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Tim Burton In Talks For 'Beetlejuice 2' Return

Tim Burton In Talks For 'Beetlejuice 2' Return

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 11:01:25 in Entertainment

“Robin Thicke is looking rough lately...”
John McCain Blames Tea Party For Government Shutdown

John McCain Blames Tea Party For Government Shutdown

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:27:29 in Politics

“So that $45-55k/yr is earned in fewer than 35 hours a week? Just curious...”
Pope Francis Excommunicates Australian Priest Who Advocated For Gay Marriage And Female Clergy

Pope Francis Excommunicates Australian Priest Who Advocated For Gay Marriage And Female Clergy

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 22:06:44 in Religion

“That could be oversimplifying things, keep in mind that the Reynolds case, like a lot of other things, is a leftover from the Benedict XVI papacy, take the Roman Curia for example.
Also, how do you know that Pope Francis isn't contemplating such things?  His approach thus far is quite promising, but  change rarely comes fast and even when it seems to have done so, it is usually the product of a much longer, slower and less obvious endeavor.  This goes for the Catholic church as well as governments and society as a whole.”
Pope Francis Excommunicates Australian Priest Who Advocated For Gay Marriage And Female Clergy

Pope Francis Excommunicates Australian Priest Who Advocated For Gay Marriage And Female Clergy

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 19:29:26 in Religion

“"Reynolds had resigned as a priest from Western Port parish in 2011, at which time his priestly privileges were nullified, The Age reported last year.

His 32 years of official priesthood behind him, Reynolds began operating an informal church in Melbourne in 2012."

As a priest for 32 years, he had to know operating an informal church would likely result in him being labelled a heretic or a schismatic, meaning he had to expect excommunication. I'm not saying the church's position on gay marriage and female clergy is right, but someone as "in the system" as a priest outright violating the social contract does nothing to promote that desired change, instead only engaging in self-martyrdom.

The Crito by Plato is a worthwhile read if one wishes to contemplate a more nuanced version of "two wrongs don't make a right."”

kclz2420 on Sep 25, 2013 at 19:40:13

“I agree that what Reynolds did is something that ordinarily would have resulted in excommunication.

But isn't this a different Pope with a different direction? If Francis truly did wish to change the Church's stance on issues such as homosexuality and female clergy, couldn't he have seized on Reynolds's actions as a chance to REVIEW those Church policies and practices?

I think the answer is yes, but that he didn't do so because he's not a genuine reformer of any sort. Just a fancy act and some pretty words is all.”
Texas Home Was Left Vacant For 26 Years, But Incredibly Looks Untouched (PHOTOS)

Texas Home Was Left Vacant For 26 Years, But Incredibly Looks Untouched (PHOTOS)

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 12:08:03 in HuffPost Home

“Also, the last two times April 1 fell on a Saturday were 2006 and 2000. Combined with your observation, the calendar has to be from 2006. Additionally, the calendar has has a URL printed on it, as does another artifact. To be fair, the photographer does suggest the house was used as something of a guesthouse and it's not that uncommon for large families to leave a deceased elder's home largely untouched, especially on a farm where a newer home may be on the property and the family members don't have an immediate need or desire to clear things out, whether for sentimental or even legal reasons. At least in this case, it seems like it was put to use to an extent, but I guess the rats made their mark over the subsequent six years.”
Bartender's $200,000 Tip Not Quite As Great As It Seems (PHOTO)

Bartender's $200,000 Tip Not Quite As Great As It Seems (PHOTO)

Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 14:03:41 in Business

“One time I ordered pizza and tipped the driver $5 on $20, she processed it as $20 on $20. The next day the bank called me, essentially asked if I had recently given a 100% tip anywhere and after a few minutes filed a chargeback. I've been overcharged for things before and they usually get corrected, but the correct charge never showed up after the erroneous one was removed.”

dudekabob on Sep 13, 2013 at 18:20:46

“That's because the bank voided the entire transaction. You got a free pizza.”
KKK, NAACP Leaders In Wyoming Have Historic Meeting

KKK, NAACP Leaders In Wyoming Have Historic Meeting

Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 11:57:18 in Politics

“I see what you did there.”
This Toilet Paper Slight Is Totally Grounds For Divorce (PHOTO)

This Toilet Paper Slight Is Totally Grounds For Divorce (PHOTO)

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 15:00:59 in Divorce

“I would probably be guilty of this from time to time, but having a cat means I must secure all paper goods.”
Gorilla Scares Kids Taunting Him At The Zoo (VIDEO)

