ “WE WILL TELLYOU WHAT the word diversity really means,” says elite U.S. blue-state private colleges …. (proteinwisdom)
~ RIGHT GIRL— New Podcast Up!; Mohammad had epilepsy, too; Punch and Judy has been deemed offensive; Maybe they should have told her to take aspirin; Religious stupidity: Two stories; Law of unintended consequences: Eco-drunk edition …. (girlontheright.com)
~ UNFABULOUS Gay Marriage Fascists on the March! “We brought children. They brought rocks” …. (markshea.blog)
~ SUING BLOGGERS: This seems like a poor business plan to me. On the other hand, if your real goal is to silence the blogosphere …. (instapundit)
~ FAIL-HEART & FEEBLE KNEES— There Hollywood Goes Again: Captain America Won’t be ‘Flag-Waver’ …. (newsbusters)
~ BELLING THE CAT at Turtle Bay, by Baron Bodissey– Everyone knows that the UN is a sinkhole of corruption …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— ‘The only place where refugees drive Mercedes'; A social revolution — or a superior sound-bite?; Cognitive dissonance on Middle East groundhog day; The brilliant military strategy of definite conditionality; Oh dear; it really is turning into a comedy act …. (spectator)
~ DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! — America’s technocratic oligarchy: the greatest threat to U.S. democracy …. (pundita.blog)
~ OTTAWA— Liberal MP claims that Liberals “hate” Conservatives …. (rjjago)
~ OBAMA HARDBALL— Shirley Sherrod Affair: American post-racial prez plays race card to save his butt …. (pundita.blog)
~ FORMERLY SLIGHTLY FAMOUS Cyndi Lauper: George Bush a “Criminal,” Evangelism is “Bullsh*t” …. (newsbusters)
~ IOWAHAWK— Profs Who Exposed Fraud in College Cheating Study Scandal Now Accused of Plagiarism …. (iowahawk)
POTUS: Golfer & Vacationer In Chief
~ THE OIL HAS STOPPED For the Moment …. (weeklystandard)
~ COORDINATION: Obama JournoList Operative Invited Other JournoListas to White House …. (instapundit)
~ LEFTIST HANDPUPPET St. Desmond-of-the-Six-Figure-Honorarium is disappointed in Barack Obama …. (mcj.com)
~ A HATEFUL ‘PASTOR’— Remember the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright? It’s been a few years since the White House campaign, so let’s review …. (getreligion.org)
~ O-MERICA, Where “.. a newly arisen self-appointed enlightened elite use bread and circuses to rent the mass necessary to crush the middle classes, all distinctly un-American”; plus “Mene, Mene, Tekel u-Pharsin” …. (richardfernandez)
~ HOW WEAK IS OBAMA? “Sherrod may be the only official ever dismissed because of the *fear* that Fox host Glenn Beck might go after her.” …. (instapundit)
~ THE MIGHTY RBO— The Sherrod Mess: Something Reeks at the Department of Agriculture; Glenn Beck Show, Week of July 19-23, 2010; Mossad chief secretly visited Saudi Arabia. Arab countries working with Israel on Iranian nuke threat; Dumbo and the Polls; Klein: Obama pal slams WND for eligibility reporting; Explaining the JListers ‘Leftist Radicalism’; Abercrombie’s denial raises more questions …. (therealbarackobama)
~ VENEZUELA’S Hugo Chavez steals American oil rigs off his coast …. (proudtobecanadian)
~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON— America has largely moved beyond race. Tragically, our president has not …. (nationalreview)
~ ALL YOUR Information Are Belong To Us …. (mitchieville)
~ SOFTLY, SNEAKILY— Obama Team Hinders Military Voters. Saith Binks: Shades of Dems in 2000, 2004, 2008.. plus add the zombie-vote, the vote-stuffing, the multiple-votes per voter, the Black Panthers, ACORN fraud …. (spectator.org)
~ SO WHY IS SHIRLEY SHEROD Talking So Much? Plus, Something Reeks at the Department of Agriculture: “How did Shirley Sherrod know that a video clip from her speech was going to surface? Who squealed? And why did she lie to MMFA, saying that she found out about the clip when she was told it was posted at BigGovernment.com?” …. (realbarackobama)
~ RACISM AT WORK— “Decisions on which car dealerships to close as part of the auto industry bailout — closures the Obama administration forced on General Motors and Chrysler — were based in part on race and gender, according to a report by Troubled Asset Relief Program Special Inspector General Neal M. Barofsky.” …. (instapundit)
~ RADICALIZED US government pushing for pro-abortion constitution in Kenya– there’s enough of us, thanks, but too many of you darkies …. (socon.ca)
~ MORE SHERROD-NAACP STORM— “I think she’s owed apologies from pretty much everyone, including my good friend Andrew Breitbart”; plus “The Lynching of Shirley Sherrod: The human price of indiscriminate politics“; Protein Wisdom: a few quick thoughts on Sherrod, Breitbart, Ackerman, and race …. (anchoress, slate, proteinwisdom)
