As is our tradition and habit, do consider this a semi-open Sunday thread.
I am cold. Electric heat is expensive. I have no objections or compunctions against wearing a sweater while inside. One of my near-future dreams is to have a backyard or patio area so that I can barbecue outside during cold weather. I am a simple man. My dreams are modest.
Saturday afternoon I watched the Wachowskis' new movie Jupiter Ascending. I saw it on a huge IMAX screen in 3D. One may criticize the Wachowskis' movies; one can never accuse them of creating an uninteresting film. Jupiter Ascending is a wondrous mess of B movie Edgar Rice Burroughs' sensibilities mated with a Marxist critique of neoliberalism. Jupiter Ascending is also a visually stunning masterwork of world building. I really liked it. Most folks will hate it. Such is life.
We ought to embrace the absurd in order to remain sane in a world where angry white men shoot dead our Muslim brothers and sisters over a parking space and then days later an Islamic terrorist in Denmark decides to shoot at and kill people for daring to draw a cartoon of a mythological religious figure.
To cleanse the palate with a laugh, I offer the following randomness for a Sunday.
The Showtime network's, X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time, is a great documentary. It may also contain one of the funniest moments in a documentary that I have ever seen. How many men wish they could publicly contemplate--with confidence--that they may have "killed" a woman with the pleasure induced in her by their lingam?
I have no use for religion beyond its utility as a tool for human livestock management.
As such, I laugh at and mock the fools who give clowns such as Creflo Dollar and his prosperity ministry ilk their money. It has been said by folks far wiser than me that in the black community the pimp and the preacher are part of the same cultural imagination. The behavior of shuck and buck prosperity pimp preachers tend to support said proposition.
Finally, I love our animal friends. I especially love a good story about a drunk gorilla attacking nosy interloping human beings. How can one not laugh at a drunk gorilla? Tell me!
What interesting bits of information of public or private concern do you have to share?