triadruid: A cartoon panel of Felix from the webcomic Queen of Wands, but with blond hair and a confused expression on his face. (david as felix from QOW)
Walked into City Hall and my long-time coworker CS (who runs Ham Radios and used to be our IT guy) walked up to me and, without preamble, asked "Dave, what's the best Linux distribution out there right now?"

So we chatted for a bit on it. He's got a new laptop to play with, and I'm not clear yet on how the newer distros handle the specialized hardware there...

Also, because [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale and I were talking about it this morning: Brisbane academic finds link between new-age spirituality and poor mental health. I suspect she's confused cause and effect here, however.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Tonight is the annual New Year's costume party held by some friends, and my costume is going to be Mephistopheles in a charcoal-grey suit, black silk shirt, blood-red tie and nails, discreet horns, and a contract.

It's this last part that I want your help with. ) (and yes, the original does get smaller and harder to read with each clause)

I'll post the formatted PDF tomorrow later...
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
  • Claymore?
  • Six-foot spear?
  • Throwing knives?
  • Combat boots?
  • Battle plan Ritual outline?
Right; it must be time to do ritual, then!

::edit:: Yep, ritual happened. Boy oh boy, did ritual happen. :D Whew!
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Without a doubt, the weirdest thing I have ever heard in a (Christian) church is:

"...for we are legion..."
(said during announcements, of the many things going on)


Really? Crap - and here I thought you were Baptists.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Here's a real time-bomb of a mental exercise, just in time for Easter:

An alternate take on the life and death of Jesus, and Judas' role

Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] lysana
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)

You fit in with:
Humanism



Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.


10% scientific.
50% reason-oriented.





Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
triadruid: Missouri Conservation Department's deer logo plate, with the word "DRAOI" on it (druidmobile)
Learning experience of the day: Apparently, you can be a Baptist Minister and a Scientologist. At least, that was the impression I got from our morning speaker, Rev. Alfreddie Johnson (sic). How one skull can simultaneously contain the thoughts "personal responsibility means acknowledging no power outside your self", and "we do not act in our communities, we allow God to act through us", is beyond my ken.

Also, I was preached at over my potatoes and eggs, but I was more entranced by his self-contradictory speechifyin'. Well, mostly. I still walked out eventually. Even the Catholic in our group agreed he was a little much.

Further adventures ensued this afternoon when the presentation on "A Common Sense Yet Powerful Way to Happiness In Your Neighborhood", which promised a secular presentation on working with different ethnicities, cultures, and religions, turned out to be masked Scientology Read more... )
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Score One for Eeeeevil: Some Georgia theatergoers have gotten upset about their movie ticket stubs for The Passion of the Christ. Apparently the computer assigned the movie the prefix '666'... no word yet on whether anyone has died from receiving cursed ticket stubs.

Score One for Goooood: Speaking of curses, apparently Gibson's promise to remove the line "His blood be on us and our children" (Caiaphas' supposed curse on the Jewish people for delivering Jesus to his death) has gone unfulfilled...sort of. Several scholars have noticed that the line is still in the film, in Aramaic; only the English subtitle has been deleted. Talk about your subliminal messaging!

Sounds like a wash, except for the $75M that Gibson raked in overall for the movie's first weekend. I suppose it was to be expected, but man...

As [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale puts it, "Sheep are stupid and need to be driven. Goats are stubborn and need to be led."

Which would you rather be?
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Be warned; this IS offensive to 99% of... well, anybody:
A Wiccan Christmas Story
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
ei_religion
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND JOKE!
Have you ever impersonated Sean Connery? You might
want to try it; it seems to be in your nature.
Just try not to offend too many people.


Which Eddie Izzard Joke Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

May 2017

S M T W T F S
 123 456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 23rd, 2017 06:17 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios