“But that would be judging a book by its cover, and the HuffPost would never commit such a philistinism. They're okay with publishing inaccuracies about books, but they will absolutely not be seen to have judged those books by their covers.
“Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls is NOT set in Italy during World War I. It takes place in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Who writes these articles? Who edits them? They should be embarrassed.”
KIVPossum on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:35:56
“This is hp. They got the war portion right, so be content”
bastalready on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:32:13
“Obviously someone who did not read the book.”
Original Hymes on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:26:03
“I believe they were wanting to say "A Farwell to Arms," but didn't do a very good job of looking up facts before posting an article on a news feed.”
sittingbull on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:13:24
“Kind of makes you wonder about the entire site.”
NiMRODPi on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:05:07
“Yeah I was going to say the exact same thing. Funny enough I did read that novel and I am a guy. But shouldn't pretty much everyone read these novels? Or at least some of them, with a recommendation for all of them?”
“Just the fact that homosexuality has to be discussed at all is a sad testament to the Christian community -- not just in this country, but worldwide. Some people are gay. What is there to discuss? Some people are left-handed. Should we discuss that too? Some people like watching reruns of Three's Company. Does that need to be discussed? Actually, that last one might need to be discussed . . .”
oski the bear on Sep 20, 2013 at 11:45:08
“In my opinion, the Christians whose focus is on homosexuality are EXACTLY the kind of people who Christ himself actually got angry with in the New Testament. Christ doesn't get angry too often, but when he does, it's about priests and religious figures who take extreme efforts to display just how holy they are--to the point of being oblivious to a starving person lying nearby. People who believe that religion is about laws and rules, and that the most important thing is to follow those laws and rules.
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, a priest passes a wounded traveller and does not help. Historically, there are a number of reasons why this would happen. The priest was on his way to temple, and stopping to help a wounded traveller on the roadside would have rendered him unclean when he entered the temple. Better to enter the temple clean in accordance with law than be dirtied for having helped a wounded person. Christ rejects this.
There are other accounts in the Bible where Christ opposes the pharasies who place adherance to laws above kindness and love. And I see the current situation as an eerie re-enactment of that schism. I think Christ saw ethnocentrism as a human trait, and taught us to be wary against it. At the same time he warns us that huge groups of people will ALWAYS use religion to further their goals of ethnocentrism, and that this will always be contrary to Christ.”
Sep 13, 2013 at 19:35:51
“John Turturro may not be Latino, but his performance as Jesus in The Big Lebowski was magnificent. If there were an Academy Award given for Best Performance by a Minor Male Character in a film he would have been a slam-dunk.”
“If President Obama, by himself -- working alone as a hobbyist in a makeshift laboratory in the basement of the White House -- stumbled upon a cure for cancer . . . no, forget cancer . . . stumbled upon a cure for baldness, Gouie Lohmert would attack him for it.”
“Shouldn't a person be fired for something like this? Not to pick racial sides here, but shouldn't this kind of thing be considered unacceptable for an employee of Homeland Security? I can't imagine this guy being hired in the first place if this had come out in the job interview.”
Omni Booker on Aug 24, 2013 at 12:20:41
“Absolutely... There is a process for government employees to be dismissed and this is the first step. He'll be let go as soon as the investigation finishes.”
Well, I can't speak to that, not being a climatologist, a paleontologist, or a flatulologist; but I can't help but see the irony in this. The global warming we see today might very well be attributed, at least partly, to the noxious wave of Tea Party flatulence that has of late engulfed and befouled our public discourse.”
Sandy Beaches on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:42:21
“I am finding myself becoming quite expert at dealing with flatulence since I started hanging out at HuffPo. I will even go so far as to describe myself as a flatuologist.
Enjoyed your wordsmithing, even tho wrong & bordering on flatulence itself. Faved.”
“If we're to have "academic freedom" with "critical inquiry" and "free discourse" in our public schools regarding the creation beliefs of Christians, then let's have those things with regard to the creation beliefs of other religions as well. Fair is fair, is it not? No reason why the Navaho and Nez Perce should be left out, or the Cherokee and Chippewa, or the Shawnee and Shoshone. I'm sure they'd all like to have a part in this discussion. Have they been asked?”
“This was the most popular claim O'Brien and his staff test-marketed recently at the New Hampshire State Fair tractor pull competition. The second most well-received claim was "the greatest threat to our liberty since the Magna Carter [sic] of 1215." Third most popular was "the greatest threat to our liberty since the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ." And coming in at fourth was "the greatest threat to our liberty since the African Dispersal of the Middle Paleolithic."”
“Roger Ailes knows his audience so well. He knows they need to find someone or some group to point the finger at and to blame for the various ills we face. Are kids different today than they were a generation ago? Two generations ago? These three clowns seem to think so, or at least they've been instructed to pretend to think so. Personally, I have no idea. But demonizing Mr Rogers -- MR FREAKING ROGERS! -- is almost beyond belief. Is there such a thing as a Rotten Egg Award for cable news stories? Are nominations still open?”
“Matheson's first published short story "Born of Man and Woman" (1951) was one of the most heartbreaking short stories I've ever read. And his novel I Am Legend (1954) was far, far better than any of the movie versions. Really, no comparison. His westerns Journal of the Gun Years (1991) and The Gun Fight (1993) were also exceptional. He really was a master craftsman. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.”
rabiddog6708 on Jun 25, 2013 at 19:21:35
“It would have been nice to get a faithful adapation of I AM LEGEND just once. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH came the closest, but it was such a cheap production done in Rome instead of L.A. where the novel was set.”
“Sea levels during the last glaciation were significantly lower than they are today. Many of the islands of the Aegean Sea, including Crete, were connected to either mainland Greece or to Asia Minor. Some maps show an unbroken land mass extending across the central Aegean -- much like the land bridge that connected Siberia with Alaska. It doesn't surprise me that DNA samples reflect the variety of human migrations over thousands of years of prehistory and early ancient history.
Questions of racial origins are legitimate ones, I suppose, but they seem to attract people with racial or cultural agendas. The racial origins of the first people to inhabit Crete may have had little connection to the racial make-up of those inhabiting the island a thousand years later, much less a thousand years after that. People move around; populations change.
When pondering racial origins, consider this: my neighbor and I both have African roots, he's a full-blooded Apache and I'm a third generation Norwegian-American.”
“Leroy Butler was the Packer who initiated the popular Lambeau Leap back in '93. It looks like he's initiated another leap, a leap of faith. Faith in the humanity of all of us, regardless of religion or politics, race or ethnicity, gender or sexual persuasion. Here's hoping this most recent leap will become as popular. Well done, Mr Butler. Thanks for showing us what it is to be a Christian.”
“Precocious? There's nothing precocious about this man. Intellectually, he still in 3rd grade. Artistically, he's Elvis on black velvet. Without a rich, well-connected father nobody would have ever heard of him. And the world would have been a much, much better place.”