From the "Organized Religion Is Fucked-Up" Department: Sunday School Teacher Fired For Being Female - This old lady has been a member of her church for 60 freakin' years, and has been teaching Sunday School there for 11. Last Thursday, she gets a letter saying she's dismissed...because the board had adopted the scriptural qualifications for Sunday school teachers. In short, this prohibits women from teaching men.
Yeah, 'cause, you know, equal rights regardless of gender was such a bad idea. See, here's part of my problem with laws based on religion: religion is stagnant. Everyone else has grown up,learned, adapted, enlightened...one might be tempted to say evolved...but religion is still mired in some pre-Dark Ages muck. Read the article, there's some other things it has to say about changes in the church...and it's just gets funnier. Way to go, jackasses, good job being the bad apples in this particular barrel.
From the "Goddamn It, Leave It Alone" Department: Warner Brothers animation is remaking the Thundercats as an animated TV series. - According to an article over at "Ain't It Cool News" (who are all deciding that this is decidedly NOT cool), this new show will be yet another whimsical, Americanized-anime style show, along the lines of the new Teen Titans cartoon. Now, that's bad enough, but it gets worse. The setting is modern-day Earth, in a major city (possibly LA); the Thundercats are all teenagers; their leader is Snarf, who is now a mystic with a "third" eye; each of the Thundercats has a weapon with an "Eye of Thunderra" and transformative powers (not just Lion-O); and when they aren't fighting evil, the Thundercats play together as a rock band. That's not a typo, or a joke.
For fuck's sakes, can we give this crap a rest? Are there NO creative types left in the mainstream production houses? Is America going to seriously continue to put up with this "everything old is new again" bullshit? Sadly, yes, apparently they are. All I have to say is thank the fuckin' stars I don't watch TV.