~ STILL BRINGIN’ THE COMMIE-LOVE: Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones Tells Fellow Lefties to Stop Bashing Obama …. (Wz)
~ JOURNALISM REVIEW Upset at The Washington Post for Covering Black Panther Story; Bernie Goldberg on Schieffer’s Ignorance of Black Panther Case: Media Elites Are Living in Their Own Dying World …. (newsbusters.org)
~ WHILE OBAMA SLEPT— North Korea Threatens to set off a Nuke in Response to U.S. Naval Exercise …. (Wz)
~ THE FIRST SIX MONTHS of the Obama administration’s moratorium on oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico will trigger a loss of more than 8,000 jobs, nearly $500 million in wages, and over $2.1 billion in economic activity in the Gulf region alone …. (sda)
~ PALIN LASHES OUT at Media for Recently Revealed & PROVEN Coordinated Attacks On Her During 2008 Election …. (gatewaypundit)
~ THE KIMBALL— “Calling their bluff,” an excursus in which I pay homage to the President’s rhetorical legerdemain …. (pajamasmedia)
~ AMERICA’S RULING CLASS – and The Perils of Revolution …. (spectator.org)
~ DEAR LIB MEDIA, Now That You’re Following Conservative Blogs Please Report on This Kook Pushing Porn In Our Grade Schools …. (gatewaypundit)
~ TRANSLATING OBAMA— “This year, I spent $1.4 trillion more than I took in. I said it was to ‘stimulate’ the economy. But you know and I know that the only thing it stimulated was the government payroll and Paul Krugman’s rhetorical incontinence. Ergo, Possums, you are going to have to pay. And pay. And pay.” …. (rogerkimball)
~ DEM AUTO BAILOUT Added to Unemployment, Audit Says …. (newsbusters.org)
~ TICK TICK TICK— “Six Months to Go Until The Largest Tax Hikes in History – They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on January 1, 2011″ …. (atr.org)
~ BEN STEIN— The End of Wishful Thinking: A special Recession Diary edition …. (spectator.org)
~ WHEN DEMOCRACY FADES— People Have no Right to Vote on Gay ‘Marriage’ Rules D.C. Appeals Court …. (socon.ca)
~ AMERICA— Top Ten Racist Incidents of the Week …. (pajamasmedia.com)
~ OBAMA: demagoguing the geese he needs …. (proteinwisdom)
~ BLOGMOCRACY ON The Progressive Propaganda Media …. (theblogmocracy.com)
~ THE SOCIALIST SOLUTION to the American deficit = In summary: Take more money from people who actually earned it to give to people who didn’t …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ CHARLES Krauthammer: The lame duck danger …. (nationalpost)
~ WHEN REALPOLITIK becomes Russian Roulette: U.S. aid financing yet another dodgy Pakistan nuke deal …. (pundita.blog)
~ SPECTATOR REPORTS ON Obama’s Latest Monstrosity …. (spectator.org)
~ U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT— A Case for Inspector Clouseau …. (strictlyright.com)
~ DEALERGATE, social justice & the Obama job-killing machine …. (michellemalkin)
~ CONSTANT FAIL? O’s team has the least private sector experience of any administration in over a century …. (strictlyright.com)
~ SACRED COW SLAUGHTER-FEST— A Democrat Blasphemes …. (theblogmocracy.com)
~ SURVEYING the Wreckage: What can we learn from the top books on the financial crisis? …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ THE DERB OF NAT-REVIEW commenting on the Obama administration’s policy of killing off unpaid summer internships …. (proteinwisdom.com)
~ HILLARY IN PAKISTAN— I believe the operative term is “quisling”; also He ain’t heavy, he’s my genocidal, hallucinatory, two-faced ‘ally’ …. (pundita.blog)
~ OBAMA’S SCARY ADVISOR: U.S. ‘ideal place for renewal of Islam’ Religion aide closely linked to imam seeking to build Ground Zero mosque …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ LIBERAL MEDIA wants Rush dead: Shocking …. (strictlyright.com)
~ MO’ IOWAHAWK— I’ll Take a Cashier’s Check, Mr. Breitbart …. (iowahawk)
~ HILLBUZZ– BREAKING: Ku Klux Klan buys land adjacent to Martin Luther King center in Atlanta; plans to build Robert Byrd Memorial “cultural and educational center” there …. (hillbuzz.org)
~ PEOPLE’S CUBE— Obama: Al Qaeda Racists Give Radicals a Bad Name …. (peoplescube.com)
~ LOCAL FAMILY Homeless After Tornado Destroys White House …. (theonion)
“Unless we can mobilize our thinking in a healthy war effort that will defeat the enemy, we will be pushed down to the bottom of the ladder of civilization. Disciplined intelligence is a factor in the survival of individuals and societies at all times but I do not know of another example in history where a purely intellectual effort could make the difference between victory and defeat.”
~ FRESH NEWS-O-RAMA: Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/22/2010 …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ JUST A LITTLE FYI, BUT.. FBI Tests Show Times Square Bombing Could Have Killed Thousands …. (weeklystandard)
~ MURDER OF TEEN, HILARITY ENSUES: “Marilyn Millions, one of Magomadova’s sponsors with St. James Anglican Church, said outside court she was relieved “at the compassion and mercy that has been shown” by the court” …. (getreligion.org)
~ KRAUTHAMMER— The administration’s denial of “radical Islam” is dangerous, dishonest, and demoralizing …. (nationalreview)
~ IT’S THE JIHAD, STUPID: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his Muslim Brotherhood friends …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ WELL DONE, THEN!– Tension, Suspicion Among Jihadi Websites Following Infiltration, Collapse of Several Sites …. (memri.org)
~ JEW-HATEY Food Co-op in Rachel Corrie’s Hometown Boycotts Israeli Products …. (weaselzippers)
~ IT’S THE JIHAD: Dhimmi journo appeaser welcomes the opening of the Ground Zero Mosque …. (mooseandsquirrel.ca)
~ ISLAMOPHOBIA running rampant: face veils banned in.. Syria? …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ ISRAEL’S WAR against Hezbollah in the summer of 2006 ended with a cease-fire, but the war never really stopped …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ PVV EUROPE WANTS Turkey’s role in “Gaza fleet” investigated …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ PLEASE REMEMBER To Separate your Recyclable Rockets. Thank you for your cooperation …. (theblogmocracy.com)
~ “THE CULTURAL DEFENCE”— Sharia in New Jersey: Muslim husband rapes wife, judge sees no sexual assault because Islam forbids wives to refuse sex …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ AND STILL NO DECISION Yet in Free Speech Lawsuit in Detroit …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ IN GERMANY, German students are bullied by Muslims …. (ghostofaflea)
~ ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS— Islam’s Public Enemy #1 – Coptic Priest Zakaria Boutros …. (orthodoxytoday.org)
~ AMERICAN Christians expelled from “Moderate” Indonesia …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ THE JESUITS and the continuing Islamification of America …. (rogerkimball)
~ ORCHARD PARK, NY— Spencer: Muslim Beheads Wife, Claims Victim Status. Saith Binks: In unrelated news, man who axe-murdered his parents pleads for mercy from the court because he’s an orphan …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ FUN WITH TALIBAN— Amrullah Saleh versus Mordor …. (pundita.blog)
~ MY RESPONSE to those who claim it is a ‘human rights violation’ to protest mosques …. (blogmocracy.com)
~ PALIN KO’S Bloomberg on Ground Zero Mosque: “This is nothing close to ‘religious intolerance,’ it’s just common decency” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ SIGCARLFRED— Why Does the Decline of Islam Have to Fall on Us? …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ WHAT THE TULIPS?! Dutch government helping pay for Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero — with Dutch taxpayer money; also More on Dutch Funding of Ground Zero Mosque and Daisy Khan’s Polygamy Initiatives …. (jihadwatch.org, atlasshrugs)
~ PROTEIN WISDOM — “What lengths Western civilizations will go to in order to coddle appease accomodate immigrant Muslims boggles the imagination” …. (proteinwisdom.com)
~ NETHERLANDS: Paintings Depicting Pigs Pre-Emptiveley Removed From Hospital to Avoid Offending Muslims …. (Wz)
~ THE “FORCED Marriage Unit” …. When Things go Horribly Wrong …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ ANOTHER CHEERFUL Honor killing in Turkey: Girl murdered by 15-year-old brother …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ CLASSY IRAN— After saying they might not stone one woman accused of adultery, they decide to sentence this 25-year-old to be stoned to death for adultery, even though she is pregnant …. (prowomanprolife)
~ WASHPOST columnist on Ground Zero mega-mosque: “there’s a profound cultural tone-deafness in pursuing this project at this time and in that place” …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ BRITAINISTAN— “It has become increasingly clear that the Islamic supremacists have the UK police acting as a military arm for their jihad”; And the police did nothing; Lots more vids here …. (atlasshrugs, ghostofaflea)
~ TRULY DEEPLY EVIL = “Controversial”: Weasel-Word of the Week (the case of Frances Guy) …. (rogerkimball)
~ BUGGER OFF! Victory: Catholic Church cancels sale of Staten Island convent to Muslim Brotherhood …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ TWERP GONE EVIL— Questions surround U.S. jihad blogger InshallahShaheed’s rise as al-Qaeda propagandist …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ JONATHAN Narvey: Islamophobia phobia …. (nationalpost)
~ SHOCKER: More Muslim Riots In France …. (instapundit)
~ THE RISE & FALL OF Cosmopolitan citizenship in the Middle East …. (SCA)
~ NOTHING TO SEE HERE— Convert to Islam who gained notoriety for threatening South Park creators arrested on “unrelated terror charge” …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ DELIGHTFUL Sharia (Islamic Law): Jihadis chopped hand of Christian Professor …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ URBAN RENEWAL— In The Land Of Alleged Starvationism …. (themcj)
~ FEARLESS CULTURAL HERO Lindsay Lohan rebels against the oppressive orthodoxy of a dangerous and backward religion by dressing in a burqa and licking a copy of the Quran.. Oh, wait …. (markshea.blog)