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fulsome--offensive to good taste, especially as being excessive, overdone, or gross, unctuous, ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
There are actually two entirely separate words Fulsome meaning to flatter or praise excessively which comes from fuller meaning to bleach or wash white (so over whitened or over cleaned) and Fulsome basically meaning fat or made large to accommodate a fat person from the German German voll meaning to consume until replete (so gluttony) Shakespeare puns on both meanings in regard to the fat creep sir John Falstaff, I can't recall the exact quote but it is something to do with fulsome praise for sir Johns new belt or tunic
Searching for for a movie title: About 6 months ago I watched it, and thought I had bookmarked it, ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
To Paint or Make Love (2005) Peindre ou faire l'amour (original title)
Numbers 25:4 (NRSV): The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the chiefs of the people, and impale them ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Reminds me of the story of Moses coming upon the Lord sitting weeping. Moses asks god what is wrong and he tells him. "Moses I have spent years writing my commandment, and now they are finished no one wants them, the Philistines refused thou shalt not kill, the sodomites refused Thou shalt not commit adultly, the Sumerians would not take Thou shalt not steal, I don't know what I'm going to do with them." Moses ponders for a moment and then asks "Lord, how much are you charging for these things?" God shrugs and tells him "Moses they are free" "I'll take Ten" says Moses.
Probably not that uncommon, but apt.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
This word has a fascinating etymology. From the middle ages up the early years of the twentieth century quack medicine peddlers often toured town to town selling nostrums and remedies claiming them to be cure alls. Often they had traveling with them an assistant who would claim to be a beneficiary of the "Physician's" elixir who would claim that not only had the medicine cured them of pox or plague or whatever, but that it had now rendered them invulnerable to harm. To this end and by way of demonstration the man or woman would allow themselves to be bitten by a snake (a none venomous one or one with the venom sack removed) or more often than not would eat a poisonous toad (usually a frog or other none poisonous substitute that they would simply hold in there throat, hence the expression "frog in your throat" for a lost voice). These assistants would bang on relentlessly about how wonderful the medicine was and how great the "doctor" was. IN time and during prosecutions these charlatans accomplices were often referred to as "Toad eaters" or "Toad e's" for short. Soon a Toady became a slang word for a purveyor of false praise and insincere flattery. Toad itself is a corruption of the German Kröte an onomatopoeic word that mimics the croak of a toad
Missouri’s Attorney General Refers 12 Predator Priests for Prosecution ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
"For many others, the statute of limitations has run out. " FUCK THAT in such case there should be no statute of limitation (there should not be any at all in my opinion) raping a kid no matter how long ago is something should never be forgiven or forgotten!
“This world is dangerous Elsa, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
True enough, but among the higher echelons of society it is well known that a) The evil action is often the most pragmatic and necessary action and B) Society (their idea of it) is most often saved by it's own deviants, especially when they are used like a bullet from a gun
parvenu--a person of obscure origin who has attained wealth, influence, or celebrity
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Literally French for "Arrived"
billingsgate--coursely abusive language, named after a London fish market where such language was ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Related to the London expression "She swears like a Fishwife"
Golden Toilet Stolen From the U.K.'s Blenheim Palace | Time
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 15, 2019:
The toilet has been stolen, police have nothing to go on
Man being fired brings emotional-support clown to meeting
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 14, 2019:
I love this.
pro·pin·qui·ty /prəˈpiNGkwədē/ noun 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Can also mean a close blood relation
So, Ive had two family members share their testimony about recieving prophecy.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 14, 2019:
The classic answer to this of course is that the believer claims "Oh that is just a Satanic mockery of a genuine miracle, what happened to me was REAL" I've done cold reading of people on stage as part of an act years ago, and so when my sister in law was talking about this very subject I cold read her, she sat with her mouth open, gobsmacked, and told me I had "the gift" how could I possible know these things? Then I explained that first and foremost I knew them BECAUSE SHE WAS MY SISTER IN LAW! People who *want* to believe are so freaking gullible it is incredible.
