Sunday Funnies

1.  Sometimes The Onion is more on-the-mark than the regular news:

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2.  But as someone who spent fourteen years in the academic world, this is one of my all-time favorites:

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3.  And who could forget, “Is the Government Spying Enough on Schizophrenics?”

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4.  This is more funny-sad than funny-ha-ha, but it is amazing how liberal celebrities circle the wagons when one of their own is accused, because, you know, they’re the good guys.

5.  Max Lindenman’s Diary of a Wimpy Catholic blog is a great source for funny commentary, such as this.

6.  Speaking of Catholics: Heh.

7.  Apparently Anthony Weiner’s hairless chest photo has prompted some soul searching.  Whatever happened to the sexy hairy chest?  Or, in the words of Elizabeth Scalia, “Chesty McCheesecakes.”

About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering

  • Kubrick’s Rube

    The Daily News article only includes part of Tina Fey’s response to Tracy Morgan’s sick rant. It’s still too cute by half, but she’s clearly calling him out more than defending him.

    “The violent imagery of Tracy’s rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community. It also doesn’t line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person. I hope for his sake that Tracy’s apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket.” – Tina Fey, in a statement released to TMZ.

    It’s a clever (maybe counterproductively so) reminder to Tracy that LGBT people are not some abstract concept but exist as individuals that he interacts with and relies on everyday, and that he’s going to have some work to do to heal this wound.