Gorilla Scares Kids Taunting Him At The Zoo (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 11:00:40 in Comedy

“The kid was mimicking a gorilla's chest-beating, which is a show of strength and/or dominance amongst gorillas, sometimes used to challenge older members of the group or as a prelude to territory conflicts. So basically, the kid was challenging the gorilla and the gorilla did what he could to knock the kid down a peg, I imagine he wanted to do worse, though.”
Scanadu Scout, Medical Tricorder, Passes $1 Million On Indiegogo, But Doesn't Need The Money

Scanadu Scout, Medical Tricorder, Passes $1 Million On Indiegogo, But Doesn't Need The Money

Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 12:51:52 in Technology

“While I don't share your level of cynicism, I admire it.”
Turtle Beaten To Death On Wisconsin Golf Course (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Turtle Beaten To Death On Wisconsin Golf Course (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Commented Jun 13, 2013 at 11:40:59 in Crime

“This is terrible and I hope that whoever did this comes to regret their action, whether through the law or through a little maturity over time.

On another note, however, HuffPo: if you're going to publish a front page headline leading with "GRAPHIC PHOTO," it would probably be a good idea to not make the photo the article link image.”

lastchance29 on Jun 13, 2013 at 12:04:48

“This breaks my heart. Another case of disappointment in human beings.”
Samuel L. Jackson Needs Certain Swear Word To Stop His Stutter

Samuel L. Jackson Needs Certain Swear Word To Stop His Stutter

Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 12:48:10 in Celebrity

“I can kinda see how the word could help with a stutter, it does have a smooth cadence to it, even George Carlin once said its removal from the "Seven Dirty Words" would ruin the rhythm of the routine.”
You're Playing Monopoly All Wrong

You're Playing Monopoly All Wrong

Commented May 31, 2013 at 16:02:31 in Business

“I've always known about this rule because I read the rules of the game, but it is worth noting that when I do play it, there are some rule variations that are agreed upon prior to rolling the dice, one of them is whether or not to observe the auction rule, others include if "Free Parking" is just a free space or if it pays out an agreed upon amount (often the same as passing "Go") or if it pays out the collected taxes and fines (this one can be difficult with a lot of players, but it can be a fun game changer). Another is whether or not landing on "Go" pays double or not.

That's the great thing about Monopoly, it's easy to tweak the ground rules to make the game more unpredictable, challenging, faster or slower.”
Marijuana Chain Planned By Jamen Shively; Investment Will Total $100 Million Over 3 Years

Marijuana Chain Planned By Jamen Shively; Investment Will Total $100 Million Over 3 Years

Commented May 31, 2013 at 14:03:03 in Business

“No doubt there are plenty of do-it-yourselfers out there, the tradition is born of necessity, but as cannabis becomes more of a legitimate commodity, the demand will come from a desire for convenience.  Hence why we have restaurants, bars, grocery stores, auto care centers, automatic car washes and off-the-rack clothing even if the more DIY or artisanal equivalents are better or even cheaper.”
Marijuana Chain Planned By Jamen Shively; Investment Will Total $100 Million Over 3 Years

Marijuana Chain Planned By Jamen Shively; Investment Will Total $100 Million Over 3 Years

Commented May 31, 2013 at 13:12:51 in Business

“No, but I'm sure there are plenty of people in WA who can't be bothered to grow marijuana in their basements.”

klma on May 31, 2013 at 13:15:13

“Really? 'Cause it's estimated that one in 10 houses have marijuana growing in them in Seattle. I'm sure some people will love the convenience of stopping and buying a lid on the way home from work, but most people are connoisseurs of cannabis. Though I'm sure the younger generations will buy what is advertized to them in the future.”
Kettle Resembles Hitler On J.C. Penney Billboard, Passersby Say (PHOTO)

Kettle Resembles Hitler On J.C. Penney Billboard, Passersby Say (PHOTO)

Commented May 28, 2013 at 12:06:02 in Business

“Sometimes a tea kettle is just a tea kettle.”
Kettle Resembles Hitler On J.C. Penney Billboard, Passersby Say (PHOTO)

Kettle Resembles Hitler On J.C. Penney Billboard, Passersby Say (PHOTO)

Commented May 28, 2013 at 11:53:37 in Business

“I tried to see something other than a tea kettle before clicking on the article. I thought it looked like a South Park character smoking pot.”

RustyNail80 on May 28, 2013 at 12:10:48

“Same here!”

garystartswithg on May 28, 2013 at 11:58:56

“Cartman as Hitler with a bong wearing the pope's cassock. Its there.”
Waitress's $1,000 Tip From Stranger Funds Dream Vacation To Italy (PHOTO)

Waitress's $1,000 Tip From Stranger Funds Dream Vacation To Italy (PHOTO)

Commented May 21, 2013 at 11:28:27 in Travel

“I hope to one day make/have enough money to be able to do things like this on this scale. Giving anonymous gifts--even small ones--is such a great feeling, because the gratitude or desire to reciprocate is instead given to people in general and not just one person in particular.”

AmazedByYou on May 21, 2013 at 11:45:56

“Agreed. I would love to do this kind of philanthropic work!”
Christian Bale Unrecognizable: Actor's Bald Head Spotted At LAX (PHOTO)

Christian Bale Unrecognizable: Actor's Bald Head Spotted At LAX (PHOTO)

Commented May 21, 2013 at 11:12:01 in Celebrity

“Unrecognizable? I saw the photo and thought to myself, "That looks like Christian Bale."”

dave ochs on May 21, 2013 at 11:48:15

“i guess it some kind of celebrity expert that can detect celebs. the normal person can't.
dave”

ontheman on May 21, 2013 at 11:27:44

“Me, too. That's how they get you, though; they make you feel good about yourself for knowing very important stuff.”

wearsmanyhats on May 21, 2013 at 11:24:23

“Me too! LoLz! And obviously whoever took the picture recognized him, too! What a ridiculous headline!”
Candida Moss Debunks The ‘Myth' Of Christian Persecution

Candida Moss Debunks The ‘Myth' Of Christian Persecution

Commented May 15, 2013 at 23:03:23 in Religion

“On an unrelated note, Candida is kind of a strange first name...”

Drewood on May 15, 2013 at 23:45:23

“I think it was a Tony Orlando and Dawn song from the 70's.”
Riker's Chair Moves On 'Star Trek' Will Mesmerize You (VIDEO)

Riker's Chair Moves On 'Star Trek' Will Mesmerize You (VIDEO)

Commented May 10, 2013 at 12:12:42 in TV

“That's the Picard Maneuver.

Is it possible for me to be both proud and embarrassed that I know that?”

SVPincalif on May 10, 2013 at 12:27:52

“The Riker maneuver has more belly to attend to  ;-)”
Obamacare Putting Millions Of Part-Time Workers At Risk Of Seeing Cut Hours: Study

Obamacare Putting Millions Of Part-Time Workers At Risk Of Seeing Cut Hours: Study

Commented May 7, 2013 at 11:36:13 in Business

“Four words: Basically the same thing!!!! ;)

p.s. agreed.”

CaptRuby on May 7, 2013 at 11:38:41

“lol!!!!! THANKS
yes, agreed!”
Weight Gain Tied To Personality Changes, Impulsivity: Study

Weight Gain Tied To Personality Changes, Impulsivity: Study

Commented May 7, 2013 at 10:56:00 in Healthy Living

“Health is a multi-faceted thing. Someone with a 26 BMI who eats fresh meats, fruits and vegetables and is fairly active is better off than someone with a 22 BMI who lives off of cigarettes and taco bell.”

cindylu-hoo on May 7, 2013 at 11:40:52

“Couldn't agree more, Mummybadgers. That's one reason I bought a new eliptical and use it 6 days a week now. I love it...goodbye 10lbs!”
Yahoo Doubles Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave To Draw Talent, Not To Make Amends

Yahoo Doubles Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave To Draw Talent, Not To Make Amends

Commented May 7, 2013 at 09:51:37 in Technology

“No doubt. But she's certainly no layabout, either.”
Yahoo Doubles Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave To Draw Talent, Not To Make Amends

Yahoo Doubles Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave To Draw Talent, Not To Make Amends

Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 14:15:27 in Technology

“'Mayer herself only took a few weeks off when she gave birth in 2012. And memorably remarked that "The baby's been way easier than everyone made it out to be," essentially angering just about anyone who's ever had a baby.'

Something tells me a 37 year old CEO of a large tech company who happened to also be a Vice President at another large tech company by age 30 probably finds a lot of things "way easier than everyone [makes them] out to be."”

Nichelle1 on May 2, 2013 at 09:25:30

“I'm not a parent but found her comment insulting. Of course a baby will be easier if you have nannys, cooks, etc. If I had her resources I'd have about 10 myself! ;0)”

throwcautiontothewind on Apr 30, 2013 at 15:06:31

“or she sucks at motherhood.”
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