I'm troubled when I hear people say that we need to "respect" people's religious beliefs.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 13, 2019:
I will respect *only* their right to believe what ever they want, so long as it does not impact negatively on others However I do not respect their beliefs when they are obviously idiotic and should have no impact on the legislature or governance of any body of people. I do not tolerate nor respect the self proclaimed right of religious people to spread their lies as factual nor their foolishness as wisdom.
Why is it that otherwise intelligent people who demonstrate rational thought in every subject matter...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Religion is tempting, it allows for an abnegation of thought and responsibility, it provides rules and standards without the requirement of moral consideration needing only obedience. Religion provides easy answers for everything you ever worried about without the need for education. It gives you a support network, a book of guidance, a convenient enemy to blame when things go wrong and the promise of an eternities worth of chocolate and niceness after you don't "really" die. It turns life in to a cross between reality TV and Sesame street and will kiss better every booboo (or at least tells you it will) and makes you forever a grateful child with the big sky daddy to watch over you for ever and ever. All sounds pretty tempting until they turn on you like a rabid dog for daring to to ask questions or announcing you might just be a bit different and need acceptance.
I am having trouble with posting on here.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Agnosticism or atheism is either the beginning or the end, which ever you decide, or both if needs be. It is freedom from religion, and or god(s) the end of a struggle, the end of oppressive nonsense, it is the beginning of a realistic out look or the beginning of a whole new purpose in life, or the beginning of a life of lies and secrets. It's up to you, your life, your choice.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile. Filths savor but themselves. King Lear: William Shakespeare Act 4 Scene 2
Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House - POLITICO
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Everyone spies on everyone these days because nobody will or can trust anyone else
Welcome to the insanity and fuchwittery of Australian feminazism: 'No one’s holding a gun to ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Guess which woman has never been objectified as a sex object and which woman wants all other women to be sacked for being "objectified"
Having more sex prevents heart attacks. []
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Depend where you are doing it, while sky diving for instance...might have the opposite effect
Get out of my face! Facial recognition technology could enslave mankind like never before [rt.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 12, 2019:
The west is dancing and twirling in to totalitarianism with a big silly grin on its face, looking forward to a world were, in exchange for on demand sports, mindless TV and a funny clown in power, they may never have to take responsibility for any part of their own life ever again and can spend 70 years dreaming the consumerist dream before an eternity of white middle class cloud sitting.
"A Fistful of Dollars" premiered on this date in 1964.🙂
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Ennio Morricone at his best
fremdschämen German; to be ashamed for somebody else who is behaving in an embarrassing way ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
One of the reason's I love the German language, they have a word for almost everything, that usually sounds exactly like what it means.
Is the term "African-American" rasict.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
If used in the same context as Irish American or Italian American, simply to indicated ancestry and heritage I see nothing wrong with it.
John Bolton fired. []
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
He claims now to have resigned the previous evening and that Trump is "Alternate facting" again
So, I just went food shopping and bought two wonderfully fresh basa filets, about half a pound ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
I find most steamed or baked fish goes well with a nice home made coleslaw. I love Basa too, I always a have fillets in the freezer in case I can't get fresh.
Happy Palindrome week.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
Only in the USA, every where in the world lists the day first, months second and year last.
Hillsboro driver ed teacher (and Mormon Bishop), bishop arrested for sex abuse []
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
Alternate link for those like me who cannot access the on supplied outside of the USA
Hillsboro driver ed teacher (and Mormon Bishop), bishop arrested for sex abuse []
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
And another one, another aspect in which the "one true church" is giving the catholics a run for their money.
Oooh, look at this clever marketing scheme .
