I love this song. God is still here, still near, no matter what you’ve been told. All distance and delay have been eliminated in Christ.
I hate it when there’s a highly-communicable disease going around and I’m hacking up a lung because I ate a handful of peanuts and discovered I didn’t have enough water to wash them down properly.
A truly life-changing experience. (h/t Steve)
Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”"
"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"
"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"
"don’t give me that French shit."
DC Comics has gone from one female creator (at the start of the New 52 in 2011) to 11 at the close of 2014.
Marvel Comics has moved from zero female-led monthly titles to 10 by the end of this year.
Wonder Woman is headlining three monthly titles for the first time in her 75 year career.
Marvel is pushing forward ideas like a female Thor, an African-American Captain America, and, if rumors are true, even a female Wolverine — diversifying their A-list for the first time ever.
DC has re-envisioned its entire Bat-line in October to reflect the need for genre diversity and attract new readers, reinvigorating Batgirl, Batwoman, and Secret Six, and introducing such titles as Gotham Academy, Klarion, Arkham Manor, and Gotham by Midnight.
Dynamite Entertainment is expanding its commitment to female-led titles and preparing an all-woman team book written by Gail Simone for 2015.
Valiant Comics has released its first ever female-led title, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, to much acclaim.
Dark Horse Comics is broadening its creator-owned base in the wake of the loss of their Star Wars license, publishing more non-corporate-owned material than ever before.
Archie Comics is aggressively pursuing its mission to diversify the denizens of Riverdale, and add a broad collection of new genres to its publishing mix, including horror and super-hero titles.
And companies like Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, and Monkeybrain Comics continue to broaden the sheer amount of different types of material available today for adults and kids both."
Yaaaaa baby deer!
Sprinkleupagus? (H/t Steve)
"That there Force is strong with this ‘un."
Toto’s ‘Hydra’ is still a brilliant album, and the first two tracks especially make me wonder how much things would have been different if the band had continued in a prog-rock direction rather than heading for out-and-out pop. (I wouldn’t trade ‘Toto IV’ for anything, though!)
(The Allman Brothers Band, Ramblin’ Man)
You know, maybe it’s my overarching sense of modesty, but were this anecdotal bit of verse based on fact rather than fiction (and please, please tell me it’s fiction), this story strikes me as the type of thing that one never tells anyone, ever, and the only ones who would ever know about it were the ones who were there.
I guess if it really happened, the writers wouldn’t have included it in a song. At least I hope not.