Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cool Random $#!+ Part Ten

The team just lost the synchronized flying competition. Falcon is pissed.
"Damn those f$@*ing Silver Hawks!"
Alien powerhouses Super-Skrull and Martian Manhunter.
"Yield, Skrull. I have telepathy, super-strength, eye-blasts, flight, intangibility, super-speed and shape-shifting!"
"I see. Flame on!!!"

"A Different Love: Being a Gay Man in the Philippines" by Dr. Margie Holmes. Very enlightening book launched in 2005. Had my copy signed. One of my favorite parts:
“Characterizing a person’s actions as sinful, as in 'Woman, sin no more' certainly smacks of judgment to me. To characterize a person’s actions as sinful is NOT compassionate; it is downright demoralizing and judgmental. We must become more aware of the mixed messages we give people. We must be more honest about the feelings we have for people, so we don’t say 'I love them' (which implies equality) but don’t condone your deeds' and in the next breath say, 'I’ll be praying for you, praying that you see the light at last' (which says clearly that you are better than they because you see the light whereas they, poor souls whom you love despite themselves, don’t). If that’s compassion, I’d much rather people be patronizing. At least they would be more honest that way.”

"Cap, why are we just standing around? Iron Lad just destroyed Vision! And aren't we going after the real culprit of the mutant decimation?"
"Shush, Carol. The script said we should just look shocked in the background and let them escape, even though there are dozens of us here."

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