Is “smarm” really destroying the Internet? Malcolm Gladwell argues that civility may be even more effective than satire at challenging power: http://nyr.kr/IPlTxe
Illustration by Charles Barsotti.
This is like watching Catholics fight Protestants. Either way, you’re dealing with holier-than-thou assholes.
John Hughes’ commentary: The closer he looks at the child, the less he sees… the more he looks at it, there’s nothing there and I think he fears that the more you look at him, the less you see—there isn’t anything there. That’s him.
Isn’t that just what we’re all afraid of?
In which Fox News tries absurdism on for size. Sample line: "Francis not only panders to enemies and professional grievance mongers, but also attacks his allies. Just as Obama snubs Britain and Israel, Pope Francis swipes at practicing Catholics."
EDIT: Here’s a Jesuit priest calling this article the worst of 2013. Don’t get a much better source than that.
PS - The guy who wrote this is Fox News’ video game reviewer. Wow. Such relevant. Very religious study.
Have these people actually sat down and read the New Testament?
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Our President is sleeping on the couch tonight.
mrs. obama does bitchface like no other, and i’m not mad about it
What’s interesting is that she obviously has more soft power than the most powerful man in the world, but she tends to avoid the Hillary problem of being charged with trying to run the actual country, or being a lesbian of some sort. Maybe we’ve moved on from the “strong woman as emasculating” trope a bit?
I suspect she just does it better.
Well, it was nice knowing you guys.
(Source: The Onion)
oinonio asked: In another world Francis would've been a great Ad man. He is saving the oldest brand from irrelevancy.
My gut tells me that his heart is really in what he says, but he’s the best thing to happen to the Church from a marketing standpoint for hundreds of years. I’m worried he will be assassinated by Vatican hardliners. It really is a mafia, don’t forget.
Pope Francis Takes Aim At Ideologically Obsessed Christians, Says They Have Illness (VIDEO) -
What is happening? Every headline out of the Vatican since he took office has made me go “yay!” instead of “the Vatican is a mafia that will hurt your children.” I might have to retire that tag.
(Source: anonymousatheist420, via oinonio)
this is america’s new spy satellite that went up over the weekend
lmao holy fuck
this would be a really boring lego kit
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Canada, Denmark, and Russia are competing to own the North Pole
Russia, Canada and Denmark all say an underwater mountain range known as the Lomonosov Ridge, which stretches 1,800 km (1,120 miles) across the pole under the Arctic Sea, is part of their own landmass.
Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Putin’s going to give both of the others swirlies, hang them up on the wall by their wet t-shirts and spray paint big L’s on their foreheads.
Socks Clinton, giving no fucks.
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“Who’s your best friend?”
So friend. Very touch. Shiba wow!
Not going to lie, after Saturday’s amazing live performances, I’m an unapologetic Directioner. I’ve never been overly fond of Styles or the mop on his head, but he clearly has the most amazing voice in the group, and will probably go full Timberlake on us at some point. But together, they are funny, genuine, and truly talented. It’s a nice shift away from the cynical boy band machinery of the 90s.