THE CHAPTER FOUR BLOG

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"I'm not even an atheist so much as I am an anti-theist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful." - Christopher Hitchens in Letters to a Young Contrarian.

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." - Sinclair Lewis

“Religion has ever been anti-human, anti-women, anti-life, anti-peace, anti-reason, and anti-science. The god idea has been detrimental not only to humankind, but to the earth. It is time now for reason, education, and science to take over.” - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Creationism: The belief that Kirk Cameron knows more than Stephen Hawking.


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Eòin - Painter and government employee. Writer, photographer, pitbull wrangler, voracious devourer of books and films and knowledge, muggle, gardener, hesitant self-taught cook, and brave little traveler. People say I should have been an archivist of some sort. I think I should have been a paleontologist - I’d be out digging right now. I have always had rescue dogs and you can see two of them throughout these pages.

Recently divorced after fifteen years. Still figuring out the life that follows. Over three decades, I lived in Seattle, San Francisco, and then Manhattan - now I make my home in rural New England. I like the quiet. I like the forest. I like snow in the winter. I like growing my own broccoli rabe. I like buying fresh, local goat's milk cheese.

This is chapter four.

MYRIAD.

If you write or say the phrase “a myriad of” I already know you don’t know what you’re talking about.

— 2 hours ago with 3 notes
#myriad  #a myriad of 
RE: REALITY.

think-thank-thunk:

Hey kids, as we approach Halloween I just wanted you guys to be careful and say DON’T FUCK WITH SPIRITS. Don’t mess with ouija boards, don’t talk to dead people, don’t fuck with demons, don’t summon shit, don’t dick around in abandoned buildings. If you are considering a thing, just think, “Would a white person in a horror movie do this thing?” If the answer is yes, then don’t do the thing.

Or, there’s also reality.

Just a suggestion.

(via odinsblog)

— 2 hours ago with 332822 notes
#reality  #ouija board  #don’t dick around in abandoned buildings 
Emails from Amazon.
Bobby Short
Bobby Short
Bobby Short
Bobby Short
Sometimes my arms bend backwards

Emails from Amazon.

  • Bobby Short
  • Bobby Short
  • Bobby Short
  • Bobby Short
  • Sometimes my arms bend backwards
— 2 hours ago with 3 notes
#Amazon  #Amazon.com  #Bobby Short  #Twin Peaks 
ANOTHER GEM FROM THIS BOZO.

pondprincen

damselflier:

pondprincen:

bottomjared:

Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission. Do NOT out anyone. Got it? Okay.

this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.

I totally disagree. Coming out as an ally is important. It is incredibly difficult to do so for a lot of people. I’ve had friends get kicked out of their homes for being allies. I think expressing support on coming out day by proclaiming allyship is a fantastic idea.

okay, i’m not going to argue with you. just sit there in your wrongness and i hope you feel like a piece of crap one day for believing this. bye.

[Shakes the stupid off and goes back to the real world.]

(via pondprincen)

— 3 hours ago with 100486 notes
#pondprincen  #allies  #National Coming Out Day 
NATIONAL (ALLIES) COMING OUT DAY.

pondprincen:

thechapterfourblog:

bottomjared wrote the very well-intentioned:

Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission. Do NOT out anyone. Got it? Okay.

And then pondprincen chimed in with this diamond in the rough:

this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.

Are you fucking kidding me?

Let me put this into perspective for the kids. My big gay wedding just happened to occur on October 11th. No intent. It just happened that way because of Ben’s mother’s schedule and her required 3000 mile journey to Sausalito.

Would you like to know who brought it to my attention at the reception with the live Klezmer band that it was National Coming Out Day? A 60-year-old Muslim woman with her head covered even as she danced with unbridled vigor to “Gimpel The Fool” and “Dem Rebens Tanz.”

If “allies” - or, as I like to say, decent human beings - want to use National Coming Out Day as a public show of solidarity, then please do so at your pleasure and mine. And I hope you’ll just ignore these self-destructive, whiney little children.

Every public ally is gold gold gold.

allies cannot identify themselves as allies. they must be identified by the community as allies, and “coming out” for them must be from the mouth of an lgbta+ person. you are wrong. bye.

There you have it. From pondprincen's mouth to God.

No ally of the LGBTQ+ community may ever in their lives self-identify as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community unless a self-identified member of the LGBTQ+ community hands them a signed Golden Ticket.

So shut your goddamned mouths and stop supporting us.

Bye.

[Shakes the stupid off and goes back to the real world.]

— 3 hours ago with 100486 notes
#National Coming Out Day  #allies  #golden ticket  #pondprincen  #whiney little children 

The train dance - “Chaiyya Chaiyya” - from Dil Se (1998).

— 5 hours ago with 1 note
#Dil Se  #Chaiyya Chaiyya  #dance  #dance in film  #Bollywood 

For bechques:

This Fannibal says:

Maybe after the haircut.

Meanwhile, the photo above supports my blow-dryer hypothesis.

— 7 hours ago with 3 notes
#Mads Mikkelsen  #Fannibal  #hair  #haircut 
There are at least 37 Eòin-approved elements in this photo.

korrinn:
Mmmmmm I live the ocean!

There are at least 37 Eòin-approved elements in this photo.

korrinn:

Mmmmmm I live the ocean!

