Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm on a tundra!

I found this and thought it was worth sharing. Shoutout to Professor Osler and long live Autotune.


So, I've got a lot on my plate right now. 17 hours of classes, bar exam review, finding a new place to live, job searching... suffice it to say I don't have a lot of free time. So instead of writing out a poignant, witty, articulate post, here are some pictures of my cat and dog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

From the far-off land of Hyrule...

So, while hanging out with Jesse and co. this weekend, he mentioned that he had found an abandoned kitten in the neighborhood, and was looking for someone to adopt it. After conferring with Kim and mustering every last bit of our combined baby-animal resisting powers (which total zero, btw), we agreed to welcome the little guy into our homes. This is Link, and he is what we believe to be a Maine Coon with a little Russian Blue somewhere down the line. Which means two things: one, he will get BIG. Like, 18-25 lbs. big. Those cats are freaking huge. Second, he will soon be on the Internet much more than any cat should be.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to Solve the Sex Abuse Problem in the Catholic Church

So the Catholic Church has got a little bit of a problem on its hands. No pun intended. I think we can all agree that the Church has done a piss-poor job of, among other things, controlling the fallout from these sex abuse scandals, which seem to be much more prevalent than most had previously thought. The Pope himself is now a target of investigation, as some claim that he participated in the cover-up of the abuse that was going on in his organization back before he was the Pope.
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Fear not, loyal readers: I have the solution. The Catholic Church can drastically improve its image, not to mention actually do something about the problem, by doing one simple thing: The Pope himself needs to issue an edict to all Catholic Church officials with one simple rule- no adult is allowed to be alone with any child, ever, and violation of this rule is a terminable offense. This is already the policy at tons of children's organizations and other youth-oriented groups (like the Boy Scouts), and would serve two very important purposes: first, it would eliminate the opportunity for untoward activities to occur, by removing the opportunity for adults to be alone with children, which is when it happens. Second, it would create a strong church policy that the Vatican could then stand behind- if someone did get abused after that, it would be easy for the Church to say "well, s/he wasn't following our Church policy, so we have no choice but to remove them." One of the harshest (and most accurate) criticisms of the Church has been their choice to deal with these scandals internally, rather than separate themselves from the violators. So, with the enactment of one simple policy, which is not counter to anything in the Catholic theology and won't harm anyone, the Church is able to cover its own ass for any future scandals and hopefully to drastically reduce or eliminate the need for such coverups.

Man, I have some good ideas. Someone should make me Pope.