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
Don't worry James Wan will probably buy it and turn it in a new Conjuring movie.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
You would better off with the real 3 stooges
Google political correctness bite its stupidity.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
I was once bleeped in the IMDB message boards (may they rest in peace) for saying I was going on a canal boating holiday C-anal apparently contains a forbidden word 😃 Faggot is a very useful word, a bundle of sticks for starting a fire is a faggot, an offal and bread crumb patty is a faggott, a disagreeable old woman is a faggot and a contraction of the first meaning a fag is a cigarette. The origin of the American idiom is a charming play on the bundle of sticks meaning, as homosexuals were seen as something to be charming.😒😡😣
paraskavedekatriaphobia From Greek Παρασκευή (Paraskeví, “Friday” ) + ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
There are two accept explanations for the Friday the 13th thing One as mentioned else where in this thread is the extirpation of the Knights Templar on Friday 13th October 1307 the other is that the last super took place on a Friday the thirteenth day of the month of Tishrei and there were thirteen people present. However others say that with Friday being named in honour of Frea, wife of Odin the only day to be named for a woman makes it an unlucky day and 13 being the first unnatural number (12 constellations of the Zodiac, twelve months in a year etc 13 breaks the rule) and for being the first two digit prime number made up of the first two prime numbers 1 &3) and for being the day half way between a new and a full moon make Friday 13th a doubly unlucky day. another possibility is that δέκατος τρίτος (13th) phonetically contains the names of Katos/Kratos the god of war and Trito/Triton the god of the sea, combining this with a day named after the goddess of of the domestic home Frea may have had early translators of the bible and theologians clutching their Rosaries and thinking the day Friday the 13th invited bad luck and warfare in the home and at sea?
Everyone's favorite huckster, Anti-Fred, is back. How long do you think he will last this time?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
He's a bore
sam·ite /ˈsamīt,ˈsāˌmīt/ noun.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 9, 2019:
**"The Lady in the Lake, Her Arms Clad in Shimmering Samite Held Aloft, Excalibur, Signifying that I, Arthur, Will Rule By Divine Right That Is Why I Am Your King!"** *Monty Python and the Holy Grail*
Most people admit to sulking after arguments like Orang-utans with half saying women rule the roost ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 9, 2019:
Humans are primates, there is no real doubt about it. It is obvious to anyone with eyes or perceptions, it is not an insult to thinks so to people or apes. The major sticking point on this for centuries is he stupid insistence of the churches that Man is made in the image of god. But then Genesis was not written by a chimpanzee.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 9, 2019:
It is utterly childish behaviour. Comparable with a child his face covered in icecream and chocolate sauce insisting "I didn't take it, it wasn't me, I didn't, I didn't, I didn't, I didn't, I didn't,!"
Gynotikolobomassophile: (n.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2019:
so would anthotikolobomassophile be someone with no preference for the gender of the ear's owner?
Catholic School Bans Harry Potter Books Because They Contain ‘Real Curses And Spells’ | Michael ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Well there you have it the RC church believe in witches and even after 500 years of killing them they have not got rid of them. So stupid and inefficient?
Matthew 21:2 (NRSV) - saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Matthew 21:2-3 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” So he does give them a secret code phrase to say if they are challenged, Jesus was the James Bond of ancient Israel and the donkey's name was Aston Martin.
Thoughts and prayers dating back to 2 A.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2019:
**New and improved thoughts and prayers** *Please note your experience may differ*
Winston Churchill is quoted as saying that “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2019:
tl;dr I'll take the double points though
"Psycho" was released on this date in 1960. 😬🛁
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Still perhaps the greatest thriller ever made. One of the best directors ever A script based on a book by one of the greatest horror writers of all time Robert Bloch and adapted by the creator of "the Outer Limits" And of course a career defining performance by the great Anthony Perkins. What's not to love?
Is Atheism a Belief System?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Atheism is simply the absences of belief in god(s) it is not a measure of belief in the lack of gods any more than dark is a measure of luminescence or silence is a count of decibels.