(Source: iampmp)

— 7 hours ago with 231 notes
#ocean  #outdoor shower  #glass walls  #etc. 

I need a haircut.

The part over my ears that I keep very short is peeking over my ears. And I finally found a barber - Mindy in North Amherst - who actually listens to what I want. And does what I want.

The problem is that I have been looking at my hair and feeling that it might be time to start cutting it shorter. The truth is that what was always ridiculously thick and even unmanageable - to quote Whoopi Goldberg, “My long, luxurious blonde hair” - might be finally at a place where it should be shorter. The finish line has withdrawn a bit.

I will never be one of those guys.

But then I see how Mads Mikkelsen pulls it off so perfectly and I wonder. Can I? We have the same amount of forehead. His isn’t any thicker than mine. Straighter, definitely, but I have a blowdryer (and he probably does, too).

He’s a silver fox and I have silver hair.

Because I love having hair long enough to play with obsessively while reading or watching movies or laying in bed for seven hours unable to sleep.

And my head is egg-shaped and that is helped aesthetically by longer hair.

— 8 hours ago with 3 notes
#hair  #haircut  #Mads Mikkelsen  #never be one of those guys 

Is anyone really looking at the suit, blue or otherwise?

hannibaalecter:

Hannibal Lecter meme - [3/9 three-piece suits] - blue suit

(via senjukannon)

— 8 hours ago with 1008 notes
#Mads Mikkelson  #Hannibal  #Hannibal Lecter  #blue suit 

There are very few internet-famous videos I can watch over and over. This is one of them. Many times it elicits tears. So beautiful. So freakin’ beautiful.

The sounds of joy the lion makes when touching him.

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Reblogged from bobbycaputo:

Heartwarming Video of a Lioness Excitedly Hugging the Man Who Rescued Her

On a recent visit to the Modisa Wildlife Project near Maun, Botswana, traveller John Hawkins captured this heartwarming footage that shows the incredible bond between a lioness and her rescuer.

In the video, Sirga can be seen eagerly pacing back and forth behind a fence as the man, Valentin Gruener, unlocks the gate. Once the gate is opened, the 110-pound lioness jumps onto Gruener—for a cuddly, full-body embrace! Sirga clearly displays her affection for the man, rubbing noses with him during the hug and even laying across his lap on the ground. What an amazing friendship!

(Continue Reading)

— 8 hours ago with 30 notes
#John Hawkins  #lion  #lioness  #Sirga  #animal-human bond 

The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night

From the album Three Imaginary Boys

Buy it here.

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Cure solidarity with bobbycaputo and tacocattacos.

(Although the latter has an inexplicable and deplorable aversion to The Smiths.)

For those who don’t know, this is my favorite song from The Cure. But I love the version from The Cure in Orange. If anyone has a link to that recording - this is a case where I’d totally download it illegally - please let me know.

Yes, I still listen to The Cure. Deal with it.

— 8 hours ago with 3 notes
#The Cure  #10:15 Saturday Night  #Three Imaginary Boys  #The Cure In Orange 
TIME.

On days off from work I have no concept of time.

I took a nap this afternoon and set the timer on my iPhone for two hours. When it went off - at 4:45 pm - I bolted off the bed as result of seeing that it was daylight and was like “Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! I’m so late for work. Fuck! I’m so fired. Fuck!”

Then, I realized, of course, that the only real problem was that I wouldn’t make it to the library for my inter-library-loan CDs today. (They judge me.)

Then, a few minutes ago, I said to the moose, “We should probably start thinking about going to bed.” I looked at the clock and saw that it is/was 8:55 pm. Bed? Let’s read two more chapters and watch a movie.

(In my defense, it is dark at 7:00 instead of 10:00 these days.)

I think it was much the same from October to April when I was free-bleeding my meager savings account. Hence eight seasons of Supernatural in one sitting.

— 8 hours ago with 3 notes
#time  #concept of time  #Supernatural 
It doesn’t get better than this - except for the vegans.
(Sorry, matteofc. Kind of sorry, adammbotsford. Not sorry to soulproprietorship's boy.)

It doesn’t get better than this - except for the vegans.

(Sorry, matteofc. Kind of sorry, adammbotsford. Not sorry to soulproprietorship's boy.)

(Source: tibets)

— 9 hours ago with 27 notes
#goat  #frozen goat 
NATIONAL (ALLIES) COMING OUT DAY.

bottomjared wrote the very well-intentioned:

Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission. Do NOT out anyone. Got it? Okay.

And then pondprincen chimed in with this diamond in the rough:

this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.

Are you fucking kidding me?

Let me put this into perspective for the kids. My big gay wedding just happened to occur on October 11th. No intent. It just happened that way because of Ben’s mother’s schedule and her required 3000 mile journey to Sausalito.

Would you like to know who brought it to my attention at the reception with the live Klezmer band that it was National Coming Out Day? A 60-year-old Muslim woman with her head covered even as she danced with unbridled vigor to “Gimpel The Fool” and “Dem Rebens Tanz.”

If “allies” - or, as I like to say, decent human beings - want to use National Coming Out Day as a public show of solidarity, then please do so at your pleasure and mine. And I hope you’ll just ignore these self-destructive, whiney little children.

Every public ally is gold gold gold.

(via thewellofastarael)

— 9 hours ago with 100486 notes
#National Coming Out Day