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Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes
This is important.
6 AM discussion about the implications and problems of the Star Trek reboot movies on the canon with my father (the guy responsible for the Trekiness that I have)?
Yeah, that happened.
One of the problems was basically that this reboot series destroyed any future Star Trek franchise movies, like if ten years from now they want to start making some new TNG movies…They will have to follow the established canon set by the Abrams movies. So…No or extremely drastic reduction of the role of Vulcans. Also completely messes up all the political aspects of the Star Trek universe.
PS. Also, it is fine to be a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch or think he’s attractive…But the level of obsessiveness that I’ve been seeing (in and out of Tumblr) really creeps me out. The man is not a deity. Also Star Trek =/= Sherlock. It is reaching the levels of “ponies = everything”.
And of course they have now somehow thrown Loki into it as well…
So….My state of Maryland is in the top 5 for Cursing and Most Courteous.
Somehow, I am surprised and yet not surprised at all.
Welcome to Maryland, motherfucker.
Haha, Ohio swears a lot AND isn’t very courteous.
Don and Stan’s extremely successful stoner brain storming session. Advertising goons.
Stan is probably the best scene-stealer this season.
Also, Don is right. Hot dogs need mustard, not ketchup. You just like gross food things because you’re stoned, Stan.
Tomorrow shall be the start of my drinking away the pain of the fact that I don’t get to graduate this week like my high school friends and college friends who also graduated in ‘09.
Bloody hell, I have been continuously in school full-time for 4 years straight and I’m not done. I have nothing to show for it, I don’t get my moment of glory…The sense that all my hard work has amounted to something. I have to do an extra year…5 years of college and all that I can get out of it is a damn BA. No, 5 years of college should get you a BA and MA if you play your cards right at a particular school and program.
Some fucking genius I am. It isn’t as if I am working on something monumental that warrants the extra year. No brilliant thesis, no honors, NOTHING. Just that I couldn’t get my damn act together to actually prove everyone right about the brains and potential that I had been heralded on my entire life.
Made a new pet out of the old pet.
Two baby opossums play on a branch, with one using its tail to cling on, while photographer Ronald Wittek took this photo while visiting a farm in Minnesota, USA
Picture: Ronald Wittek/Arco Images/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 20 May 2013 - Telegraph)
The level of that stuff really depends where you go. Online comments section-plenty of vitriol. Communities I’ve lived in, little to no problem with interfaith couples
Yeah, I should have known better, considering it being an online comments section. I have also heard it in person on varying occasions as well (I seriously need to stop spending so much of my time in Hillel…).
And the rules about rabbinical students having interfaith relationships just rubs me the wrong way.
Back when I was a columnist for TNG, I got into an email debate with one of my fellow writers (a bisexual Conservative woman who at the time was strongly leaning towards rabbinical school) about what I felt was the hypocrisy of the Conservative movement officiating gay marriages, but still not doing so for interfaith ones.
We had a RRC rabbinical student come to Hillel for Shabbat earlier in the semester (and you can imagine that the fact that she was Reconstructionist, a woman, and gay caused some displeasure) who discussed intermarriage and relationships. Basically, apparently everything comes down to raising the children. I don’t even WANT children. Since there are no children involved to debate about whether or not they are Jewish and if they are going to be raised Jewish…Why the fuck is it so damn important to so many people? I could apply to rabbinical school and they would literally be cool with the whole trans and gay thing…But as soon as they see that the dude I’ve been dating for 5 years is an agnostic ex-Methodist. Nope, instant rejection of my application.
And even if you are a layperson, it still isn’t exactly a picnic to be in an interfaith relationship. Yeah, there are many people out there who are awesome and are just happy that you found someone loving and decent…But then there are all the behind-the-back talk (I fucking hate that I hear that stuff, especially from and about people that I know) all the implied and explicit messages, etc. It really bothers me. Yeah, a good number of the people that I have been interested in (and my last two exes) just HAPPENED to be at least partially Jewish…But that doesn’t mean I’ll rule out dating or even marrying someone who isn’t Jewish (last person I went out on a date with was French-Catholic). I just don’t want it to matter at all, and I also don’t want to feel pressured into limiting my dating pool to only Jewish people.