Christian School Demands “Full Access” to Some Students’ Social Media Accounts ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2019:
They'll have to get used to it, more and more employers demand the same thing, I know three people fired from KFC for posting they had a bad day at work.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Hegemony (pronounced HeG em Oni) is now more commonly used as a name for a particularly insidious political doctrine ascribed largely to the writings of Antonio Gramsci. Hegemony in this sense is largely credited with avoiding totalitarianism in the UK and USA. The basic theory is that revolution comes about because of wide spread discontent, but that such discontent can be bought off by small concessions in law and sociological infrastructure to the ***individuals*** making up large portions of the population without ever actually changing the larger social norms. For example make sure individual people don't go hungry, even if you are feeding them junk food and poor nutrition you will profit from the manufacture and sale to the masses of same, and from the drugs needed to combat the ill effects and everyone is content. In short don't please the masses, please the individuals who make up the masses. *"There will never be a revolution in the UK unless you put a ban on caravans and car boot sales." Victoria Wood* Small pleasures are what are important to people, the bigger picture rarely matters to the mob. Aim at satisfying wants rather than needs and individuals will oppress themselves and each other. This is first stage Hegemony in a nutshell After you Make sure people are not cold,when they are used to being not being cold they will pay a lot to be warm. and they will pay and pay and pay that is second stage hegemony. Make sure to cater to the want for leisure so it becomes an essential to individuals so they will pay for amusements that indoctrinate them in to believing they are content. Make sure they are educated but only with information that will indoctrinate them in to wanting to maintain the status quo for themselves. Educate them for a life of hardship alleviated by many pleasures that they must work for and you have a Hegemonic society made up of a Proletariat that actively wants to be oppressed so long as the cage is gilded has wi-fi and an X box hooked up to a colour TV To quote Prime minster Harold Macmillan, 1957 "You've never had it so good" because if you can convince people of that you have them for life.
The US Had An Insane Plan To Drop A Nuclear Bomb On The Moon In The 1950s | IFLScience
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2019:
This is nothing high-altitude nuclear tests (atomic explosions in the upper atmosphere) have happened since 1958 (at least seven by the soviets and an undisclosed number by the USA but at least 13 attempts, possibly others from other nations) The effects have now been measured and the result is that the earth has developed a supplementary radioactive belt within the Van Allen Belt. IN 1963 an international Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere,(The Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT)) Was passed banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and *Under Water.* Today test may only carried out underground, at least officially. ***Edit*** they may not have exploded a bomb on he moon but in 1969 Apollo 12 was ordered to deliberately crash the Ascent Stage of its Lunar Module onto the Moon's surface where it exploded with enough force to cause a tremour of such force that "The moon rang like a bell for over an hour" to quote the official reports of the time.
wetiko Algonquin word for a cannibalistic spirit that is driven by greed, excess, and selfish ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Coincidentally I am reading Wendigo by Graham Masterton at the moment, exploring just this myth.
This Sporting Life 1963 Mostly I suspect one for our UK film fans but it is an early outing for ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
A classic
This is Ken Ham's sad attempt to take back the rainbow symbol from the LGBTQ community | Blogs
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
50 shades of going bankrupt
[] Andy Borowitz's Satire - Boris Johnson's dog has resigned as his pet. - LOL.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Luv it, Lord Slobbery priceless
If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Clever, did you write this?
zeitgeist zeit·geist /ˈtsītˌɡīst,ˈzītˌɡīst/ noun the defining spirit or mood of a...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Literally "The spirit of the age" excellent word.
Be grateful for the few members here who do their best to protect this site from such scammers.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
What an utter scumbag
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2019:
We skipped the light fandango Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor I was feeling kind a seasick But the crowd called out for more The room was humming harder As the ceiling flew away When we called out for another drink The waiter brought a tray And so it was that later As the miller told his tale That her face, at first just ghostly, Turned a whiter shade of pale A Whiter Shade of Pale Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher 1967
Pennsylvania politicians reject atheists as more Americans reject religion []
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2019:
How can you trust an Atheist they don't even burn witches that PROVES they are in league with Satan!
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2019:
Both Sir Percy Blakeney and Don Diego de la Vega adopted affected effete alter egos in order to hide their heroics as the Scarlett Pimpernel and El Zoro
Ballmer peak.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2019:
Basically the same twaddle my brother use to come out with when he said he could drive more safely after a couple of drinks and every time he crashed his car claimed he had not quite had enough to drive at optimum level, never because he was a drunk as a Bosanquet . Luckily the silly bastard never actually killed anyone.
Has anyone ever had any impossible prayers answered? 🤪
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Nope no one ever has, they may think they have or may claim they have but they have not, it is just confirmation bias.
