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Monday, April 30, 2007

Cartoon Campaign

The Catholic Church of England and Wales is using a cartoon campaign to encourage young people from 10 years old upwards to think about becoming a priest or a member of a religious order. The website, ‘calledtoday‘ was launched today and there are posters going to schools and churches and anyone else with wall space and blu-tack.

I can see why they are only targetting it at 10 year olds - 8 or 9 year olds just wouldn’t be suited to being in a religious order at all.

The cartoons are in a ‘manga’ style apparently. I don’t really ‘get’ manga, but then I don’t get lots of things because I am old. I have to say I like the stories of real people on the website, but the poster doesn’t really make me want to look at the website in the first place as it doesn’t give me any idea what it is about.

Anyhow, the blurb about all this is on the Catholic Church website here, and the Telegraph has reported about it here.

As an aside, the Catholic Church website in England and Wales must be the worst religious website in the UK. I can’t look at most of it because the menus quite simply don’t work. It might just be Firefox they don’t work in, but I’m not about to fire up Internet Explorer to find out in case I break something.

I’m sorry, but I’m not even going to consider becoming a Priest in a denomination whose website doesn’t work. Also I am married.

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Top Ten Strangest Death

10 Felix Faure (1890)
This former French president died of a stroke while
receiving oral sex in his office. (from his mistress)

Wikipedia Listings: Felix Faure / The Mistress


#9 Lee Seung Seop (2005)
28-year-old Korean video game addict collapsed in an Internet
cafe after playing Starcraft & World of Warcraft for almost 50 consecutive hours. About six weeks before his death, he had
been fired from his job for missing work to play computer games.

Wikipedia Listings: Lee Seung Seop / Starcraft


#8 George Allen (1990)
Hall of Fame football coach died of pneumonia a month after some
of his players gave him a Gatorade Shower following a victory.

Wikipedia Listings: George Allen / Gatorade Shower


#7 Ray Chapman (1920)
Professional baseball player died when he was hit in the head by a pitch from the Yankees Carl Mays. Eyewitnesses recounted that Chapman never moved out of the way of the pitch, presumably unable to see the ball. The sound of the ball crashing into Chapman's skull was so loud that Mays thought it hit his bat, fielded the ball, and threw to first base.
Chapman died twelve hours later in a New York City hospital.

Wikipedia Listings: Ray Chapman / The Pitcher


#6 Joseph W. Burrus (1990)
An aspiring magician, died while attempting a "buried alive" stunt.
He was contained inside an acrylic glass clear box,or coffin, of his own construction. Lowered into a hole, his crew began filling the hole with dirt around the sidesof the coffin. Then, they began filling the hole with wet concrete. At some point, the crew realized the concrete had crushed the box, and when they pulled him out, he was dead.

Wikipedia Listings: Joseph W. Burrus / Asphyxiation


#5 Adolf Frederick (1771)
King of Sweden who died of digestion problems after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut,smoked herring and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla served in a bowl of hot milk. He is thus remembered by Swedish schoolchildren as "the king who ate himself to death."

Wikipedia Listings: King Adolf Frederick / Semla, his favorite dessert


#4 Alex Mitchell (1975)
A 50-year-old bricklayer from King's Lynn literally died laughing whilst watching an episode of The Goodies. According to his wife, who was a witness, Mitchell was unable to stop laughing whilst watching a sketch in the episode "Kung Fu Kapers" in which Tim Brooke-Taylor, dressed as a kilted Scotsman, used a set of bagpipes to defend himself from a psychopathic black pudding in a demonstration of the Scottish martial art of "Hoots-Toot-ochaye." After twenty-five minutes of continuous laughter Mitchell finally slumped on the sofa and expired from heart failure.

Wikipedia Listings: Fatal Hilarity / Kung Fu Kapers


#3 Dick Shawn (1987)
A comedian, died on stage of a heart attack. While portraying a politician, he announced, "if elected, I will not lay down on the job," then layed down on stage and never stood back up.

Wikipedia Listings: Dick Shawn


#2 Wan Hu (early 1500s)
According to legend, early in the 16th century, Wan decided to take advantage of China's advanced rocket and fireworks technology to launch himself into outer space. He supposedly had a chair built with forty-seven rockets attached. On the day of lift-off, Wan, splendidly attired, climbed into his rocket chair and forty seven servants lit the fuses and then hastily ran for cover. There was a huge explosion. When the smoke cleared, Wan and the chair were gone, never to be seen again.

