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Sometimes my Mom IS right!

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

“Don’t get a tattoo. You’ll regret it!” my mom used to say.

I had always considered getting a tattoo, but never went through with it because I could never think of something that would alway seem cool or be relevant to me. (Maybe Maxwell’s equations, that would be pretty nerdy-cool right?)

I was reminded of this from something that PZ Myers posted this on his blog today, and I just had to share it.

PZ points out the problem with the tattoo this wrestler got.

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The tattoo reads: "And thou shalt not lie with a man as with a woman, for it is an abomination. Lev 18:22"

People often use this verse from Leviticus to defend their hatred of homosexuals. However, PZ Myers suggests a tattoo for his left arm:

Lev 19:28 And ye shall not make cuttings in your body for a dead body, and ye shall not inscribe on yourselves any marks. I am the Lord your God.

I have another suggestion for a tattoo, possibly he could put it on his forehead:

hy·poc·ri·sy [hi-pok-ruh-see]

–noun, plural -sies.

1. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.


My Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies: #3 – V for Vendetta

August 6, 2010 1 comment

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005)

Now this is a movie that really polarizes people. Some love it, some hate it.

At the time of its release, our dear departed president George W. Bush was at the height of the news. And he had quite a way of polarizing people as well.

So this movie really took shots at the right-wing. It advocated gay rights, religious rights, and freedom of expression. It also didn’t try very hard to hide the fact that it was directly criticizing the US.

But all that aside, the movie is entertaining. The Wachowski brothers don’t make Oscar-calibre movies, they just make entertaining ones. V is a fantastic character. He is well spoken and can kick ass which I always admire in my action heroes (or anti-heroes).

And I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Natalie Portman (she went to Harvard!), so this movie is right up my alley.

So love it or hate it, ‘V for Vendetta’ made a big impact, and its one of my favourites. So it cracks the top 3 on my Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie list.

“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.”

Full List:

#10 – The Terminator (1984)

#9 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997)

#7 – Aliens (1986)

#6 – Blade Runner (1982)

#5 – E.T. (1982)

#4 – Jurassic Park (1993)

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005)

#2 – Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983)

#1 – Back to the Future (1985)