These Florida Christians Think Their Prayers Will Stop Hurricane Dorian | Hemant Mehta | Friendly ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Good to see that grand old King Cnut spirit alive and well
These Florida Christians Think Their Prayers Will Stop Hurricane Dorian | Hemant Mehta | Friendly ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Heil Hurricane
Thanks so much for all the support you guys have given me these past few days.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Leave if you wish to leave DO NOT EVER let anyone bully you in to doing anything you do not wish to do. Nihil illegitimi carborundum ***(Never let the Bastards grind you down)***
Hey all, just in case you haven't heard, I'm a proof, no nothing.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Dagnabbit I thought there was something funny about you
Researcher crushes Jiminy 'Cricket' myth - UPI Archives
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
His complete lack of existence might be a clue, but then that has never stopped god
Activist Publishes Book of Hate Mail From Bible Believing Christians, Bible Believers Respond by - ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Such an attitude is filth, the product of misinformed filth and barbaric tribalism. Make no mistake if all religion was wiped fro the face of the earth tomorrow, such people would find another reason to hate another group of people simply because they want to hate, because hating is all that makes them able to get up in the morning, all that sustains their sad wretched existence. If they did not disgust me so much I would pity them.
Does @admin remove posts without notice?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Yes they do, I speak from experience
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
I recall a similar case a few years back when an employee at and Amazon warehouse was fired because he refused to wear his ID badge because his employee number was 666 and as a Christian he refused to be "Branded" with the number of the beast. He was of course fired and took Amazon to an unfair dismissal tribunal, needless to say he lost and became a national laughing stock when his story made all the tabloids. This seems to be a major difference between the UK and the USA when it comes to religion (or at least Christianity) we are willing to point and laugh at utter stupidity, where as the Americans can always find another influential idiot to back them up.
Agnes Moorhead, 1938🤗
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Another unfortunate victim of "The Conqueror" 1956. The film Starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan had no end of problems from start to finnish, unfortunate a large portion of the Movie was filmed in Mexican desert previously used for atomic bomb testing, then in an attempt at continuity tons of the same radioactive sand was shipped back to Hollywood back lots for use in reshoots. As a consequence within 20 years EVERYONE involved in the film died of radiation related cancer, leukemia, or simple radiation poisoning. The victims ran in to hundreds including Wayne himself and Agnes Moorehead not to mention literally hundred of Mexican soldiers drafted in as extras and Navajo tribesmen used as Mongol extras because they "looked foreign". On top of everything else the film cost so much to make and lost so much money that it bankrupted RKO pictures and so when claims for compensation started to role in from the sick and dying there was no one to litigate against.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Clotho the eldest of the three fates spun out the thread of a man's life on her distaff, her sister Lachesis wove it into a life and then Atropos cut it off when all was complete. Hence the life of a man being symboled as the distaff, the spindle and the shears. Clotho also used her distaff to assist Mercury/Hermes to write out the first alphabet.
Patriotism .
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Good old George
Is there phenomenology without a self?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2019:
In my opinion experience requires observation and or measurement. This in turn requires sentience or a sentient being to perform the observation and or measurement. A sense of self or consciousness is a prerequisite of sentience in beings of higher intelligence therefore phenomenology requires a basic frame of reference between the observed and the observer and that in reductionist terms boils down to "I am" and "that is".
Apparently it’s not guns or hateful rhetoric that causes mass shootings, it’s kids learning ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2019:
opportunist lying crap for brain troglodytes
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2019:
Aint nobody here but us chickens
This makes me glad I’ve never learned about god & scriptures.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2019:
Despicable ignorance.
I noticed that believers (actually those who con believers) have come out with a new movie: ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
Ah Pure flix movies, the irritating boil on the arse end of the film making industry. All the production quality and talent of pornography with none of the honesty or entertainment value.
If having a sex before marriage is a sin in the eyes of the Lord, why must that child who came out ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
I find the whole concept of "Sin" abhorrent, the actions of a thinking person can have positive effects, negative effects or be neutral. Arbitrarily deciding which is which regardless of consequence and calling it a sin in order to assert control by fear is a disgusting practice beloved only by cowards and bullies
Great video This is Questions No Atheist Can Answer – Debunked.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
The claims of a set of questions or a "fact" or opinion that no atheist can answer are invariably made to and for people who wish to believe that such "evidence" exists. They can always be debunked and more often than no laughed at, however such debunking will rarely if ever reach the ears of the theist unless of course they are silly enough to actually present such an argument to an actual atheist in possession of any IQ level higher than that of an average cucumber.
