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  1. On 2/17/2024 at 10:23 AM, Spockydog said:

    I spent the early part of my life believing that Easter Eggs represented the giant stone that Christ rolled away from the entrance of his tomb. 

     

    On 2/17/2024 at 6:56 PM, Spockydog said:

    That's what they told us in primary school. And so, at the end of Lent, we all painted hard boiled eggs in bright colours and gathered atop a hill on Easter Sunday, where the eggs were rolled down the hillside. At the bottom of the hill, you would collect your egg and wipe off the white dog poo, before being forced to eat some kind of revolting, slightly-off, sacred egg of Christ.

     

     

    United Church of Canada, baby! My favorite church visit of the year until adolescence. 

  2. Christine Sinclair is playing her last game for Canada tonight. What. A. Career.

    Christine Margaret Sinclair OC OBC OLY(born June 12, 1983) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Portland Thorns and captains the Canadian national team. An Olympic gold medallist, two-time Olympic bronze medallist, CONCACAF champion, and 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award, Sinclair is the world's all-time leader for international goals scored for men or women with 190 goals, and is one of the most-capped active international soccer players with more than 300 caps*. She is also the second soccer player of either sex to score at five World Cup editions, preceded by Marta, later equalled by Cristiano Ronaldo. She has been shortlisted for FIFA Women's World Player of the Year seven times, in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016.

    *331 as of tonight. 

    Thanks Sincy!

  3. 1 hour ago, Maithanet said:

    The rumor mill is that he slept with Connor Bedard's mother. 

    Yes it's the Delonte West special.

    That's just internet trolls. Sad that it's risen to the level of 'internet true'. Confirmed in the press release that no other player or family member was involved. Today more has come out and the incident involved a Blackhawks org employee. 

    This Defector article covers my feelings, more or less.

    https://defector.com/corey-perry-is-everyones-problem

  4. JFC the Chicago Blackhawks continue to be sus. Like, given EVERYTHING that has come out in the past two years, don't obfuscate. If Corey Perry didn't do anything illegal then say what he did. 

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/38999666/blackhawks-waive-corey-perry-unacceptable-conduct

     

    The Blackhawks, if you'll recall, gave cover to a sexual predator. 

    https://theathletic.com/5033750/2023/11/05/blackhawks-lawsuit-brad-aldrich-sexual-assault/

  5. The absolute fucking mess in Spain right now. So much to unpack and despise but just a few things:

    The Spanish women are world champions, but in the eyes of Rubiales, they are women before footballers in all ways and all times, even when hoisting trophies. No player on the Spanish men's national team need ever worry that the head of their federation would 'get caught up in the emotional moment' and get himself a full lip smacker.

    The entitlement that a woman is there to support *your* urges in a moment that is about *her*.

    The fact that his physical whim was *accepted* by Hermoso because she didn't push him off etc as opposed to realizing she was caught off guard during *her* moment of joy. And that as women we are conditioned to acquiesece through silence and not making a fuss. 

    More of the men's team need to put pressure on Rubiales to quit. And the doubling down by the federation is infuriating, insulting, and gross.

  6. A week ago Thursday I was with my mother who was having joint replacement surgery and the area surrounding the hospital was on tornado warning twice while she was in recovery including announcements to shelter in place. Fun times! The first warning started while I was trying to find parking in a torrential downpour and my phones and car radio screeching. Very calming experience all around.

     

    https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/two-tornadoes-with-wind-speeds-of-155-km-h-touched-down-in-ottawa-on-thursday-1.6480997

  7. On 7/11/2023 at 12:52 AM, BigFatCoward said:

    Why do people say USMNT instead of just 'America'? 

    Because America is actually the northern and southern continents and the US are simply united states within America/the Americas. 

    And while it's sadly normal to default to the men's team of a country as the national team, for countries like the US and Canada their women's teams are far more successful and deserve the distinction. 

    And of course USMNT is shorter to write out. B)

  8. I'm so tired of this gatekeeping. I read for work. I read for enjoyment. I listen to audiobooks for a more immersive experience. I couldn't get through the first Cromwell book until I switched to audio. Same with World War Z. And only reading words doesn't help with things like pronunciation UNTIL YOU HEAR IT. Case in point, I had no idea how Ozymandias was supposed to sound like until someone spoke it.

    Many cultures have rich oration and storytelling traditions that precede the written word, which you are basically discounting. You're also forgetting that education is a combination of text AND lecture. 

  9. 23 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

    Can anyone explain the furore over someone wasting 35 grand on photos of someone over the age of consent in their pants? Are there grooming allegations or where they in a posisition of power? Or is it just an attack on the bbc? 

    Imagine having 35 grand spare for that though? 

    Is 17 considered age of consent in the UK? That's the age at which (allegedly) the person was when it started.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-66147003

    "The BBC first became aware of a complaint in May," it said. "New allegations were put to us on Thursday of a different nature and in addition to our own enquiries we have also been in touch with external authorities, in line with our protocols."

    (I do see the uh irony? of posting a BBC article about the BBC.)

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