Wikipedia Listings: Wan Hu / Wan-Hoo Lunar Crater, which NASA named after him


#1 Frank Hayes (1923)
A jockey who suffered a heart attack during a horse race.
The horse, Sweet Kiss, went on to finish first, making
Hayes the only deceased jockey to ever win a race.

Wikipedia Listings: Frank Hayes / The Horse


Source: Wikipedia List of Unusual Deaths

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Between The Straight And Gay

What is right or wrong its difficult to say everybody have an opinion over everything and he is entitled to do so and he could live as he want to in democratic society whether he is gay or whatever its should not be big deal because its his choice and it should left to individuals as he want to live.LATimes reported:Why do you hate gay people so much?

Gays are hated. Prove me wrong. Your top general just called us immoral. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, is in charge of an estimated 65,000 gay and lesbian troops, some fighting for our country in Iraq. A right-wing political commentator, Ann Coulter, gets away with calling a straight presidential candidate a faggot. Even Garrison Keillor, of all people, is making really tacky jokes about gay parents in his column. This, I guess, does not qualify as hate except that it is so distasteful and dumb, often a first step on the way to hate. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama tried to duck the questions that Pace's bigotry raised, confirming what gay people know: that there is not one candidate running for public office anywhere who dares to come right out, unequivocally, and say decent, supportive things about us.

Gays should not vote for any of them. There is not a candidate or major public figure who would not sell gays down the river. We have seen this time after time, even from supposedly progressive politicians such as President Clinton with his "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military and his support of the hideous Defense of Marriage Act. Of course, it's possible that being shunned by gays will make politicians more popular, but at least we will have our self-respect. To vote for them is to collude with them in their utter disdain for us.

Don't any of you wonder why heterosexuals treat gays so brutally year after year after year, as your people take away our manhood, our womanhood, our personhood? Why, even as we die you don't leave us alone. What we can leave our surviving lovers is taxed far more punitively than what you leave your (legal) surviving spouses. Why do you do this? My lover will be unable to afford to live in the house we have made for each other over our lifetime together. This does not happen to you. Taxation without representation is what led to the Revolutionary War. Gay people have paid all the taxes you have. But you have equality, and we don't.

And there's no sign that this situation will change anytime soon. President Bush will leave a legacy of hate for us that will take many decades to cleanse. He has packed virtually every court and every civil service position in the land with people who don't like us. So, even with the most tolerant of new presidents, gays will be unable to break free from this yoke of hate. Courts rule against gays with hateful regularity. And of course the Supreme Court is not going to give us our equality, and in the end, it is from the Supreme Court that such equality must come. If all of this is not hate, I do not know what hate is.

Our feeble gay movement confines most of its demands to marriage. But political candidates are not talking about — and we are not demanding that they talk about — equality. My lover and I don't want to get married just yet, but we sure want to be equal.

You must know that gays get beaten up all the time, all over the world. If someone beats you up because of who you are — your race or ethnic origin — that is considered a hate crime. But in most states, gays are not included in hate crime measures, and Congress has refused to include us in a federal act.

Homosexuality is a punishable crime in a zillion countries, as is any activism on behalf of it. Punishable means prison. Punishable means death. The U.S. government refused our requests that it protest after gay teenagers were hanged in Iran, but it protests many other foreign cruelties. Who cares if a faggot dies? Parts of the Episcopal Church in the U.S. are joining with the Nigerian archbishop, who believes gays should be put in prison. Episcopalians! Whoever thought we'd have to worry about Episcopalians?

Well, whoever thought we'd have to worry about Florida? A young gay man was just killed in Florida because of his sexual orientation. I get reports of gays slain in our country every week. Few of them make news. Fewer are prosecuted. Do you consider it acceptable that 20,000 Christian youths make an annual pilgrimage to San Francisco to pray for gay souls? This is not free speech. This is another version of hate. It is all one world of gay-hate. It always was.

Gays do not realize that the more we become visible, the more we come out of the closet, the more we are hated. Don't those of you straights who claim not to hate us have a responsibility to denounce the hate? Why is it socially acceptable to joke about "girlie men" or to discriminate against us legally with "constitutional" amendments banning gay marriage? Because we cannot marry, we can pass on only a fraction of our estates, we do not have equal parenting rights and we cannot live with a foreigner we love who does not have government permission to stay in this country. These are the equal protections that the Bill of Rights proclaims for all?

Why do you hate us so much that you will not permit us to legally love? I am almost 72, and I have been hated all my life, and I don't see much change coming.

I think your hate is evil.
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Who Is The Biggest Fool?

If three Sardar meets then what they will talk first,Raju,"asked teacher."
Raju: I think ,they will talk first"who is the biggest fool than us for asking us to meet and talk."

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