I have read a good deal of Freud's writings .
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
I find Freud to be to psychology what Darwin was to evolution. Their work laid the foundations upon which others built.
How come the Dislike emoji was changed? :(
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
For me it seems to have changed on the drop down menu but not on that which is actually posted.
Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Joe Epperson, and Jean Stapleton on the All in the Family set in ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
All in the Family was an American remake of the British show "Till death do us Part" which continued in one form or another until the early 2000s Originally a parody of racist, sexist, hateful stereotypes working man "Alf Garnett" lived in the east end of London with his progressive adult daughter, simple loving wife and continually unemployed son in law, with whom he could never bond owing to the boy not being from London but instead being a "Scouse Git" it followed Alf through middle age, old age, retirement, bereavement and to some extent enlightenment. Writer Johnny Speight was appauled in the eighties to discover that "Alf" was being seen as a hero to the right wing racists and bigots he had originally set out to parody and set about reforming his creation The final series saw widowed Alf living alone in a flat in modern London having lost almost everything and his only "friends" being a local Indian shop keeper who hates pakistani's as much as Alf does, a retired Jewish man he knows from his days on the docs and a bullying catholic Irish neighbour woman who sees him as a source of free DIY. As these characters one by one pass away alf finds himself being cared for by his young black gay social worker Winston, who he gradually and reluctantly comes to accept is the only only person in the world who cares about his well being enough to not let him simply die or be put in an old folks home. The last episode has Alf take in Winston as a lodger along with with white partner after both their parents disown them on racist grounds. Writer Johnny Speight's death in July 1998 brought an end to any further episodes as Warren Mitchell who played Alf for over 40 years refused to countenance another writer taking over scripting duties, but instead toured for many years in Speight's own stage play "Thoughts of chairman Alf" until his own death in 2015.
It would seem that Eve did not seduce Adam with an apple. []
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
In other news Cinderella never wore a glass slipper, it was either green or fur depending on which translation you go with. A piece of information of equal significance to reality.
"Rear Window" was released on this date in 1954.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
A Hitchcock great all be it one based around a somewhat dubious ethical conundrum, is Jimmy Stewart's predicament a karmic result of unethical behaviour, or is he a tool of justice with the end justifying the unethical means?
Vigil Held for Christian Supermarket Cashier Told to Stop Praying With Customers ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Unbelievable levels of idiocy.
Are childless people more likely to be religious?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Being a deluded moron has no family status requirement, it is a condition open to all willing to embrace it.
I bought a cedar chest at a local thrift store and it is missing some veneer (no, that is not what ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Why on earth do idiot religious folk always think that if you do not believe in God you must worship the devil? Are they really that thick? It's like saying "I don't drive a car," and the immediate response being "Oh you must drive a van then" and when you say no and that you simply don't drive, they look baffled and say they don't believe you.
It’s been 14 months since my son died and the platitudes still piss me off.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
If it works for you great. My lost love ones live on in my memory and in those memories who his life touched. Personally I find the idea of an eternal after life abhorrent and that is what works for me. Take it easy, take joy in the joy your son gave and the good he did and left behind and you will be happy again.
Has anyone watched the Netflix mini series The Family based on the book by Jeff Sharlet?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Yes very disturbing series.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Possibly an evolution from the 1950's expression Bobby-Socker for an attractive young woman. Bobby socks being a fashionable decorated ankle sock, marketed to young women who enjoyed up beat music and dance in the 1940's and 1950s to draw attention to ankles and calves.
