Man with suicide victim's heart kills self
It is a well-documented fact that if you put part of a killer inside an otherwise-normal person who happens to need that part, he will become a killer as well. I mean, duh.
From now on I'm keeping my eye open for this type of story in hopes to make this a continuing series. There is just so much that the movies teach us about the world that's completely ignored; maybe I can make a small difference, possibly preventing this type of thing in the future.
I've recently taken to clicking the 'share' button in google reader whenever I come across something I think others would be interested in.
Unfortunately, I have a grand total of 3 'friends' in Google Reader, so I feel that the stuff I'm sharing is falling on largely deaf ears. So, if anyone's interested in seeing my shared items, they can be viewed/subscribed to here.
And if you use Google Reader and ever use the 'share' functionality yourself, please feel free to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your 'friends,' as I'd enjoy seeing new stuff.
As one who loved Phillip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, the noise Bill Donohue and the like were making over the film adaptation of "The Golden Compass" (far before they could ever have actually SEEN the film) really irritated me. This is a nice bit of satire, "turning the other cheek" -- if you will. I've not seen the film version of "Golden Compass" because I think it's not really a story well-suited to being a film, and that the liberties that'd have to be taken with the story could do nothing more than sadden me. Based on the film's terrible performance this weekend, I'd have to hazard a guess that I'm not the only one that felt that way. Or that Bill Donohue is more powerful than I'd prefer to give him credit for.
I can't vouch for the film, but Pullman's trilogy is really fantastic. Slightly "challenging," I suppose, if the idea of religion perpertrating evil offends thee, but I'm of the ilk that anything that causes one to think about what they believe is a good thing. I think the books are beautiful, and the hand-full of Christians that I know who've read them didn't seem to have any kind of problem with them. Despite how terrible the film looks, I urge anyone with even a passing interest in Young Adult Fiction to take a look at the novels.
In this country, our fearless leaders have pointed out the importance of avoiding human-animal hybrids, sparking controversy ridicule from the left and right alike. It is unclear whether Bat Boy (or his new friend Boy Bat) are the impetus behind this bold declaration, but I suspect he was.
In China on the otherhand, they've decided it is of utmost importance to put an end to human-cartoon hybrids. Hopefully Google gets cracking on "doing the right thing", they need to block all those Chinese search requests for Blue's Clues and pretty much any Disney movie made before 1994 ASAP.