2020 Trump Pence logo taken from suspended white supremacist group logo.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
The problem with such semiotics is that quite often a group of one delineation or another take symbols and alter or even reverse their meanings, while allowing the original meaning to remain. The swastika for example in German Christianity was know as the Hakenkreuz and was an heraldic symbol and one of the emblems of St.Michael, in Sanskrit and Hinduism it is the sign for the sun. So today the original meanings has been lost and temples and churches have been vandalized and accused of right wing sympathies. Above of course one cans see the Celtic Cross, examples of which are found all over Europe dating back literally thousands of years, with no National socialist allusion at all. Seeing as how Trump who is right wing and a nazi group used a Lion in star spangled circle as their logo in nationalist colours one can conclude Trump is affiliating himself with said group, or one can conclude that both used clip art to create a pseudo patriotic symbol that also smacks of Hollywood glamour by combining elements of MGM and Paramount pictures logo's to spark a subconscious familiarity trigger
Global Rates Of Daily Prayer
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
How about a similar chart listing the percentage of the population in each country who pretend daily to be a Jedi Knight or a superhero. Such data would be of equal use in evaluating childish behaviour, I am sure
Would you have a wedding in a place of worship, officiated by a religious leader? Why or why not?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
NO, Hell no, because it is fucking stupid, expensive, fucking stupid, and Unnecessary oh yes and it is fucking stupid.
I tried something new for breakfast today.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Sounds delicious
Can't wait to ditch this caliginous state of the union.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
On famous use The Wizard: Step forward, Tin Man! You dare to come to me for a heart, do you? You clinking clanking clattering collection of caliginous junk! The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Report: Ark Encounter Cheating On Property Taxes, Hurting Local Schools []
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Well I never who would have thought an evangelical might not be trusted to pay his taxes
Please tell us exactly how this temporary UK government is playing dirty and who is the instigator?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
This proroguing is a perfectly normal parliamentary procedure during Party conference season, the closing of parliament for 4 to 10 days to allow for the government to take instruction (at least in theory) from the respective party memberships. What is NOT normal is to prorogue the queen to close parliament so early and for so long a period of time as to effectively cripple the government in the run up to a major political event, prevent debate and allow for dictatorial rule by the prime minister.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Wonderful, a marvelous word.
Anyone ever seen Burt Lancaster's first film, "The Killers" was released on this date in 1946.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Excellent film, but a bit of a push calling it Ernest Hemingway's The Killers, since the short story by Hemmingway covers only five minute of the film.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Some here may recall the famous case of Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen, executed in 1910 for the murder of his wife in cold blood. His name is still a synonym for murderer, though he insisted to the moment he was dropped and hanged by the neck that he was innocent. The two years ago three pieces of evidence came to light 1) a letter written by Mrs Crippen from the USA to then home secretary Winston Churchill proclaiming she was alive and well and living in Wisconsin. The letter was apparently misplaced by Churchill and was uncovered during research for a new biography in his collected papers. 2) The blood stain found on a mattress found in Cripin's basement was from a man 3) Mrs Crippen's death certificate under her new married name was found in Wisconsin dated many years after the unfortunate doctors execution. decedents of the Crippen family are still fighting for a posthumous pardon for their ancestor, however until such time as one is granted in the eyes of history and the law the interred remains of an innocent man remain in unhallowed ground and the man himself is still a convicted murderer with no right of appeal, because of course he is dead, a life cut short in punishment for a crime he definitely did not commit. This is why no matter how "Obvious" it is that some one is guilty of a crime state sanctioned execution is never a suitable punishment, as it is neither a punishment nor is it Justice, it is a public act revenge.
Aspersion: An attack on the reputation of someone or something.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2019:
The second meaning is the original meaning, the primary usage is ironic and figurative as aspersio is the Latin verb to sprinkle. even today in high church the device used for the sprinkling of holy water is called an aspergillum
I literally was wrong.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2019:
The whole point of the word literally, in such a context is to differentiate the sentence from metaphor, and figurative descriptions. It was and is not an emphasis but has been accepted as such through no other reason but ignorance and the attempts of the largely illiterate to sound educated without actually bothering to understand what they are saying. "*I* Know what *I* mean" is a pointless protestation if no one else has a clue, or because of your word choice believe "you" to mean something entirely different.
Little Caesars hangs sign on door after catching homeless people eating scraps from dumpster
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2019:
USA greatest country in the world folks, 'cos President Trump says so were folks are free to feed themselves from dumpsters.


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